What is the time limit for filing a trucking accident lawsuit?

A tractor trailer or 18-wheeler wreck can give rise to a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. This means the lawsuit will be subject to the statute of limitations, which requires a person to take legal action within a specified period of time or else the claim is barred. The point of having statute of limitations is to make sure that a person is not

By |2016-10-19T21:52:15+00:00January 23rd, 2016||

What if I am partially at fault in a commercial truck accident?

A common tactic employed by trucking companies and their insurers is to shift blame for a serious truck crash to the other driver in a bid to pay lower damages or to escape responsibility altogether. They are hoping to take advantage of the rules of comparative negligence that are in place in Texas and states across the country. By shifting the blame onto the driver,

By |2020-02-20T20:26:50+00:00January 23rd, 2016||

How long can truckers be on the road?

Because fatigued truck driving is a serious problem in the trucking industry, federal rules called the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hours-of-service regulations have been established. These rules restrict the hours that a truck driver can be on the road during defined stretches of time, and they require truckers and trucking companies to keep detailed records of these hours. For instance, under the current

By |2016-10-19T21:52:17+00:00January 23rd, 2016||

Who can be sued for a blowout?

Tire tread separations are common among large 18-wheelers and tractor-trailers. This often occurs because heat and friction have caused the tire material to deteriorate at a rapid pace. Other causes of tire blowouts are overweight cargo loads, running over an object on the road, or slow leaks. A truck driver can easily lose control of the massive vehicle, which can be difficult to handle even

By |2016-10-19T21:52:17+00:00January 23rd, 2016||

Is the employer or employee responsible for an employees DUI?

If you are involved in an accident involving a commercial truck, you may be wondering who exactly is responsible for the damages that you incurred. In some cases it may be directly the employee's fault, but that doesn't mean that the employer is not at least partially to blame. In other cases, the employee is directly at fault for the accident. Generally speaking, there are

By |2019-12-19T15:18:07+00:00January 23rd, 2016||

What can I expect to recover in a truck accident claim?

All trucking accident claims are unique. They will involve different causes, parties, legal issues, and related challenges when it comes to recovering compensation. That's why it is impossible to make any broad statements about how much an 18-wheeler crash victim can recover. Typically, seeking the help an attorney who is experienced in dealing with truck accidents will help in the procurement of funds. The funds

By |2019-03-18T05:06:41+00:00January 23rd, 2016||

Why are truck crashes so severe?

When a truck collides with a passenger vehicle, the tremendous difference in size and weight will typically result in the occupants of the passenger car bearing the brunt of the physical damages. A standard commercial motor vehicle, or tractor-trailer, can weigh 80,000 pounds or more, while the other vehicle may weigh 4,000 pounds or less. In all too many cases, the catastrophic or fatal injuries

By |2020-02-07T15:57:20+00:00January 23rd, 2016||