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December 2017 Archives

Determining responsibility in a truck accident

Being involved in a car accident of any kind can be incredibly difficult, but being involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer is especially traumatic. Given the size and weight of these trucks the damage and injuries sustained in a truck accident can be catastrophic. That is why it's so important to determine if the truck driver is responsible for the accident and to hold the responsible party accountable.

Proceeding with your wrongful death claim

The loss of a loved one is a tragic event under any circumstances, but when the death was caused by someone else's negligence the family may be able to pursue legal action against the responsible party. A wrongful death cause of action may allow the family to hold the negligent party responsible and to receive compensation for damages.

What if you're partly to blame for causing an accident?

It is not hard to imagine a scenario where more then one person, or more then one contributing factor may be the cause of an accident. Nevertheless, when you are injured as the result of an accident, even if you were partly at fault, you still want to know what your legal rights and remedies are. Who will be responsible for the high cost of medical bills, vehicle repairs and other damages?

Vulnerability and liability in motorcycle accidents

It is undeniable that the joys and freedoms of motorcycle riding also come with some significant risks. Because motorcyclists are exposed to the environment, they are far more vulnerable than car drivers if they are involved in an accident. Thus, accidents between a car and a motorcycle often lead to catastrophic injury or death for the motorcyclist even when the car driver suffers minimal injury.

What are some common causes of truck accidents?

There are a lot of questions that need to be answered after a serious truck accident. Aside from the most essential things, like how to deal with the immediate aftermath of an injury or death, there are also lots of questions about how the accident came to happen in the first place. Knowing what caused a truck accident is important not only because it brings a sense of peace and closure to the situation but also because cause an important consider when it comes to whether a victim should sue for his or her damages.

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