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How Do High-Speed Winds Affect Truckers?

Published on Oct 14, 2021 at 7:35 pm in Truck Accidents.

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Bad weather is rarely the cause of a truck accident—bad decisions are. Wind may not be the most often-discussed driving danger, but high-speed winds can be extremely dangerous to large commercial trucks and the cars around them. Let’s look closer at the way high-speed winds affect truckers as they work to safely operate their vehicles. For further questions about truck driving laws and safety regulations, reach out to a lawyer practiced in truck accident law.

What Qualifications Should Your Truck Accident Lawyer Have?

Published on Jul 28, 2021 at 6:22 pm in Truck Accidents.

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After being hurt by the negligence of a truck driver, trucking company, or a part manufacturer, you likely will want to seek legal help to get justice for your injuries and other damages. But you might not even know what to look for in searching for your legal representation. You want someone on your side who you can trust, which is why you should look for these qualifications in your truck accident lawyer.

What Evidence Will Your Truck Accident Lawyer Use To Support Your Claim?

Published on Mar 19, 2021 at 1:52 pm in Truck Accidents.

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Trucks are essential to transport goods across our country, and their drivers are typically well-trained and certified to drive the large, heavy vehicles that take over highways. When truck drivers aren’t vigilant, sober, well-rested, or properly trained, they can cause serious accidents with other drivers on the road. If they collide with a regular sized vehicle, that’s when the injuries can be catastrophic and even deadly.

How Long Does a Truck Accident Claim Take to Settle?

Published on Mar 26, 2020 at 3:07 pm in Truck Accidents.

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Being involved in a truck accident can be a traumatic experience. When injuries, time away from work, and financial troubles are resulting factors, recovery is often challenging. That’s why victims of tractor-trailer wrecks have the right to file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for their losses and hold the negligent party accountable for their actions.

Filing a truck accident claim is an involved process. If you’re planning on doing so, it’s likely you’re wondering how long it will take the claim to settle. When you work with an experienced law firm like Shrager & Sachs, we’ll do whatever it takes to ensure you receive the compensation you need as fast as possible. Let’s take a look at the factors that affect how fast or slow a claim goes.

What You Need to Know About a Trucker’s Blind Spots

Published on Apr 11, 2019 at 3:48 pm in Truck Accidents.

All types of vehicles share the road on a daily basis. Drivers get used to passing large trucks fairly quickly; however, they may not be doing it as safely as they think. Blind spot accidents are fairly common and typically occur while traveling at high speeds on an interstate or freeway. It’s crucial for drivers to understand the location of a commercial vehicle’s blind spots, how they can be dangerous, how they can be avoided, and what happens in the event of a blind spot accident.

27-Vehicle Berks County Wreck Raises Questions About Trucker Responsibilities

Published on Jan 31, 2019 at 5:07 pm in Truck Accidents.

On Wednesday afternoon, January 30, 2019, a multi-vehicle pileup involving 27 cars and large trucks occurred on Route 222 in Wyomissing, Berks County, Pennsylvania during a whiteout from a snow squall. Of the 27 vehicles, the majority were passenger cars. There was also a big rig hauling mail, a dump truck, and a large box truck.

As a result of the accident, 24 people were injured, and the wreck blocked all lanes of Route 222 southbound between Route 422 westbound and Lebanon/Penn Ave-West Exit and Pennsylvania Route 724 – Sinking Spring/Shillington Exit. Fifteen of the injured were evaluated at the scene; nine were taken to Reading Hospital and eight were taken to Spring Township fire station. Of the nine individuals hospitalized, two were deemed critically injured.

Liability & Commercial Truck Accidents: Who Covers Victims’ Damages?

Published on Apr 23, 2018 at 3:27 pm in Truck Accidents.

Trucks, tractor-trailers, and other commercial vehicles that transport goods and products use our public roads and highways on a daily basis. Because they’re much larger, heavier, and slower vehicles than passenger cars, pickup trucks, and motorcycles, they also pose innumerable risks to those around them, including the threat of catastrophic injuries or death when vulnerable motorists are involved in trucking accidents. To manage these risks and protect the rights of accident victims, the federal government and states across the country enforce a number of laws and safety regulations.

At Shrager & Sachs, our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers know the regulations governing truck and commercial vehicle safety, as well as the laws and legal standards that apply to personal injury cases involving victims who suffer harm in preventable truck accidents. In fact, our legal team has extensive experience representing victims of commercial trucking accidents, and Partner Rob Sachs has shared his insight on litigating these cases at public speaking engagements and legal seminars across the country.

Why You Shouldn’t Accept the First Settlement Offer After a Truck Accident

Published on Jan 18, 2018 at 3:44 pm in Truck Accidents.

Accidents involving commercial trucks and tractor-trailers are known for their increased potential for causing severe damage and serious injuries. As a result, many victims harmed in these wrecks face extensive physical and financial setbacks – including economic and non-economic damages caused by medical expenses, lost income, and their pain and suffering, among others. For this reason, it becomes vital that injured victims and families understand the merit and potential value of their cases, and that they take any settlement offers made by trucking companies or their insurance providers with warranted skepticism.

Who Is Liable If a Truck Tire Blowout Caused My Accident?

Published on Nov 10, 2017 at 5:28 pm in Truck Accidents.

Commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. Thus, if they cause an accident, serious injuries or death could result. Trucking companies and truckers are responsible to inspect the truck before departure to ensure all necessary components are safe and functional. If a tire blows out, and you are injured as a result, you may pursue compensation against a variety of parties.

You may file a claim against:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The truck maintenance provider
  • The tire manufacturer

If the truck driver or trucking company failed to perform adequate inspection of the truck before the journey, they may be held liable in court. Some trucking companies use outside maintenance companies to service their trucks. If the maintenance crew failed to inspect the truck tires, or they performed improper maintenance and caused the blowout, they may be held liable for your injuries.

Updates on the Pocono Interstate Crash

Published on Jun 5, 2015 at 8:25 pm in Truck Accidents.

As an update on the truck/bus collision Wednesday in Pennsylvania, we are learning more about the truck company whose truck crossed the median and struck the bus. Subsequent reports about the accident indicated that the driver of the tractor trailer which crossed the median was Franklin Wyatt of Macomb, Oklahoma. He was driving for Greatwide Dedicated Transport, which is an operating division of Cardinal Logistics Holdings, LLC from North Carolina. We checked one of our resources for handling commercial truck cases and found that “Greatwide Dedicated Transport” corporate structure is becoming increasingly common in the interstate trucking industry.

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