We’ve long held the view that drunk driving is a scourge on the nation. Simply put, when drinking and driving are combined, bad things often happen.
When you toss a large dump truck into the mix, things can go from bad to catastrophic in a hurry.
Vehicle accidents may be minor or deadly, but one thing they all have in common is their ability to produce injuries among victims. They also usually share the common factor of one or more drivers being negligent and therefore responsible for the other party’s injuries. However, not all vehicle accidents are the same in terms … Read more
Most of us have been involved, at one time or another, in some type of vehicle collision. Thankfully, the vast majority of these encounters are unpleasant but minor. Tapping someone’s bumper in a parking lot may be irritating, especially if you have to deal with your own and the other driver’s insurance company, but it … Read more
Yikes. You’ve gotten into an accident, but not with a regular vehicle: with a commercial truck! In addition to the increased risk of injury, there are a few differences when you’re in an accident of this nature. We’ve supported clients in the same position you’re in, so we have valuable information to share that may … Read more
The skyrocketing rise in jury awards for victims of large truck companies was a topic we wrote about just as the new year began. The reasons, as we noted, are numerous.
Just as we published the article, we heard the news of a stunning $70 million jury award for the family who was devastated when a big rig truck slammed into their SUV.
When victims of large truck accidents seek justice and compensation for their injuries, they’re likely to get a sizable judgment.
According to recent reports, the average verdict against a trucking company found to be at fault for an accident has skyrocketed from $2.6 million in 2012 to over $17 million today.
A stunning $42 million jury verdict will hopefully put increased pressure on the trucking industry to add side guards to their vehicles. The verdict was made on behalf of surviving family members of a young man whose vehicle was dragged more than half a mile after being caught underneath a large truck. His car eventually … Read more
Faulty or improperly maintained equipment are among the leading causes of accidents involving large trucks. The was the case when a defective tire on a cement truck caused an accident that resulted in the death of another motorist.
Following an ensuing personal injury/wrongful death lawsuit, a jury ordered Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. pay the victim’s family $33 million.
Few things are more terrifying than being involved in an accident with a multi-ton large truck. Statistics confirm that even though large trucks account for just about 4 percent of all road traffic, they are responsible for 12 percent of all fatal accidents. One of the deadliest of all large truck crashes, though, is a … Read more
In mid-February, a 72-year-old public works truck driver for the city of Columbus, Ga. was charged with failure to yield and misdemeanor vehicular homicide in connection with a car crash that resulted in the death of a 63-year-old victim. In late January, a 65-year-old truck driver crashed into a church parking lot resulting in extensive … Read more