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Jan 21, 2020

Who Is Responsible for Truck Cargo Spills?

By |January 21st, 2020|Truck Accident|0 Comments

Cargo spills are a danger to not only the truck driver, but to all vehicles and pedestrians near the truck when the spill occurs. Whether it’s lumber, boxed inventory, liquids, or any type of product – when there’s a spill, drivers near the truck may be struck by the cargo. Drivers who try to veer away from the spill may strike other cars or may veer off the road. The truck driver may lose control [...]

Dec 30, 2019

Proving Liability in an Amazon Truck Accident

By |December 30th, 2019|Truck Accident|0 Comments

Amazon has a new program called Amazon Flex that’s similar in design to the rideshare services Uber and Lyft. The Flex program allows drivers who qualify to work as independent contractors to deliver packages to customers – provided the drivers use their own vehicles and trucks. While this business methodology helps people make some extra money, there is a fundamental question – who is liable if the driver gets into an accident and causes a [...]

Nov 5, 2019

$1.5 Million Verdict for Woman Critically Injured by an 18-Wheeler

By |November 5th, 2019|Truck Accident|0 Comments

Charlie Merkel and Ted Connell represented a client from Helena, AR, in a truck accident claim. She was 46-years-old at the time of the collision, was a stay-at-home mom, and home-schooled her three children. Her husband was the local State Farm agent. The family had a condo in Orange Beach. She was traveling down to meet her son, who worked at the local wharf there, when she was going to pull into the Exxon gas station on Highway [...]

Jul 30, 2019

The Challenges of Suing FedEx

By |July 30th, 2019|Truck Accident|0 Comments

When you get into an accident with a commercial truck, the most important part of your claim is determining liability: who is responsible for the damage and your injuries, and who can be held liable? Maybe it’s the driver who was speeding, or the company itself, which failed to maintain its fleet. Maybe the liability falls with the shipper or the broker. When that truck is a FedEx truck, however, there can be additional concerns [...]

May 28, 2019

Truck Backup Accidents – They Really Can’t See You

By |May 28th, 2019|Truck Accident|0 Comments

The sound is definitely a familiar one – the loud and annoying “beeeep beeeep” from large trucks as they shift into reverse. The sound is meant to alert nearby motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists that the driver is about to back up their truck, and everyone in the immediate area should proceed with caution. Truck drivers have a very limited sight line, even when driving normally. When you add in reversing, turning around, or maneuvering into [...]

Mar 12, 2019

How Do Truck Accident and Car Accidents Differ, Really?

By |March 12th, 2019|Truck Accident|0 Comments

Commercial trucks require that drivers a commercial driver’s license to drive them. They include rigs, 18-wheelers, and hazardous-waste trucks. Commercial trucks are generally bigger than pickup trucks and box trucks. Accidents involving rigs, 18-wheelers and other large trucks are substantially different the car accidents in many ways. It is important to understand these differences when driving and when working to prove the truck driver and truck owners were liable for your injuries. More serious and [...]

Dec 4, 2018

The Dangers of Driving in the Rain

By |December 4th, 2018|Truck Accident|0 Comments

Even when the weather is good, Mississippi drivers aren’t known for being the safest drivers in the nation. Many drivers cause accidents due to driving while intoxicated or driving when distracted. When the weather gets foggy, too sunny, extra-windy, or even snowy, it pays to drive defensively. One common weather condition that all Mississippi drivers should prepare for is the rain. The Sun Herald reported recently that Safewise, an insurance safety group, found that Mississippi [...]

Sep 18, 2018

Is It Safe for Teens to Be Truck Drivers?

By |September 18th, 2018|Truck Accident|0 Comments

A recent driver shortage across the United States has caused a push to put older teens and young adults – ages 18 to 21 – on the highways as truck and tractor-trailer drivers. Many trucking industry representatives, as well as politicians, believe one way to assuage the issue could be loosening federal regulations around the legal age for interstate truck drivers. Past efforts to drop the federal age for tractor-trailer drivers have failed, illustrating that [...]

Jul 17, 2018

Logging Truck and Strawberry Truck Collide in Marshall County

By |July 17th, 2018|Truck Accident|0 Comments

A recent WREG news story reported that the two trucks collided at the intersection of Cayce Road and Highway 302. The accident happened around 8:45 in the morning. The victim, Brooks Brownlee, was driving the strawberry truck. Brownlee Farms said it would be closing its farm in nearby Red Banks. Mr. Brownlee was a beloved member of his community according to sources. The driver of the logging truck was taken to a hospital. The report [...]

Feb 7, 2018

What You Might Not Know About Rear-End Truck Accidents

By |February 7th, 2018|Truck Accident|0 Comments

Getting hit in a rear-end crash by a large, commercial truck can be a traumatic and devastating experience. A semi-truck fully loaded with cargo might weigh more than 80,000lbs, while the much smaller, passenger vehicle weighs much less and usually bears the most damage in a collision with an 18-wheeler. A rear-end collision is the most common type of motor vehicle accident regardless of its size. Whether a large truck rear-ended your vehicle, or if [...]

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