What Is the McHaffie Rule in Truck Accidents?

Truck accident lawyers are well aware of the McHaffie rule, which is often used as a difficult hurdle to jump over when a truck accident claim is filed. A lot of times, trucking businesses will use this rule to give themselves immunity because it can protect them from negligence claims. However, regardless of how difficult…

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Everything You Should Know About Truck Rollovers

Have you ever driven down the highway and noticed a truck turned over? If so, you have most likely witnessed a truck rollover accident. This is very common among semi-trucks, but it can also happen to commercial vehicles, flatbed trucks, and box trucks. Regardless of what type of truck is turned over, it can be…

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How Can an Expert Witness Help My Truck Accident Case?

Accidents with large and commercial trucks tend to be much worse than collisions with passenger cars and vehicles. With big trucks come big crashes, big damage, and big injuries – mostly to you and your car. Even when it’s obvious the truck driver was at fault for the accident, these types of cases can be…

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What You Should Know About Insurance in Truck Accidents

When two cars get into an accident, the injured driver can make a claim for the at-fault driver’s insurance company to cover the losses associated with a crash. Assuming liability is clear, and that the at-fault driver has enough insurance, these types of cases can be resolved with little elbow grease during settlement negotiations (or…

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Losing a Limb in a Car or Truck Accident

Unfortunately, car and truck accidents happen all too often, and when they do, they often leave victims seriously injured. Sometimes, those injuries are scrapes and bruises; other times, it’s broken bones and lacerations. Then there are times when the injuries are so severe that it may lead to a loss of a limb entirely. Traumatic…

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Large Trucks and Blind Spots

Large trucks, big rigs, commercial trucks – no matter the name, they are massive vehicles. In fact, large trucks weigh in somewhere between 20,000 and 80,000 pounds, depending on the amount of cargo they’re hauling. Commercial trucks pose a variety of risks to the passenger vehicles around them on roads and highways. In addition to…

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Should We Hire Teens to Drive 18-Wheelers?

With the shortage of truck drivers, the United States is looking for ways to increase the truck driver population. One of the latest proposals to help the shortage is to hire teens to drive commercial trucks. While this may seem like a viable solution, there are several worrying aspects. Driving an 18-wheeler is a challenge…

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Semi-Truck Accident Claims Life of Truck Driver

Yesterday, a fatal trucking accident took place in Kansas City, Kansas when a semi-truck hauling orange juice drove over a guard rail and plunged from a bridge on K-32 at I-435. The driver of the truck was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the fiery crash is unknown at the time. One other…

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Semi-Truck Crash on 69 Highway Shuts Down 69 Highway

We see the devastating consequences of big rig trucking accidents on a daily basis.  While the numbers indicate that trucking accidents and fatalities are down in Missouri, as well as other parts of the country, we know there is a long way to go before we can declare the roads are safe. On Sunday in…

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