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Case Represented by Shareholder Larry Coben Featured in Law360, a LexisNexis® Company

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 28, 2020 at 11:31 am
A legal matter represented by Anapol Weiss Shareholder Larry E. Coben was featured on Law360: Truck Leasing Co. Must Face Motorcyclist’s Negligence Suit. The article discusses the presiding Judge’s denial of the defendant’s dismissal bid, as well as the nature of the plaintiff’s lawsuit. About the Lawsuit The lawsuit, SHIMMEL et al v. NAVISTAR INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION et al, alleges products...
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How Long Will It Take to Settle My Truck Accident Claim?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 7, 2019 at 1:16 am
In Pennsylvania, you have two years from the date of your truck collision to file a claim against the negligent truck driver. Unfortunately, receiving financial compensation for these claims can often be slow-moving. There are many things that can complicate the claims process such as lack of evidence gathered at the scene after the accident, insurance claims adjusters and possible...
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What is the Statute of Limitations for Truck Accident Claims in Pennsylvania?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 7, 2019 at 1:10 am
If you’ve been involved in a truck accident and have been injured due to negligence, it may be difficult to file a claim while recovering from your injuries and any financial losses. However, it is crucial that you file your claim as soon as possible, as most states enforce a statute of limitations for truck accident claims. How Long Do...
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Should I Give a Recorded Statement to the Truck Driver’s Insurance Company?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 7, 2019 at 1:01 am
Being involved in a truck accident can be overwhelming and frightening; most people are very hesitant to speak with any insurance company immediately following their accident in fear of saying something incorrectly. When speaking with an insurance company it’s important to remember that they most likely are more focused on making money and not what is in your best interest....
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Causes of Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Pennsylvania

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 7, 2019 at 12:56 am
Each year in the United States about 500,000 trucking accidents take place resulting in around 5,000 deaths. Those involving tractor trailers (also known as 18-wheelers) can be especially dangerous in a traffic accident due to their size, weight, and poor maneuverability on the road. In addition to these characteristics, other factors may play into the cause of tractor-trailer accidents. Causes...
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Loosening Federal Regulations for Truck Drivers Carries Risk

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 24, 2016 at 2:42 pm
Driver fatigue is a major contributing factor to auto collisions involving trucks. Nearly 4,000 people die each year in truck accidents. Many of these are attributed to driver fatigue. Trucks, especially tractor trailers, are already more dangerous on the road because they are so much heavier than smaller vehicles and they have more blind spots. However, truck drivers also spend...
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Three Things to Research after a Truck Accident

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 3, 2016 at 11:57 am
Large truck and tractor-trailer crashes are often among the most serious of collisions. In the wake of a truck collision, victims may be overwhelmed by their injuries, medical bills, lost time from work, and at the very least damage to their vehicle. However, it is important to gather information soon after a truck accident; at some point in the future,...
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How are Truck Accidents Different from Other Crashes?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this May 24, 2016 at 3:30 pm
Deaths and catastrophic injuries resulting from truck accidents are unfortunately common. In fact, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported that more than 3,500 auto collisions involving large trucks and buses resulted in at least one fatality in 2013. About 69,000 crashes involved a nonfatal injury during the same year. Tractor trailer crashes differ from those involving other types of...
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Truck Driver Fatigue: A Major Cause of Truck Accidents

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 16, 2016 at 3:30 pm
Tractor trailers are substantially heavier than smaller vehicles and have many more blind spots. Coupled with long work hours, and trucks can become extremely dangerous on the roadways. In fact, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) reports that nearly 4,000 people die in large truck crashes each year. Driver fatigue is a leading factor in those crashes. To help prevent...
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