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Truck and Pedestrian Accidents: Common Causes, Claims, and Guide to Settlements

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 1, 2020 at 11:39 am
Truck versus pedestrian accidents can be some of the most tragic and dangerous motor vehicle accidents. Due to the massive size of commercial vehicles, a pedestrian hit by a semi will almost certainly be seriously injured and possibly killed. A personal injury claim can help you get the resources you need to put your life back together after a pedestrian...
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Accidents Caused by Truck Drivers Falling Asleep

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 1, 2020 at 11:38 am
When a truck driver falls asleep at the wheel the damage to property and lives can be catastrophic. Commercial vehicles can weigh up to 80,000lbs, and once that amount of weight is moving, it’s hard to stop its momentum. Losing control of a semi-truck in a falling-asleep-while-driving accident often ends in a tragedy that is entirely avoidable. Unfortunately, they are...
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Truck and Car Accident Guide: Common Causes, Claims, and Settlements Explained

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 7, 2020 at 1:36 pm
Truck and car accidents can be some of the most costly wrecks in terms of both property damage and the potential for life-changing injuries. When a truck vs. car crash occurs, it may not only leave you in physical pain but also struggling financially. As medical bills pile up, loss of income can take its toll, even as you struggle...
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Cement Truck Accident Guide: Common Causes, Claims Processes, and Settlements Explained

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 31, 2020 at 10:21 am
A cement truck accident can be devastating, resulting in property damage, injuries, and even loss of life. Cement truck accidents are more common than many people think, in large part because they so often find themselves sharing city roads with personal vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians. Due to their large size and heavy weight, concrete truck accidents, on or off the...
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Commercial Truck Accident Settlement Guide | Anapol Weiss

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 15, 2020 at 3:16 pm
Your Guide to Commercial Truck Accident Compensation and Settlements   Commercial truck accident settlements help offset the potentially catastrophic life changes that come from being involved in an accident with a large commercial truck. From financial hardship from property losses to the pain and suffering as you recover from injuries and even the potential loss of life, it can wreak...
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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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