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Trucking Accident
Truck-Car Collision
Trucking Laws
Truck Accident Causes
Fault in Truck Accidents
Truck Driver Responsibilities
RV Accident
Bus/Train Accidents

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Overview
Arizona Truck Accident Injury Attorneys
Our law firm has handled many truck accident cases and our lawyers are aware of the devastating effects that serious injuries can have on victims and their families. We have prepared the following pages to provide you with additional information about truck safety laws and the legal assistance our attorneys provide.
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Trucking Accident
Large commercial trucks, also known as semis, 18-wheelers, and tractor-trailers, account for a disproportionate share of serious injuries and traffic deaths on America’s highways. According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA), large trucks account for 12 percent of all traffic fatalities, even though they account for only 3 percent of all registered vehicles and 7 percent of vehicle miles traveled.
Truck-Car Collisions
Drivers and passengers in cars are especially vulnerable in collisions involving large trucks because of the weight difference between the two types of vehicles. Cars weigh an average of 3,596 pounds, while large commercial trucks (known as semis, eighteen wheelers, and tractor-trailers) can weigh up to 80,000 pounds with their loads. In car-truck collisions, 98 percent of the fatalities were occupants of the car.
Trucking Laws
Federal interstate trucking regulations and Arizona intrastate trucking regulations govern everything from the truck maintenance, to how loads are secured, to what routes trucks are allowed to drive, and how truckers are allowed to drive. The regulations are designed to reduce the number of people injured and killed in car-truck collisions.
Truck Accident Causes
Truck accidents often involve some type of negligence on the part of the truck driver, the trucking company, or both. Some of the common causes of car-truck accidents include driver fatigue, aggressive driving, improper maintenance of the truck or trailer, improper loading, and driving with an unsecured load.
Fault in Truck Accidents
Fault in a truck accident may involve driver error, negligence on the part of the company that hired the driver, negligence on the part of the company that owns the trailer, or all three.
Truck Driver Responsibilities
According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, more than one-fourth of the truck drivers who are involved in fatal crashes in 2004 had at least one prior speeding conviction. Seven percent of truck drivers had a previous license suspension or revocation. Many trucking companies negligently hire drivers with bad driving records because they want to move cargo at the cheapest possible price.
RV Accident
Many people take to Arizona roads in motor homes, travel trailers, 5th wheelers, and other recreational vehicles (RVs). Unfortunately, some of the people operating these vehicles are inexperienced drivers who present a danger to those in smaller cars and trucks.
Bus/Train Accidents
Trains and buses are known as “common carriers.” This means that the businesses or municipalities operating these vehicles, as well as the drivers operating the vehicles, have a high level of responsibility to transport each paying passenger in a safe manner.
Free Initial Consultation
We offer a free initial consultation to clients with trucking accident injuries. If you cannot make it to our office, we will come to you at the hospital or at your home.
Contact the Phoenix, Arizona truck accident injury attorneys at HPC today at 602.271.9344.
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Truck-Car Collision
Drivers and passengers in cars are especially vulnerable in collisions involving large trucks because of the weight difference between the two types of vehicles. Cars weigh an average of 3,596 pounds, while large commercial trucks (known as semis, eighteen wheelers, and tractor-trailers) can weigh up to 80,000 pounds with their loads. In car-truck collisions, 98 percent of the fatalities were occupants of the car.
The size and weight of trucks also affects how they interact with cars. Big trucks take longer to stop, are prone to rollovers and jackknifing, need more room to make turns, and have large blind spots. In slippery conditions, the trailers can sometimes swing out into the lanes of other vehicles.
Because of their inherent dangers to people in passenger vehicles, large commercial trucks are regulated by federal interstate trucking safety laws as well as by Arizona laws.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a collision with a large truck, please contact our trucking accident injury attorneys for legal assistance as soon as possible. Our lawyers will find out if the trucking company, driver, or the owner of the trailer is responsible for causing the accident and, if so, seek compensation for past and future medical expenses, past and future wages, pain and suffering, disability, and for other damages. We also represent family members in fatal truck accidents.
Free Initial Consultation
We offer a free initial consultation for victims of trucking accidents. If you cannot make it to our office, we will come to you at the hospital or at your home.
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Trucking Laws
Arizona and Interstate Trucking Laws
The regulations that apply to large trucks (those weighing more than 10,000 pounds) are different that those applying to passenger vehicles such as cars and small trucks.
Federal interstate trucking regulations and Arizona intrastate trucking regulations govern everything from the truck maintenance, to how loads are secured, to what routes trucks are allowed to drive, and how truckers are allowed to drive. The regulations are designed to reduce the number of people injured and killed in car-truck collisions.
The companies that hire truck drivers are responsible for hiring qualified drivers and for periodically testing drivers for use of controlled substances and alcohol. Drivers must maintain a log book and comply with hours-of-service laws. Generally, truckers may drive a maximum of 11 hours after 10 consecutive off-duty hours.
However, trucking companies are under pressure to cut costs. Drivers, who are typically paid by the mile, are under economic pressure to drive longer hours and to drive faster than the speed limit and driving conditions allow. The rising number of injuries and deaths in trucking accidents is the result.
If you have been injured in an accident involving a large truck, our lawyers will investigate to find out if the driver or the trucking company committed willful violations of Arizona and federal truck safety laws. In these cases we can seek punitive damages, in addition to compensation for past and future medical expenses, past and future wages, pain and suffering, and disability, against the driver and/or trucking company.
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Truck Accident Causes
Truck Accident Causes
Truck accidents often involve some type of negligence on the part of the truck driver, the trucking company, or both. Some of the common causes of car-truck accidents include:
Driver fatigue
Inattention by the truck driver
Bad or aggressive driving by the truck driver, such as tailgating or speeding
Lack of proper maintenance of the truck or trailer
Improper loading
Driving with an unsecured load
Use of amphetamines by the truck driver
Tire tread separation and tire blowouts
Negligent driving in bad weather conditions
Negligent passing
Trucks obscuring a car driver’s view
Truck jackknifing and rollovers on slippery roads
If you are injured in an accident involving a large truck, it may be possible to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against both the negligent truck driver and the trucking company that employs him or her. If the accident involves a commercial vehicle you may also have a claim against the insurer of the trailer.
At HPC, our lawyers will find out if the trucking company, driver, or the owner of the trailer is responsible for causing the accident and, if so, seek compensation for past and future medical expenses, past and future wages, pain and suffering, disability, and for other damages. We also represent family members in wrongful death cases

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Fault in Truck Accidents
Phoenix Arizona Trucking Accidents – Who’s At Fault?
Do I have a case?
This is often one of the first questions our clients ask us as truck accident injury and wrongful death attorneys. One of the keys to answering it is to find out if the accident was someone else’s fault.
That isn’t always easy to determine. Fault in a truck accident may involve driver error, negligence on the part of the company that hired the driver, negligence on the part of the company that owns the trailer, or all three. Even if the accident was caused by a mistake of the driver in the passenger vehicle, it may be possible to recover compensation if the fault of another party (such as defective brakes made by a car manufacturer) played a role in causing the injuries.
Many times, the truck driver will not tell the truth about how the collision happened. For this reason, our lawyers will hire bio-mechanical engineers, accident reconstructionists, and truck-driving experts to determine how the accident happened and to find out who was responsible.
The most common kind of car-truck accident is a head-on collision, followed by a rear-end collision (with the front of the car hitting the rear end of the truck). To find out why the accident happened, it’s crucial to preserve evidence such as the truck, truck tires, skid marks, driver’s logbook, and truck GPS records (if the truck is equipped with a GPS) before that evidence is altered or destroyed. Therefore, it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible following the accident.

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RV Accident
Phoenix, Arizona RV Accident Attorney
Many people take to Arizona roads in motor homes, travel trailers, 5th wheels, and other recreational vehicles (RVs). Unfortunately, some of the people operating these vehicles are inexperienced drivers who present a danger to those in smaller cars and trucks.
In Arizona, anyone with a class C license can drive any two-axle RV with a gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or less and any three-axle vehicle weighing 6,000 pounds or less. Anyone with a class C license can also tow any trailer home or 5th wheel weighing less than 10,000 lbs.
While people who drive RVs are not required to obtain special driver training or licensing, they still do have a responsibility to drive safely. Large heavy vehicles handle differently than cars, take longer to stop, and have difficulty accelerating when going up hills. RV drivers need to be aware of what is going on around their vehicles at all times.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident involving a motor home, travel trailer, 5th wheeler, and other recreational vehicle (RV), please contact our attorneys for legal assistance as soon as possible. Our lawyers will find out if the RV driver or manufacturer is responsible for causing the accident and, if so, seek compensation for past and future medical expenses, past and future wages, pain and suffering, disability, and other damages.
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Truck Driver Responsibilities
Truck Driver Responsibilities
The people who drive large commercial trucks (those weighing more than 10,000 pounds) have added responsibilities to reduce the number of people injured and killed in car-truck collisions. Federal interstate trucking regulations as well as Arizona intrastate trucking regulations govern everything from what routes trucks can drive on to how truckers are allowed to drive. For example, tractor-trailers aren’t allowed to pass on highways going up to Flagstaff. Semi truck drivers are also required to maintain logbooks and to take required rest breaks to reduce fatigue.
However, truck drivers, who are paid by the mile, are under economic pressure to cover long distances. As a result, many falsify logbooks and drive for more hours than the law allows without a rest break (11 hours after 10 consecutive off-duty hours). Some truckers take amphetamines to help them stay awake. Others speed, tailgate, and perform other aggressive driving maneuvers to cut time.
According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, more than one-fourth of the truck drivers who are involved in fatal crashes in 2004 had at least one prior speeding conviction. Seven percent of truck drivers had a previous license suspension or revocation. Many trucking companies negligently hire drivers with bad driving records because they want to move cargo at the cheapest possible price.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident involving a large, commercial truck, please contact our attorneys for legal assistance as soon as possible. Our lawyers will work to find out if the truck driver or the trucking company is responsible for causing the accident and, if so, seek compensation for past and future medical expenses, past and future wages, pain and suffering, disability, and other damages.
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Bus/Train Accidents
Phoenix, Arizona Mass Transit Accident Lawyers
Every day in Arizona many people use buses, trains, and other forms of mass transit to get to work. Many others go on sight-seeing tours and gambling trips on buses. When a trip turns to tragedy in the form of a serious injury or death, the lawyers at HPC can help.
Trains and buses are known as “common carriers.” This means that the businesses or municipalities operating these vehicles, as well as the drivers operating the vehicles, have a high level of responsibility to transport each paying passenger in a safe manner. If you or a loved one is injured while on the vehicle, the transit company or municipality may be liable for your injuries.
At HPC, we represent victims, involved in collisions with other vehicles, rollovers, and other types of accidents that result in serious injury or wrongful death.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident involving a bus, train, or other form of mass transit, please contact our attorneys for legal assistance as soon as possible. Our lawyers will find out if the transportation company or municipality is responsible for causing the accident and, if so, seek compensation for past and future medical expenses, past and future wages, pain and suffering, disability, and other damages.
Our lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience in helping personal injury victims and their families. We will fight tirelessly to see you are compensated for the loss you have suffered.
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Boat accident attorney Florida law firms can be sought for help as you check out the ways to recover or be compensated for your injuries, damages or loss if you’ve been in a boat accident in or off the coast of Florida.

Lawyers specializing in boat accidents know the basics about watercraft negligence which you will need as you contemplate suing the offending party or their insurance company.

Florida has an over 10,000 miles of ocean coastline, streams and rivers. For this reason, Florida has been a top destination for those who want to enjoy the beaches and waterways for many years. Many different boats and other types of watercraft also operate in this territory.

However, the inattentiveness of boat drivers or defects on some parts of the vessel may possibly cause problems. Moreover, unpredictable as it is, natural disasters can happen and wreck havoc on your boat.

Voyaging in rough seas pose a danger to you and your passengers; therefore be very conscious of current and expected weather conditions. If the weather turns bad, the occurrence of accidents involving watercrafts is much more likely.

The figures presented by the United States Coast Guard reflect the need for better and safer precautions when aboard boats, vessels or ships. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, there were 703 deaths and 3888 injuries that related to, or arose from, boat accidents in 2003.

A Florida boat accident attorney can be found in the law offices of Robert Dixon and Bruce L. Scheiner, to name a couple. You can call and speak to them about the possibilities of filing a successful lawsuit on your behalf. Some Florida boat accident attorney firms will offer you the option of no fee until your case is won.

If you are a resident of the Miami area, you would be better off looking for a Miami boating accident lawyer if you are unfortunate enough to get involved in a boating accident. While Miami is a popular venue for beach goers and boat owners, accidents cannot be helped sometimes.

Two of the prominent law offices that you can visit in search of a Miami boating accident lawyer are the Hannon and Boyers law firm or the Flaxman Law Group. They both claim to provide quality service as top Florida accident attorneys.

A boat accident attorney Florida aid Florida folks involved in maritime mishaps. When speaking with these experts, be honest about the situation surrounding the accident. This way, your lawyer will know the facts and help you take legal actions appropriately.

Do not hesitate to ask about getting the rightful compensation for you. While your counsel does the paper work for you, you can help by pursuing the case aggressively and being truthful during court trial.

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Automobile Accident Lawyers are what I consider to be a “necessary evil” in life. I know lawyers typically have a bad name, and perhaps they’ve earned it.

But more and more often I hear stories from people who are being mistreated by big insurance companies after they’ve had a car accident.

The insurance industry is one of the most profitable industries in the world. They have the big bucks and the little guy doesn’t stand much of a chance in a fight against them.

That’s why, if you’ve been the victim of a car crash, you may find yourself in the unenviable position of needing a good auto accident lawyer. You have to sift through all the car accident lawyers in your region and try to pick the one that is going to do the best job for you in trying to win your claim.

Keep in mind that car accident lawyers will often take on your case based on a NO WIN, NO FEE basis. I don’t think I’d hire an auto accident attorney on any other basis.

Of course, the attorney will take a hefty portion of your win, but at least you won’t be out of pocket up front, especially if the case doesn’t go in your favor. That would only add insult to injury.

So, do your research, ask the right questions, and don’t allow your desperation to override your common sense. When you choose your automobile accident lawyer, choose wisely. It could turn out to be a great blessing to you in the end.

If you’ve been in a car accident, you have my sincerest sympathies. I hope your losses aren’t too great, and that you end up with fair compensation.

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Assault & Battery
Two common types of personal injury torts are assault and battery. Battery is often confused with assault, and the two terms are often intermingled and perceived as one tort. In actuality, they are two separate torts and must be regarded as such. An assault is an act that creates a reasonable apprehension of an imminent battery. A battery is the intentional and unpermitted physical contact with another by either an individual or an agency set in motion by an individual.

With respect to assaults, all that is required is that the plaintiff perceive a threat that is regarded as imminent. It is not necessary that the plaintiff actually be frightened or intimidated. The focus of the inquiry is whether the apprehension is reasonable. In that regard, for example, where a defendant approaches an individual and says, in a matter-of-fact manner, “If the Bulls don’t win the finals this season, I might have to hurt someone,” it is unlikely that the plaintiff could successfully bring a claim against the defendant for assault.

In many cases it is held that mere words are not enough to constitute an assault, and that there must be some accompanying overt act. In certain situations, a normally inoffensive movement, such as holding up an arm or reaching into a pocket, when coupled with offensive words, may be enough of an overt act to establish the tort of assault. In the same vein, a threatening gesture when accompanied by words negating any intent to render harm may not be considered an assault if a reasonable person would not perceive an immediate danger of a battery. For instance, if you approach someone shaking your fists, but saying “one of these days, I am going to get even with you” as you smile brightly and laugh, your actions may not constitute an assault, if a reasonable person would conclude you were joking.

In order to recover on an assault claim, the plaintiff must establish that the defendant was actually capable, at the time the threat was made, of carrying it out. Therefore, if the defendant, who was incarcerated, yells at the plaintiff from behind bars that he would like to punch him “right then and there,” it is unlikely that an assault has occurred. However, where the plaintiff reasonably believes that the assault could occur, even though the defendant is not actually capable of carrying out the threat, an assault has occurred. For example, if the defendant points an unloaded gun at the plaintiff and says “I oughtta shoot you,” an assault will likely have occurred, as long as the plaintiff was unaware that the gun was, in fact, not loaded.

Therefore, in order to prove a case for assault, the plaintiff must establish that the threat of harm was imminent, that the defendant was actually capable of carrying out the threat or the plaintiff reasonably believed he was actually capable, and that a reasonable person in the plaintiff’s position would have been apprehensive.

A battery can occur where an individual, or an item in contact with that individual such as clothing or an object being held, is touched in an offensive manner. As opposed to assault, the plaintiff need not have been aware of the contact at the time it actually occurred in order for a battery to result.

In general, two different types of contact may constitute a battery. The first type of contact includes any type of physical harm including a cut, scrape, bruise, burn or fracture, no matter how slight. Physical pain, without any scar or physical “reminder” can also constitute a battery. The second type of contact includes any type of connection or impact which does not result in physical harm, but which is done without consent. For example, poking another with an angry finger (even in the air in front of them without actually making contact), spitting upon another, throwing a bucket of water upon another, or kissing and hugging someone without permission can constitute a battery.

Battery is an intentional tort, so the plaintiff must prove that the defendant intended his conduct. If the defendant did not intend to impermissibly touch the plaintiff, then battery was not committed. (However, the defendant may be liable in negligence to the plaintiff in those situations.) The plaintiff need not prove that the defendant intended to actually harm the plaintiff, but only that the conduct itself was intentional and not an accident. A distinction is therefore drawn between the intent to harm and the intent to contact. For example, if you deliberately spit in another person’s face, intending to make that contact but not intending any harm to result, you are still responsible for battery if harm does in fact result.

A plaintiff will not be able to pursue a cause of action for battery if he consented to the contact For example, medical patients often consent to treatment by a physician. The acts of the physician in treating the patient would constitute battery in many circumstances if consent were not acquired. However, even where consent is obtained, if the actions of the defendant carry beyond the borders of the consent that was given, a battery may occur. In other situations, consent may be assumed given the relationship of the parties and the particular circumstances of the matter. Therefore, where two individuals are lifelong friends who are generally comfortable displaying their emotions to one another, a hug between the two is generally not considered a battery unless one makes clear that such touching is not consented to.

Finally, the type of society that we live in often compels some type of touching, whether consented to or not, which is not considered a battery. For example, if you enter onto a crowded subway car, and bump into or brush up against another passenger, without any more significant contact, then a battery has not occurred. However, if you purposely bump into or brush up against the only other passenger, besides yourself, on a subway car, a battery is more likely to have occurred. Similarly, even on the crowded subway car, if a person bumps into or brushes up against, and then caresses or fondles another passenger, that person is more likely to be found to have committed battery, as well.

The discussion above deals with civil tort actions for monetary damages. Assault and Battery can also be the basis of criminal prosecution by the State. While many aspects of criminal law focus on the rights of the criminal, recent attention has been focused on the rights of the victims of crimes, who often suffer great emotional, if not physical, injuries at the hands of the criminal. All fifty states and the federal government now have laws that protect victims. In many states, a victim is considered to be the person who directly suffers the effects of the crimes (such as the person who is murdered) and immediate family members who suffer the secondary effects of the crime (such as the loss of a loved one). If you have been a victim of a crime, you should know that there are ten major rights that you may have.

Ten Rights of Crime Victims
You have the right to seek a criminal complaint against the criminal. As soon as you can, you should contact your local law enforcement agency and report the crime to them. After the police investigate the matter, they may choose to arrest the individual. A prosecutor will then determine what crimes should be charged.

You have the right to ask for issuance of a criminal complaint if the police decide not to arrest the alleged criminal. You can usually file an application for such a complaint with the court in the place where the crime occurred. If the court, after an investigation, decides not to file the complaint, you can appeal that decision.

You have the right to testify in a probable cause hearing to determine if a criminal complaint should be transferred to another court to be heard. In a probable cause hearing, you will be required to answer questions posed by both the prosecutor and the defendant’s attorney.

You may be called as a witness at trial. If so, you will be required to testify under oath concerning the crime and will be asked questions by both the prosecutor and the defendant’s attorney. You have the right to be present in the courtroom during the trial of the defendant.

If the defendant is found guilty, you have the right to address the court and jury either in person or through a writing to describe the impact the crime has had upon you and your family. You will be allowed to make an “impact statement” regarding what punishment you feel would be appropriate for the defendant. Your victim impact statement is important; it will be used prior to the sentencing phase, and it may be reviewed on appeal. It will also be referenced in any later parole hearings.

You may have rights in some states to receive victim services and protections. These rights may include the right to the assistance of a victim’s rights worker, personal security and protection services, crisis counseling, emergency transportation services, assistance in the return of recovered personal property, and other rights.

You have the right, before, during, and after a trial, to be free from harassment about the case. If you feel that you are being harassed, tell the prosecutor or check to see whether the court has a victim witness representative to help you.

You may have the right to monetary compensation for any physical or emotional injury the crime caused. You may be entitled to payment for crime-related medical expenses, crime-related mental health services, and lost wages. If you have a loved one who was killed, you may be entitled to compensation for loss of services of the deceased, the costs of funeral and burial expenses for the deceased, and your own medical or mental health care expenses incurred in dealing with your loss, although there may be exceptions to this compensation.

In many states, you have the right to be notified if the defendant is going to be released. You may also have the right to be notified if the defendant escapes from prison or jail.

You have the right to access to the courts to file a lawsuit if your rights and protections as a victim are not respected.
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Welcome to the Pennsylvania Truck Accident website of Munley, Munley & Cartwright, P.C., Attorneys at Law. We have offices conveniently located in Stroudsburg, Carbondale, Hamlin, Hazleton, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Accidents involving commercially owned and operated trucks are different from your average motor vehicle accident and require a high level of expertise in the Federal Highway Traffic Safety rules, as well as knowledge of local and state rules and regulations that govern commercial vehicles. Under Pennsylvania’s laws, if you have been injured in a vehicle accident caused by another person’s recklessness or negligence, you may be entitled to recover damages that include medical costs, property loss, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Please call Munley, Munley & Cartwright’s lawyers for an expert assessment of your case.

At Munley, Munley & Cartwright, our goal is to provide exceptional legal services to our clients. Our attorneys strive to achieve the highest standard of excellence in protecting the rights of our clients. Our team is committed to each case, and every client receives the benefit of our considerable resources and experience. We have the right combination of in-depth knowledge of trucking industry regulations and expertise in victims’ rights to structure the most successful claims for our clients who have been injured in commercial truck accidents.

Our experience has taught us that insurance companies may deny claims in truck collisions to protect the driving record of the truck driver. Truckers must follow specific State and Federal regulations, so it is important to retain a law firm that understands these regulations. The tort law is the law of safety, and Munley, Munley & Cartwright, P.C. has been committed to reducing the number of truck-related accidents for many years. We have conducted in-house seminars and have spoken at seminars for trial lawyers around the country.

It is important that the firm you retain has the resources to hire the most experienced people in the country to investigate your case. Our lawyers have the necessary resources nationwide to hire experts in many areas including: maintenance, tire failure, accident reconstruction, federal safety rules and regulations and fleet maintenance.

Pennsylvania Workers Compensation laws as they pertain to vehicular accidents: If you were in an accident while “on the job”, or in other words if you were a worker injured in a truck accident while in the “course and scope” of your employment, you are entitled to Pennsylvania Workers Compensation benefits since your injuries are considered work related injuries, or an “on the job” injury accident. Ask one of our Pennsylvania Workers Compensation lawyers how Pennsylvania “work comp” laws may apply to you within the context of “on the clock” in a job or work related accident.

At Munley, Munley & Cartwright, we have been handling truck, tractor-trailer, and big-rig related accident cases for many years. Our team of legal professionals can handle the complexities of commercial trucking accidents anywhere in the United States. Whether we’re gathering evidence, giving advice, or talking with insurance companies, we are always your representative. Please contact us by e-mail or telephone (800) 778-1130.

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On the same day a tanker truck explosion in Mexico City killed at least 22 people and injured 36 others, families of U.S. truck crash victims spoke out to urge Congress to support legislation that would address truck weight and size limits.

While our Atlanta truck accident lawyers have yet to learn the cause of the massive tragedy in Mexico, we do know that the natural gas tanker exploded after the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed on the highway, which was lined with dozens of homes. Authorities there say the death toll could rise, as several of the victims remain in critical condition.

We also know that the heavier one of these large trucks is, the more difficult it can be to control and the more prone it may be to crashes.

Mexico doesn’t currently have the same kinds of weight and size regulations that the U.S. has implemented, but we need to ensure those regulations are protected from special interest groups who may work to pressure the Federal Motor Safety Carrier Administration. This proposed legislation is one way of doing it.

The Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act was re-introduced by U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) after two previous failed attempts, the latest in 2011.

The measure would apply the current tractor-trailer truck weight limit of 80,000 pounds and a size limit of 53 feet to the entire national highway system, which would include both interstates as well as smaller highways. Certain exemptions, such as those for firefighting equipment, would be maintained under the bill.

As it now stands, those standard size and weight restrictions are already applicable to the 44,000-mile interstate system. This bill would extend most of those same restrictions to the larger 220,000-mile national highway system.

Additionally, this measure would expand the current halt of triple tractor trailer runs on interstates to the broader national system. It would also seal any loopholes that allow overweight trucks to remain in operation. Additionally, an enforcement program would be established to ensure that violators would have a clear chain of accountability.

Trucks that are heavier and bigger have a disproportionately high share of motor vehicle deaths, when we’re looking at the statistics on a per-miles-traveled basis. These vehicles are known to be at increased risk for rollover, swaying and they also require longer distances to make a safe stop.

Lautenberg was quoted as saying that not only do these massive vehicles pose an immediate risk to motorists, they also take a toll on the integrity of our bridges and highways.

This measure is co-sponsored by other Democrats in New Jersey, California and Missouri. A companion bill in the House is also being sponsored by a Democrat from Massachusetts.

The Truck Safety Coalition reports that a new poll found overwhelming public support for truck weight limitations, with nearly 70 percent opposing heavier trucks and nearly 90 percent expressing a strong opposition to paying higher taxes for the infrastructure damage caused by heavier trucks.
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Why do you need a Texas truck accident lawyer?

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Texas. The second largest state in the United States.

You can prove indeed, that the state of Texas is such a wild place without mentioning the hot weather covering the entire territory. In visiting or residing in notable cities like Austin, Dallas, Forth Worth, Jacksonville, San Antonio or Texas City, it will offer you all the advantage of choosing the way of life as it should be.

As the second largest state in the United States after Alaska, it’s definitely filled with so many interstate highways in the vast land of Texas. With so many possible destinations along and across the border of Texas, you will expect great numbers of automobiles, trucks or any mode of transportation traveling the highways.

It is commonly known that the trucking industry has been called the backbone of the United States in terms commercially. Big commercial trucks run all day and night from seaports, airports, and train depots in delivering the goods that America will consume.

For the record, highways in Texas are loaded with different sizes of trucks transporting various kinds of materials from any states. Furthermore, highways in Texas can accommodate many trucks as roads were designed with many lanes. To be exact, trucks plying the route along Texas considerably at the speed over the limit.

In this current state of highways in Texas, accidents, whether you like it or not, can happen anytime. As thousands of people are involved in accidents throughout the United States each year, the consequences of the incident can make a great impact on the victim, the driver, as well as the trucking company.

If you or your loved one has been a victim of a truck accident in Texas, you have the right in claiming proper compensation as well as giving your offer regardless on how much it takes. For you to do all of these, you must hire an experienced and respectable truck accident lawyer in the State of Texas.

Depending of the gravity of injuries you sustained, maybe you can’t say if it is only a minor injury or a life threatening situation, it is extremely important to contact your preferred accident lawyer as soon as possible. Hiring your Texas accident lawyer can help you in many ways about the legal proceedings in dealing with very complicated matters.

In hiring a Texas accident lawyer, you must expect these kind actions:

• Competent accident lawyers must be aware of the Federal Motor Carrier safety regulations.

• It is much better if your accident lawyer knows all federal laws pertaining to all vehicles traveling throughout the United States.

• Your accident lawyer must review and gather all the evidences including the photos of the accident scene, the truck driver’s work history, medical certificates issued to you and to the driver, and the damages done to the truck or to the vehicle you’re driving.

• Your preferred lawyer must conduct a thorough investigation in finding the negligence in part of the truck driver.

• It is much more acceptable if your lawyer doesn’t require you to file the case to go up in trial unless nothing happened in seeking proper compensation.

• If it goes on trial, make sure that your lawyer can reach a decision in due time. This is because the longer the duration of a trial, the harder and more expensive it can be. Long trials can cost you so much and can be so stressful.

• Lawyer’s fee must be in accordance to what you had set and approved.

• The truth must be on the top all the time.

Finally, never give up in seeking your rights in getting the justice you truly deserve. You must relate to trucking company that it’s your life at stake. It’s not a joke in experiencing such a horrible incident due to the fact that it not your fault. So in times like this, finding help through your truck accident lawyer is what you will need, especially in the State of Texas.

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Underinsured Motorists
You may think that drivers are legally required to have car insurance when they pass their annual car inspections before they hit the road, but that is not the case. In many states, uninsured or underinsured drivers are sharing the road with motorists who responsibly carry valid insurance.
According to a recent study by the Insurance Research Council, uninsured or underinsured drivers account for up to nearly 30% of all motorists on the road in some states. These drivers are a risk to everyone on the road because each time they drive, they could cause an accident and have no means of paying for the devastating damages that they could cause.
In areas such as Los Angeles, where driving is routine and necessary part of life for many people, guarding yourself in the event of a crash by adding uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage to your insurance policy becomes a necessity.
One way in which you can prevent getting stuck with a mountain of medical and property bills after a crash is to add uninsured motorist coverage to your insurance. This type of coverage, offered by many insurance companies, can provide huge benefits if you are the victim of a crash with an uninsured or underinsured motorist.
Uninsured drivers may not be able to pay for the results of an accident, although a good L.A. car accident lawyer can help you uncover their assets and other sources of income in court. However, it will be necessary to identify the driver in order to bring such a case. It is no wonder than uninsured drivers are more likely to be involved in hit-and-run accidents in which they leave the scene entirely after a crash because they know they can’t afford to pay.
Adding uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage to your insurance policy can help you with medical bills and repairing your vehicle if you are the victim of a crash with a driver who does not have insurance or whose insurance can’t be tracked down because of a hit-and-run. In hit-and-run accidents in which the driver at fault is never identified, it becomes impossible to bill their insurance for repairs and medical costs.
You can avoid getting stuck with huge costs or a mountain of debt by making sure you and everyone in your household is adequately covered in the event of such crashes. These types of insurance policies can also protect you if you or anyone in your family is the victim of a car crash as a pedestrian.
In the event of any type of car crash, it is wise to consult with a car accident attorney. In hit-and-run crashes, an L.A. car accident attorney can often help track down the driver or exhaust all possible resources in the search, including interviewing witnesses and reviewing the police report.
In the event of a car crash with an uninsured or underinsured motorist who has been identified, a car accident attorney is a powerful ally who can help you make sure that you will not be saddled with burdensome medical bills through no fault of your own.
In many of these types of crashes, the best offense is a good defense. Consider whether adding uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage to your policy is worth it to you and your family

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Hit And Run Accidents in LA
Have you been a victim of a hit-and-run car crash in which the driver did not even stop to see if you were okay?
In a hit-and-run car crash, the motorist at fault in the collision against a pedestrian, another vehicle or property on the side of the road speeds away from the scene of the crash to try to get away with it. S/he doesn’t stop, doesn’t provide his/her name or insurance policy or admit fault for the crash.
It used to be extremely difficult to catch hit-and-run drivers after they fled the scene of an accident. They rarely had to answer for the crime. In many cases, they were never identified.
These days, however, it is now illegal for a driver to fail to stop after causing a collision. A hit-and-run driver in Los Angeles could face, at minimum, a year behind bars if he or she is found guilty. If the driver is convicted of a felony, the prison sentence could be much longer.
In addition to the criminal charges a hit-and-run driver can face, any motorist found guilty of fleeing the scene of a crash could also face a civil lawsuit brought by the victim.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM THE VICTIM OF A HIT-AND-RUN?
To increase your chances of getting justice as well as compensation for your injuries and property damage after a hit-and-run accident, there are several steps you can take in the immediate aftermath that could lead to the identification of the driver at fault.
1.) Try to take a picture if at all possible. A photograph of the fleeing driver who caused the crash could include important information needed to track him/her down, including a license plate number or the vehicle’s make and model. Also take photographs of the scene, which could include important details about how the collision took place.
2.) If taking a photograph of the vehicle which caused the accident is not possible, record your account of the accident as soon as you can in writing. Try to remember details such as the color of the vehicle, a description of the driver or even the license plate number if you managed to see it.
3.) Call police and file an accident report, which includes your description of the crash. In many instances, local law enforcement will then be on the lookout for a similar vehicle to your description, which might be easily identifiable if it sustained any property damage in the crash, such as dents or scratches.
4.) Contact your insurance company.
5.) Consult with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible. After you are the victim of a crash, it can be extremely difficult to remember to record the license plate number or even exactly what happened. A car accident lawyer can be an important advocate for you in your fight to bring the hit-and-run driver to justice. An L.A. car accident attorney knows where to look to find evidence that is crucial to the case, can interview and locate witnesses and can use other resources in an attempt to locate the driver at fault.
If a hit-and-run driver caused damage to your property or injured you, you don’t have to feel helpless as s/he speeds away from the scene of a crime. An L.A. car accident attorney can help you in your pursuit of compensation for your costs and suffering.

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There are many Auto accident attorneys Texas based who advocate legal battles in favor of victims of road accidents. They lay legal evidences so that proper settlements will be entitled to you and the appropriate verdict for the offender will be rendered.

Being involved with a truck crash or collision would mean a crucial scene for both the culprit and victim. Often times, victims of this kind of heavy vehicle would acquire dangerous injuries usually in the head or the neck. This physical incapability may even hinder you from complying with your duties at work and other responsibilities, even at home for many years to come.

When this situation arises, proper compensation for the victim is of utmost importance. Proper compensation may involve more than damages and repairs to your vehicle. It may also mean coverage for medical treatment and rehabilitation. Furthermore, loss of job would mean absence of income, thus a set of settlements for this should be considered.

There are big rig accident attorneys Texas teams who deal specifically with truck accidents. If you’ve been involved in an accident that included a tractor trailer, you definitely want to consider contacting the big rig accident attorneys Texas to get the best results on a claim you might make.

Contacting an Texas accident attorney quickly can prevent the hiding of evidence by the offending truck company. It is not uncommon for a truck company to go to great lengths to avoid accusations so that they don’t have to pay a huge amount of money out in settlements. The right law firm will ensure that you as a client will receive what is entitled to you.

Big rig accident attorneys Texas based firms are those with the aim of making the truck companies pay settlements. Choose an Texas accident attorney firm that has experience and expertise in this practice area. It will be to your advantage as a victim. They can help you determine whether or not filing a lawsuit lawsuit to recover damages caused by a truck accident is possible and feasible in your situation.

It is important for you to be reminded of the do’s and don’ts after a car accident occurs in Texas. You are entitled to medical treatment and to a legal team that will help you with your case. Also, never have any conversation with an insurance company without the consent of your Texas accident attorney, whom you should notify as soon as you possibly can after an accident.

Alongside these initial steps, keep your schedule open for physician consultation and take accurate records and receipts of the details of your treatment. These details are vital towards seeking your rightful compensation.

Auto accident attorneys Texas based can lighten your burden as the victim in a car accident. You can opt to not go through this difficult time alone by seeking help from a trusted Texas accident lawyer.
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Boat accident attorney Florida law firms can be sought for help as you check out the ways to recover or be compensated for your injuries, damages or loss if you’ve been in a boat accident in or off the coast of Florida.

Lawyers specializing in boat accidents know the basics about watercraft negligence which you will need as you contemplate suing the offending party or their insurance company.

Florida has an over 10,000 miles of ocean coastline, streams and rivers. For this reason, Florida has been a top destination for those who want to enjoy the beaches and waterways for many years. Many different boats and other types of watercraft also operate in this territory.

However, the inattentiveness of boat drivers or defects on some parts of the vessel may possibly cause problems. Moreover, unpredictable as it is, natural disasters can happen and wreck havoc on your boat.

Voyaging in rough seas pose a danger to you and your passengers; therefore be very conscious of current and expected weather conditions. If the weather turns bad, the occurrence of accidents involving watercrafts is much more likely.

The figures presented by the United States Coast Guard reflect the need for better and safer precautions when aboard boats, vessels or ships. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, there were 703 deaths and 3888 injuries that related to, or arose from, boat accidents in 2003.

A Florida boat accident attorney can be found in the law offices of Robert Dixon and Bruce L. Scheiner, to name a couple. You can call and speak to them about the possibilities of filing a successful lawsuit on your behalf. Some Florida boat accident attorney firms will offer you the option of no fee until your case is won.

If you are a resident of the Miami area, you would be better off looking for a Miami boating accident lawyer if you are unfortunate enough to get involved in a boating accident. While Miami is a popular venue for beach goers and boat owners, accidents cannot be helped sometimes.

Two of the prominent law offices that you can visit in search of a Miami boating accident lawyer are the Hannon and Boyers law firm or the Flaxman Law Group. They both claim to provide quality service as top Florida accident attorneys.

A boat accident attorney Florida aid Florida folks involved in maritime mishaps. When speaking with these experts, be honest about the situation surrounding the accident. This way, your lawyer will know the facts and help you take legal actions appropriately.

Do not hesitate to ask about getting the rightful compensation for you. While your counsel does the paper work for you, you can help by pursuing the case aggressively and being truthful during court trial.

Assert your rights as a victim.

Know the basics of your lawsuit.

Support your lawyer.
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