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Understanding the Difference Between Contributory and Comparative Negligence

In a car or trucking accident, contributory and comparative negligence are defenses that can sometimes be used to determine the degree of fault each driver has for the accident. They also affect how much financial responsibility each driver has for injuries resulting from the accident. In an automobile or trucking accident lawsuit, the injured party… Read More »

The Problem of Underinsured Trucking

The effects of a vehicle accident involving a semi-trailer truck can be devastating. While driving along highways, we have all encountered an overturned truck next to a mangled car by the side of the road. The sheer size of trucks makes them difficult to control and incredibly dangerous to drivers, especially those in smaller cars…. Read More »

Three Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

Trucking accidents have increased by 20 percent over the past 20 years. Semi-trucks, because of their large size and heavy weight, can cause much greater harm in a crash than ordinary motor vehicles. Fully loaded trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, so it’s no wonder they often cause severe injury and death when they… Read More »