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Deadly Wreck Kills Ten, Eight Children

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A woman who was involved in a major pile-up that cost ten people their lives has filed a lawsuit against two trucking companies that were involved in the accident. Eight of the deceased were children traveling in a van. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the driver of the van who was seriously… Read More »

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Truck Accident Lawsuit Settles For $4.2M After Death Of Infant

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A woman recently won a lawsuit against an intoxicated dump truck driver that was responsible for her own severe injuries and the death of her infant daughter. The 26-year-old was heading west when she came to a complete stop due to traffic signals. The dump truck behind her failed to notice the woman was… Read More »

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Texas Drafts New Law To Protect Logistics Companies

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Let’s introduce some new terms. Likely, you’ve heard of the term nuclear verdict. A nuclear verdict is any personal injury judgment in excess of $10 million. Our second term is called “Reptile Theory”. It describes a plaintiff’s counsel strategy of demonizing the defendant to elicit the red rage and righteous retribution required to deliver… Read More »

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Nurse Wins $43.5M Settlement Against Trucking Company

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A Cook County nurse filed a lawsuit against a trucking company after she was struck from behind while waiting at a red light. The nurse had just finished her shift at the hospital and she was on her way to visit her mother at a local nursing home when her vehicle was struck from… Read More »

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Yet Another Slowed Traffic Truck Accident

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has launched an investigation into why yet another truck managed to drive directly into slowed traffic ahead. This is becoming a recurring story. Traffic slows up ahead, usually due to heavy traffic, an accident, or construction, and despite the fact that the vehicles are moving slowly or not… Read More »

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$1 Billion Verdict Means Trucking Companies Have Added Duties

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Recently, two trucking companies were hit with a $1 billion ultra-nuclear verdict after it was discovered that one of the drivers who caused the accident did not have a valid CDL. This led to some questions as to what a trucking company’s duty of care was to the public. A second truck driver entered… Read More »

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Family Of Police Officer Sues After Semi-Truck Accident Death

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The family of an Austin police officer has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a trucking company and their driver after a fatal accident. The officer collided with the semi after the truck attempted to make a U-turn in front of his patrol car. According to an attorney representing the family, the driver made… Read More »

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Former Comptroller Wins Truck Accident Verdict

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A former Tennessee comptroller won his lawsuit against three named defendants after he was rear-ended while stopped. The incident left the comptroller with a broken arm and other extensive bodily injuries. His wife was also named as a plaintiff in the lawsuit. Together, they were awarded $800,000 for the incident. An interesting case  This… Read More »

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New Vehicles From Multiple Manufacturers Recalled Over Child Safety Risk

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The owners of several newer-model Volkswagens, Nissans, Mitsubishis, Fords, BMWs, and Audis have been asked to bring their vehicles back to their dealerships to repair an issue that makes it difficult to install a child safety seat. The problem is related to the ALR (automatic locking retractor) which is the mechanism that responds to… Read More »

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Road Construction Company Blamed For Woman’s Death

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A road construction company just lost a $75 million lawsuit filed by the surviving children of a local guidance counselor. $50 million of the award was for punitive damages alone. Punitive damages are awarded when a company’s conduct is so egregious that it made fatality or injury inevitable. In this case, that seems to… Read More »

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