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The severity of the injuries that occur in a semitruck crash can devastate every area of a person's life. One thing that these victims can do is to seek compensation to try to get the trucker, trucking company, insurance company or another liable party to cover the costs associated with the crash. This isn't always easy, but it is one of the few ways that they can find relief.

For some people, the focus is on going to trial and letting the actions of the liable party become part of the court record. For others, the need is a bit simpler – get compensation to help pay the bills that come with catastrophic injuries. For people who are concerned with the financial aspects of the case, going through a trial might not be desirable.

Bikers can be seriously injured in crashes with other vehicles

Motorcycle accidents can lead to injuries that completely change the course of the biker's life. Unfortunately, these occur more often than what many people realize. Other drivers just don't give these two-wheel vehicles the right of way and respect they deserve. When another vehicle hits a biker, the motorcycle is going to go off-kilter, which will throw the person from it. This can lead to road rash and catastrophic injuries.

When a biker is thrown off the motorcycle, there is a chance that they will be thrown under a vehicle or against an object. These situations can be deadly, but they can also lead to spinal cord injuries, broken bones or back injuries. For this reason, anyone who is on the road must ensure that they are driving in a safe manner and watching for motorcycles.

Beware of common autumn hazards for motorcyclists

There are a few changes that you need to make when you are going to ride your motorcycle during the autumn months. These come because of the new challenges that you face but might not readily think about as you ride. Here are some points that you should consider before you venture out.

First, make sure that you are dressed for the ride. The temperature you feel when you ride is a bit cooler than the ambient temperature around you. Even if it is fairly comfortable when you stand outside, you should still add some layers before your ride. Additionally, remember to grab your helmet to protect your head if something happens.

Car wrecks can have a lasting impact on your life

Car crashes have many different impacts on the victims. When the accident is one that could have been prevented, they might have to add anger over what happened to everything else. This makes it harder for them to cope with it all.

We understand that you feel like you need to do something about the wreck. Really, there isn't any reason why you should have to pay the financial cost associated with someone else's choices.

Take precautions when walking your dog during the fall months

If you are a dog owner, it is important that you take the appropriate precautions for walking them now that the weather is getting cooler. Autumn has some very real risks for pedestrians, whether they have two legs or four.

One serious risk that you have is that the time change can mean that it is darker earlier. If you usually walk your dog after you get home from work, you'll soon be going on these walks in the dark. Make sure that you are wearing reflective clothing. Carrying a light might be beneficial. You might be able to find a leash with a light on it or a light that will attach to the leash if you want to keep a hand free while you walk.

Civil claims are possible after drunk driving accidents

Drunk driving crashes are serious matters because they are preventable in all circumstances. With all of the public service announcements on the matter, there really isn't ever an excuse. If you are struck by a drunk driver, you might decide that having them go through the criminal justice process isn't enough. You might opt to seek compensation through the civil court system.

We know that you are going through a lot right now. Your pain might be beyond measure and you may be in the midst of having to go to many doctor visits. While we can't do much for your pain, we can help you get your case moving through the civil court system.

Too many people die at the hands of drunk drivers

Far too many innocent people die in drunk driving crashes each day. In this country, there are nearly 29 people who die daily due to intoxicated drivers. While the number of fatalities has been decreasing over the last 30 years, the rate is still too high.

The primary issue here is that these wrecks are preventable. These drivers didn't have to drive after drinking. They could have been more responsible. Yet, they made the decision to throw caution to the wind and do what they wanted to do.

Big rig crashes at highway speeds are serious matters

When you are on the interstate, you hope that other drivers are going to drive safely. Sometimes, you might see someone doing something that is dangerous. One thing that people tend to do on the interstates is speed. The open road without obstacles seems to just encourage people to drive faster.

If you've ever been going the speed limit on the highway and saw a semitruck fly past you, that trucker is almost certainly speeding. This is very dangerous for the trucker and for others on the road. When you combine interstate speeds with the massive size and heavy weight of these trucks, you have a recipe for disaster.

Proper loading is imperative for all semi-truck cargo

Semi-truck trailers must be loaded properly, or the cargo can pose a safety hazard to the trucker and others on the road. Because of the possibility of shifting when the truck is moving, these loads have to be balanced and secured in a way that prevents them from being able to throw the truck off course.

There are several ways that improper loading can occur. While some of these are the fault of the trucker, not all of them are. Getting to the root of the issue might help you determine who to hold accountable for the impacts of the accident. Here are some common semi-truck load hazards:

  • Imbalanced loads: All semi-truck loads must be balanced side-to-side, as well as on the axles. Improperly balanced loads can lead to a loss of traction or to the truck tipping.
  • Overloading: All semi-trucks and trailers have weight limits. Overloading them can make it impossible for brakes and other systems to function properly.
  • Sloshing liquids: Tanker trucks face the unique problem of sloshing liquid throwing the trailer off-kilter. Using baffles and ensuring a proper fill can reduce this possibility.
  • High center of gravity: When the center of gravity is too high, there is a risk of the trailer rolling over. Keeping cargo to a lower height can prevent this from occurring.
  • Improperly secured: Items that aren't secured properly can come loose. They might fly forward when the truck stops or backwards when the truck moves forward, both of which can lead to an accident.

Hold the appropriate parties accountable your car wreck

Some types of car accidents are more serious than others. A high-speed crash is likely going to produce more severe injuries and damages than a low-speed crash. A head-on collision might be worse than a sideswipe. No matter how severe the crash, the victims of it might suffer from a host of effects.

We realize that the severity of the wreck doesn't always accurately predict the seriousness of the impacts to your life. There is a chance that a minor fender bender could have jarred your neck in just the right way for you to suffer from whiplash. This is one example of why it is important that you seek medical care after a crash, regardless of the severity of the impact.

John LaCava has done a more than excellent job representing me in my personal injury law suit. His thorough and caring manner had me completely at ease throughout the process and gave me full confidence in my representation. I would highly recommend him to anyone going through the kind of painful accident I experienced, as the attorney who will ensure that your case is taken care of in a truly professional and very experienced way. - Patt Cartolano
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