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Tractor Trailer Accidents

Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer Evaluates Fault

When a truck accident occurs many people assume the truck driver is the only one at fault. They focus on the negligence of the driver. However, tractor-trailer accident lawyer, Frekhtman & Associates, realizes that in some cases the liability goes beyond the truck driver. Liability is evaluated based on negligence. To be negligent a person has to fail to take reasonable actions to avoid causing an injury. In addition, the injury has to be actually caused by their failure to take the reasonable actions. So a truck driver that is following all the rules and driving safely but ends up in an accident...

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Semi Truck Accident Attorney Discusses SUV in Flames After I-80 Truck Accident

Investigators were working to determine the cause of a crash on westbound Interstate 80 that involved a tractor-trailer and two sport utility vehicles, one of which burst into flames. New Jersey State Police say that the accident happened at about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 25. Truck Driver Loses Control The incident reportedly began when the semi jack-knifed, and two vehicles, a 2008 Toyota SUV and a 2009 Honda SUV, both hit the truck. The Toyota was in the center lane when it burst into flames, but only after the driver and a passenger escaped, according to the Daily Record. The Honda...

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Semi Truck Accident Attorney Discusses Problem Of Fatigued Truck Drivers

A 2014 truck accident on the New Jersey Turnpike involving former SNL comedian and 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan has further focused the attention of New Yorkers and others on the problem of fatigued driving. After the driver behind the wheel of the Wal-mart tractor-trailer allegedly fell asleep at the wheel, his rig struck the limousine that Morgan and fellow comedian James McNair were riding in. McNair lost his life in the collision. In the immediate aftermath of the fatal wreck, the Wal-mart driver related to investigating offciers that he had not slept at all during the 24-hour period immediately preceding...

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Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer Notes Potential Dire Consequences Of Fatigued Driving

A tractor-trailer accident in eastern Pennsylvania's Berks County on Wednesday, November 19, graphically illustrates the hazards of alleged fatigued driving. The incident occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. at the intersection of Route 73 and Route 222. Driver Allegedly Fell Asleep According to the Berks County District Attorney, the 50-year-old truck driver from Reading allegedly fell asleep at the wheel, causing his rig to crash into a vehicle at a traffic light. The truck then continued on into oncoming traffic. Two additional vehicles were crushed as they were pulling out of a Dunkin' Donuts parking lot. A 23-year-old male and a 32-year-old female did...

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