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Tracing Liability in a Trucking Accident

When there is an accident between two people, liability can get complicated. Even when the facts seem straightforward, there may be uncertainties or challenges that keep the process from running smoothly. This complication can increase greatly in an accident between a regular commuter and a commercial truck. There are far more variables, and the chain of liability can be unclear.…

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The Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Every year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 500,000 truck accidents occur, resulting in approximately 5,000 deaths. Even when an accident does not result in fatal wounds, survivors are often left with catastrophic injuries that alter their lives forever. Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has many strict regulations in place to help prevent…

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Who is Liable in a Trucking Accident?

Big trucks can cause substantial harm in a crash, which can lead to painful injuries, deadly losses, and expensive damage. Although some semi-truck accident survivors are lucky enough to walk away with minor injuries, many more face serious harm, such as broken bones, whiplash, brain injuries, spinal damage, and worse. Dealing with major injuries after a crash can be more…

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Catastrophic Injuries in Trucking Accidents

Truck accidents frequently result in severe and catastrophic injuries that often require long-term or even lifelong medical care and treatment. Given the nature of these injuries, it is particularly crucial to hire experienced legal representation to ensure the responsible party is held liable. At Scarzafava, Basdekis & Dadey, PLLC in Oneonta, our catastrophic injury team will provide the skilled legal…

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Why Do I Need a Truck Accident Attorney?

While it is important to hire an attorney after being injured in an accident, it is particularly critical to have one in a truck accident case, given the inherent complexities and multiple parties that are often involved. Moreover, these accidents often result in severe and catastrophic injuries, which means you could be entitled to substantial damages to compensate you for…

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Ways That Truck Accidents Are Different From Car Accidents

All accidents are a nightmare to deal with, especially when they result in injuries, but the fact is that not all accidents are the same. For example, truck accidents differ greatly from other motor vehicle accidents in a number of ways. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) stated that accidents involving large trucks accounted for 287,000 property damage claims, 77,000…

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