Month: September 2020
Each year, more than 200 deaths are linked to underride crashes. Many of these fatalities could have been prevented if large commercial trucks were required to be equipped with side and front underride protection. Deadly Underride Crashes When large trucks are not equipped with side and front underride protection and they collide with smaller vehicles, passenger cars can slide partially or completely underneath the trailer. Underride collisions are some of the most deadly types of crashes, accounting for approximately 25% of fatalities from truck-involved accidents. A crash with [...]
Did a FedEx Truck Cause Your Crash?
When a FedEx truck causes a crash, the driver, FedEx, the contracting company, and even the vehicle manufacturer may be held liable for injuries and losses. In some cases, victims can recover compensation from a combination of negligent parties. FedEx trucks are routinely involved in crashes with passenger cars, motorcycles, and pedestrians that result in injuries and fatalities. FedEx Crashes on the Rise The FedEx Corporation, based in Memphis, Tennessee, is the second-largest courier company in the United States. FedEx delivers more than 15 million packages to customers [...]
Were You Hit by a Mail Truck in Reno?
When victims are injured by negligent mail truck drivers, they can recover compensation for their losses but since postal trucks belong to the federal government, claims must be filed according to the Federal Tort Claims Act. Filing a Lawsuit Against the Federal Government Under the FTCA, an accident victim is prohibited from filing a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent mail truck driver or the United States Postal Service. Instead, a lawsuit must be filed against the United States. Federal Tort Claims do not involve insurance companies like [...]
Teacher Sexual Misconduct: Holding Schools Accountable in District Court
When teacher sexual misconduct occurs at school, federal laws allow parents to hold schools accountable in District Court. Filing Legal Actions for Teacher Sexual Misconduct Under federal law Title IX, public schools that receive federal funding can face legal actions for teacher sexual misconduct. If a child is sexually abused at school by a teacher, school employee, or fellow student, parents may file a lawsuit with a school sexual abuse lawyer holding the school accountable in District Court. Schools are required to protect students while they are on [...]
What You Should Know About Personal Injury Annuities
Personal injury annuities allow plaintiffs to recover their losses over a set period of time which can offer a number of benefits. When a settlement offer is made, the individual’s personal injury lawyer will explain the terms of the settlement and the annuity. This can help the individual with long-term financial planning and make it easier to manage the settlement funds. Annuities are popular and it is estimated that more than $6 billion in new structured settlements are generated each year. How Annuities Work Annuities are similar to insurance products [...]