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What Causes Semi-Trucks To Jackknife?

December 12th, 2018|Categories: Truck Accidents|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Injured In A Wreck? Call A Texas Truck Accident Lawyer TodayTruck accidents happen for multiple reasons and, oftentimes, have catastrophic results due to their immense weight and size.“Jackknifing” is a common cause of truck collisions. Jackknifing happens when the trailer and cab of a truck both fold into a 90-degree angle. This type of truck collision gets its name from the blade and protective handle of a pocket knife that form an acute angle, similar to the truck and its cab.In October 2018, a minivan in Texas crashed

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Largest Truck Accident Settlement In U.S. History Awarded By Texas Jury

December 5th, 2018|Categories: Truck Accidents|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Truck Accident Lawyers Building Strong Cases For Injured VictimsThe largest truck settlement in U.S. history, worth $101 million, was awarded in a Texas courtroom in July 2018. A driver for FTS International, an oil company that carries sand and other materials necessary to frack a well, collided with a driver in a full-size pickup in 2013.The driver of the full-size vehicle survived the crash, but underwent back surgery and had to receive chiropractic care amongst other medical treatments as a result of the accident.Although FTS has strict policies

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How To Calculate Your Personal Injury Settlement

November 27th, 2018|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Speak with a Personal Injury Lawyer in Amarillo to Calculate Your Injury CaseIf you have suffered an injury due to the negligent acts of another person, you could receive compensation for your injuries. Whether the injury was caused by professional malpractice, a slip and fall, or traffic collisions, you should not suffer without being compensated for the pain you’ve experienced. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “There were 146,571 unintentional injury deaths and 30.8 million emergency department visits for unintentional injuries.” If you or

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Why Do Big Truck Accidents Lead To Big Settlements?

November 21st, 2018|Categories: Truck Accidents|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Did Your Accident Involve a Big Truck? Contact a Truck Accident Attorney in AmarilloWhile accidents involving motor vehicles are more frequent, semi-trucks and vehicles can also collide causing dangerous accidents. Due to the size and weight of these large trucks, the results of these accidents tend to be more devastating than regular car accidents. Since accidents involving trucks cause greater injuries and damages, they usually have much higher settlement amounts.An article by CBS Local channel in Texas shared a casualty regarding a truck in June 2018, “A semi-truck

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What Are The Most Common Causes Of Trucking Accidents?

November 14th, 2018|Categories: Truck Accidents|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Amarillo Truck Accident Lawyers Who Represent Victims Injured in 18-Wheeler Accidents“Did you know that trucks move about 71% of the nation’s freight?” according to the American Trucking Association. Trucks are essential to our economy because they are able to deliver heavy loads of materials across the United States.Although trucks play an important role in our economy, they can also be dangerous to other drivers on the roadways.If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, our Amarillo truck accident lawyers at McConnell & Tormey

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When Do You Need A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

August 15th, 2018|Categories: Motorcycle Accidents|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Author: Mitchell Williams, Esq., Harris & GravesWhen you get injured in an accident with another vehicle, you may think the process of getting compensated for your injuries is simple, especially when the insurance company offers you a settlement right up front. Accepting this initial offer, however, can be a critical mistake that can cost you everything.Many people wonder after they get hurt whether they need a lawyer to pursue their case at all. In most cases, it’s a good idea to at least speak with an attorney. Getting

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Do I Need To File A Police Report After A Car Accident?

August 1st, 2018|Categories: Car Accidents|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Mitch Grissim, Mitch Grissim & AssociatesAfter you’re in a car accident, you’re confused, scared, and you feel angry and betrayed. It can be very hard to keep your head about you and figure out what to do next. You know that you deserve to be compensated and you know the other driver should be held accountable. Your first thought is to call the police, but then you wonder if that will do any good.In truth, while you don’t necessarily need a police report after an accident, it’s

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How Long Do I Have To File My Amarillo Personal Injury Lawsuit?

July 18th, 2018|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In the wake of an accident that leaves you injured, your primary focus is recovery. Getting back into working order is our primary instinct, leading many people to put off filing a personal injury lawsuit to collect compensation for the ordeal. You need to be careful when waiting, however, as Texas has a statute of limitations for civil suits that you can’t afford to miss.When you miss the deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit in Amarillo, Texas, you’re essentially out of luck. The court isn’t going to

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Filing A Personal Injury Lawsuit Against A Small Business

July 5th, 2018|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dealing with a personal injury case against an individual is hard enough when you’re trying to recover from your injuries. Filing against a small business presents even more challenges that can be nearly impossible to conquer without the help of a professional. Many businesses have contingencies in place in case they ever get into legal trouble, especially manufacturers, so you’ll likely be up against a lawyer who is very good at their job.Just because the opponent is fierce, however, doesn’t mean you don’t stand a chance. If you

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Why Was My Social Security Claim Denied?

June 13th, 2018|Categories: Social Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When your SSDI or SSI claim is refused, it’s confusing, scary and frustrating. Unfortunately, it happens far more often than acceptance. In fact, roughly 70% of all claims to the SSA are denied upon initial application. Explore the many reasons why the SSA denies social security claims, what you can do if it happens to you, and how the right social security lawyer can help.Types of Social Security BenefitsWhen you’re injured, there are two types of social security benefits you can apply to receive. The First is SSDI

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Why Was My Workers’ Compensation Claim Rejected?

May 30th, 2018|Categories: Insurance Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Workers compensation is an essential part of your safety at work. It’s a no-fault form of insurance that almost every employer is required to carry which, by law, helps to cover you if you get hurt in the course of your job. Regardless of what caused the injury, workers’ comp helps to cover your medical bills, a portion of your lost wages, and even, if necessary, vocational training for new jobs.Unfortunately, workers compensation insurers get very overzealous in trying to keep fraudulent claims to a minimum. This results

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Tips For Getting Your Car Repaired After An Accident

May 16th, 2018|Categories: Car Accidents|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When you’ve been in a major car accident, the first thing you’ll be concerned about is your physical health. Eventually, your thoughts will turn to how you are going to pay for your car repairs. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, securing the compensation you need to fix your car can be difficult.Fortunately, when you need car repairs after an accident, you have several options, including filing a lawsuit. Here are some tips for getting your car repaired after an accident, and advice for hiring a car