4 Common Causes of Truck Accidents  

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Truck accidents ordinarily cause much greater damage than car accidents. A tractor trailer on the road can be more than 60 feet long and weigh more than 80,000 pounds. Because of a semi-tractor's size and weight, victims of trucking accidents are far more likely to sustain very serious and debilitating personal injuries or even be killed. Most truck accidents result from one or a combination of the following causes. 1) Driver error is often the result of fatigue, distraction or inattention. Whenever one of these situations is experienced by a driver, the risk of an accident increases … [Read more...]

Don’t Talk To The Other Side’s Insurance Company If You Have Been In An Accident

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In the very early stages of an accident case, you might consent to giving a statement to the adverse insurer before you ever retain counsel. Those statements are either written or recorded. The adjuster from the adverse insurer tells you that they just merely want to get some information about the accident, your injuries and damages, but the actual purpose of the statement is to obtain admissions from you which may be used against you in trying to avoid responsibility. Unfortunately, many people talk to the adverse party's insurance adjuster before they ever talk to their own attorney. Don't … [Read more...]

Comparative Negligence  

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Unless you've been stopped at a red light for 30 seconds minding your own business and suddenly get rear-ended, fault can be a contested issue in motor vehicle accident cases. There are circumstances surrounding some accidents where the resulting personal injury and property damage are the fault of both parties. That's where the law of comparative negligence is argued. Pursuant to  the law of comparative negligence, if an accident victim is found to be partially responsible for  their property and personal injury damages, the percentage of fault attributable to them is deducted from a 100 … [Read more...]

Getting Medical Treatment Right Away After An Accident

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It must be stressed that if you're in an accident and you're injured, you should seek medical attention right away. If it's a car accident, get treated by paramedics at the scene, and insist that they transport you to the nearest emergency room if you believe you may be injured. It it's another type of accident, make sure that paramedics are called immediately. Insist on treatment at the scene and have them take you to an emergency room if necessary.   For legal purposes, injuries are documented by medical records. Aside from liability issues, they're the most important aspect of a … [Read more...]

I Have Been Hurt, Now What?

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Being involved in a car accident or truck accident can be a very traumatic experience especially if the accident was not your fault.  If you have been involved in an accident and you been injured, it is common to have questions regarding the legal course of action. Springer & Lyle is available to answer your questions, such as who pays for the damages and who will be responsible for the medical bills.   It is a good idea to understand some of your basic rights in case an accident happens.  Here are some helpful tips: What is Personal Injury? A personal injury or wrongful death caused … [Read more...]

Dangers of Distracted Drivers

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From the moment everyone learns to drive, we are reminded, "Keep your eyes on the road and your mind on your driving," as well as "You have to drive for yourself as well as everyone else on the road." The reality is that we often do anything but. That's why, at the law firm of Springer & Lyle, we represent those who have been injured through the negligence of others, regardless of the cause. The causes of car or truck accidents are numerous, but when a driver causes an accident because of those distractions they need to be held accountable. Cell phone use is becoming a major cause of … [Read more...]

What To Do If You Are In a Car Wreck

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If you are like the majority of the population, you spend a great deal of time in your vehicle. With all of daily commuting to work and/or school, running errands and vacationing, the chances are fairly high that you will be in at least a minor car wreck at some point in your life.  Because of distracted driving due to cell phones, the chances of being in an accident are increasing regardless of how responsibly or defensively you drive.  A car accident can happen at any time, so it is essential to know what to do if you are in a car or truck accident and the importance of contacting either … [Read more...]

Six Things You Hope Truck Drivers Are Not Doing

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When a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle collide, the consequences can be deadly. Although accidents happen, there are generally causes for these accidents that could have been avoided. A truck and car accident is often fatal, because the size of the commercial truck makes it a more serious threat to other vehicles on the road. Like any type of accident, each truck accident is unique. However, there are several causes of truck accidents that can often be avoided and Springer & Lyle are here to help if you get injured as a result of a negligent truck driver that fails to take proper … [Read more...]

What To Do If You Are Hit By a Drunk Driver

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Each time you get on the road, you take care to follow the traffic rules and regulations. Unfortunately, there are others who do not abide by the same rules as you, so there is always a risk of being involved in a car accident.All too often there are people who endanger all of those who cross their path by drinking and driving. When a drunk driver makes the decision to get behind the wheel of their car, they are putting themselves and the lives of all those they come in contact with at risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drunk driving kills one person every 48 … [Read more...]

Physicians Observations Preceed Generic Drug Recall

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Cleveland Clinic's cardiologist, Dr. Harry Lever, noticed repeat occurrences patients reporting chest pain when switched off of brand name Toprol and onto generic equivalents of this beta blocker used to treat high blood pressure. Once returned to Toprol brand version of the drug, the chest pains disappear. Dr. Lever reported this to the FDA but had no proving evidence aside from his observations. Sadly, his observations had a base as we now see two large Indian manufacturers, Wockhardt and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, announcing recalls of more than 100,000 bottles because their products were … [Read more...]