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June 2019 Archives

Will autonomous trucks be on the road soon?

For years, auto industry leaders have discussed the future of autonomous vehicles and related policy. Currently, most passenger vehicles are only partially automated, ranked by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Now, trucking industry leaders are pushing for a seat at the table.

Brake failure a frequent cause of commercial truck crashes

If watching large trucks thunder down steep California hills makes you uneasy, you are in good company. Based on their size and weight alone, semi trucks pose a serious threat to you and everyone else they encounter, and when those massive vehicles are also traveling downhill, it is essential that they have properly functioning brakes. At Hildebrand McLeod & Nelson LLP, we understand that brake failure is a common cause of today's trucking accidents, and we have helped many people who suffered injuries or lost loved ones in truck crashes pursue compensation.

How could a car accident affect your ability to see?

What does a car accident have to do with your ability to see? Of course, some sort of debris could get into your eye and cause you to have vision problems, at least temporarily; however, that is not the focus of this article. Here, the discussion will center on how a concussion, or traumatic brain injury, can give you vision problems that could last for an appreciable amount of time.

Who pays when trucks crash?

Should a truck collision injure you or someone you love, there would probably be severe consequences. These crashes are violent, involving heavy commercial vehicles at high speeds. That means the people responsible for the accident would probably have quite a bit at stake in terms of medical bills and other economic damages under California law.

What to know about an underinsured driver

Uninsured drivers can be a big problem if one collides with you on a California road. Without insurance to cover your bills, the cost of covering medical and property damage can burn a big hole in your wallet. However, some drivers, while they actually do possess auto liability insurance, may not possess enough to cover the full cost of damages if they are at fault. These are known as underinsured drivers.

Long derailment investigation comes to a close

Injuries that railroad workers suffer in California or other states fall under a law called the Federal Employers' Liability Act, or "FELA." This law permits workers to  recover compensation for financial as well as non-economic losses. However, full recovery often requires extensive investigation and takes some time to achieve.

What errors can cause truck accidents?

Truck accidents in California can be devastating. Because of the large size of semis, 18-wheelers, etc. relative to other vehicles on the road, collisions often result in death or catastrophic injury for occupants of smaller cars and trucks. This is especially true of accidents that occur on highways and interstates that involve greater speeds.

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