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Jury Awards Victim $40.5 Million in Truck Accident Lawsuit

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

The family of a woman killed by a truck driver trainee received over $40 million from a jury in a 2-week trial in New Mexico. According to reports, the crash took place in February 2017 on Interstate 10 just outside Las Cruces, when a big rig operated by a student driver hit a woman… Read More »

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Dump Truck Accidents

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Dump trucks transport soil and gravel for construction projects as well as refuse for disposal at dumps. However, dump truck accidents can be tragic, and they regularly make the news around the country. In Idaho, for example, a dump truck overturned on an interstate highway and spilled sand, blocking traffic for hours. If you… Read More »

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How to Avoid Tractor-Trailer Accidents

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Large commercial trucks like tractor-trailers are some of the most dangerous vehicles on Florida’s highways. Transporting goods around the country, these big rigs are vital to the state’s economy. Unfortunately, they can also cause life-altering injuries when they collide with a passenger vehicle. To protect your safety, remember the following tips for minimizing your… Read More »

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Truck Accidents & Black Box Data

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

In an effort to improve trucking safety, more big rigs around the country have black boxes installed. These boxes are really data collection systems, which can go by different names. In many truck accident cases, the black box provides critical evidence. It can help bolster your claim that a driver is to blame for… Read More »

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Amputations and Truck Accidents

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

It should surprise no one that truck accidents can cause devastating injuries—often injuries that are much more serious than those caused when two passenger vehicles collide. Commercial motor vehicles like tractor-trailers and buses frequently weigh up to 40 times as much as passenger vehicles. With this much force bearing down on you, it is… Read More »

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A Dangerous Trend: Older Truck Drivers

By Craig D. Earnhart, P.A. |

Although the trucking industry is one of the most regulated in the United States, fatal accidents have risen in recent years. After hitting a low in 2009, the number of accidents involving large trucks has risen to 415,000 in 2015. Of those, 3,598 were fatal. One contributing factor to the increase in accidents and… Read More »

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