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What Types of Evidence Could Be Used in a Truck Accident Case?

Truck accidents may be caused by one or more factors. Commercial trucking companies may hire unqualified drivers. In other cases, drivers were impaired or exceeded their hours of service limits. Therefore, an attorney could have multiple sources of evidence to pursue while litigating a truck accident claim. During a truck accident case, an attorney may pursue multiple types of evidence that include: Driver logs: Commercial truck drivers are supposed to keep logs that record pre-trip inspections and hours of service compliance. Logbooks could be combined with other evidence to show fault after an accident. Driver records: Truck companies keep detailed information on file about their drivers. Records may show if a company hired and retained a driver that was unqualified to operate a commercial vehicle. Witnesses: Truck accidents can have several witnesses. An attorney can speak with these witnesses to help establish why an accident occurred. Accident reconstruction specialists or…
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What Are Common Catastrophic Injuries After a Truck Accident?

Semi-trucks are the largest and heaviest vehicles on the road. When semi-trucks crash into other vehicles, they may cause multiple fatalities. However, many people also survive truck accidents with catastrophic injuries. These are permanent injuries that make it impossible to maintain gainful employment. Catastrophic injuries after a truck accident may include: Traumatic brain injuries: Blunt force trauma from a collision can cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Survivors with TBIs may have multiple health problems that complicate their lives. For example, TBIs may cause aphasia, a condition that impairs a person’s ability to speak or understand language. TBIs can also cause problems with balance, cognition, memory and behavior. In the most severe cases, TBIs may leave accident survivors in a vegetative state. Burn injuries: Truck accidents can also cause burn injuries, which have varying levels of severity. Third degree burns can destroy the deep layers of tissue and could cause…
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Beware of Dog: Not All Dogs are Man’s Best Friend

In 2014, KFC came under intense scrutiny for asking the family of a disfigured 3-year-old girl to leave the restaurant. Three months prior to this incident, the girl had been attacked by three Pit Bulls while visiting her grandfather. Although the girl survived the attack, she lost sight in one eye and can no longer move the right side of her face. Her parents described how she could no longer look at herself in the mirror and did not want to be seen in public. This story is an example of how dog attacks can leave victims physically and emotionally scarred. Dog attacks are common in the US. According to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, 800,000 people in the US receive medical attention for dog bites each year. Statistics published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that during 2015, more than 28,000 people in the US required reconstructive…
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