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Trucking Accident

Don’t Get Bitten By Road Gators

September 10, 2018   |  
Many truck companies retread their expensive tires to get more use out of them. This means they remove the worn tread and apply an entirely new tread to the tire’s casing. Some companies use cement to attach the new tread, while others use a molding and curing process for retreading....
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Woman Hit, Killed by Tractor-Trailer While Passing

April 24, 2018   |  
Early Monday morning around 6:00 am, a woman was killed after being hit by a tractor-trailer on U.S. Highway 55 near Mount Olive, North Carolina. A 37-year-old lady from Seven Springs was reported traveling westbound on U.S. 55 when her vehicle was hit head-on by a tractor-trailer. North Carolina Highway...
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Can Injured Truck Drivers Receive Compensation in North Carolina?

February 16, 2018   |  
In addition to helping truck accident survivors and their families, the attorneys at Riddle & Brantley, LLP also help injured truck drivers. Our law firm has overseen workers’ compensation and third-party cases involving truck drivers who were injured on the job. You may have one or more options for compensation...
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What Are Examples of Evidence in a Truck Accident Case?

February 15, 2018   |  
Truck accidents may occur for a variety of different reasons, just like any motor vehicle accident. However, determining liability for a truck crash can be difficult because many different companies and people may share responsibility for a single vehicle. Negligence on part of the driver, commercial truck company, mechanic, shipping...
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Why Do We Need the ELD Rule for Commercial Trucks?

December 29, 2017   |  
Commercial trucks are some of the largest vehicles on the road. When these massive vehicles are fully loaded, they can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Department of Transportation regulations are designed to prevent these vehicles from posing a risk to the public. The impact force is devastating when a vehicle...
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How To Avoid Truck Accidents

December 18, 2017   |  
Accidents have life-threatening consequences and it's necessary that you take the right safety measures to keep yourself and others safe. If you have a truck it is necessary that you inspect your truck for any problems and also drive carefully on the road as this is a heavy vehicle and...
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Highway Patrol Officials Release Details on Fatal Truck Accident in Robeson County

December 8, 2017   |  
Authorities with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal truck accident in Robeson County that occurred on Thursday afternoon. Officials with the Highway Patrol said a semi-truck carrying multiple types of hazardous chemicals crashed into a Mitsubishi passenger vehicle. According to officials, the semi-truck’s driver was travelling...
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Can A Commercial Truck’s “Black Box” Be Used During a Lawsuit?

November 3, 2017   |  
Statistics collected by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) show that truck accidents are responsible for more than 3,000 fatal crashes on US roads each year. There are many reasons why these accidents can occur. As a result, evidence from truck accident lawsuits may come from multiple sources. Data...
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Is Commercial Truck Driver Training Enough?

October 23, 2017   |  
Big rig operators log millions of miles on U.S. roadways each year according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.  Are truck driver qualifications enough?  The attorneys at Riddle and Brantley have investigated and handled many serious injury and death cases resulting from truck accidents where the truck driver was at...
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Who Can Be Liable for a Truck Accident?

October 16, 2017   |  
Semi-trucks are the largest and heaviest vehicles on our roads. A fully loaded semi-truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. When large semi-trucks collide into smaller passenger vehicles, the results are always catastrophic. For example, a recent truck accident in Rockingham, North Carolina resulted in two deaths. State troopers said...
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