Trusting a Trucker to Tell the Truth after a Big Rig Accident isn’t Always Wise
A lot of interests are at stake after a large trucking accident: beginning with the driver. The company he works for, the owner of the cargo and the insurance companies that cover all of them are hoping he’ll “hold the line” and keep his mouth shut after a serious wreck. But all the while, every trucking wreck ends up being a very expensive proposition and their side can often see the value of having a fall guy if things go wrong in their defense. So in order to not be that fall guy, almost immediately the driver will try and pass the blame off to you in order to keep his job.
This is one reason why it’s never a good idea to trust the truck driver to tell the truth when he or she causes an expensive accident. Often they will be fired in order for the rest of the defendants to distance themselves from the driver’s “unspeakable carelessness.” Then it could become very difficult for the driver to land a new job after costing his or her previous employer enormous amounts of money in liability claims. Sometimes trucking companies won’t wait and fire the driver outright: then distance themselves from their anticipated respondeat superior charges by the plaintiff and avoid liability by sloughing all of the blame on the now-dismissed driver.
And if this isn’t the driver’s first wreck at the wheel of a big rig, he might lose either (or both of) his state trucking driver’s license, or his DOT certification. So now this poor wretch has to find a new line-of-work. And with high unemployment in the U.S., the temptation for that driver to lie, cheat or behave dishonestly to save their job is too great if he wants to keep taking care of his family.
After suffering an injury in an 18 wheeler accident in which the driver of the truck claimed that our client was driving with his lights off at night, our investigators quickly examined the scene. They discovered a security camera outside a convenience store that was pointed directly its parking lot and the accident scene behind it. The video clearly showed our client’s headlights shining brightly. We proved that the truck driver boldly lied. Witnesses and defendants can lie and or callously misrepresent critical facts in trucking accident cases.
Our 18 wheeler accident Law Firm knows how to uncover the lies and shine the light on the truth. For decades, we have conducted thousands of 18 wheeler accident investigations and deposed tens of thousands of witnesses to get to the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Our Law Firm has decades of successful skill in handling personal injury litigation in 18-wheeler accident claims and cases. If you’ve been seriously injured, or a family member has been killed by one of these trucks, our expertise assures that you receive the fairest compensation possible for the injuries and pain you have suffered, or the wrongful death of your loved one. We’ve helped deliver millions of dollars to hundreds of accident victims in Texas. Our experienced accident lawyers can help you win the best compensation possible for you.
Call us today at 1(800) 862-1260 (toll-free) for a free consultation to continue your road to total recovery and resume your life. You’re already been victimized once. Don’t let it happen a second time because you waited too long to do the right thing about it.
This summer, the Supreme Court will hand down a decision that could have profound ramifications for the future of the Affordable Care Act, known colloquially as Obamacare. If the Supreme Court decides to rules against the Obama Administration, defenders of the President’s plan worry that the results could be catastrophic for adults and children alike.
According to a recent Washington Post blog, possible implications of a ruling against the Obama Administration in this case include:
• A loss of insurance coverage for millions of Americans.
• A loss of coverage for 730,000 children whose parents would no longer receive subsidies from the federal government.
• A loss of coverage for 1.1 million children if Congress fails to provide more money to Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
• A loss of coverage for up to 2 million children if lawmakers also allow states to tighten income guidelines on Medicaid programs.
The picture painted above represents the worst case scenario for the outcome of this case. For example, even if the Supreme Court rules against Obamacare, Congress could still decide to continue to provide increased funding for CHIP programs, which would decrease the number of uninsured children significantly. Nonetheless, the results of the Supreme Court’s ruling will undoubtedly have an effect on Congress’ decision-making process.
Since nobody can accurately predict what will happen with Obamacare in the coming year, it is important to make the most out of your insurance coverage. If you or a member of your family is suffering from an injury or illness, be sure to:
- Take advantage of preventative care by scheduling your appointments as soon as possible.
- See your doctor now if you have a low deductible and you need medical care for an injury or illness.
- Schedule any necessary testing or treatment at your earliest convenience.
When choosing medical providers, remember to choose reputable doctors with solid histories of providing quality care.
March is National Nutrition Month, a campaign managed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The goal of this campaign is to highlight the important of making smart, informed nutritional decisions in order to promote a healthier lifestyle. However, making the right choices can be difficult when the information available to the public is contradictory or uncertain.
According to a recent op-ed by Nina Teicholz of the New York Times, new studies have debunked established nutrition guidelines a number of times in recent history. For example, Americans have been avoiding fat and cholesterol for years based on information indicating that consuming too much of either of these compounds would be dangerous to their health. However, the government has now repealed both of these guidelines after reports showed their original assumptions to be false.
Even the guidelines that remain in place have faced challenges. The government’s current recommendations maintain that saturated fats are linked to heart disease, in spite of several recent contradictions. Likewise, an influential Institute of Medicine study has also contradicted the government’s call to reduce salt intake.
To establish healthy eating habits in the face of contradictory advice:
- Take governmental nutrition recommendations in context, work with your doctor, and do your own research. Scrutinize the research studies that led to recommendations before accepting them as valid.
- Consider adopting the same nutritional principles that worked for previous generations: significant amounts of real, whole foods (including natural fat and protein and vegetables) with limited sugar and refined grains.
Every year, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) devotes one month to raising awareness about the latest treatment opinions and efforts to improve the lives of those suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Did you know?
- 2.5 million Americans will experience a brain injury this year alone.
- Falls are the leading cause of TBI (35.2 percent), followed by motor vehicle accidents (17.3 percent).
- Incidences of TBI have increased across all age groups.
- The annual cost of TBI in the United States is estimated at $48.3 billion.
Since brain injuries involve so many different body systems, they are difficult to treat, and doctors struggle to predict the long-term prognosis. Living with TBI can be a difficult and frustrating experience as cognitive and memory functions come and go, making progress hard to chart. It can be a lonely experience as well.
That’s why the theme for the 2015-17 BIAA campaign is “Not Alone” (#NotAloneinBrainInjury). The organization’s goal is to remove the stigma associated with brain injury through a combination of community outreach and education.