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Category Archives: Accident Help

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Mastermind Meeting to Help Victims of Truck Accidents

Posted in Accident Help
My trial schedule has been more than hectic recently with cases in Rhode Island, Florida, North Carolina, California, Wisconsin, and Arizona all having significant depositions, motions or trials scheduled over the last few months. Having weathered the worst of it I was able to attend a "Mastermind" meeting with some of the finest truck accident… Continue Reading

Trucking Lawyer Helps Nationwide

Posted in Accident Help
I was happy to learn that a local paper, The Hamilton County Herald  ( www.hamiltoncountyherald.com ), wanted to do an article on my practice, the full article published December 31, 2010 can be found here and is pasted below: Locally based truck accident lawyer helps nationwide David Laprad     Truck wreck lawyer Morgan Adams represents… Continue Reading

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Myths – Do You Have to be Knocked Out to Have a TBI?

Posted in Accident Help
There are several myths about Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI’s), all of which can be explained when you understand the science and medicine involved in the causation and treatment of TBI’s. One of the most popular myths is "You can’t have a TBI if you don’t lose consciousness."  The Center for Disease Control, an arm of the federal government, dispels this… Continue Reading

ELEVEN KILLED IN KENTUCKY BY DANGEROUS TRUCKING COMPANY TRACTOR TRAILER

Posted in Accident Help
Andrew Wolfson wrote an excellent article for the Louisville, Kentucky Currier-Journal on the dangerous trucking company that was responsible for putting truck on the road that killed eleven people in Kentucky. The company, identified as Hester, Inc. DOT number 1222388,  had horrible safety scores, putting it in the bottom percentages of all trucking companies its size in America.… Continue Reading

Insurance Companies Admit to Apology Program in Order to Settle Cheap with Truck Accident Victims

Posted in Accident Help
As a truck accident lawyer I have posted on this topic several times because it is so important, see my prior posts. I am not the only one that is aware of this problem. A friend of mine just returned from The American Bar Association’s Transportation Mega Conference, where insurance claims executives for trucking companies and… Continue Reading

DEADLY TRACTOR TRAILER CRASH KILLS DORORTHY ROCA IN GREENE COUNTY, TN

Posted in Accident Help
Another tragedy occurred Saturday when a tractor trailer struck Armando Roca’s car from behind, killing his passenger and wife Dorothy Roca, on interstate 81 in Greene County, Tennessee. The collision occurred at approximately 2pm when the Roca’s car, driven by Mr. Roca, was rear ended by a tractor trailer driven by Samuel Alvarenga. How do tragedies… Continue Reading

AITLA – The Association Of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America

Posted in Accident Help, Legal Issues
A new organization for lawyers who represent victims of truck, bus, and commercial motor vehicle accidents was recently founded. The organization is limited to those lawyers who represent individuals against these large companies and their huge insurance companies. See:  www.aitlamerica.com/CrashVictims.aspx  AITLA is the counter to the long established Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) whose members are allowed to… Continue Reading

INVOLVED IN A WRECK WITH A TRACTOR TRAILER – WHAT YOU NEED TO DO NOW

Posted in Accident Help
First, if you were involved in a collision with a tractor trailer, you are probably reading this some time after the collision, probably a long time after the collision. That’s OK. People understand that because of the significant forces involved with a crash involving tractor trailers, most people involved in the crash are either in the hospital… Continue Reading

Finding the Best Lawyer to Handle a Truck, Bus, or Commercial Vehicle Case

Posted in Accident Help, Hiring A Truck Accident Lawyer, Legal
I have been asked this question in one form or another over the years and thought I would share the following thoughts on how to hire a great lawyer for your trucking case: The lawyer should not ask you for money, and should appear to be well to do. Trucking cases are expensive, an accident reconstructionist… Continue Reading

ATA to Leave Owner Operators Without Workers Compensation Insurance

Posted in Accident Help, Driver Problems, Legal Issues
The American Trucking Association (ATA) has announced plans to lobby states to put large truck company profits over the well being of owner-operators (O-O) (See Transportation Topics, December 10, 2007 page 1). Specifically the ATA stated that they were lobbying states to ensure owner operators were exempted from workers compensation laws (stating O-O’s had to be… Continue Reading