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What Benefits am I entitled to if my Spouse was killed in a trucking accident?

Under California law truckers and trucking companies owe financial compensation to the legal heirs of relatives killed because of truck driver or trucking company negligence or carelessness. California law specifies who may bring a claim for monetary recovery when a parent, spouse, child or sibling is killed. Wrongful death lawsuits are hard-fought, complex, vigorously defended,…

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Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck drivers are the ones most immediately responsible for the safe operation of their vehicles on the roadways of California. Drivers must abide by all company, industry, and state and federal laws and regulations in order to remain safe on the highways. When drivers fail to comply with the legal duty of care, their negligence…

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How are Truck Accident Cases Valued?

When Trucking injuries occur victims must be able to recover compensation for all of their losses. It is important to know how truck accident claims in California are valued so that you have an understanding of how much compensation your Walkup Injury team will seek. In the aftermath of a truck accident in California, our…

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FMCSA Trucking Regulations Primer

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is responsible for publishing and enforcing regulations for commercial trucks throughout the United States. Any truck that operates across state lines is subject to FMCSA regulation. The FMCSA requires that all commercial truck drivers that cross state lines carry and maintain certain insurance minimums that depend on the…

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Employer Liability in Trucking Accidents

Accidents involving large commercial trucks are often caused by the negligent actions of truck drivers working for large employers. Carelessness, fatigue, violating safe practices, operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs or while distracted by a phone or another device are frequent causes of serious injury collisions. Other scenarios include: Failing to abide by…

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Commercial Vehicle Insurance Requirements CA

Every vehicle on the roadway must be covered under an insurance policy. California law stipulates this, both for drivers of personal vehicles as well as commercial vehicle drivers. Commercial truck insurance requirements in California are different than the requirements for most other types of passenger vehicles. Here, we want to examine California’s commercial motor vehicle…

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Biggest Commercial Truck Insurance Providers in California

All commercial truck carriers are required to have insurance on their vehicles. Commercial truck insurance policies help provide compensation to individuals who sustain severe or fatal injuries when a crash is caused by a truck driver or trucking company. There are various providers of commercial truck insurance policies in California. Main Providers of Commercial Truck…

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Mike Kelly Served as Co-Chair of 360 Advocacy’s “How To Win Trucking Cases” in Las Vegas

Mike Kelly served as co-chair of 360 Advocacy’s “How To Win Trucking Cases” in Las Vegas on March 8th and 9th. Mike is pictured here with program co-chair Tim Tomasik, of Chicago’s Tomasik, Kotin and Kasserman. The program covered case theming, case framing, voir dire, accident reconstruction, use of experts and deconstructing common defenses.

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