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Can a semi truck driver be held responsible for an accident on icy roads?

Yes, just as with any accident involving a semi truck, the truck driver can be held responsible any time he or she was at fault, even in part, for an accident. Semi truck drivers are required to drive for the…

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New Medical Certification Requirements for Bus and Truck Drivers

Medical conditions of big rig and bus drivers have become a significant factor in many accidents resulting in personal injury and wrongful death. For this reason, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is now requiring certain bus and semi-trailer…

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Truck Driver Lost Control and Killed Loved One

When families come to me after a death caused by an accident with a semi truck, dump truck or other commercial vehicle, one of the most important things they want to know is sometimes the most obvious thing – how…

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Auto Insurance Claim: Free Consultation with a Minnesota Accident Lawyer

Auto insurance is meant to protect you from carrying the burden of the financial costs of an accident resulting from bodily injury, but you may need help from a lawyer to recover all of the money you are entitled to…

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Wrongful Death Settlement Can Honor the Memory of the Lost Loved One

Unquestionably, in every wrongful death case in which I have been involved, the money recovered in a settlement or at trial can’t even begin to compensate family members for the loss of a loved one they have endured.  Every client would…

Semi Trailer Accident
Wrongful Death Damages for Families of 18-Wheeler Accident Victims Vary by State

The amount (and type) of money damages recoverable in a wrongful death lawsuit varies considerably from state to state.  For example, some states allow families to recover compensation for the pain and suffering the decedent endured prior to death and…

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Lawsuit for Child Injured in an Accident Caused by the Child’s Parent

The following article discusses how children injured in an accident can obtain compensation from insurance companies for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages. My name is Eric Hageman, and I am a personal injury lawyer. Over the years,…

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Pritzker and Hageman Attorneys of the Year

UPDATE: Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman were again named “Attorneys of the Year” in 2015. Read about their $3 million recovery for a family who lost their son in a pool drowning during school gym class. Fred Pritzker and Eric…

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Sleep Apnea Can Cause Semi Truck Drivers to Fall Asleep at the Wheel

More and more often, sleep apnea is a major factor in semi truck crashes across the United States. Sleep apnea is a breathing-related sleep disorder that causes brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. These pauses in breathing can last at…

18-Wheeler Accident
If I live in one state and have an accident with an 18-Wheeler in another state, where do I file the lawsuit?

If you have an accident with an 18-wheeler truck in a state where you do not live, you may have the option of filing a lawsuit against the truck driver and trucking company in the state where you live, the…

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A distracted truck driver ran into my car and seriously hurt me and my children

When a distracted truck driver runs into a car and seriously injures a family, everyone who is hurt may have the legal right to sue that driver for compensation. Even children, through a parent or guardian, has rights. Lawsuit against…

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Hours-of Service Rules for Commercial Truck Drivers Should Be Revised

A year ago, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a regulatory proposal that would revise hours-of-service (HOS) requirements for commercial truck drivers.  This week, Republicans on the House Oversight Committee held a hearing to attempt to block the…