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Truck Accidents On The Rise

Cory P. Whalen - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyDecember 07, 2016

Truck accidents are on the rise, happening nearly 11 times every single day in this country on average, and killing nearly 4,000 people each year, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

On top of that, more than 100,000 people are injured every year in truck crashes. That's as bad as if a commuter jet crashed every single week of the year, killing everyone on board.

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Safety and the Law – Minnesota Truck Accident Law

Arthur C. Kosieradzki - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyOctober 06, 2015

An overwhelming 98 percent of those  killed in car-truck accidents were the  occupants of the much smaller  passenger vehicles. Remember those  defensive driving lectures in driving  school? Take them to heart along  with these additional safety practice  pointers.

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Secure Loose Materials

Cory P. Whalen - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyAugust 10, 2015

There are Minnesota laws in place with regard to securing loose materials on a truck or trailer.  Unfortunately, these laws are often overlooked, corners are cut or the safety concern is ignored completely.

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Stats to Know About Truck-Car Accidents

Arthur C. Kosieradzki - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyApril 08, 2015

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 98% of the deaths resulting from collisions between trucks and cars were car passengers in 2011 - only 2% of the time, the accident was fatal to the truck driver. When it comes to pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists the numbers change slightly but the gist is the same - trucks are a larger force on the road and are not to be taken lightly.

 

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6 Ways to Safely Share the Road With Trucks

Arthur C. Kosieradzki - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyMarch 03, 2015

We’ve all felt our heart rate speed up, thumping loudly as we pass the semi in the next lane on the highway. As such, every American should know what precautions to take to protect themselves against a potentially fatal situation.

 

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Litigation for the Long Haul

Cory P. Whalen - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyOctober 03, 2013

It’s like comparing a 53 foot long semi trailer weighing 80,000 pounds to a Volkswagen Beetle. That’s how different a truck accident case is from a case involving two passenger vehicles. It’s not just that the rules of the game are different when a truck is involved; it becomes a different game altogether.

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Wrongful death lawsuit filed in I-35W chain-reaction crash

Kare11September 24, 2010

"The family members have legitimate questions and we will work to provide the family with answers."

The husband of a woman killed when a semi-trailer struck her vehicle on I-35W in Lakeville last May has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the trucking company.

Twin Cities attorney Jim Carey filed suit in Dakota County Wednesday on behalf of Todd Brinkhaus, the husband of Pamela Brinkhaus, who was killed when her car was rear-ended by the truck owned and operated by Reinhart Foodservice.

Brinkhaus was traveling behind another truck loaded with 17 million bees when the chain reaction crash was allegedly triggered by the Rinehart semi. Her car, and one driven by a pregnant woman were crushed between the two trucks.

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