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September 2016

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The Difference Between 18 Wheeler Accident Cases and Automobile Accident Cases

The driver of an 18-wheeler was sentenced to twenty years in jail last month for an accident that occurred two years ago in September 2014. The convicted driver was driving a log-hauling big rig in Florida when he struck the rear of a bus filled with children that was slowing down to let children off. The bus had its yellow lights flashing and stop arm extended when it was struck.

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Truck Driver Sentenced to 20 Years for Hitting School Bus

The driver of an 18-wheeler was sentenced to twenty years in jail last month for an accident that occurred two years ago in September 2014. The convicted driver was driving a log-hauling big rig in Florida when he struck the rear of a bus filled with children that was slowing down to let children off. The bus had its yellow lights flashing and stop arm extended when it was struck.

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7-Vehicle Pileup Leaves at Least One Person Dead

On September 15, 2016, the driver of a black Honda Accord on Highway 6 crossed over into oncoming traffic and crashed into a pickup. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Several cars piled up as they attempted to stop suddenly when the pickup and Honda collided.

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Children Drown in Pool

This summer there have been numerous reports of young children drowning in pools in the Houston area. Tragically, a child died last month in a pool after surviving a near drowning in the same pool three months earlier. These are tragic events that usually involve children only two or three years old. In some instances, one of the parents failed to monitor the child for a short period of time only to find the child moments later in the bottom of the pool. These situations are any parent’s nightmare…

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What if a Dog Bites You?

If a dog bites you, you should always report the dog bite to the government authorities. You may report the dog bite by calling 311. When giving the report make sure to mention the following: (1) name of person attacked; (2) contact information for the person attacked; (3) contact information for the dog owner; (4) date, time and location of attack; (5) and description of the dog. Seek medical treatment immediately for the bite and document the injury with pictures before having the wound treated…

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Oil Rig Accident Leaves Two Workers Dead

A drilling rig accident in Denver City, Texas caused the death of two workers on September 2, 2016. Denver City is in West Texas about seventy-five miles southwest of Lubbock, Texas. Authorities are not sure if weather conditions contributed to the accident. One worker was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other worker passed away from his injuries after receiving medical attention. Very few details have been released regarding the cause of the accident other than that it was a mechanical accident…

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What if a Company Truck or 18-Wheeler Hits My Car?

Staying at the scene of the accident will avoid confusion. Even if the accident is not your fault, it could be alleged that you were responsible and fled the scene if you leave without exchanging information. Gather as much information as possible. Get the other person’s drivers license, insurance information, names of witnesses, and car license plates.

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