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Some things to research before your attorney meeting, part I

Truck accidents are deceptive because they may appear simple, but they can easily switch into complex multi-party cases. An experienced truck accident attorney will possess the knowledge to quickly delve into your case to get the ball rolling. However, your attorney is only as good as the information he or she gets and the person in the best position to get your attorney information, is you. You have firsthand knowledge and impressions of the crash, which can be invaluable in identifying possible additional litigants.

What happens if you get hit by a government vehicle?

Everyone knows that governments get special treatment. The government can borrow at very low rates, they collect money from taxpayers, and they are, historically, immune from liability. The modern trend has been to waive this immunity, but not without some caveats. This article will explore what this "waiver" of immunity means and how it relates to you if you get hit by a government car.

You could be liable if your friend is driving your car

When you loan out your car to a family member or friend, the thing you are most worried about is whether or not they will return your car in one piece. No one wants to have the "money talk" with a friend or family member about repairs or inconvenience. But what you may not know is that you could also be liable for the damages for whatever accident your friend was involved in while driving your car.

When should you settle a truck accident?

Trucking accident lawsuits can unexpectedly spiral out of control. Maybe you were expecting an open and shut lawsuit against the driver and his employer. But upon further investigation into the paperwork, you find out that there was a mistake in the repair schedule for the truck. There is myriad ways that these lawsuits can develop. That is why sometimes settling seems like the fastest and safest option.

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