Did you know that if you get into an accident with an Amazon delivery vehicle, and it’s the Amazon driver’s fault, obtaining compensation for your bodily injuries may be more complicated than you think?

This is because Amazon claims the majority of drivers making deliveries on its behalf are not employees but independent contractors. Their vehicles may be marked with Amazon logos but the driver of the vehicle is frequently not an employee of Amazon.  The drivers are instead employed by separate corporate entities or are working for other delivery companies like Fed-Ex or UPS.   Some people have argued that Amazon Read More

Sharing the road with commercial trucks can be tricky! Here are some tips to stay safe!

It seems like there are more commercial trucks on the road than ever before, and you can’t drive anywhere without encountering at least one or two. Navigating around 18-wheelers is not the same as driving in traffic with passenger vehicles. Driving around commercial trucks can be more dangerous and the risk of accident increases.  Extra precautions need to be taken to avoid accidents with 18- wheelers. They are much Read More

I’ve just been in an accident with an 18-wheeler! What do I do now?!

An accident with an 18-wheeler or other large commercial motor vehicle is almost alwaysmore serious than an accident with another passenger vehicle. Since 18-wheelers can be 20-30 times the size and weight of a standard passenger car, they can cause much more damage and destruction. Not surprisingly, commercial trucks are involved in many of the most serious or fatal accidents on our roads today.  There are many Read More

Can I Recover Lost Wages or Income if I’m Injured in a Car Accident?

A car accident can instantly and dramatically change your life. You might need hospitalization and time off work to make a full recovery. This can lead to loss of wages and income for an extended period of time. You might wonder if you can recover these lost wages and income. Fortunately, the answer is yes.  Lost wage compensation is an example of damages the experienced personal injury attorneys at Wyly & Cook, Read More

If I Was Injured By an Uber or Lyft Driver, What Are My Options?

If you are in an accident that involves a rideshare vehicle like Uber or Lyft, it can be difficult to determine which car insurance applies to your claim and how to protect your rights after the accident. A rideshare business model means that the driver is contracted to drive the car and pick up passengers. The passengers arrange a ride via an app. All this affects who is ultimately responsible for your claim. To Read More

Do I Need an Attorney?

I’ve just been in a car accident; do I need an attorney? Car crashes are one of the most common causes of injury out there and unfortunately, they happen quite frequently. When you’re in an accident you know that you need to contact the police and also your insurance company, but you might not be clear on what happens next. Will the insurance company of the driver who is at fault make sure the claim is processed and Read More

Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

Hiring a personal injury lawyer is the smartest decision you can make when you find yourself involved in a personal injury case of any kind. But how do you choose the right attorney to help you navigate the ins and outs of the legal system. Choosing the right personal injury lawyer can make all the difference when it comes to settlements or trial outcomes. Here are seven things to consider when making the important Read More

Are You a Distracted Driver?

Driving distracted can be more than texting! What else are you doing that might make you a distracted driver?  Life moves fast and we often find ourselves doing multiple things at once to fit everything in. Multitasking is a way to get things done, but it should never happen when you are behind the wheel of a car. Distracted driving is the number one causes of fatalities or injury on the road. The statistics are Read More

Accidents involving 18-wheelers are on the rise, it’s important that you know your rights!

Eighteen wheelers are a part of our daily driving experience. With about 3 million semi trucks on the road each year, navigating the road with these 70 to 80 foot long, and up to 80,000 pound vehicles is simply a reality. And unfortunately, 18-wheeler accidents are all too common.  Crashes involving 18-wheelers and other large commercial motor vehicle are caused by a wide range of factors including tired or Read More

Leading Causes of Accidents between Large Trucks and Passenger Vehicles

Large trucks—also known as semi-trucks, semi-tractor trailers, “18 wheelers,” and “big rigs”—represent just 1% of the 273 million registered vehicles in the United States. Yet they were involved in approximately 8% of the nonfatal crashes, and 14% of the fatal crashes.1  The most common causes of crashes between 18 wheelers and passenger vehicles are as follows: 1. Interrupted traffic flow, which can lead to Read More