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Top Causes of Large Truck Accidents: Common Scenarios to Avoid by Phillip Stone

Passenger car drivers are often responsible for creating a large truck accident. They do this by encroaching into no-visibility zones surrounding a large truck. If the truck driver cannot see a passenger vehicle then it is simply not there. This can result in a large truck accident with a passenger car.

Another factor involved in passenger and large truck accidents is making maneuvers that force a truck to react quicker then it is able. A large truck has a lot of momentum and takes a lot of distance to brake. If a passenger car driver brakes too suddenly, the truck driver may not be able to brake the large truck quick enough to avoid a collision.

Also, many drivers are not aware of the needs and limitations that large trucks have. For example, many large 18 wheelers need a lot of turning room, especially for 90 degree turns. Many accidents have occurred when drivers have moved into the right lane when a large truck was negotiating a right turn.

Truck drivers are not without their contributions when it comes to being responsible for causing accidents. One such contribution is aggressive driving with a large truck. This kind of driving ignores safety rules and runs the risk of creating an accident at any time. In the attempt to get the load to the destination in a shorter amount of time, aggressive driving causes accidents.

Many commercial drivers are worked very hard by their trucking companies. They are encouraged to drive faster and work longer hours in order to make more profit. Unfortunately this puts a lot more aggressive and fatigued truck drivers on the road. This increases the potential that an accident will happen as well.

Across the country there are thousands of truck driving schools and it is an almost impossible task to ensure each truck driver gets top-notch training. Some truck driving schools offer inadequate or insufficient training for newly licensed drivers. As a truck driver develops driving habits these inferior driving techniques become woven in their style of driving and will eventually cause an accident as a result.

Call A Personal Injury Attorney When Injured On The Job by Nick Messe

If you have been injured on a job, you might be feeling as if your world is collapsing. Not only are you hurt and out of work but you cannot provide for your family. Do not despair because you can get help. There are attorneys out there who specialize in your situation.

A personal injury attorney can help you get back in control. An accident lawyer can get you financial compensation for your injuries. That way, you can pay your medical bills and meet other financial obligations. A settlement can include compensation for suffering and lost wages.

A workplace is supposed to be safe. Employers are required to ensure that you do not get hurt on the job. If you did get hurt at work, your employer needs to take care of you. You work hard every day and you deserve to be treated well by your employer.

If you are injured at work, your employer is responsible for you. Your employer might tell you that they will only pay your medical bills. If they tell you this, they are not meeting their obligations. An injury attorney can get you what you are owed.

If you are already having difficulty making ends meet, you might not believe that you can afford a personal injury attorney. However, you can afford legal representation. Your injury lawyer will not get paid unless you get paid. Your lawyer's salary will not come out of your pocket.

Injury attorneys are paid out of your settlement. If the court denies your claim, your lawyer does not charge you. It costs you nothing to try to get the money you deserve. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain.

Injury experts know what will win lawsuits. Your case will be handled by professionals. If you try to represent yourself, you will probably lose. Let injury experts with years of experience help you win your case.

Before you try and navigate the legal system, talk to a skilled attorney. An attorney can offer you confidential guidance. He can even tell you whether or not he thinks your case is winnable. A good attorney will not waste your time.

You need to act quickly, however. If you wait too long before contacting a lawyer, the statute of limitations might pass. The statute of limitations varies by state, so ask your lawyer about local laws. Make sure your claim is heard by the courts, so file your claim right away.

If you cannot provide for your family, you are under terrible stress, and this can prolong your recovery. Obtaining a monetary settlement can take the pressure off your shoulders. This will allow you to focus on your recovery. You will feel better just knowing there is money for your family's needs.

Do not live with stress and worry. A personal injury attorney can help. Settle your case and get the money you need to move on with your life. You owe it to yourself to claim the money you are owed.

It's The Client's Money: Seven Important Points To Remember! by Vicki Voisin, ACP

The American Bar Association's Model Rule 1.15 addresses the attorney's ethical obligation to keep a client's property safe. That obligation includes:

• Keeping the property or funds separate from the lawyer's property and in a safe place, such as a separate bank account, a safe deposit box, or a fireproof safe

• Keeping accurate and complete records of the client's funds and property (rules regarding the records to be kept vary from state to state)

• Promptly notifying the client when property or funds are received

• Promptly delivering the property to the client when entitled

• Providing a full accounting of the property upon the client's request

The client's funds are not to be commingled with the law firm's general operating account(s). Violation of this rule, even if there is no harm to the client, may result in the attorney being disciplined. There may be other ramifications such as criminal charges and civil litigation.

This is a serious issue. Here are seven important things you must remember when handling the client's money or other property:

1. 'Fees paid in advance' are not to be confused with 'retainer fees.' Advanced fees are usually requested to ensure the attorney's fees and costs will be paid. These fees are never deposited in the firm's general account. Instead, they are deposited in the client trust account and may be withdrawn only as fees are earned or expenses are paid. The fees are considered 'earned' when they are billed. Any unearned advanced fees are to be refunded to the client.

2. A 'retainer fee' is a flat amount that is paid for a specific period of time, such as monthly. Retainer fees are paid to guarantee that the attorney will be available for whatever work has to be done during the specified period of time. The retainer fee belongs to the attorney whether or not the attorney does work that would earn payment of the fee. They are not returned to the client, regardless of the amount of work done on the client's behalf.

3. Any funds received by the attorney but still belonging to the client are deposited in the law firm's trust account. The trust account is a separate account from the attorney's general operating account. It is maintained in the state where the attorney's office is located. The two accounts are never commingled, even if there is no harm to the client. For instance, it is unethical to borrow funds from the trust account to buy new office furniture or cover payroll, even if the money can be returned to the trust account before it is missed.

4. The client trust account may also be called the IOLTA Account. This is the Interest on Lawyers' Trust Account program. The supreme courts or legislatures of all 50 states have established these programs so that the interest on the attorney's trust account is forwarded to the State Bar to provide legal services for low-income citizens.

5. States are divided on the issue of paying unearned fees by credit card. The ABA approves the use of credit cards for payment of earned fees. Those fees may be deposited directly into the firm's operating account. It has been suggested that payments for unearned fees (remember that these funds still belong to the client and must be treated as such) may not be made to a credit card account that is used for the firm's general operating funds. (See Arizona Ethics Opinion 08-01 and Michigan RI-344 for examples). It would probably be best if attorneys have two credit card merchant for earned legal fees and costs and a second for advance fees and expenses.

6. Some states allow nonlawyers to sign trust account checks. The rule varies from state to state. Whatever the rule, the attorney remains responsible for any mistakes or theft of funds from the account. It is important that the attorney reviews all trust account transactions each month. The attorney is ultimately accountable for the safekeeping of the client's funds. Nonlawyers can be prosecuted for mishandling the funds.

7. According to ABA Model Rule 1.5, the attorney must keep records of trust account funds and other property for five years after representation of the client ends. This time period varies from state to state.

Your challenge: Review the Model Rules and Ethics Opinions in your state so that you understand the rules that apply to your firm's handling of client funds and property. While the attorney will be disciplined if errors are made, you, too, could subject to criminal or civil penalties. Your firm should have a system in place to ensure that its clients' funds and property are handled properly and ethically.

©2000 Vicki Voisin, Inc.

Ethical Internet Marketing Strategies and Search Engine Optimization for Personal Injury Attorneys

11,200 Disabling Accidental Injuries Take Place Every Hour Each Year.

Personal injury attorneys need to be able to capture injured claimants quickly before they find another lawyer or their statute of limitations run out.

Burbank, CA - There may be an unlimited number of people suffering from a variety of injuries, but for the savvy personal injury lawyer, acquiring the "right" client isn't as easy as falling off a log. Sad as it may be, not all claimants really have a case and those that do don't always have the level of damages that make going to court worthwhile. PI attorneys handle a wide range of lawsuits but not all personal injury lawyers take on every type injury. Since personal injuries are not always physical in nature some lawyers will handle cases of injury as the result of libel, slander, malicious prosecution, or false arrest. Other may focus on sickness, disease, or death sustained by another person or due from negligence of a business, home owner or other persons. Given this wide berth of examples for personal injury claims, people locating a qualified personal injury attorney that will specialize in their particular type of injury is paramount to winning and makes the search for those lawyers a process that shouldn't be left to chance.

The only way to curtail this kind of inefficiency is through the effective use of your web site and the development of powerful and ethical internet marketing strategies and search engine optimization. SEO and SEM campaigns are proven, cost effective methods that do more than just generate traffic; they can be crafted to qualify and confirm clients of real value, taking them from potential clientele to profitable claimants. As a personal injury attorney your time is extremely valuable. Taking time to talk on the phone or answering emails from claimants that have no potential or are not in line with your criteria is a big waste. If a personal injury attorney estimates an hourly rate of $300 and each initial call takes an average of 30 minutes and your web site generates perhaps 4 calls a day from non-qualified plaintiffs, you've just thrown away $600 per day or $3,000 per week. Take into consideration the number of weeks you put in during the year, say 48 weeks, those non-qualified inquires just cost you $144,000.

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