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$2.25 Million Verdict for Truck Driver with Traumatic Brain Injury

Tawney, Acosta & Chaparro P.C. Secures Landmark Victory in a Phoenix Truck Accident Lawsuit Imagine you’re a professional truck driver navigating the open road. Suddenly, another driver recklessly changes lanes, causing a collision. You sustain injuries, including a concussion, that impact your ability to work and live your life. This was the reality for Joseph “Andy” Lucero. But Andy...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Glossary

What Is A Reefer Trailer?

What is a reefer trailer? A reefer trailer, in the context of trucking, is a specialized refrigerated trailer designed to transport perishable and temperature-sensitive goods. These trailers are typically attached to semi-trucks for transportation. The term ‘reefer’ originates from the ice cream industry and was first introduced around 1925. Reefer trailers are not limited to cooling; they can also...

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| Read Time: 6 minutes | Oil Field Injuries

7 Common Oilfield Injuries

The oil and gas industry has one of the highest oilfield injury rates in the country and our oil field lawyers want to discuss the most common on-the-job oilfield injuries. The oil and gas industry in Texas and New Mexico has been a gift to the economy. It helps many residents earn money and secure a future for themselves and...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Frequently Asked Questions

Accident with a Commercial Vehicle in New Mexico? Here Is What to Know

Being involved in any car accident can be frightening and stressful. However, accidents involving commercial vehicles, like trucks, buses, and delivery vans, can be even more complex. Due to the dimensions and weight of these vehicles, injuries sustained in a commercial vehicle accident are often more severe. Determining who is liable can also be trickier, as multiple parties may...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Truck Accidents

How a Dash Cam Can Help in a Truck Accident Case in New Mexico

Imagine driving down the highway in New Mexico when suddenly a semi-truck swerves into your lane and crashes into you. In the aftermath of the accident, you might wonder who’s to blame and how you’ll get the compensation you deserve. This is where a dash cam can be a game-changer. A dash cam is a small video camera mounted...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Car Accidents

Who Is at Fault in a Car Accident Involving Automotive Defects?

When you think of the causes of car accidents, you probably think of driving under the influence and failing to follow speed limits. People often forget that vehicle malfunctions can also cause car accidents. A critical question develops when a defective vehicle or vehicle part causes an accident: who’s liable?   New Mexico law provides a path for holding responsible...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Personal Injury

What is the Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations in Texas?

Texas, like other states, gives victims of medical malpractice a short window of time to bring a lawsuit. The amount of time is found in each state’s statute of limitations. It is essential that victims know the limitations period and act in time to preserve their claim. Reach out to a skilled Texas medical malpractice attorney for more information on...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Truck Accidents

What Is a Jake Brake?

Have you heard a semi-truck make deafening noises when slowing down? If so, that’s likely the Jake Brake, meaning the driver is using the truck’s engine to slow down. The noise from a Jake Brake can be terrifying for anyone nearby. Because they are so loud, some places have banned truck drivers from using Jake Brakes in certain areas....

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Truck Accidents

UPS Truck Accidents: Vehicle Accident Claims & Settlements FAQ

UPS truck accidents occur and have increased as E-commerce has grown. Being involved in an accident with a United Parcel Service (UPS) truck may be overwhelming in terms of stress and knowing where to turn. Since the claims process isn’t straightforward, you probably have several questions regarding UPS vehicle accident claims. If you were injured by a UPS truck...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Car Accidents

Common Injuries After Being Rear-Ended

We are often asked what are the common injuries after being rear-ended. If you were recently injured from getting rear-ended while stopped, you should speak with an attorney to discuss your injuries. Our firm offers free consultations and will hear your story about your rear-ended collision injuries. While car accidents happen in a variety of ways, most occur when...

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