Rick Shapiro and Randy Appleton were interviewed about serious tractor-trailer accidents and what injured drivers should do after a wreck on The Legal Brief. This is a popular radio program that is broadcast throughout the Southeastern region of the United States.
The Legal Brief can be heard live on the Associated Press, SRN and Fox News Radio networks. The Legal Brief program covers several areas of law in Virginia, including personal injury and wrongful death law.
Rick and Randy have over 40 years of combined experience handling personal injury and tractor-trailer accident cases. They are both Virginia "Super Lawyers" and are recognized as "AV Preeminent" attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell, of the most respected lawyer rating publications in the country. They were asked to talk about car versus truck accidents due to their extensive experience in this area of law.
Below are excerpts from the interview where Rick and Randy address specific truck accident injury questions:
- The Major Differences Between a Car Accident and a Car versus Tractor Trailer Accident
- Steps To Take After an Accident Where Your Vehicle was Hit by a Big Rig
- Why It Is So Critical to Retain Experienced Representation Immediately After an Accident
- Common Causes of Serious Tractor-Trailer Accidents
- In a Truck Accident Personal Injury Case, Multiple At-Fault Parties May Be Involved
- Speaking to an Attorney Right Away is Important Because Critical Evidence from the Accident Can Go "Missing"
- Big Rig Operators Need to Have a Valid Commercial Drivers License
- Commercial Truck Drivers Must Adhere to Federal Hours of Service Guidelines
- Ignoring Hours of Service Guidelines Often Results in Fatigued Commercial Truck Drivers
- What Exactly is a Commercial Vehicle?
- Understanding the Contributory Negligence Defense
- The Last Clear Chance Doctrine Can Help Overcome Contributory Negligence Defense
- Black Box in Most Commercial Trucks Contains Critical Data About a Trucking Accident