According to a report by the American Trucking Association (ATA) released in October 2017, there is a serious shortage of truck drivers nationwide. ATA estimated the shortage would be 50,000 by the end of 2017 with the shortage to soar to 63,000 by the end of 2018, and to increase to 174,000 by 2026. At Springer & Lyle, we are concerned about this shortage. We fear that the shortage could result in trucking companies hiring drivers who are inexperienced or otherwise unqualified and thus more likely to be involved in vehicular crashes. This shortage may have a particular influence on … [Read more...]
Personal Injury Attorneys: Swimming Pool Accidents
The personal injury attorneys at Springer & Lyle are concerned about the number of drownings that have recently happened in and around Denton. While drownings have occurred in local lakes and ponds, the majority of drownings occur in private & public swimming pools. According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), approximately 10 people die every day in non-boating drowning accidents. Approximately 20 percent of all those who drown are children younger than the age of 14. For every person who drowns, there are another five who are treated in an emergency … [Read more...]
Motorcycle Accident: What You Should Know
Motorcycle accident results usually end up worse than a car wreck. The level of protection drivers have around them is completely different. If your motorcycle wreck causes injuries that are not your fault, you deserve compensation. First you have to prove your case. Personal injury attorneys at Springer & Lyle have experience dealing with motorcycle victims. Here are a few things you should know before filing a claim. Get proper records at the scene of the accident Some people stereotype motorcyclist as being reckless or daredevils. That may make it more difficult to prove you’re the … [Read more...]
I Was In An Uber Car Accident, What Now?
Most people don’t think about an Uber car accident when they step foot in the vehicle. You’re just trying to get from point A to B. If you experience the unexpected, take advice from Springer & Lyle on what to do after an Uber accident. Contact Emergency Responders Make sure police are there to write an accident report. You can have that as a record of what happened and what caused the accident. An ambulance should also be there to aid and/or transport those with injuries. Even if you don’t feel hurt, get medical attention anyway. It’s always good to be checked out and you could have … [Read more...]
Accidents Caused By Inexperienced Truck Drivers
Inexperienced truck drivers is one of the leading causes of trucking accidents in Texas. There’s a duty incumbent on every trucking company to properly screen and train their drivers. Drivers are responsible for 60 foot long tractor-trailers that weigh up to 80,000 pounds that are difficult to maneuver and require long stopping distances. If a trucking company breaches its duty to properly screen and train its drivers and a crash occurs because of that, the personal injury attorneys at Springer & Lyle want to work with you to have both the trucker and his employer held liable. Many … [Read more...]
Do I Need To Hire An Attorney After A Truck Accident?
A truck accident can be costly for both parties. Personal injuries and damage may leave you wondering if you should hire an attorney. While you can file a claim for compensation on your own, it won’t always put you in the best position. Springer & Lyle shares several reasons why you may need to hire an attorney. Rules vary by state The law is rarely cut and dry. Rules can be different depending on the state or even the city. Some laws monitor how much you can get for personal injuries. Other rules may also have to do with the deadlines to file suit and provide notice. If you’re not … [Read more...]
Common Causes for Truck Accidents
Trucks, trailers, and tankers are some of the most massive objects on the roads of America. They are extremely heavy, which means that they can be difficult to maneuver, and they can do tremendous damage to objects and people simply by coming in contact with them. This is why driving a truck is so thoroughly regulated and commercial truck drivers are required to have so much specialized training. Nevertheless, despite the best efforts of truck drivers, government officials, traffic engineers and the public-at-large, truck accidents still occur. Here are some of the most common causes of a … [Read more...]
Never Represent Yourself In A Personal Injury Case
What are the ramifications if you choose to represent yourself for the injuries you sustained in an accident? Among other things, do you know how to draft an injury lawsuit that will withstand a motion to dismiss? Springer & Lyle drafts and litigates lawsuits. That’s just part of their job. Get Paid the Most for your Case Most injury cases arise from motor vehicle or on premises accidents. That means it’s highly likely that the person you’re claiming against has insurance. When the insurance adjuster tells you that they’ve handled thousands of cases like yours, it might not be an … [Read more...]
Who Pays For A Personal Injury Claim?
When you file a personal injury claim, you’re expecting compensation for what you’ve lost. It could be a financial loss, loss of time, or a loss of quality of life due to injuries or mental anguish. Your primary focus is trying to be made whole. Springer & Lyle has first-hand experience with these types of claims and the breakdown of who pays for a personal injury case. Medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering are some types of compensation you can receive but there are also costs associated with a personal injury case. The most common expenses for personal injury claims are … [Read more...]
It’s Not Just Texting That Distracts Drivers
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of death and injury in a motor vehicle. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recorded 3,477 deaths and 391,000 injuries caused by distracted driving in 2015. In the age of the smartphone, most think of texting as the only distraction. Personal injury attorneys at Spring & Lyle have seen many other activities distract drivers. What should you consider distracted driving? According to the CDC, a distraction is anything that takes your attention away from driving. It could be a direct or indirect distraction. These activities can cause … [Read more...]