The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issue federal regulations that apply to all employers, employees, and commercial motor vehicles that transport property or passengers in interstate commerce. Additionally, each state has its own unique set of guidelines for how large trucks can operate safely within their borders.
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Commercial truck accidents can be devastating for anyone involved. The large size and weight of these vehicles can affect their mobility and make them more difficult to navigate on the road than a regular car. Unfortunately, these factors mean a higher percentage of accidents involving a large truck are fatal versus those involving cars.
If you or a family member has been injured by a commercial truck as a result of negligence, the driver, as well as the trucking company that employs him or her, may be liable for your damages. Your case will depend on your ability to prove that the other parties are responsible for your injuries. Because of this, it is essential to hire an attorney immediately after your accident so that they can thoroughly investigate the circumstances and collect all the appropriate evidence.
At Vinas and Deluca, we are closely monitoring the development of universal life insurance overcharging investigations and litigation. We continue to take action on behalf of clients who may have been unjustly or fraudulently overcharged on premium increases by their insurance providers. And we will keep our readers informed on all the essential facts surrounding potentially unwarranted universal life premium increases, related litigation, and ongoing industry updates.
Life insurance has long been considered a safe investment for people who want to protect their loved ones against future uncertainties. Many policies also offer a low-risk method of saving for retirement. However, some insurers have taken steps to raise premiums in such as way that the investment aspect of these policies has been compromised. In doing so, these insurers have come under considerable scrutiny.