Cargo Securement on Commercial Vehicles

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Commercial trucks and buses are usually the biggest vehicles on the roads, and are a common cause of vehicle crashes. In 2012, nearly 4,000 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks.[1]  Because these large vehicles can be such a safety hazard, it is important that all commercial vehicles comply with all specified safety requirements. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is working towards safer conditions for all drivers by regulating safety hazards common to large, commercial vehicles. [2]  Each year, the CVSA conducts an International Roadcheck, targeting a specific safety issue for large trucks.[3]  2015 marked the CVSA’s 28th annual International…

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Chris Guedri Answers Your Questions about Truck Accidents

With over thirty years of experience as a Richmond truck accident lawyer, P. Christopher Guedri has successfully helped his clients deal with the devastating consequences of their accidents. He has an in depth understanding of the complexity and high stakes involved with trucking accidents. Additionally, he is a seasoned veteran of the courtroom, where he has won multimillion-dollar verdicts for trucking accident victims.

If you have been injured in a truck or tractor trailer accident, Chris Guedri has the experience and legal knowledge to help you get the compensation you deserve. The following is a series of videos and articles by Chris Guedri that may help answer some of your questions about truck accidents:

VIDEO: An Experienced…

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Why are Attorneys Important if you are Involved in a Tractor Trailer Accident?

By: P. Christopher Guedri

Accidents involving tractor trailers or other commercial vehicles often result in serious injury or death. In these situations, getting the money you and your family deserve can be especially important to the recovery process. Unfortunately, when commercial drivers and their insurance companies are involved, getting the restitution you deserve can be a complicated and confusing process. This is why hiring an attorney is especially important if you or your family have been injured in a tractor trailer or commercial vehicle accident that was not your fault.

Why are these kinds of accidents so complex? The truck driver and his company have an overwhelming advantage when it comes to resolving personal…

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Why Prompt Investigation is Key in a Tractor Trailer or Commercial Truck Accident

By: P. Christopher Guedri

Tractor trailer or commercial truck accidents often lead to very serious injuries or even death. Typically the stakes are very high, both for the plaintiff and the defendant when the accident leads to a personal injury case. If you have been involved in a tractor trailer or commercial truck accident, you should avoid giving statements to anyone regarding the incident before you speak to an attorney. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible following the accident because prompt investigation following a tractor trailer or commercial truck accident can often mean the difference between winning and losing your case.

If you do contact an attorney regarding your involvement in a tractor…

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VIDEO: An Experienced Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer Can Make the Difference for Your Case

In the video below, Allen & Allen personal injury attorney Christopher Guedri shares his experience with handling tractor trailer and truck accident cases. A tractor trailer accident can be one of the most horrific accidents on the road, and they often leave catastrophic damages and injuries. The fatality rate from an accident involving a tractor trailer is higher than any regular automobile accident; they are responsible for around 100 fatalities and over 1,300 injuries annually in Virginia. Nationwide, 1 out of every 9 fatal accidents on the road involves a tractor trailer.

The victims of a truck accident might be confused about what legal steps they should take. Finding an experienced tractor trailer accident attorney can help…

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What to do at the Scene of an Accident

By: P. Christopher Guedri

You are driving along when you suddenly find yourself involved in a car or truck accident. What do you do? Remain calm, and follow these steps:

Stop! Any driver of a motor vehicle (car, truck, tractor trailer, or motor cycle) involved in an accident must stop immediately if (1) a person is injured or killed or (2) if an attended vehicle or other attended property is damaged.

But where should you stop? If you are physically able and your car is operable, stop as close to the scene of the accident as possible without obstructing traffic. If they are working, activate your emergency lights.

Call the police! You should call either the State police or the local law-enforcement agency to report… Read more

Trucking Log Books

By: P. Christopher Guedri

Falling asleep while barreling down the highway at 65 mph behind the wheel of a 26,000 pound truck can cause catastrophic injury or death. Since a fully loaded commercial truck can weigh over 25 times a passenger vehicle, trucking accidents are often much more severe than automobile accidents. Due to the discrepancy of size between a truck and a car, the most severe injuries usually occur to the occupants of the car. The Department of Transportation has placed strict regulations on truck driving to keep the truck drivers alert and safe. Log books are used to regulate the activities of truckers and help ensure that every trucker is well rested. The log book is used to track when a driver is driving, off duty,…

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In It From the Beginning: The High Cost of Delay in Seeking an Attorney

By: P. Christopher Guedri

                Large trucks and tractor trailers are the biggest and most dangerous vehicles on the road. Accidents involving these vehicles often cause death and devastation, leaving the victims shell-shocked and wondering what to do next. The trucking industry and trucking accidents are governed by a different and complex set of rules that may make it necessary for you to hire a truck accident attorney to ensure your rights are protected. Trucking companies employ many experienced lawyers, and the best way to level the playing field is to secure the secure excellent representation of your own.

                Virginia has a very reasonable statute of limitations for accidents, only requiring that…

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