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Danger from truck crashes escalating 

Safety concerns are escalating in the wake of statistics that show the death toll in truck accidents is rising significantly.  GTG Technology Group, monitors the causes of these accidents to help trucking companies avoid them since minor errors can be catastrophic in an 80,000 pound truck barreling down the road at interstate speeds.

In 2015, statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) revealed that 69% of the people who died in nearly 4,000 truck accidents that year were drivers of cars and their passengers. Sixteen percent were truck drivers.  According to IIHS, the number of deaths was “22% higher in 2015 than in 2009.”  The 2015 figures are the latest available totals from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Commission (FMCSA).

In the last five years, truck driver deaths have gone up “11.2%.  Current regulations allow truckers to “drive up to 11 hours at a stretch and up to 77 hours over a seven day period,” compared to the average 40-hour work week, making driver fatigue a decided problem.

Some trucking companies are forcing drivers to work even longer hours.  The companies threaten to repossess the trucks drivers struggle to pay for with rent-to own leases and terminate them if they don’t comply.

A driver shortage is putting younger drivers on the road

The demand for consumer goods is increasing nationwide due to the recovering economy.  In 2015, truckers carried “more than 67% of the country’s total freight by weight.”  But the trucking industry is facing a shortage of drivers.  The average trucker is 55 years old.  The difficulty of meeting the physical demands of the job is causing many to retire.  In 2015, the American Trucking Association reported a shortage of 35,000 to 40,000 truck drivers, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The industry is turning to younger drivers to fill the gap.  Trucking companies are currently lobbying Congress to allow 18-year olds to drive big rigs across state lines as the companies work to get goods to markets around the nation, although federal statistics clearly show that teens are more likely to make “reckless decisions” behind the wheel.

Truckers and passenger car drivers are both at risk

In April 2017, USA Today exposed trucking industry practices that put drivers and the public in danger.  In 2016, The Huffington Post published a report about the way Congress is “watering down” safety rules that protect the general public in response to trucking industry lobbyists.

Wayne Wright has 40 years of experience helping trucking accident victims. 

He is one of America’s top trial lawyers.  He has been honored numerous times with top, national legal awards that are based solely on high dollar wins for clients.  Clients only pay fees when Wayne Wright wins their case.  Calls and evaluations are free.  Wayne Wright knows victims of truck accidents have legal rights and deserve help.

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Car Accidents are not easy… Before you talk to the insurance company, consult with an experienced car accident lawyer who has a history in San Antonio.

Our attorneys have the experience and skill to help you face the challenges that follow an Auto accident, including:

  • Fighting for compensation for pain, suffering, lost wages, and medical bills.
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We have achieved multi-million dollar settlements for victims and their families who have suffered tragic results of a severe injury, Wayne Wright Attorneys have years of experience working to fight for victims right against insurance companies, we know how to fight them for you and how to maximize your settlement.

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  • RESPECT: We dignify our clients and their cases with proper attention given to every case.
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  • LEGAL EXPERTISE: We assign our qualified team of attorneys and legal staff to each case.
  • SERVICE: We provide superior client service to all calls and visits, answering questions personally and professionally.
  • COMMUNICATION: We give you regular, periodic case status updates; prompt return of your phone calls; teamwork and cooperation among our staff.
  • ETHICS: You can be assured of consistent ethical behavior from everyone, as representatives of Wayne Wright LLP.
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“After I called Wayne Wright He told the insurance company there was a new sheriff in town.”
I am Albert and I am a grateful Wayne Wright client.  My car accident caused a broken femur.  A friend’s mom had known the Wright family for years and she insisted I call Wayne Wright.  After I called Wayne Wright, he told the insurance company “There is a new sheriff in town”.  Wayne Wright broke my case down and made it easy to understand.  Wayne Wright is a heavy hitter.  Wayne Wright got me 113359.  Wayne Wright’s a lawyer I really look up to.
Albert
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Not all car accident attorneys are equal. You want an attorney with experience, a proven track record of success, and a history of obtaining the highest compensation amounts for their clients. With over 40 years Experience The Wright Law Firm has been awarded the Top Litigator Award recognizing the firm as the top 1% of all lawyers. The Wright Law Firm has also received numerous other awards in recognition of their outstanding work in Texas accident law.

Every car accident is different, meaning compensation can vary significantly. In most accident cases, the victim is entitled to compensation for:

  • Car Repair/Replacement
  • Property Damages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Lost Wages Due to Inability to Work

A car accident lawyer can evaluate your case and give you an estimate of the value of your damages, with help from economic loss experts, medical experts, and other relevant professionals.

You will speak to one of our excellent car accident lawyers. During your consultation, you will have an opportunity to share the facts about your accident and get answers to your questions. Our team member will then provide you with options that are available to you, including information about how we can help you with your accident case. They will then highlight the next steps to take and help you move your case forward, putting you on the fast track to recovery.

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Medical errors killing many Americans

Cancer and heart disease are at the top of the Centers for Disease Control’s list of the major causes of death in the United States, just as they have been for years. Heart disease is in the top spot, followed by cancer.  But there is a strong contender for third place – “medical errors.”

A 2016 article in The BMJ – a leading international medical publication – points out that death certificates in the U.S. have no place to list medical errors.  If there were, the article’s authors contend, medical error “would rank as the third leading cause of death in the U.S.”

In 2016, CBS News reported on the rise of medical errors as a major cause of death in the United States.  According to the news agency, authors of The BMJ article analyzed death records that spanned eight years.  They concluded “that more than 250,000 Americans die due to medical mishaps every year.”

The authors, a professor of surgery and a researcher at Johns Hopkins Hospital, say a place for medical error should be included on U.S. death certificates. If not, they say the United States will have no accurate barometer of what is killing Americans and how to reduce the death toll.

In 2012, The BMJ reported on a 25-year summary of malpractice lawsuits in the U.S. caused by “diagnostic errors” and concluded that the errors appeared to be “the most costly and most dangerous of medical mistakes” in the United States.  The researchers studied the consequences of these diagnostic errors by analyzing “closed, paid malpractice claims.”

Who is at fault when medical care goes wrong?

There are a number of ways medical care can go awry. While doctors make errors, so do nurses and others who provide medical services.  Hospitals and pharmaceutical companies can also commit medical errors.  Finding out who is at fault for the mistake that cost the life of a loved one, or left you or a family member with a chronic disability, is the first step in filing a malpractice lawsuit.

The next step is proving legal liability. You must show that the medical provider owed “a duty” to the patient and he or she violated the applicable standard of care, causing the injury.

Wayne Wright has been representing victims of medical errors for 40 years

His accolades attest to his expertise. Wayne Wright is one of America’s top trial lawyers.  His legal awards demonstrate his devotion to those who have been injured as he upholds the highest standards of the legal profession on their behalf.  Clients only pay fees, agreed upon in advance, when Wayne Wright wins their case.  Calls and evaluations are free.

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My friend’s a judge and I asked him who’s a powerful lawyer. Without skipping a beat, he said Wayne Wright.

I am a proud Wayne Wright client.  My truck was hit by an 18 wheeler and I received back and neck injuries.  The trucking company was giving me the run around.   As a former insurance adjuster myself, I have seen the kind of dirty tricks they pull.   My friend’s a judge and I asked him who’s a powerful lawyer.  Without skipping a beat, he said Wayne Wright.  Wayne Wright got me $136,834.

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Car Accidents are not easy… Before you talk to the insurance company, consult with an experienced car accident lawyer Austinites trust. Our attorneys have the experience and skill to help you face the challenges that follow an Auto accident, including:

Fighting for compensation for pain, suffering, lost wages, and medical bills.

Handling extensive paperwork.

Dealing with the insurance companies.

Getting repairs  to get you back on the road.

We have achieved multi-million dollar settlements for victims and their families who have suffered tragic results of a severe injury, Wayne Wright Attorneys have years of experience working to fight for victims right against insurance companies, we know how to fight them for you and how to maximize your settlement.

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RESPECT: We dignify our clients and their cases with proper attention.

JUSTICE: We work hard and passionately, obtaining justice for every client.

LEGAL EXPERTISE: We assign our qualified team of attorneys and legal staff to each case.

SERVICE: We provide superior client service to all calls and visits-answering questions personally and professionally.

COMMUNICATION: We give you regular, periodic case status updates; prompt return of your phone calls; teamwork and cooperation among our staff.

ETHICS: You can be assured of consistent ethical behavior from everyone, as representatives of Wayne Wright LLP.

DEDICATION: Our office consistently standardizes systems and procedures and uses custom designed software to provide our entire staff with the best tools to serve each client.

STRENGTH: We invest in our team, our capabilities, and our infrastructure, keeping our firm strong and effective. We provide expertise on every level to benefit our clients and our community.

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Wayne Wright Client Albert

“After I called Wayne Wright He told the insurance company there was a new sheriff in town.”
I am Albert and I am a grateful Wayne Wright client.  My car accident caused a broken femur.  A friend’s mom had known the Wright family for years and she insisted I call Wayne Wright.  After I called Wayne Wright, he told the insurance company “There is a new sheriff in town”.  Wayne Wright broke my case down and made it easy to understand.  Wayne Wright is a heavy hitter.  Wayne Wright got me 113359.  Wayne Wright’s a lawyer I really look up to.

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