When you need legal representation in Philadelphia, you need The Igwe Firm!
Whether you’ve been in a car accident, a case involving medical malpractice or you’ve suffered from an injury, you need a lawyer that you can trust to represent you. Each and every one of those situations is stressful, and the last thing that you need to worry about in the middle of an emergency situation is the reliability of your lawyer. That is why, when you need legal representation in Philadelphia, you need the experienced personal injury lawyer at The Igwe Firm.
At The Igwe Firm, we handle trucking accidents of all kinds.
There’s no doubt about it, trucking accidents are among the scariest and most dangerous kinds of motor vehicle accidents, and when you’ve been in one, you need compassionate, experienced representation. Each and every case that we handle is unique, but many trucking accidents are caused by the same basic reasons. The following is a list from our truck accident lawyer in Philadelphia of the leading causes of trucking accidents:
#1. Driver Error
According to the FMSCA, driver...more
With all the semi-trucks transporting goods in the United States, there has been a surge in accidents involving trucks. In 2012, 3,921 fatalities resulted from accidents involving trucks. This is up from just over 3,781 the year before.
Truck accidents have the risk for some serious personal injury and fatalities. Unlike what is assumed, it’s the truck driver’s fault, it is not always the truck driver who is at responsible for these accidents. The semi-truck is not an easy vehicle to maneuver at 13,900 pounds empty and around 80,000 pounds fully loaded for a single trailer load. In...more
Truck accidents happen multiple times every day throughout the United States. Although we see photographs or footage of the wrecks, we rarely see any as notable as the crash that killed comedian Jimmy Mac (James McNair) and landed comedian and actor Tracy Morgan in a coma for two weeks. Even a year after the accident, Tracy Morgan still has a lot of healing to do from a severe brain injury.
In this case, it was the fault of Walmart OTR driver who struck the vehicle Morgan was in, going 20 miles per hour over the speed limit and without enough sleep. In the court cases associated with...more
you and the cars around you. There are tens of thousands of truck accidents every year and the majority of them involve passenger vehicles. Defensive driving, even if you are not at fault, can save lives. Here are tips to reduce your risk as a driver of a passenger vehicle while out on the road.
- Drive at a safe distance from semi trucks and other vehicles. This is from zero to 35 miles per hour, a safe following distance is two seconds behind. With the higher speeds, this distance will increase to allow for safe stops. When weather is poor, fog, rain, ice or snow, you should...
High winds and semi trucks spell trouble. Ultimately, the truck will become a sail with high winds. There are plenty of videos on the internet of semi trucks blowing over on a freeway during high wind storms. Communication with truck drivers and weather alerts happen when weather is going to be adverse and yet, for one reason or another truck drivers don’t heed the warnings and keep their truck on the road.
Truck drivers staying on the freeways during high winds can become hazardous, not just for the driver to lose their cargo or end up with damage to their truck, but other drivers...more
The occurrence of truck accidents throughout the United States has increased over the last couple of decades. While it’s true that some accidents are unavoidable, other accidents are avoidable when both drivers know and understand how to interact on the road. Take your time when driving and should you get into a truck accident, contact a lawyer in the Philadelphia area for help in protecting your rights.
- Pay attention while driving, especially around semi trucks. Keep both hands on the wheel at all times. Keep your eyes on the road without distraction. Know where your car is in...
If you’ve lived in the Philadelphia area long enough, then there’s no doubt that you’ve seen some crazy driving, and there’s a good chance you may have been involved in an accident yourself. Either way, there’s no doubt that automobile accidents are a common occurrence, and as a driver or passenger, it is imperative to know your rights if you are involved in one. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident and are thinking about pursuing a personal injury case, here are 5 things you need to know about your...more
A DUI is a very serious offense, and it should always be treated as such. For many people, it’s often their first run-in with the law, and it can negatively affect their life in potentially disastrous and even irreversible ways. If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, what you choose to to do right after can mean the difference between thousands of dollars of fines, hundreds of hours of community service, and even jail time. There are ways to minimize the repercussions and to speed up the process in order to resolve the...more
Product Liability cases are some of the most overlooked case in any field of law. Why? Well, one of the main reasons is because it is very difficult to judge whether or when an unfortunate incident translates into a case. Who’s liable? What qualifies as negligence? What kinds of damages can be recovered? As a consumer, it’s incredibly important to know what factors determine a legitimate claim. Let’s take a look at the major facts you need to know if you’re considering a product liability...more
During divorce proceedings, the conditions and agreements provided by the settlement are supposed to address many important issues of divorced life, such as alimony, child support, child custody, and retirement benefits just to name a few. At the conclusion of the original proceedings, the divorcing couple essentially resolves all issues and comes to a resolution with a written property settlement agreement or by a court order. This makes the settlements bound by law, and both parties are required to comply. But of...more
Have You Been Injured In A Passenger Bus Accident? Five Important Steps To Take So You Can Get Compensated
Climbing onto a passenger bus is something that tens of millions of American citizens do every day. People rely on buses to get them to and from work and school or to and from shopping centers where they purchase their groceries or clothing. Many people choose buses as their preferred mode of transportation for vacations or on short trips between major cities. Though we generally think of passenger buses as safe, the truth is that there are on average over 63,000 bus accidents every year, and about 14,000...more
If you are embarking on an adoption journey, you are probably excited, hopeful, anxious and fearful all at once. Though the end result of welcoming a child into your family may be as simple and straightforward as can be, the process itself requires a complex series of legal steps that can be time consuming, frustrating, and confusing. The best thing that you can do to make the process as painless as possible is to avail yourself of an experienced attorney who will work hard to give you a thorough understanding of adoption...more
When you seek medical attention, whether for a regular checkup or for diagnosis and treatment of a serious or even life-threatening medical condition, you place your trust in the skill, expertise, and attention of your healthcare provider. We all hope for the very best from these practitioners, and understand that there is no such thing as a guarantee of a positive outcome. But there is a difference between a physician not being able to provide the exact results that you are hoping for and a physician actually doing harm. At the Igwe Firm, we understand that when the medical profession has...more
If you have been arrested for theft in the state of Pennsylvania, you need help, and the attorneys at The Igwe Firm can help. There are many different types of theft, and different states and jurisdictions define theft in different ways, but in all cases if the police have arrested you and charged you with taking something that was not yours, then you need the help of an experienced lawyer to clear your name. The consequences of being found guilty of theft depend largely upon the value of the item that was stolen, as...more
How Product Design Defects Can Lead To Product Liability Claims: What You Can Do If You Have Been Injured
When an American consumer is injured as a result of having used or come into contact with a product, they can file a specific type of lawsuit known as a product liability claim. Product liability claims hold manufacturers and others who play a role in bringing the product to market legally responsible for the damage that the product has done, and provides the person who has suffered harm with compensation for their medical expenses, any lost wages, and in some cases for the pain and suffering that they have...more
When a divorcing couple has children, custody is one of the most challenging and potentially contentious aspects of the process. In the state of Pennsylvania, custody is handled as a separate issue in the same way that equitable distribution and child support are. The state has placed what is in the best interests of the child as the highest priority for determining who gets custody and how it is divided, and much of the decision is based on whether each parent will do enough to foster a positive relationship with the...more
Divorce When You Have Children – 3 Steps You Can Take To Make Your Divorce Less Stressful On Your Children
Divorce is never a pleasant experience, but it is particularly challenging when there are children involved. Whether your children are very young, are adolescents, or are grown adults, divorce causes confusion and has the potential to cause conflict and pain. Parents who recognize and understand how and why this happens have the opportunity to take preventative steps and make the process more manageable and less challenging.
If you are about to being the divorce process and you have children, choosing a...more
If you are a motorcycle enthusiast, then we don’t have to tell you about the joy that comes with the ride. But you may need information on a more uncomfortable topic, and that is the risk of getting into an accident. The feeling of freedom that makes riding so unique is offset by the fact that when things go wrong, there’s very little between you and the road, or another vehicle for that matter. To minimize your chance of injury it is important that you make sure that your bike is in tip-top condition and...more