Bus/ Semi Truck/Trucking Accidents

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Bus Crashes

Buses are a popular form of transportation in the United States.  We put our children on school buses every day and trust they will be transported safely. Unfortunately, crashes involving buses can have devastating consequences due to the number of passengers on-board, the lack of efficient restraints and the propensity of buses to rollover in a crash.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that from 1998-2008 an average of 19 school-aged children died and more than 10,000 children were injured in school transportation related traffic crashes each year. 


Bus crashes may be caused by inattentive or distracted driving, fatigued driving, unsafe driving for conditions, improper security or improper maintenance. Bus drivers and bus companies are controlled by specialized federal and state laws which control how they operate.  You need an attorney who understands these laws and knows how bus drivers and companies need to operate to keep themselves and other drivers safe. If drivers and their companies followed the safety rules in place, many innocent people would not be injured or taken too early from their families.

The attorneys at Maschka, Riedy and Ries have experience handling bus crash cases, in Minnesota and across the country. Our attorneys have demonstrated the tenacity required to conduct in depth discovery into the driver’s history and the bus company’s hiring, training and supervision of its drivers. We will spare no expense in hiring the proper experts to prove that the company and its driver are liable and to fully demonstrate the damage caused by the crash.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a bus crash, it is critical to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately to fully investigate your claim and preserve critical evidence.


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Semi Truck/Trucking Crashes

A fully loaded 18 wheeler, semi truck or tractor trailer may weigh up to 80,000 pounds or even more in some circumstances. Therefore crashes involving these vehicles are often more serious, causing severe personal injuries or death.  Semi truck crashes may be caused by inattentive or distracted driving, fatigued driving, unsafe driving for conditions, improper trailer loading or other mechanical failure of the truck or trailer. 

When hiring a lawyer to handle your trucking crash case, you need someone who has specialized experience in handling commercial vehicle cases and has the financial resources to fully develop your case.  Trucking companies and their insurance companies vigorously defend these cases because there is often a lot at stake due to the severity of these crashes. You need a tenacious advocate on your side to counter the steps the trucking and insurance companies will take immediately following a crash.  With each day that passes after a semi truck crash, critical evidence may be lost, altered or destroyed which can negatively impact the chances of a successful outcome for the injured person.

Semi truck drivers and trucking companies are controlled by specialized federal and state laws which control how they operate.  You need an attorney who understands these laws and knows how truck drivers and companies need to operate to keep themselves and other drivers safe. If drivers and their companies followed the safety rules in place, many innocent people would not be injured or taken too early from their families.

The experienced trucking attorneys at Maschka, Riedy and Ries have handled semi truck crash cases, in Minnesota and across the country. Our attorneys have demonstrated the tenacity required to conduct in depth discovery into the driver’s history and the trucking company’s hiring, training and supervision of its drivers. We will spare no expense in hiring the proper experts to prove that the trucking company and its driver are liable and to fully demonstrate the damage caused by the crash. Our attorneys have obtained multiple verdicts and settlements totaling in excess of $10 million on behalf of their clients injured in semi truck crashes.  (These include a $ 7 million verdict for the wrongful death of a 42 year old father who was killed in a crash near Yellville, Arkansas after his vehicle was struck by a semi truck.  Maschka, Riedy and Ries attorney Jed Chronic was part of the trial team.)

If you or someone you love has been injured in a semi truck crash, it is critical to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately to fully investigate your claim and preserve critical evidence.

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