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Hi there, I am a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston. Cargo that falls off a tractor-trailer or a truck bed can cause serious accidents and injuries to other drivers and their passengers. If you have been seriously injured or disabled due to a vehicle such as a pickup truck or semi truck that has lost a load on the highway or from someone dropping something on the highway fro ...
Hi there, I am a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston. Truck accidents reached an all-time low after the economic downturn in 2008. Since then, the trucking business has been steadily growing once more, and with it, more trucks are appearing on America’s highways. With those trucks comes a predictable rise in auto accidents involving truck drivers.
Labor Day is one of the biggest and most popular travel weekends of the summer in the Houston area. Over the holiday weekend, many Houstonians head to the beach, to barbecues, and to other outdoor activities. Along with the increased numbers of travelers on the roads, however, comes the risk of collisions with drunk drivers.
Rear guards on tractor trailers have proven effective in preventing accidents with smaller motor vehicles. However, these devices still have issues associated with them. Regardless of the number of safety features on a vehicle, car and truck accidents still occur. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by a truck driver or trucking company’s negl ...
Houstonians understand the risks presented by rollover accidents. A recent local accident involving a propane truck rollover that closed down a Loop 610 ramp drove home the dangers of such accidents. Consumer Reports deems such accidents among the deadliest on the road. Even though rollovers comprise only about three percent of all serious vehicle accidents, they are responsi ...
Motorcycle accidents are extremely dangerous and are often catastrophic. In 2015, 40 percent of those riders in fatal accidents were not wearing a helmet, and most motorcycle accidents are a result of the other driver not seeing the motorcycle. If you ride, ride safely. If you are ever injured in a motorcycle accident, follow the protocol outlined below.
Pedestrian accidents caused by a driver’s negligence can result in serious injuries and damages. After such accidents, insurance companies will do everything in their power to try to limit their liability and exposure. In some cases, the insurance company may go so far as to deny liability altogether.
Teen drivers who have just received their driver’s licenses usually cannot wait to get on the road. Because teenage drivers are typically less experienced and more impulsive than other drivers, it is important that they operate motor vehicles equipped with the latest safety features that can minimize the possibility of an accident.
Uber and similar ride-sharing companies have become ubiquitous almost overnight, challenging traditional taxi services in cities across the country – and the world. Unheard of a few short years ago, Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and the like are now everywhere. You log into the service’s app on your phone, order a ride, and hop in the car once it arrives.
Trucks are a critical part of the economy of the United States. They carry goods to final destinations—including a myriad of retail outlets—providing the food, clothing, and household products that people buy every day. Without trucks, the economy would grind to a halt. Vital as they are, however, drivers of passenger vehicles need to be aware of the risks of sharing the roads with trucks.
Although the industry often cites statistics to suggest that commercial truck drivers are much less likely to be involved in a crash than other drivers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s records indicate that there are more than 330,000 commercial truck accidents every year in the U.S. – and that those accidents account for about 10% of all traffic-related fatalities.
With Houston growing in population each year, the number of trucks on roads and highways will likely increase along with possible crashes due to speeding. The need for on-time deliveries by 18-wheelers and smaller delivery trucks has officials around the region concerned about traffic violations and the safety of Houston’s residents.
People like to multi-task and of course nowadays seemingly everyone is attached to their smartphone. But this also means more distracted drivers than ever–and that can be especially dangerous for commercial truck drivers. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in 2015 alone, 4,050 large trucks were involved in fatal crashes and 87,000 more were in ...
Millions of drivers are enjoying the highways and byways this summer, and drivers of cars are not alone on the road. While you and your family are packing up the car for a fun-filled summer road trip, be aware that not everyone on the road is driving at their best. One person is injured or killed in a trucking accident every 16 minutes and Texas has the second highest number of ...
Most of us grew up in a time where, for the most part, a fender-bender or a side scrape was a private occurrence between two people and the only time you would hear about an accident that didn’t involve someone you knew personally would be if it were reported by the news. But these days, it no longer matters if an accident was large enough for the media to care about – before t ...
Semi accidents are among the deadliest on our roads, and states are exploring different ways to reduce their frequency. One such tactic is improved roadway lighting. Only 25 percent of driving in the United States takes place at night, yet the nighttime fatality rate remains the same as the daytime rate. This means that nighttime driving is three times as deadly.
Big rig accidents are treacherous and often deadly. Because these mammoth vehicles share the road with us, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates their drivers in important ways. The restrictions that the federal government places on commercial truck drivers are in place to minimize catastrophic tractor-trailer accidents and maintain safer roads.
Riding is a great pleasure and a great convenience for many. Motorcyclists, however, are obviously more vulnerable to injury than motorists of larger vehicles whom they share the road with. Nevertheless, many Texas cyclists are advocating for legal lane splitting, which can help reduce sluggish traffic and diminish commute times.