Personal Injury Lawyer News

truck on freeway

We all know that truck drivers have a stressful job. Trucking companies often put a lot of pressure on their drivers to deliver consumer goods as quickly as possible. However, that doesn’t change the reality that these massive vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, and if a single crash occurs, it can…

The truck runs on the highway with speed

Many car safety features that were once expensive upgrades are now standard and affordable, including forward-collision warning (FCW) and automatic emergency braking. Research has shown that these features reduce crashes in passenger vehicles. The technology also exists for commercial trucks, but adoption is much less widespread. As of 2015, only 15 percent of heavy trucks…

semi tractor trailer driving on the highway in the evening

Collision mitigation technology offers great promise to save lives on the roadways of Texas. It’s developing quickly, at least as far as passenger cars are concerned. But will trucking companies be as swift to embrace the new safety equipment? How technology can prevent truck collisions Ron Kremer, a writer with…

Aerial Follow Shot of White Semi Truck with Cargo Trailer Attached

You see them on big rigs when you’re driving on the roadways of greater El Paso – decals affixed to the large vehicles that ask “How’s my driving?” As it turns out, you may not want to know the answer. The Fort Worth Star Telegram reported a spot check of 18-wheelers…

Inspecting Tire Tread Using a Penny

You’re driving on a wet road when you have to stop suddenly. You hit the brakes. Your car skids and then skids some more. While you can see the accident unfolding before your eyes, you are powerless to stop it. Nothing is wrong with your brakes. You weren’t speeding. The…

Delivery Man Checking List In Van

In Texas and across the nation, the trucking industry faces an ongoing problem of employee turnover. The lifestyle and conditions of truck driving makes it difficult to retain employees for extended periods of time. In addition, truck driving is a dangerous job. ABC News reports on data from the United States Department…

Red and White Wrong Way Road Sign Post Over Sky

Wrong-way driving may not be as frequent an occurrence as other roadway hazards, but when it does occur, the damage can be devastating. The National Transportation Safety Board reports that wrong-way collisions account for just three percent of all accidents on the high-speed divided highways of the United States. They are, however,…

truck moves on highway

Texas motorists will likely face an increased risk of tractor-trailer accidents, after a series of moves in Washington to sideline rules aimed at improving the safety of truck and train transport. USAToday is reporting the Trump Administration is moving to roll back regulations across the government, including rules aimed at speeding truckers. Truck…

Truck on freeway

USA Today recently reported the trucker shortage has companies scrambling to find qualified drivers and deliver an ever-increasing amount of freight on time and under budget. Trucking firms are offering hiring bonuses of up to $8,000 as well as promising more money by the mile and more time at home in an…