overloaded trucks

The Dangers of Overloaded Trucks

Large trucks are crucial to our economy and the transportation industry. Nearly all products are shipped on large trucks for part of their journey from the manufacturer to the consumer. While large trucks are crucial and helpful, they also pose serious risks to other motorists, particularly if a truck is overloaded.

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Poor Training

How Does Poor Training Lead to Truck Accidents?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires truck drivers to complete special training in order to receive a commercial driver’s license or CDL. This training aims to reduce the number and severity of truck accidents by instructing commercial drivers in proper driving techniques and safety measures. While most drivers are properly trained, as with any…

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18 Wheeler Accident Injuries

Common 18 Wheeler Accident Injuries

Based on the size difference alone, whenever there is an accident involving a large tractor-trailer and any type of passenger vehicle, whether it’s a car, pickup truck, or SUV, it’s likely that someone in the smaller vehicle will be injured, usually severely, and many of those injuries can be life-threatening. 18 wheeler accident injuries can include some of the deadliest motor vehicle accident damages possible. If you have suffered an injured or someone you care about has been killed by a big truck on our Texas roadways, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

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truck tire blowout accidents

Truck Tire Blowout Accidents in Texas

If you spend a significant amount of time driving around Texas highways, it’s almost a given that you have seen numerous signs of big truck tire blowout accidents. In most cases, you’ll see large pieces of black rubber on or alongside the road and they can sometimes be positioned in the road in a way that creates a danger for other vehicles on the road.

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Negligent Hiring Practices of Trucking Companies

Negligent Hiring Practices of Trucking Companies

When it comes to motor vehicle accidents, there are few more devastating than an accident involving a large truck. The sheer difference in size between a family passenger vehicle, like a car, SUV, or pickup truck and a massive truck carrying a heavy load and barreling down Texas highway means any collision between them will…

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Fall Roadway Conditions in North Texas

Fall Roadway Conditions in North Texas

As the weather transitions from summer to winter, drivers in North Texas have to deal with fall roadway weather conditions in the meantime. It’s a time of year when there is more rain than in summer and a less snow or ice than in winter, but there is a possibility of both. Add into the…

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Spoliation and Your Trucking Accident

Spoliation and Your Trucking Accident

As almost everyone is aware, virtually all businesses, large and small, keep a lot of documents and business records on file. This is especially true of trucking companies, who are required to keep a wide variety of records by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), as well as a number of other documents they…

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18-wheeler accidents

18-Wheeler Accidents in Lubbock

The area around Lubbock and all of West Texas serves as a major crossroads for 18-wheeler traffic on both east-west and north-south routes, which means the potential for accidents in this area is very high. Where there are a lot of large trucks, there will be accidents. According to statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), there were more than 3,500 fatal 18-wheeler accidents nationwide in 2012, which was up 12% from 2009, but the number of fatalities from such accidents increased by one-third over the same time period. And the Lubbock area saw its fair share of those.

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