29

May

The Disturbing Trend of Traffic Fatalities: How Can You Stay Safe?

Traffic deaths have hit an all-time high since 2005. According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report released on April 18, 2023, approximately 43,000 persons died in motor vehicle accidents on U.S. highways in 2021. This marks a 10% increase over the...

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29

May

Three Young Men Hit by Tractor-Trailer on I-49

On December 8th, three bright young men were returning home on I-49 after finishing college finals in Louisiana when they discovered they had a flat tire. The men pulled their vehicle onto the shoulder to begin changing the flat. Most of us have been there. There is no feeling in...

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29

May

New Research Released Following Deadly Vehicle Pileup on Frozen Fort Worth Highway

Many Texans remember the deadly pileup that occurred on I-35W in Fort Worth on February 11, 2021. Despite illuminated highway signs warning of icy conditions, more than 130 cars and tractor trailers skidded across the ice-coated toll lanes, culminating in one of the deadliest cra...

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29

May

Road Rage Is on the Rise in North Texas

The Dallas Morning News recently reported that road rage is on the rise in North Texas. While I share the assessment, I too have been unable to find reliable data to measure the extent of the problem. When asked specifically, the Dallas Police Department has confirmed at least 60...

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29

May

Wall Street Journal Documents Amazon using Unsafe Third-Party Commercial Carriers—Consistently

The Wall Street Journal recently reported on September 22, 2022, on the extremely low ratings given to third-party contractors by Amazon. The Journal recreated safety data from required safety evaluations on the third-party trucking contractors. The findings were what is se...

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29

May

Over 9,500 Americans Died in Traffic-Related Accidents During the First Quarter of 2022

In the first quarter of this year, over 9,500 Americans who loved, who worked to build our country, who laughed with their friends, who shared sorrows in hard times, who cared for their families—are gone. Their deaths are unseen by the public but not by those who love them...

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29

May

When Would Punitive Damages be Awarded for a Truck Accident in Texas?

Punitive, or exemplary, damages are intended to set an example and may be awarded in very rare situations where a person is deemed grossly negligent for hurting somebody terribly and showing no remorse. Continue reading to learn more about when punitive damages might be awarded f...

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29

May

Why You Should Never Admit Fault after a Truck Accident

People tend to blame themselves at the scene of a trucking collision and for many reasons - nerves, panic, and a guilty conscious being only three. However, an experienced lawyer could advise you on why you should never admit fault after a truck accident.Truckers Know Bette...

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29

May

Causes and Prevention of Jackknife Truck Accidents

Bad weather, poor vehicle maintenance, and lack of safety checks can all contribute to a tractor-trailer jackknifing, which occurs when the front of the truck bends toward the trailer in the shape of an opened pocketknife. Our truck wreck attorneys have the experience you need to...

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29

May

New Phone Laws for CMV Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) put out a new rule regarding the use of mobile phones while driving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). The FMCSA is now restricting drivers from holding a mobile device while operating their vehicle. CMV drivers are only allo...

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