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Truck Accidents

In San Antonio, 18-Wheelers Crash More Than You Think

When you drive on Texas roads, especially the highways, you are likely confronted with the potential threat of a crash with an 18-wheeler on a constant basis. Such nervousness when driving near such huge machines is understandable; given their size and weight differences, the potential for disaster if an 18-wheeler slams into a sedan is…

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Truck Accidents

Blind Spot Safety Tips for Texas Drivers

Blind spots are areas of the road a driver cannot see from inside the vehicle, usually to the right and left of the car. The driver is effectively blind in these areas and will be unable to see an approaching vehicle. Blind spots cause many traffic accidents in Texas, including sideswipes and lane-change accidents. They…

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Auto Accidents, Truck Accidents

There’s Been a Spike in High Accident Verdicts; Are an Increase in Truck Accidents the Reason?

A recent analysis of verdict and settlement data indicates that verdicts in motor vehicle accidents involving corporate or trucking company defendants in a number of states, including Texas, reveal that, from 2010 through November 2019 showed a distinct upward trend in big-dollar awards, with the sharpest increases occurring since  2016. In all, researchers examined more…

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Auto Accidents, Truck Accidents

What to Know About Truck Drivers and Substance Abuse

Driving a truck is not an easy job. Long hours alone on the road, difficult night shifts and mounting pressure from employers can push truck drivers to their limits. The difficulties of life on the road may be why the truck industry is seeing historically low rates of drivers. Those who do try to make…

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Truck Accidents

What Is “Platooning” of Big Rig Trucks, and Is It Safe?

Platooning refers to two or more commercial trucks tailgating one another in a line, or platoon. Platooning is a common way for truck companies to save on fuel in states that allow this practice. Many people, however, debate the safety of platooning. The long history of commercial truck accidents in the U.S. and questionable safety…

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Truck Accidents

Important Records to Obtain After a Truck Accident

Documenting a truck accident is key to building a strong personal injury lawsuit against a company or driver in Texas. The facts you or your lawyer gather about the collision could point to the correct defendant, or at-fault party. Evidence obtained, including important records, may provide proof against a negligent driver or truck company. Work…

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Truck Accidents

What to Look for in a Truck Accident Lawyer?

A commercial truck accident is an important reason to hire a personal injury lawyer. A lawyer will look out for your best interests during negotiations with the truck company’s insurance provider. Since insurance companies often try to take advantage of their clients, it is critical to retain a lawyer if you wish to maximize your…

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Truck Accidents

Trucking Rules and Regulations

When an 18-wheeler is carrying a full load, it can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds or more. When a large truck with a full load is traveling at highway speeds night and day and in any weather, they present a potential hazard. When you consider that many trucks are carrying loads that are potentially…

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Truck Accidents

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