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News & Opinion

What to Do if You’ve Been in a Texas Motorcycle Accident

 August 1, 2017

Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorney

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. Seek Immediate …

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Be Aware of Drunk Drivers Around Houston This Labor Day

 July 27, 2017

Houston drunk driving accident attorney

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. If you have been injured …

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Houston Commercial Truck Drivers: Be Safe and Avoid Distraction!

 July 24, 2017

Houston Commercial Truck Accident Lawyer

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 involved in injury …

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Federal Proposal May Result in Speed Limiters on Large Commercial Vehicles

 July 15, 2017

Houston Truck Accident Lawyer

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. Truck drivers working longer and longer shifts have also …

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What to Do If You’re Involved In A Crash With A Commercial Truck In Texas

 July 12, 2017

Texas Personal Injury Lawyer

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.  …

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Texas Truckers: Semi Engines are Designed to Run Nonstop, Their Drivers Aren’t.

 July 10, 2017

Texas Personal Injury Lawyer

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 …

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How Social Media can Affect your Truck Accident Case

 July 7, 2017

Truck Accident Attorney in Houston

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 …

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Regulations that Texas Semi Drivers Must Follow

 July 5, 2017

18 Wheeler Accident Lawyers in Houston

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. Limited Hours of Daily Driving Semi drivers cannot …

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Roadway Lighting and Safer Semis

 July 3, 2017

Houston Big Rig Accident Lawyer

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 …

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Motorcycles and Lane Splitting in Texas

 June 29, 2017

Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorney

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. California was the first state to opt for legalized lane …

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