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Why the Increase in Fatal Truck Crashes?

 June 9, 2017

Houston Truck Accident Attorney

According to CNBC, fatal truck crashes have been on the rise since 2009. There are, of course, many reasons for this disturbing trend. Some of the most concerning include: Overly tired truck drivers High turnover among truck drivers, which makes it difficult for trucking companies to keep enough qualified truck drivers to meet their clients’ schedules Trucking companies that do …

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New Information on Motorcycle Accident Fatalities

 June 2, 2017

Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Every year, the National Highway Transit Safety Association compiles data on fatal traffic accidents. NHTSA recently released an update to its 2015 motorcycle fatality data. Many troubling trends can be observed: There were 8 percent more motorcycle fatalities in 2015 than in 2014. Per mile traveled, motorcycle accidents occurred nearly 29 times more frequently than passenger car fatalities. 14 percent …

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Recent Houston Motorcycle Accidents

 May 27, 2017

Motorcycle Crash Lawyers in Texas

Like any metropolitan area with heavy traffic, Houston experiences serious vehicle accidents every day. It has never been more important to drive carefully. This is especially true for motorcyclists, who are both harder for other drivers to see and more likely to be injured in a collision with a larger vehicle. Here are just a few of the recent motorcycle …

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Bizarre Reasons that Truck Accidents Occur

 May 22, 2017

Houston Truck Accident Attorney

Truck accidents reached an all-time low after the economic downturn in 2008. Since then, the trucking business has been steadily growing once more, and with it, more trucks are appearing on America’s highways. With those trucks comes a predictable rise in auto accidents involving truck drivers. Here are some of the more bizarre reasons these truck drivers are prone to …

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Why Is Truck Driving Such a Dangerous Job?

 May 19, 2017

Houston Truck Accident Attorney

Truck driving is a dangerous job. In 2015, more than 25 percent of all workplace fatalities in America occurred in the trucking industry. So, what exactly makes this such a dangerous occupation? Pay structure. Because truck drivers are often paid by the mile, not by the hour, they are forced to choose between productivity and safety. New regulations are addressing …

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Be Aware of Truck Driving Risks During Summer Months

 May 15, 2017

Houston Truck Accident Attorney

Most drivers are particularly cautious of winter driving risks, such as black ice and snow. But are you aware of the risks of driving in the summer months? Here are just a few: Construction. Most construction occurs during the predictable weather of summer months. Construction zones always pose risks. Make sure you slow down and pay attention to the signs …

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Tired Truck Drivers Put Us All at Risk

 May 12, 2017

Houston Auto Accident Attorney

There are an estimated 15.5 million commercial trucks on the road in the United States. With truck drivers paid by the mile – not by the hour – they face pressure to fit in as many miles as possible during their driving days. Tired truck drivers put both themselves and other drivers on the road at risk. Tired Driving Is …

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Recent Truck Accidents in Houston

 May 5, 2017

Houston Truck Accident Attorney

Houston – just like every metropolitan city with heavy traffic – experiences serious truck accidents every day. Truck drivers have limited visibility and require greater stopping distance to avoid a collision. Here are just a few of the fatal accidents involving trucks that have occurred in and around the Houston area in recent years: On April 6, 2014, Willie James …

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Can the Trucking Company Be Deemed at Fault for a Trucking Accident?

 April 28, 2017

Houston Truck Accident Attorney

Trucking accidents occur on a daily basis in and around Houston and are often caused by box trucks, tractor trailers, or big rigs whose drivers are speeding or otherwise driving in a negligent, careless, or reckless manner under the circumstances. If you have been injured in a trucking accident, you may have a cause of action for damages not only …

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Proving Permanent Injuries in Truck Accident Cases

 April 25, 2017

Houston Truck Accident Lawyer

Motor vehicle accidents involving trucks, tractor trailers, and big rigs can lead to serious accidents with catastrophic and permanent injuries and damages. In many cases, the insurance companies scoff when an injured accident victim claims permanent damage in a Houston truck or car accident case. Reasons for Denying Permanency or Permanent Impairment Whenever a truck collision victim claims permanent impairment …

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