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Why Are Semi-Trucks More Likely To Cause Rear-End Accidents?

Texas truck accident lawyers explain why rear-end crashes involving tractor-trailers are so common. Semi-trucks – sometimes known as 18-wheelers or tractor-trailers – often cause serious and fatal rear-end accidents with other vehicles. So, why are these particular types of truck accidents so common? And what makes them so dangerous? The most common type of motor...

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FMCSA Proposed Changes Aimed At Preventing Truck Accidents

Here's a glimpse into what the FMCSA has planned for 2023. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released its list of proposed regulation changes aimed at preventing commercial truck accidents across the country, according to the Trucking Info website. The proposed changes "prioritize safety and security, promote innovation, foster a consistent regulatory approach...

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Far Too Many Pedestrians Are Being Killed This Year in Houston

Negligent drivers who cause pedestrian accidents need to be held accountable. In a quick succession of separate weekend crashes, the deaths of four pedestrians have devastated the victim's loved ones and Houston's walking and biking communities. The string of late-September fatal pedestrian accidents underscores the need for roadway improvements that make streets safe for all...

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Is a Concussion a Serious Brain Injury?

Even a "mild" traumatic brain injury should be taken seriously. Concussions are common in car wrecks, truck accidents, motorcycle crashes, construction accidents, slip and falls, and industrial accidents—but according to research, about 9 out of every 10 adults cannot properly define "traumatic brain injury." There are also some public misconceptions about this type of brain...

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New Truck Underride Guard Rules Issued by NHTSA

Amid a nationwide spike in fatal car accidents, a new rule has been issued to reduce one type of particularly deadly truck accident. In late June, the National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a "final rule" to set standards for truck underride guards. Underride guards on tractor-trailers can save lives Underride truck accidents...

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Truck Brake Inspection Blitz Planned For August

One of the most critical things trucking companies can do to help prevent serious truck accidents is to ensure trucks are in good working order and that any needed repairs are made promptly. But trucking companies don’t always meet this responsibility. That’s why inspectors in Texas and throughout North America will soon be looking closely...

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Who Is Liable in a Truck Accident?

Understanding who's responsible for a semi-truck crash can be complicated Whether you were rear-ended by a semi-truck on I-10 or involved in a collision with a double tractor-trailer on I-35, the consequences of a truck accident are often devastating and life-changing. Suddenly you're in agony, unable to work, and unsure whether your injuries will ever...

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Common Mechanical Failures That Cause Truck Accidents

When a semi-truck isn't properly maintained or inspected, it puts everyone else on the road at risk A truck accident can have devastating consequences. Whether you call them big rigs, semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, or 18-wheelers, these commercial trucks are some of the largest vehicles on the road. That's why a collision between a passenger car and...

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The Top Four Trucking Violations of 2021

A truck accident can have devastating consequences. Victims can be left with severe and life-altering injuries, and medical expenses can be overwhelming. In order to help keep roads safe, truck drivers and trucking companies in Texas and throughout the country are required to follow federal law. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates all...

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Houston Trucking Company Shut Down Due to Safety Violations

Our Texas truck accident lawyers emphasize the importance of safe tractor-trailers The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently ordered a Houston trucking company to cease operations due to numerous safety violations and a fatal truck accident earlier this year, according to Fleet Owner, a trucking industry website. The FMCSA ordered 4 Life Transport in...

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