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Fatal Crashes Linked to Lack of Truck Parking

Many road users may not be aware of the dangers of commercial truck parking. However, it's forcing many truckers to stop on the sides of ramps. This has led to dangerous situations leading to serious and fatal truck accidents. In 2021, The American Trucking Association pointed out that for every 11 trucks, there is only...

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Texas Had The Most Truck Accidents In 2022

Texas faces a significant problem with truck accidents and fatalities. Texas had more truck accidents than any other state last year, as revealed by a recent comprehensive study examining nationwide truck accident statistics. Adding to this alarming trend, Texas recorded the highest number of commercial truck accident fatalities in 2022. Worst of all, last year...

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Truck Accidents Caused by Negligent Hiring Practices

With the increasing demand for truck drivers, there is concern that companies will use negligent hiring practices to fill the gap resulting in more serious and fatal truck accidents. Who is driving the truck? Employers may not know In 2021, government safety investigators found about 42,000 drivers who were operating trucks without Commercial Drivers Licenses...

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Mandate Proposed for Automatic Emergency Braking Systems in Heavy Trucks

If approved, AEBs could save lives and help prevent thousands of truck accidents. When truck drivers are unable to stop in an emergency, disaster often follows. Due to factors such as poorly maintained brakes, truck driver fatigue, and increased stopping distance, there are approximately 60,000 rear-end accidents in the U.S. every year in which the...

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What Causes Plant And Refinery Explosions?

Victims of Texas refinery and plant explosions, fires deserve justice and accountability. Texas has long been a hub for oil refineries, power plants, and chemical plants - all of which contribute significantly to the state's economy. Unfortunately, this concentration of industrial facilities also poses risks to workers and, sometimes, nearby residents, as evidenced by recent...

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Truck Accidents: NHTSA Proposes New Side Underride Guard Mandate to Improve Road Safety

Underride accidents can have severe and fatal consequences. Among the most devastating traffic accidents are those involving commercial trucks, given their substantial size and weight. When a tractor-trailer collides with a smaller vehicle, the occupants of the smaller vehicle are at a significantly higher risk of sustaining severe injuries or even fatalities. The impact of...

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"Talk. Text. Crash." Campaign Encourages Texas Drivers to Steer Clear of Distracted Driving

Texas drivers reminded to give their full attention to the road With a crash rate above the national average, Texas roadways can be dangerous - and distracted driving continues to make the situation worse. To help reduce distracted driving accidents, Texas traffic safety officials are emphasizing the state's "Talk. Text. Crash." campaign for April, which...

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Tracey Fox King & Walters Secures $23.5M Award for Injured Subcontractor

HOUSTON, TX (February 13, 2023) – Tracey Fox King & Walters recently obtained an award in a case representing Jonathan Requeno, a 19-year-old subcontractor who suffered catastrophic injuries during a devastating construction accident. Sean Tracey and Lance Walters were the attorneys on the case, which involved a violation of OSHA regulations regarding fall protection during...

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