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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.
Drivers of big rigs, semis, commercial trucks, tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles must follow federal hours-of-service regulations by keeping logbooks that meet certain minimum standards. These logbooks are intended to keep truckers from staying on the road past the point of reasonable safety.
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 ...
Tractor trailer accidents are often catastrophic, and there really is no way to prepare yourself for the aftermath. If you’ve been injured in such an accident, seek immediate medical attention and then retain a knowledgeable 18-wheeler collision lawyer. Immediacy is key to obtaining justice in a semi accident; do not delay.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in Texas, you’re probably overwhelmed by the immensity of the situation. Texas is an at-fault insurance state, which means that the law of negligence governs your case. In other words, whoever caused or is at fault for your accident will be held accountable for the damages and injuries that you suffer.
Texas sees more than its share of commercial truck accidents, and the growing demand for consumer goods means that the number of heavy trucks on our roads continues to grow. When you get behind the wheel of your car in Texas, you share the road with big rigs. By educating yourself about how these tractor-trailers operate, you improve your chances of staying safe out there.
Hi there, I am a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston. Uber and similar ride-sharing companies have become ubiquitous almost overnight, challenging traditional taxi services in cities across the country – and the world. Unheard of a few short years ago, Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and the like are now everywhere.
Hi there, I am a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston. Teen drivers who have just received their driver’s licenses usually cannot wait to get on the road. Because teenage drivers are typically less experienced and more impulsive than other drivers, it is important that they operate motor vehicles equipped with the latest safety features that can minimize the possibility of an accident.
Hi there, I am a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston. Pedestrian accidents caused by a driver’s negligence can result in serious injuries and damages. After such accidents, insurance companies will do everything in their power to try to limit their liability and exposure. In some cases, the insurance company may go so far as to deny liability altogether.
Hi there, I am a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston. When pedestrians and automobiles collide, pedestrians always lose. Unfortunately, pedestrians involved in automobile accidents are at high risk for traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs. Simply put, pedestrians in these accidents are utterly unprotected from powerful forces that the human body was not designed to withstand.
Hi there, I am a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston. 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.
Hi there, I am a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston. 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 truck ...
Hi there, I am a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston. 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.
Hi there, I am a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston. 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.
Hi there, I am a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston. 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.