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If you have more debt than you can juggle, it is always wise to seek the advice of a bankruptcy attorney. Bankruptcy may not always be the best course of action, but if it is, here is an overview of the process. Bankruptcy Process Overview Review Your Options Meet with an attorney to discuss what your options may be, whether it is to file bankruptcy or not and if so whether a C ...
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.
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.
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 accidents: Snoring.
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.
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.
Docket Alarm's latest article, Gender Analytics: Using Litigation Data to Evaluate Law Firm Diversity, explores how legal analytics can be used to conduct an in depth analysis of gender imbala ...
Harris County’s new 2017 marijuana laws—known as the Misdemeanor Marijuana Diversion Program—favor personal users. Instead of going to jail if you’re caught with less than four ounces of pot, you can take a class ...
Just when we think we can’t take any more bad news about student loans we are now finding out that senior citizens are becoming overwhelmed with student loan debt. Not their own student loan debt, necessarily, but rather student loans that they either borrowed themselves, such as a parent-plus loan, or may have cosigned with their children and even grandchildren.
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.