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Fatal Truck Accidents on the Rise in Texas

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Fatal Truck Accidents on the Rise in Texas

In an era where there are so many semi trucks, tractor-trailers and big rigs plying the highways of Texas, accidents involving them are becoming quite common. Sometimes the accident is caused by the truck driver’s active negligence while at other times it is due to lack of care by the trucking company (or passive negligence). […]

Trent Kelly
May 15, 2015
Truck accident victims

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Truck accident victims

Trucking safety is an issue that concerns all of us who make use of public roads, and this safety is largely dependent on truckers abiding by federal safety rules. As readers may know, the trucking industry is currently pushing to roll back changes to federal safety rules that impact rest breaks for truckers and to […]

Trent Kelly
December 9, 2014
Failure to maintain brakes a common cause of truck accidents

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Failure to maintain brakes a common cause of truck accidents

Texans who routinely pay attention to truck safety news know that the issue has been increasing in importance not only over the last several months but over the last several years as the number of fatal crashes involving large trucks across the state has increased. Truck accidents, of course, can happen for all kinds of […]

Trent Kelly
November 12, 2014
Morgan upset over Walmart response in truck accident case

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Morgan upset over Walmart response in truck accident case

Readers may remember that actor-comedian Tracy Morgan was involved in a serious truck accident back in June on the New Jersey Turnpike. That accident left Morgan in serious condition, injured two others, and killed comedian James McNair. Morgan subsequently filed a personal injury lawsuit against Walmart for its negligence in contributing to the truck accident. […]

Trent Kelly
October 16, 2014
Fracking boom in Texas has increase highway fatalities

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Fracking boom in Texas has increase highway fatalities

Texas readers are aware of the increase in oil drilling in Texas, specifically with respect to hydraulic fracturing. Better known as “fracking,” the process involves the breaking apart of underground rock formations by hydraulically pressurized liquid in order to access oil deposits. As the industry has boomed in recent years, many Texans have seen an […]

Trent Kelly
October 1, 2014
Trucker fatigue rears its ugly head, again

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Trucker fatigue rears its ugly head, again

Trucking safety is a top priority when it comes to the issue of making our roadways safer. A recent truck accident in New Jersey involving a famous comedian highlights this point well. The truck accident, which occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike on Sunday, left comedian Tracy Morgan and others with serious injuries, and one […]

Trent Kelly
June 10, 2014
FMCA: electronic recording devices help prevent truck accidents

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FMCA: electronic recording devices help prevent truck accidents

According to a recent study by the Federal Motor Carrier Administration—the agency responsible for regulating the trucking industry—trucks equipped with electronic hours-or-service recorders may be a way for trucking companies to prevent crashes and contribute to greater roadway safety. Hours-of-service refers to regulations covering truck companies and drivers and aimed at ensuring truck drivers are […]

Trent Kelly
May 30, 2014
Study: electronic recording devices can prevent truck crashes

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Study: electronic recording devices can prevent truck crashes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently released the results of a study which found that the use of electronic hours-of-service recording devices can lower the risk of truck accidents. The study found that trucks equipped with such a device were 11.7 percent less likely to become involved in an accident. In addition, the crash […]

Trent Kelly
May 23, 2014
Damages: an important aspect of motor vehicle accident litigation

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Damages: an important aspect of motor vehicle accident litigation

Motor vehicle accidents can involve some pretty serious accidents, particularly when large vehicles are involved. When a large truck or other commercial vehicle crashes into smaller vehicles at high speeds, the costs can be great. Although sources do not tell us the extent of the injuries, a Jefferson County woman is reportedly suing for injuries […]

Trent Kelly
May 7, 2014
Major bus accident investigated by NHTSA

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Major bus accident investigated by NHTSA

Texas readers may have heard about the major accident out in California involving a FedEx truck and a tour bus which left 10 people dead. The accident reportedly occurred when the FedEx driver went across the median and sideswiped a car and crashed into the bus. Following the collision, most of the students in the […]

Trent Kelly
April 15, 2014

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