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Truck Driver Negligence

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When semi trucks crash, the results are often disastrous. When passenger vehicles are involved, the occupants are often seriously injured or even killed. While drivers of passenger vehicles can be held liable for these accidents, more often than not, the truck driver is the one at fault. Truck drivers have a huge responsibility. They… Read More »

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Woman Injured in Texas Semi Truck Crash

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Semi truck crashes can be scary. That’s why drivers try to avoid them on Texas’ busy roads. However, sometimes accidents involving big rigs still happen. Many times, they end in fatality. Fortunately, in a recent crash in Texas, everyone survived and is in stable condition. The incident occurred on the afternoon of December 8… Read More »

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Truck Driver Killed in Fiery Crash in Houston

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Semi truck accidents often involve other smaller vehicles. These smaller vehicles get crushed, causing catastrophic or even fatal injuries. However, some semi truck crashes are solo-vehicle accidents that can lead to fatality for the truck drivers involved. Sadly, this was the case for a truck driver in Houston. The driver, an unidentified man, was… Read More »

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Preventing Semi Truck Accidents

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Semi trucks can be commonly found on Texas’ roadways. These large vehicles haul many of the produce and goods that we use on a daily basis. While essential, semi trucks pose a huge threat when traveling in tandem with other vehicles that are much smaller. When a semi truck collides with a passenger vehicle,… Read More »

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Truck Driver Killed in Texas Crash

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Texas sees the most semi truck traffic in the United States. These trucks are large, often weighing as much as 80,000 pounds. Therefore, when they are involved in a crash, the results can be catastrophic or even deadly. Sadly, this was the fate for a truck driver when he was involved in a crash… Read More »

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Truck Accidents Caused by Poor Maintenance

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Semi trucks are huge, often weighing 20 times as much as a passenger vehicle. As you can imagine, a truck accident could be catastrophic and even deadly. In 2018, 4,136 people died in truck accidents. Only 16% of these fatalities were truck drivers. The rest were occupants of other vehicles, as well as pedestrians… Read More »

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Truck Driver Arrested in Fatal Hit and Run Crash

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The highways and interstates in Texas pose a lot of dangers. There is a lot of traffic on these roads, with a large number of semi trucks. While many big rig drivers are highly experienced and responsible, some are not and they cause serious truck accidents. Unfortunately, this was the case in San Antonio,… Read More »

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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

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Every motorist’s worst nightmare is to be involved in a crash. Something that’s even more frightening is getting hit by a semi truck. This is because the size difference can be deadly. The average passenger vehicle weighs around 4,000 pounds. A semi truck can weigh 20 times that much. It can be hard to… Read More »

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The Consequences of Truck Drivers Engaging in Distracted Driving

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We hear a lot about the issue of texting and driving, but most of us do not connect this with those driving large commercial trucks, but rather, young people driving compact cars and passenger vehicles. However, the issue of commercial truck drivers texting and driving is a serious one: According to the Federal Motor… Read More »

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With Trucker Safety Rules Suspended, Dangerous Behaviors Can Lead to More Accidents

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In the wake of the virus outbreak, the U.S. Department of Transportation exempted a number of truck drivers from the hours-of-service rules, which were originally put in place in 1938 in order to decrease fatigued driving that resulted in a number of truck accidents every year, especially in Texas, which regularly experiences a significant… Read More »

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