Trucking Company Liability in Truck Accidents

A Houston trucking company was recently ordered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to cease all interstate and intrastate operations immediately. The FMCSA reports that Jaypur Logistics was blatantly noncompliant with safety regulations, some of which include Commercial Driver’s License standards, unsafe driving, controlled substances and alcohol use and testing, and maintenance. How…

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The Dangers of Autonomous Trucks

The image of the truck driver, especially long-haul truckers, is one that is in many ways synonymous with America’s highway system. It is easy to picture: A driver traveling the open road in a big rig, communicating with other truckers via CB radio as they all crisscross the country to deliver vital consumer goods to…

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Liability for Autonomous Vehicle Accidents in Austin

Autonomous vehicles can already be seen on some Texas roads. The development of these self-driving cars may help the local economy through new manufacturing jobs, and self-driving cars may allow travelers to better use their time than focusing on traffic. There are dangers, though. Computer intelligence isn’t the same as human intelligence. Many traffic risks…

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April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Driving is a complex process, engaging almost all of your senses. Controlling and navigating a multi-ton machine, whether it’s a standard sedan or long-haul 18-wheeler, requires a lot of concentration. Yet every day, drivers, pedestrians, and others are at risk of injury in a collision with a distracted driver. Driver distraction is a big problem…

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Liability and Damages in Dallas Multi-Car Accidents

Many Dallas car accidents involve more than one or two vehicles. In many cases, a first car strikes a second car that, in turn, strikes a third car. There are other ways a multiple-vehicle crash can occur as well. Several cars may collide into each other when they try to pass a stalled vehicle or…

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Who Is Liable for Texas Truck Accidents Caused by Defective Brakes?

According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and International Roadcheck, nearly four in 10 out-of-service violations are due to brake system and brake adjustment violations in North America. CVSA also points to a report by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that lists “brake system” failure as causing 0.9% of large trucks in fatal…

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When it comes to fatal truck accidents, Texas leads the way

By John Jose Texas has the dubious distinction of leading the nation in fatal truck accidents. In 2018, the last year data is available, there were 658 fatal crashes in Texas, resulting in 664 deaths. Texas’s 664 deaths in truck wrecks accounted for more than 13 percent of the fatalities suffered in truck wrecks in…

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