Truck Accidents

How Many Hours Can Truckers Drive in Texas?

Truck driver fatigue is a problem. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) causation study, fatigue is a factor in nearly 18,000 truck accidents each year. In other words, about 13% of all heavy truck crashes involve a fatigued truck driver. The FMCSA knows the pressure truck drivers face to make their delivery… read more

Trucking Regulations in Texas: Everything You Need To Know

Commercial motor vehicles fall under both federal and state jurisdiction. Many of the regulations that cover them improve safety for truck drivers and other road users. When parties violate these rules, they can cause truck accidents that result in property damage, injury, and death. After a crash, both the police and your personal injury lawyer… read more

Is There a Truck Driver Shortage in Texas

Texas leads the nation in the number of truck drivers it employs, with nearly 200,000 truckers calling Texas home. However, there is a nationwide truck driver shortage, and Texas is no exception. Experts estimate that there is a national shortage of about 80,000 truck operators, which is projected to increase to 160,000 by the end… read more

Are Commercial Truck Drivers Required To Take a Drug Test After an Accident in Fort Worth?

Unfortunately, truck drivers take drugs and then get behind the wheel of what essentially becomes an 80,000-pound weapon. Drugged truck drivers cause horrific accidents that result in deaths and catastrophic injuries for innocent victims. Many people are surprised to learn that a commercial truck driver might not always be required to take a drug test… read more

What Should I Do After a Truck Accident Outside the State of Texas?

Many people travel out of Texas for vacation, business, or other reasons. If you cover significant miles, you’re bound to share the road with commercial trucks. Unfortunately, thousands of truck accidents occur in the United States each year.  It is estimated that almost 523,800 large trucks were involved in traffic accidents in 2021. That year,… read more

What Are the Insurance Requirements for Texas Commercial Trucks?

Different states have different requirements for commercial trucks, and Texas is no exception. This is because trucks can potentially cause massive damage, including death. This article will divulge the insurance requirements for commercial trucks operating in Texas so you can properly adhere to the law. Proof of Liability Insurance Texas law states that all trucking… read more

Average Settlement Value of a Truck Accident Injury Case in Fort Worth, TX

The average commercial semi-truck weighs about 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, more than ten times as much as the average passenger car. When a collision between these two types of vehicles occurs, the car driver and their fellow occupants end up far worse off.  The higher chances of life-changing injuries and a totaled vehicle mean… read more

How Do Trucks Automatically Store Accident Data?

Just as planes have “black boxes” that record information investigators can use to understand the cause of an aviation accident, commercial vehicles often have a “Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorder” (HVEDR).  Although HVEDRs are not specifically designed to capture data in the event of a crash, these devices do take regular automatic snapshots of a… read more

The Most Dangerous Sections of Dallas – Fort Worth Highways for Trucking Crashes

When it comes to driving in the Dallas – Fort Worth area, 2023 began with an ominous start. On January 17, an 18-wheeler collided with a pickup truck in a double fatal crash.  One day later, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued its report on the catastrophic accident of February 11, 2021. That incident… read more

How to Report an Unsafe Truck Driver in Texas

Commercial truck drivers often spend a dozen hours each day fighting traffic, boredom, and deadlines to carry goods across the country. Even with alternatives like trains, ships, and airplanes, American shippers still send nearly 72% of freight by truck. Despite all the rules that govern truck drivers, they still cause truck accidents. Commercial motor vehicles… read more