Truck Accidents

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

What Happens if I Was Hit by a U-Haul Truck With No Insurance in Fort Worth? Who Is Liable?

U-Haul rents various equipment, including trucks, vans, and trailers. Even though some of the vehicles are especially large in stature, you do not need special training or a commercial truck license to rent and drive a U-Haul truck. Unfortunately, most people do not have any experience driving a large moving truck.  These vehicles can be… read more

What Is a Commercial Vehicle?

Generally, most people think about large trucks when they think about commercial vehicles. Commercial vehicles include: Big rigs Tractor-trailers Semi-trucks 18-wheelers However, the term “commercial motor vehicle” includes a towed or self-propelled vehicle used in interstate commerce to transport property or passengers.  How Does Texas Define Commercial Vehicle? At least two Texas statutes define commercial… read more

What Does It Mean for a Truck to Jackknife?

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, approximately 5% of all commercial truck accidents involve a jackknife. This equates to about 2,500 jackknife accidents in the United States each year. If you were hurt in a jackknife accident in Fort Worth, an experienced truck accident lawyer can help. They can review the circumstances surrounding… read more

Types of Commercial Driver’s Licenses in Texas

According to the Texas Comptroller, there are approximately 200,000 commercial truck vehicles in Texas – more than in any other state. Additionally, 82% of Texas communities depend exclusively on trucks for needed products. These truck drivers must have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and follow the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s rules to obtain one…. read more

Dangers of Overloaded Trucks in Fort Worth, TX

Semi trucks and tractor-trailers are dangerous vehicles. In 2020 alone, there were 413 fatal injury crashes in Texas involving large commercial trucks, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. The same source shows that thousands more injury accidents happened that same year. Pulling loads that are too heavy is one of the many causes of… read more

How Long Does It Take to Settle an 18-Wheeler Accident Case?

Thousands of people are injured or killed in 18-wheeler accidents each year. Roughly 70% of those individuals are occupants of other vehicles. Tragically, large truck accidents cause devastating injuries for accident victims, which results in significant financial losses, pain, and suffering. Waiting for a final settlement for an 18-wheeler accident can seem to take forever…. read more

Blind Spot Truck Accidents in Fort Worth, TX

Blind spots are areas around a semi-truck that the driver cannot see in the mirrors. They are known as “no-zones” in the industry and play a role in many truck accidents. Because of this, it takes extreme care and skill to manage a semi-truck on the road.  However, negligence and recklessness sometimes come into play… read more