Truck Accidents

More Fatal Truck Collisions in Dallas-Fort Worth Area, Experts Say

If it seems like there are more fatal truck collisions on the road lately, you’re not imagining it. According to a recent report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, fatal car accidents involving commercial trucks have surged in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in the last two years. The combination of staggering growth in the D-FW area and… read more

How Much Does a Semi Truck Weigh?

In most situations, a fully-loaded semi-truck weighs up to 80,000 pounds. But the weight can vary widely depending on the load and the road. The weight of a truck can make a big difference in the damage caused by a truck accident. The energy of a vehicle varies proportionally with its weight. Since a semi-truck… read more

What is a DOT-Recordable Accident?

Every motor vehicle accident is unique. Some crashes involve distinct traffic laws and rules.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) both track certain kinds of accidents. The DOT oversees the FMCSA. For example, when a severe collision involves a large commercial truck, the related trucking company must… read more

Can Trucks Drive in the Left Lane in Fort Worth, TX?

Except in emergency situations, the lane of a highway furthest to the left is reserved for passing. Texas law prohibits driving slowly enough to impede the flow of traffic in the left lane. There are also highways throughout Texas with signage indicating the left lane is for passing only. Large commercial trucks tend to move… read more

Where Are the 4 Blind Spots on an 18-Wheeler?

Large commercial trucks, including 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, and big rigs, have large blind spots on all sides of their cabs and trailers. As a result, the truck driver cannot see other motor vehicles, bicyclists, pedestrians, curbs, and other objects located in these blind spots.  Unfortunately, blind spot accidents involving 18-wheelers can cause wrongful deaths and traumatic… read more

Falling Cargo Truck Accidents

About 3,000 truck accidents happen every year as a result of falling, spilling, or shifting cargo. Around 1,000 of these result in an injury or death to other motorists sharing the road. These types of truck accidents make up less than 1% of all truck accidents in the U.S.—but they can be devastating. When a… read more

Dump and Garbage Trucks Accidents

Garbage trucks and dump trucks are common in traffic. Typically, drivers do not think twice about these large vehicles. But if you have been injured in a car accident involving a dump truck or garbage truck, you will understand just how massive these vehicles are.  Because of their size and weight, dump trucks and garbage… read more

Types of Semi Truck Accidents (And Ways to Stay Safe)

The U.S. has nearly 4 million Class 8 trucks currently in operation on the roads. Semi-trucks make up most of the vehicles in this class, with the remainder being service vehicles like dump trucks and fire trucks. These semi-trucks are involved in many truck accidents each year, causing over 4,000 deaths and over 100,000 injuries… read more

What is MCS 90?

The commercial truck industry in the United States provides efficient and low-cost transportation of goods throughout the country. However, it employs massive trucks to haul those goods. These extremely large, heavy vehicles share the road with passenger vehicles, resulting in deadly and catastrophic accidents. Most of the injuries and deaths that occur because of large… read more

Trucking Regulations 2020: Everything You Need to Know

NOTE: Stephens Law, PLLC only handles cases involving accidents and injuries. This article is for informational purposes only. Information found in the article does not constitute as formal legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. Stephens Law, PLLC cannot help you beyond the information provided below if you have questions regarding Texas trucking… read more