Truck Accidents

Common Types of Lift Truck Accidents in McAllen, TX

Posted in Truck Accidents on February 24, 2023

Forklifts, also known as lift trucks, are widely used in various industries in McAllen, TX, including warehousing, construction, and manufacturing. Although they are essential to many operations, they can also be dangerous when not handled properly.  Lift truck accidents can result in severe injuries or fatalities, and they can also lead to property damage, production… read more

When Are Trucking Companies Liable?

Posted in Truck Accidents on January 25, 2022

To keep everyone safe on the road, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has enacted several rules and regulations for commercial truck drivers. Trucking companies and their drivers have a responsibility to follow these laws, which include hours-of-service rules, weight limits, and training requirements. Unfortunately, some trucking companies ignore these laws and commit illegal… read more

How Courts Assess Liability in an 18-Wheeler Accident

Posted in Truck Accidents on January 25, 2022

Commercial 18-wheeler trucks are significantly larger and heavier than the average car. Any type of accident that involve these vehicles can be very dangerous and catastrophic, resulting in severe injuries and devastating fatalities.  You can recover compensation for a truck accident through a lawsuit but proving liability in an 18-wheeler collision can be complex. To… read more

How Do Trucking Companies Break the Law?

Posted in Truck Accidents on November 29, 2021

Texas truck drivers are subject to strict rules and regulations. However, not all drivers—or trucking companies—adhere to these laws. There are many ways that trucking companies break state and federal laws, including hours of service violations, poor maintenance, and the hiring of unlicensed drivers. Hours of Service Violations According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety… read more

Truck Driver Actions That Can Cause Serious Accidents

Posted in Truck Accidents on March 17, 2021

Truck drivers have a responsibility to drive safely, follow Texas traffic laws, and adhere to state and federal trucking regulations. If a truck driver neglects to uphold this duty of care, he or she can lose control of the large, heavy-duty vehicle and cause a serious accident. Since trucks are much larger than passenger vehicles,… read more

What You Need to Know About the 5 Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Posted in Truck Accidents on November 27, 2019

A fully loaded semi-truck is typically more than 70 feet long and can weigh more than 80,000 pounds. One can only imagine the impact the size of these massive machines has when involved in collisions that lead to disastrous injuries as well as fatalities. In fact, according to crash statistics reported by the National Highway… read more

How the Trucker Shortage Can Affect Your Safety

Posted in Truck Accidents on November 4, 2019

We often see large commercial trucks on our highways and roads every day, so it may come as a surprise to many that the trucking industry is actually suffering from a record-level shortage of drivers. Currently, the demand for truckers is at an all-time high, but fewer people are willing to apply. The trucking industry… read more

Texas Statute of Limitations for Car and Large Truck Accidents

Posted in Truck Accidents on September 10, 2019

Involvement in a car or large truck accident can be an earth-shattering experience that affects various areas of your life and cost you thousands in damages. While most may want to rest, recover, or completely forget about the accident afterward, doing so may actually be more of a detriment to your circumstances. It’s no secret… read more