This One Fix Could Prevent Countless Truck Accidents

tanker trucks with reflectors

Researchers have shown that a three-dollar fix on trucks could make a difference in the number of accidents that occur in Austin and beyond. When used at night, this small addition could mean that more people live to see another beautiful day. On March 17, 2015, a Florida family was involved in an accident. Four members of the family, a mother and her three children, were killed in the accident. The vehicle they were driving crashed into the back of a tractor trailer and was in turn struck from behind. During the investigation, the Florida Highway Patrol discovered that the… Read More

Sharing the Road with the Big Rigs

Semi Truck with driver

Everyday, millions of Americans head out onto highways in their pursuit of a paycheck or simple a good time. No matter why you are cruising down the highway, chances are you will see more than one 18-wheeler. You may think that it is the truck driver’s job to watch out for you, the little guy, but you’ve got it wrong. You are far better off if you are the one on the defensive. It can be difficult, if not impossible, for a truck driver to be aware of your presence if you do not make the correct moves. Here’s how… Read More

Why Are Truck Driving Jobs so Dangerous?

Big truck pulled over

When there is a rise in unemployment, people begin to worry about their job status. One of the industries that has been least affected by the recent blight of unemployment in the country is trucking. Trucks are necessary for the transportation of goods and drivers are relatively safe when it comes to job security. Unfortunately, that may be the only way that they are safe. Trucking is counted as one of the most dangerous jobs in America. But why? In the transportation and material moving fields, truck driving accounts for one out of every four fatal accidents. While… Read More

4 Reasons Why You Must Have UIM Insurance

UIM insurance is extremely important. Our firm has handled countless cases in which this elective coverage is the difference between having ample money for medical expenses and being forced to come up with money because another driver was not properly insured. As an example, here are two settlements in which UIM was crucial: $52K Settlement in UIM Case and $350K Settlement in South by Southwest Crash Case. This handy infographic explains the top four reasons why UIM coverage is so important. As always, if you are involved in an accident and are not sure if your injuries will be… Read More

Personal Injury Settlements And Special Needs Trusts

Accidents are indiscriminate, they can happen to anyone. People of all socioeconomic classes have accidents and suffer injuries because of the negligence of another. People who have a good income through a skilled job can suddenly find they are injured and unable to return to that line of work and enjoy that level of earning potential. It can take months, even years, to be compensated for an injury. Many people have no place to turn except to government programs that can assist them in keeping their family sheltered and fed. Under the law, everyone has the right to be compensated… Read More

DWI Standards for Truck & Commercial Drivers

Drivers who get behind the wheel while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs place others on public roads and highways in serious danger and at serious risk of suffering injuries and fatalities. When these drivers get behind the wheel of massive commercial trucks – including 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, and other large freight bearing vehicles – the dangers and risks can increase dramatically. In fact, the Texas Department of Public Safety explicitly warns truck drivers against the use of alcohol when driving commercial vehicles, as alcohol impairment can negatively impact driving in a number of ways, including: Slowed reaction time to… Read More