Truck Accidents

Do I Need to File a Police Report After a Houston Truck Accident

Texas law requires an immediate report of an accident that involves any of the following: The accident resulted in injuries  A person died as a result of the crash Property damage prevents the vehicle from being normally and safely driven A police officer is under a duty to create a written crash report if there… read more

Blind Spot Truck Accidents: Why They Happen and How to Avoid Them

Commercial truck drivers must meet many qualifications for a commercial driver’s license in Texas. Candidates must pass drug and alcohol tests, meet medical standards, and pass a written and road test. But driving a semi-truck and trailer combination is difficult. Even the most qualified and best-trained drivers can be involved in a truck accident. You… read more

Trucking Regulations 2021: Everything You Need to Know

The U.S. government regulates interstate trucking companies. These regulations keep highways and roads safe for trucks and motorists. The COVID-19 pandemic created a unique situation for the trucking industry. Lockdowns meant that auto traffic was drastically reduced. But lockdowns also brought an increased demand to ship and deliver goods to consumers and medical providers. As… read more

Big Rig Accidents and Driver Training: Is Commercial Truck Training Enough?

Commercial truck accidents cause thousands of catastrophic injuries and deaths each year. Texas consistently has the highest number of large truck accident fatalities in the country. In 2018, 658 large trucks were involved in accidents in Texas, with 664 deaths. Because commercial trucks continue to be involved in a large number of traffic accidents each… read more

How Much Does a Semi Truck Weigh?

Semi-trucks are common on Texas roads. We share the roads with these massive vehicles every day as they transport goods throughout the United States. When you are following an 18-wheel truck, do you ever wonder how much it weighs? Semi-Truck Weight – Loaded vs. Unloaded On average, a semi-truck weighs about 30,000 to 35,000 pounds… read more

What is MCS 90?

Very few people outside of the commercial truck industry or the insurance industry know what is meant by MCS 90. The exception is a truck accident attorney or anyone who might have been injured in a commercial truck accident. Unfortunately, they may be very familiar with MCS 90. What is MCS 90 and Why Do… read more

Are Big Rigs Allowed to Be Parked on the Shoulder of a Highway in Houston?

Commercial trucks, or big rigs, get into collisions with passenger vehicles in the U.S. every day. Part of what causes 18-wheeler accidents is truck drivers breaking federal and state roadway rules. In 2016, 4,213 big rigs were involved in fatal accidents throughout the country. Parking on the shoulder of a highway is an example of something that… read more

Is the Future of Trucking Self-Driving Cars?

Recently, the Department of Transportation announced that the department would update the existing policy for self-driving vehicles to expand the definition of “driver” beyond solely human beings. In the future, “driver” may also define an autonomous system, and some experts predict that autonomous vehicles could become a major part of the trucking industry in the… read more

What to Do After a Squeeze or Wide Turn Truck Accident

Truck drivers who manage large tractor-trailers need to constantly keep the size of these vehicles in mind when executing turns. Any driver who has driven behind a tractor-trailer has probably noticed signs warning of “wide right turns.” Large trucks need to make room to allow their trailers to complete turns without striking guardrails, street signs,… read more

How to Determine Fault After a Truck Accident

In 2016, the number of crashes involving large trucks increased to 475,000 according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Victims of these accidents have a right to compensation, but they must first prove that the fault for the incident falls on the truck driver or another party. However, because of the complex matters involved… read more