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… read more

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

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… 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… 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… 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… read more

Hit by a Drunk Truck Driver? Here’s What to You Need to Know

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 29 people died every day in the U.S. from alcohol-related vehicle crashes in 2016, meaning one fatality almost every 50 minutes. Drunk driving accidents can result in unfortunate injuries, no matter who is part of the accident…. read more

What to Do After a Truck Rear-Ends Your Vehicle

Rear-end accidents are some of the most common accidents. The Insurance Information Institute calculates that in a recent year, 2 million rear-end collisions occurred out of the 4.4 million crashes with another moving vehicle. With such high statistics making up almost half the number of… read more

What Do I Do After an Underride Truck Accident?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), underride crashes occurred 189 times with a large truck in 2015. In the same year, Texas reported 29 underride accidents. Since these accidents involve a smaller passenger vehicle slipping underneath a larger commercial truck, they can… read more

What to Do After a Rollover Truck Accident

All truck accidents are dangerous for the truck driver and other vehicle drivers involved, but rollovers can cause some of the most extensive damage. While these accidents can be devastating, taking the appropriate steps in the aftermath can help improve your chances of receiving your… read more

Common Types of Truck Accidents in Houston

Truck accidents occur for many different reasons. Some trucking companies neglect to maintain their vehicles and avoid proper government safety regulations. Drivers also can be responsible if they do not adhere to proper safety laws while driving or if they do not get adequate rest… read more

Handling a Jackknife Truck Accident: Everything You Need to Know

Truck drivers are all aware of the dangers of jackknifing and the likelihood of them occurring. However, this doesn’t mean that they know or understand what to do in the event of an accident. Proper knowledge and training for this type of accident ensure that… read more

An Explanation of the Texas Good Samaritan Law

In general, Good Samaritan laws exist to protect people who act in good faith while administering aid to those in need. If you stop at an accident scene to address someone’s wound or attempt to move someone from a fiery building, for example, you are… read more

How to Avoid Semi-Truck Blind Spots

Most vehicles have blind spots – breaks in a driver’s field of vision that keep him or her from seeing surrounding vehicles. In consumer vehicles, drivers can often adjust for the blind spot with a quick physical shift or visual aids such as extra mirrors…. read more

How New Technology Reduces 18-Wheeler Wrecks

Truck part defects, distractions/driver errors, and passenger vehicles can all contribute to big rig truck wrecks. Stricter regulations and public service announcements only go so far in making the roads safer. Today, new technology is stepping in to minimize crash risks associated with human error…. read more

Texas Amazon Flex Delivery Accidents

The rise of Uber and Lyft created options that consumers never had before. Hailing a cab and overpaying for it is no longer necessary. As the practice is becoming more popular and widespread, the ridesharing companies have fine tuned their business practices in an effort… read more