Truck Accidents

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

Interstate Trucking Carrier’s Safety Representative Dishonestly Denying Liability

This is a deposition of the Safety Director and Corporate Representative of an Interstate Carrier subject to DOT regulations.  This individual is responsible for conducting an honest investigation into the cause of collisions involving company vehicles in order to prevent re-occurrence. In this case, the company truck ran a stop sign and caused a collision.  You… 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… 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

Hit by a Drunk Truck Driver in Houston? 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. When the impaired driver is behind the wheel of a… 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 annual crashes, rear-end incidents are serious – and when the… 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 easily cause extensive damages. Taking the appropriate steps after an… read more