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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

Three-Car Accident: Who Pays?

In the state of Texas, a reportable automobile collision occurs roughly once per minute. When a car accident happens, establishing legal fault is important. This helps to ensure that victims receive the compensation that they are rightfully due. The process of determining legal fault for vehicular collisions that involve two vehicles can be complex. Weather… read more

Common Back Injuries After a Car Accident

Back pain after a car accident is common. The pressure placed on the back and spinal column during a collision can cause strains, sprains, and other soft tissue damage. The wreck can also result in one or more back injuries.  Back injuries can occur in all types of car crashes, from rear-end accidents and head-on… 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

What Happens When Someone Dies Because of a Car Accident

The fatality rate for Texas roadways and the number of traffic deaths in Texas in 2019 decreased from the prior year. In 2019, 3,610 people died in motor vehicle accidents in Texas, a decrease from 3,652 deaths in 2018. The fatality rate was 2.33 percent lower in 2019 at 1.26 deaths per hundred million miles… read more

What You Should and Should Not Do After a Car Accident in Houston, TX

Do you know what to do after a car accident in Houston? Are you familiar with insurance laws and personal injury laws in Texas? Do you know how much your personal injury claim is worth? Most people would answer no to these questions. However, if you are injured in a car crash, you need to… read more

Are Car Accident Reports Public Record in Houston?

According to the Houston Police Department, accident reports require five to eight days to process before they are available to the public. After that time, car accident reports are handled by the Records Division.  It is important to note that five to eight-day turnaround time is an estimate of the processing time. Some car accident… read more

The 15 Safest Cars for 2021

There are many online sources that rank cars for their safety. US News is one of the many resources where you can review the safest cars for 2021. Car & Driver and Motor Trend also compile lists of the safest cars. The list of safest cars for 2021 as reported by US News is: 1. … read more

The Truth About Backup Cameras And Safety

According to the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), backup accidents result in approximately 300 deaths and 18,000 injuries each year. A motor vehicle has a substantial blind spot at the rear of the vehicle. A small vehicle can have as much as a 12-foot blind spot at the rear of the car. An average… read more