Houston Personal Injury Blog

Texting and Driving Laws in Houston

As of September 1, 2017, texting behind the wheel is illegal in Texas. Specifically, the law states that drivers may not read, write, or send electronic messages while driving. This new law comes on the heels of a staggering number of distracted driving-related accidents in Texas during the previous year. In 2016, there were 109,658… read more

Why Drivers Need to Be More Alert During the Holidays

The holiday season is approaching quickly, and it’s crucial for all drivers to know the inherent risks of holiday travel. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate a sharp spike in the number of crashes, injuries, and fatalities during the holiday months. 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

What to Do After a Rollover Truck Accident in Houston, TX

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 rightful compensation. If you were involved in a rollover accident… read more

Common Types of Truck Accidents in Houston, TX

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 and drive while drowsy. Regardless of liability, trucks and other… read more

Handling a Jackknife Truck Accident in Houston: 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 drivers maintain maximum safety for themselves and others while handling… read more