Truck Driver Fatigue Can Cause Devastating Accidents

Truck Driver Fatigue Can Cause Devastating Accidents

Every day, millions of Americans share the roads with large trucks. These giant vehicles help stock the grocery store shelves and carry goods to their final destinations. Although these vehicles are absolutely necessary for transportation, they are fraught with dangers. Because of their size and weight, they can easily cause devastating roadway accidents. This makes it extremely important for truck drivers to be alert and ready to respond to changing road conditions and hazards. Unfortunately, many truck drivers are driving while fatigued and causing fatal accidents.

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Texas truck accident lawyers

Causes of Truck Accidents in Houston

Large trucks are crucial to the transportation industry. Most people don’t go a single day without buying or using something that spent time being transported by an 18-wheeler. Although these vehicles are integral to our transportation industry, they do pose serious risks on the roadways. As experienced personal injury lawyers, we have seen firsthand how dangerous truck accidents can be.

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Tow Truck Accident

When a Tow Truck Causes a Car Accident

While most of us just think of tow trucks as being used to help us when our vehicles are in need, just like any other vehicle on the road, tow trucks can be involved in car accidents. As large and heavy vehicles, tow trucks have the potential to cause serious…

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Semi-Truck Blind Spots

Accidents Caused by Semi-Truck Blind Spots

Driving a large semi-truck is very different from driving a passenger vehicle, as trucks are immense in both size and weight and handle the roads differently in a variety of ways. A blind spot is an area around a vehicle where the driver cannot see other vehicles in the side-view…

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Distracted Truck Driver

Commercial Truck Driver Drug and Alcohol Testing

While it is unlawful for anyone to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the federal law requires specific testing for commercial carriers, employers, and operators. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), along with the Department of Transportation (DOT), requires that persons subject to…

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