Motor Vehicle Death Rates Jump 20% During the Pandemic

Motor Vehicle Death Rates Jump 20% During the Pandemic COVID-19 has started to surge again across the US. As more states reinstate stay-at-home measures, one might think the lockdowns would lead to fewer people driving and therefore fewer deadly truck and car accidents. However,...

Motor Vehicle Death Rates Jump 20% During the Pandemic

COVID-19 has started to surge again across the US. As more states reinstate stay-at-home measures, one might think the lockdowns would lead to fewer people driving and therefore fewer deadly truck and car accidents. However, a report released by the National Safety Council (NSC) ...

What Makes Truck Accident Injury Claims Different?

It’s easy to assume that personal injury cases are all handled the same way. After all, your injuries occurred due to an accident with someone driving a sports car or an 18-wheeler, you’re still hurt. However, cases involving trucks and trucking companies can proceed dif...

Truck Accident: Will My Case Go to Trial?

Although a courtroom comes to mind when you hear the word “lawsuit,” not all lawsuits require a trial. In fact, in many cases, lawsuits reach a settlement without one. Determining whether or not your case will go to trial often depends on factors unique to truck accidents. ...

Underride Truck Crashes Could Become Survivable

A bill currently in the U.S. Congress, the Stop Underride Act of 2017, would require interstate trucks to have guards on the front of trucks and sides of trailers to prevent smaller vehicles from going under trucks during accidents an "underride". If passed, the legislation would...

Are long trucker commutes endangering the public?

In a state as large as Texas, sharing the road with commercial trucks and vehicles is a way of life. Truckers these days have tough jobs, however, with many of them facing tight schedules, minimal sleep, inclement weather and other hazards. To alleviate some of the stress, some t...

USDOT Taking Steps to Improve Commercial Vehicle Safety

In September 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced awards of over $70 million in safety-focused grants. States and educational institutions received training, education, and technology grants and funding to imp...

Jackknife Accidents Can Be Fatal forTruck Drivers and Nearby Vehicles

In late September, authorities found the body of Jeffrey Cade Harkins in the truck of his overturned cab after a concerned motorist noticed tracks going off the road over the embankment. Harkins was only 46 years old and hailed from Dawson, Texas. Although authorities are still...

Driver Shortage Means Increased Risk of Truck Crashes

Driver Shortage and Truck Accidents The United States is currently facing a severe shortage of truck drivers. While this fact is alarming, it isn't surprising. Driving a semi-truck is hard: There are the long days and weeks—sometimes even months—away from home. Myr...

Truck Crash Fatalities on the Rise in the US

Statistics show that between 2009 and 2015, fatal truck accidents in the US increased 15.5 percent, while such accidents in the European Union fell by 23.4 percent.  The numbers tell the story: European Union Fatal truck accidents 2009: 5046 Fatal truck accidents 2015: 3863...