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Distracted Drivers Still a Major Problem on Texas Roads

Distracted driving the focus of TxDOT campaign Distracted driving accidents in Texas remain a serious problem and are a common cause of serious car accidents statewide, according to a recent Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) traffic safety study. "Research shows that regardless of whether you use a voice-to-text program, hands-free device or a handheld one,...

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Understanding the Signs of Traumatic Brain Injury After a Car Accident

Brain Injury Awareness Month is observed in March. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious condition that can have life-altering consequences. TBIs include concussions, skull punctures, and brain hemorrhage. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), brain injuries are a major cause of death and disability in the United States, with...

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Preventing Truck Accidents: Drug Testing Truckers is Critical

Impaired truckers put everyone on the road at risk of severe injury and death. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has rejected a petition from the Trucking Alliance to recognize hair samples as a method for drug testing truckers. FMCSA stated that it lacks the authority to do so as current federal regulations require...

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New Rule Requiring Experienced Truck Driving Instructors, Training Upheld By FMCSA

Although there is a national trucker shortage, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will not be reducing truck-driving educator standards to make the training and hiring of new truckers go faster. The FMCSA recently denied requests by two truck-driving schools to exempt driving instructors from needing at least 2 years of experience operating commercial...

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TxDOT Urges Texans To Find A Sober Ride This Holiday Season

A car accident lawyer in Athens, TX, explains what to do if you get hit by a drunk driver in Henderson County during the holidays. 'Tis the season to celebrate the holidays. Unfortunately, this time of year also often signals the start of another holiday trend – car accidents caused by drunk drivers. That's why...

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Top 3 Hours of Service Violations & How They Cause Truck Accidents

HOS violations often contribute to tractor-trailer accidents in Texas and across the U.S. Truck accidents in Henderson County, East Texas, and other parts of the country often occur because truck drivers violate Hours of Service regulations, sometimes referred to by their initials, HOS. So what are HOS regulations? And what are the most common Hours...

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Agency Calls for Alcohol Detection Systems in All New Vehicles

Can this new technology help prevent drunk driving accidents? Drunk driving is extremely dangerous and is the cause of car accidents throughout East Texas every year. People’s lives can be changed instantly, and injuries are sometimes fatal. Now, a federal agency is recommending that stronger steps be taken to help prevent drunk driving accidents from...

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What Are the Elements of a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Texas?

An Experienced Texas Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Make the Case for Compensation Wrongful deaths are preventable tragedies caused by someone else's negligence or bad intention. Wrongful death examples include fatal car or truck accidents, medical malpractice, homicide due to negligent security, defective products, slip and fall accidents, and fatal work injuries. The grief and pain...

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New Rule Seeks To Reduce Fatal Truck Accidents

An underride accident happens when a smaller vehicle hits the rear of a semi-truck, tractor-trailer, or another type of 18-wheeler and slides underneath it. Often, the smaller vehicle will be propelled forward with such force that the vehicle's cab is sheared off, killing the occupants or leaving them with severe and sometimes permanent injuries. To...

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