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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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Annual Commercial Vehicle Brake Inspection Blitz Set For August

Trucking companies are responsible for ensuring the trucks in their fleet are regularly maintained and that any needed repairs are made promptly. Faulty equipment can lead to a truck accident that leaves people seriously injured. Preventing accidents is the goal of Brake Safety Week, an annual campaign from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) designed...

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FMCSA Proposes Speed-Limiting Tech for Trucks and Buses

Speed limitations on certain CMVs may help prevent serious truck accidents The semi-truck driving next to you on the highway could be required to use speed-limiting technology in the near future. Speeding is increasingly a factor in deadly truck accidents, according to federal data. From 2009 to 2019, fatal truck crashes involving speeding jumped by...

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What Are the Most Common Types of Truck Accidents?

Wrecks involving 18-wheelers often lead to severe injury, death In East Texas, we're used to sharing the road with semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles. For the most part, truckers here in Henderson County follow the rules of the road and avoid driving recklessly. Still, it only takes one negligent big rig driver to cause...

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Most drivers know the dangers of distracted driving, but too many do it anyway Whether it's due to a cellphone, radio, cup of coffee, or passenger, distracted driving is a known driving risk that kills thousands of people every year. In 2020, more than 3,000 people needlessly died in fatal U.S. distracted driving accidents, according...

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Study: Texas Tops List of States With 'Worst Drivers'

Texas is tied with New Mexico for having the worst drivers in the entire United States, according to a new study by Car Insurance Comparison (CIC). Analysts say that a high rate of fatal car accidents involving speeding, drunk drivers, and careless drivers means the Lone Star State, and others, have some of the worst...

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