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Driving is a common everyday occurrence. In fact, there are 222 million licensed drivers in the country and many of them are out on the roads every single day. Whether you are out shopping for groceries or commuting to work, driving is a part of everyday life. When you are behind the wheel of a car, one of the maneuvers you perform most frequently is changing lanes. You change lanes to merge onto the freeway.…
Did you know that more than 4,000 people lose their lives in trucking accidents every year? In addition, an additional 100,000 people suffer an injury due to truck accidents each year. The fault for these accidents is often spread between many parties. The truck driver, trucking company and shipping company can all share some liability for the accident. In addition, the truck manufacturer or trucking part manufacturer can also share liability. When an…
Distracted driving in Texas occurs more often than you might think. The Lone Star State has some of the highest rates of distracted driving in the country. In fact, a new study ranked Texas as the ninth-worst state for distracted driving. This study ranked states based on data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to their data, 758 people lost their lives in distracted driving accidents in Texas between 2017 and…
The trucking industry helps move our economy. In fact, trucks transport nearly 71 percent of all goods across the United States. While these trucks help us in many ways, they also increase the dangers on our roads. Large commercial trucks cause more than 148,000 injury accidents every year and more than 4,700 fatalities. These accidents occur in many different ways, but each can result in serious harm to everyone involved. Understanding the various types of…
Truck accidents are scary and traumatic. When an 80,000-pound fully loaded big rig gets into an accident with a 3,000-pound passenger car, the results are often devastating. Passenger vehicle occupants usually suffer serious and life-threatening injuries. Truck accidents are complex and often involve multiple negligent parties. That is why it is important to know what to do after a truck accident. The steps you take after a truck accident could have a significant impact on…
Texas is an “at-fault” insurance state when it comes to car accidents. This means that proving fault in an accident is important when filing a claim. Failing to prove the other party responsible for your car wreck injuries or damages can get your claim denied. There are many elements which all contribute to proving fault. One major element involves compiling and presenting all the relevant facts about the incident. A good source of this information…
Truck accidents are far more likely to cause catastrophic injuries or deaths than other types of accidents. Therefore, victims of truck accidents can suffer millions of dollars in damages. There are a couple of reasons why truck accidents are more destructive. The size and weight of commercial trucks ensure collisions cause more damage. When a commercial truck is fully loaded, it can weigh up to 80,000 pounds (40 tons). Truck trailers are also elevated. During…
Compared to an accident involving two passenger vehicles, a collision between a passenger vehicle and a truck can be catastrophic. A tractor-trailer, due to its size and structure, can inflict much more damage than a passenger vehicle. However, the good news is that the field of truck driving is highly regulated. As a result, there may be more evidence available when you are filing a truck accident claim. Evidence #1: Police Report You should always…
If you have spent any time on the road, you’ll know that semi-trucks are everywhere. The sheer size of these large trucks is intimidating, but reckless driving is downright scary. The damage that a semi-truck can cause is immense, and no one wants to be around for it. If you see a reckless semi-truck on the road, there are a few ways you can report an unsafe truck driver. Doing so may prevent an accident,…
If you have been injured in an accident, it can seem like your whole world is at a standstill. You may be suffering from unimaginable injuries and damages, and your future may be uncertain. During this difficult time, it is important to know that you are not alone. Working with an experienced lawyer can provide you with peace of mind, and secure your financial future after an accident. At David K. Wilson & Associates, Attorneys…