Semi-Truck Accidents

Causes of Semi Truck Accidents

According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were nearly 3400 people killed in fatal auto crashes in the state of Texas in 2007. Of these fatalities, nearly ten percent were the result of accidents involving “large trucks”, as defined by the NHTSA. Although some auto accidents are the result… read more

Fatal Semi Truck Accident

Many accidents happen along the highways of Texas, and far too often they involve semi-trucks. These large vehicles leave the others involved with little chance of getting out injury free. Some of them carry hazardous materials making it even more dangerous for those involved. Recent Semi-Truck Accidents In Texas Last week, a fatal semi-truck accident… read more

Texas Semi-Truck Laws

Commercial semi-truck drivers are subject to a number of specific laws and regulations. Because semi-truck drivers must drive huge trucks that can cause serious accidents, some states enact extra laws for drivers to follow. In Texas there are several laws placed on commercial drivers in order to keep roads and highways safer. Not following these… read more

What Should I Do After a Semi Truck Accident?

Half a million truck accidents happen in the U.S. each year, and one-in-eight fatal traffic accidents involve a semi truck. Unfortunately, semi truck accidents continue to happen every day. For those who have been involved in one, it is important to know the legal steps to take after the accident happens. What To Do After… read more

Penalties for Distracted Truck Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration defines distracted driving as reaching for, holding, dialing, reading and texting on any device. Truckers are allowed to use hands free devices, and many companies are moving towards installing hands-free dispatch devices to keep drivers’ focuses on the road. Being responsible for big rigs on the road is a… read more

How To Avoid Semi Truck Collisions

Large 18-Wheelers seem to be everywhere on today’s highways. Unfortunately, they are an essential part of today’s society. Instead of trying to avoid them all together, learning how to drive near them can help you drive safer. This article provides tips and rules of the road that may prevent an accident one day. Driving Safely Near Semi… read more

5-Year-Old Saves Brother in 18-Wheeler Accident

A family of three–father, 5-year-old, and 2-year-old–were moving to Galveston earlier last month, driving their 18-wheeler to the new city. Suddenly, they hit a cement pillar and caused a horrible accident. The accident caused a fire that unfortunately killed the father of the family. The 5-year-old son is credited with pulling his 2-year-old brother out of the… read more

Semi Truck Accident Risk Factors

Driving a semi truck always presents a bigger risk than a non-commercial vehicle because they are so large and heavy. Truck drivers not only need to be aware of the dangers their large vehicles present, but other drivers need to be cautious of the risks they present as well. Even the smallest of driving errors… read more