What Should You Do After a Head-On Truck Collision?

Head-On Truck Collisions A head-on collision with a truck can cause severe damage to the other vehicle, and even more substantial injury to everyone inside the vehicle at the time of the accident. In fact, head-on truck collisions represent one of the most dangerous and devastating types of accidents. In a head-on...

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Truck Blind Spots

Trucker Blind Spot Accidents The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the governmental agency tasked with regulating the trucking industry, estimates approximately one-third of collisions between passenger vehicles and trucks occur in truck blind spots. To reduce the startling statistic, the FMSCA continues to educate the public about the dangers of...

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What a Lawyer Can Help With After a Semi Truck Accident

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Every time you pass a semi truck on the road, you share that space with a vehicle that could transport a combined weight of up to 80,000 lbs, including truck, trailer, and cargo. Semi truck drivers undergo substantial training to help them better prepare their vehicles. Unfortunately, that does not always...

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Causes of Truck Accidents

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Main Causes of Trucking Accidents Large commercial trucks were involved in 37,515 accidents in Texas in 2018, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. In Texas, those accidents caused 536 deaths, 1,367 serious injuries, and 4,880 non-incapacitating injuries. In Nueces County, where Corpus Christi is located, commercial trucks were involved in 394...

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Causes of Car Accidents

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In one recent year, motorists suffered 249,241 injuries throughout Texas due to traffic crashes, with 3,639 fatalities in the state, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Closer to home, Corpus Christi witnessed 8,601 total crashes last year, causing 29 fatalities, 137 serious injuries, and 755 non-incapacitating injuries. What are...

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How to Deal with a Difficult Driver After a Car Accident

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On September 11, 2019, a Corpus Christi teenager was involved in a car accident in Corpus Christi after a black Cadillac ran a stop sign near Wooldridge Road. According to KIII News, the simple auto accident in Corpus Christi quickly turned ugly, shortly after the two vehicles pulled over to...

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Car Accident with an Older Driver?

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Older drivers, specifically, those who are over the age of 65, are at a heightened risk for causing a car accident, and being involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, the risk of injury for older drivers also increases because their bodies may be more frail. According to the AAA Foundation, in one year, more...

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How Should I Handle the Other Party’s Insurance Company After a Car Accident?

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The aftermath of a car accident in Texas can be stressful and traumatic. There you are, minding your own business, following the rules of the road. Then, bang! Another driver who is negligent, hits you causing a car accident, upending your day, and even worse causing injuries to you and your passengers. With bills...

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When is the Trucking Company Responsible for an Auto Accident?

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Insurance companies and the trucking companies they represent are always looking to minimize the amount it has to pay in compensation for injuries and losses caused by their drivers. One of the tactics they use is to claim that the truck driver is an independent contractor, and as such, they are not responsible for...

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