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Drug & Alcohol Testing Requirements for Commercial Truck Drivers The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is the body responsible for setting rules and regulations regarding drug and alcohol testing among commercial vehicle drivers. Whether its an 18-wheeler driver or semi-truck operator, or a company vehicle driven by an employee on the clock, there are strict drug and alcohol... Read More

6 Things You Need To Know About Trucking Accidents in Texas Trucking accidents happen all over Texas. Whether it’s an 18-wheeler accident or another type of trucking accident in Texas, these dangerous trucks are everywhere. According to a recent survey by the American Trucking Association, there are more than three million commercial truck drivers in the United States. To be... Read More

How can an accident reconstructionist help me after an 18-wheeler accident? After a trucking accident in Corpus Christi, medical expenses and other damages are likely significant. 18-wheelers can cause devastating injuries. Because of the complexity of an 18-wheeler accident, often times the assistance of an accident reconstructionist is necessary. In order to get the compensation you deserve after a truck... Read More

Rear End Accident Lawyer Steps to follow after a rear end accident with an 18-wheeler in Texas Rear-end auto accidents with a semi-truck are among the most common. Due to the size of an 18-wheelers weight and size, it takes more time to stop a semi-truck than a regular car or truck. Often... Read More

What’s Dram Shop Law and How Can it Effect an Auto Accident? After a Texas car accident, life can get turned upside down. Your property is ruined, your body is in pain, and you are likely looking for some smart advice from someone like an accident attorney in Corpus Christi. If you were hit by a drunk driver, it is imperative... Read More

Important Evidence You Need to Win an 18-Wheeler Accident Case In any auto accident case, getting relevant evidence as quickly as possible is critical to getting justice and compensation an injury victim deserves. After an auto accident with an 18 wheeler, it is even more crucial. Due to the nature of most Texas truck accidents, if you were involved... Read More

The Patel Firm PLLC’s 2nd Annual Back To School Scholarship It’s time to go back to school and The Patel Firm PLLC wants to help get a deserving student prepared for a successful school year! This is our 2nd annual back to school scholarship! We are giving away a $500 scholarship to help with school supplies, clothes, shoes and... Read More

How Much Is An 18-Wheeler Accident Worth? This is one of the most common questions we hear injury victims ask following a truck accident in Texas. Rightly so, because the expenses after an 18 wheeler accident in Texas are usually higher, and the damages much more significant, than any other type of auto accident. There are... Read More

The Effects of Alcohol on Drivers The effect of alcohol on drivers often depends on how fast, and how much alcohol is consumed. The more alcohol, the more that driver’s ability to drive safely is hampered. A CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) study reveals that even a relatively small intake of alcohol, resulting... Read More

Injured in a Motorcycle Accident as a Passenger? Riding a motorcycle is increasingly popular in Texas. In 2017 alone, more than 364,690 motorcycles were registered in Texas — the sixth-highest in the country.  This undoubtedly leads to less desirable metric; More than 500 motorcycle accident fatalities are recorded every year in Texas – this number also includes... Read More