Category: Trucking Accident

Why a well-functioning 18-wheeler trailer is important The trailer is the cargo-part of an articulated truck and usually bears the most stress in the combination. It is therefore important to maintain and keep the tractor in an optimal condition to prevent tractor-trailer accidents. Despite the fact that these trailers carry tons of weight, many trucking companies... Read More
What a Lawyer Can Help With After a Semi Truck Accident 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... Read More
Corpus Christi Personal Injury Law Firm Recognized With America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigator Award Corpus Christi Personal Injury Law Firm Recognized With America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigator Award The Patel Firm PLLC Corpus Christi Personal Injury Law Firm is pleased to announce that Mr. Minesh J. Patel, the firm’s principal attorney, has been awarded the America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigator award for... Read More
Driver Fatigue Driving takes a considerable amount of focus, attention, and concentration. Navigating traffic, avoiding obstacles, and monitoring for emergencies are all a part of the task of driving. Yet, many drivers routinely get behind the wheel of a car without the ability to do these tasks. Many drivers would not... Read More
Tractor-Trailers Tractor-trailers are enormous vehicles—the largest on the road. While large commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) are often colloquially called “18-wheelers,” tractor-trailers can have up to 30 wheels. While their very size makes them ideal for bringing products to businesses and consumers throughout the state, it also makes them potentially lethal.... Read More
Truck Rollovers According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the Corpus Christi area alone saw 394 crashes involving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in a recent year, causing two deaths, nine serious injuries, and 24 non-incapacitating injuries. While these might seem like relatively low figures, remember, that is in our... Read More
When is the Trucking Company Responsible for an Auto Accident? 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,... Read More
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