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Tractor-Trailers

Tractor-Trailer Accident The Patel Firm

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. An...

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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

What a Lawyer Can Help With After a Semi Truck Accident The Patel Firm PLLC

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

Main Causes of Trucking Accidents Patel Firm

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

auto accident Corpus Christi

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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