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Drivers Being Comped for Sleep Could Save Lives

Published on Nov 8, 2018 at 11:21 pm in Truck Accidents.

Oftentimes drivers choose to keep on trucking, or driving if you will, rather than get some much needed shut-eye so that they can get a job done and, ultimately, get paid. One of the major causes of truck-related accidents is fatigued drivers. When drivers are so focused on getting as many hours on the road […]

The Impact of Low Driver Interest and Experience

Published on Oct 15, 2018 at 11:14 pm in Truck Accidents.

Commercial truck drivers are required to undergo extensive levels of training to ensure they know how to safely operate the vehicles they are driving. With the low interest in truck driving careers, the once-extensive training has been minimized to a lower, ‘just enough’ approach to training drivers in order to encourage new, young drivers to […]

Truck Laws in New Mexico and Texas

Published on Oct 4, 2018 at 11:08 pm in Truck Accidents.

  Truck drivers are required to know the trucking laws of each state they plan to drive through. While they may very well know the laws of the state in which their trip originated, those laws may differ from their surrounding state’s laws. This is equally important for drivers and truck companies to know. For […]

Truck Companies and Technology

Published on Sep 19, 2018 at 11:06 pm in Truck Accidents.

  The amount of deaths and injuries incurred by trucking accidents each year is on the rise. Big-rig truck accidents are not fender benders by any means. Any vehicle or person that comes into contact with a large, 18-wheeler vehicle is in for a life-shaking event. Cargo trucks and trucks of similar size can weigh […]

Seedy Trucking Companies

Published on Sep 4, 2018 at 10:55 pm in Truck Accidents.

People often wonder why they should hire an attorney for their truck wreck accident. They claim that the trucking company ensures that they will take care of them without a lawsuit, offering up a pretty penny as bait. Unfortunately, many truck companies have ruined the reputation of all truck companies. They are known for being […]

Dangers of Jackknifing Trucks

Published on Aug 27, 2018 at 10:52 pm in Truck Accidents.

Any contact with a large, semi or big rig truck can be a catastrophic, if not fatal, encounter. In 2016, heavy trucks accounted for 3% of all crashes in New Mexico, and 7.1% of fatal crashes. On average, a crash occurred every four hours. A semi-truck accident is no minor collision, however jackknifing is one […]

Truck Rollover Accidents

Published on Aug 20, 2018 at 10:49 pm in Truck Accidents.

Whenever a car or truck is in a rollover accident, the outcome is often catastrophic. Especially with large, big-rig trucks and 18-wheelers, the sheer size of their vehicles is enough to cause a devastating result. There are a few main causes of rollover trucking accidents, outlined below. If you or a loved one are involved […]

Semi-Truck Collision Statistics

Published on Jul 19, 2018 at 10:29 pm in Truck Accidents.

On June 5, 2018 a semi-truck transporting milk in Clovis, New Mexico collided with an oncoming train. The semi-truck was overturned onto its side, and the driver was flown to nearby Lubbock Hospital quickly after the incident. The drivers’ wife expressed she couldn’t believe her husband was still alive after seeing the condition the truck […]

Texas Trucking Companies Avoid Claims

Published on Jul 7, 2018 at 10:12 pm in Truck Accidents.

Texas Trucking companies are notorious for avoiding claims and refusing to be held liable in cases. They are essentially a large business that doesn’t want to lose money, whether they are at fault or not. First and foremost, when dealing with trucking-related accidents, do not try to handle it on your own. Even if you […]

About the Federal Tort Claims Act

Published on Jun 28, 2018 at 10:25 pm in Truck Accidents.

The Federal Tort Claims Act was established as a federal statute in 1946. This act allows private parties, or citizens, to file lawsuits against the United States of America in a federal court. Prior the FTCA, government officials and employees were under what was called “sovereign immunity”, disallowing anyone from filing lawsuits against them. However, […]

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