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common causes of truck driver fatigue texas

Common Causes of Truck Driver Fatigue in Texas

Any time someone is tired while behind the wheel, it presents a potentially serious and dangerous situation. However, if truck drivers are tired, they can make mistakes that result in accidents or fall asleep behind the wheel, which can have devastating consequences for them and others on the road.  Unfortunately, the state of Texas consistently ranks at or near the top of the list when it comes to truck accidents. Many of these accidents are caused by cases of truck

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Semi Truck Crash Investigations

Essential Information about Semi Truck Crash Investigations

After an accident with a semi-truck or other large truck involving injuries or fatalities, the authorities will carefully investigate the accident. The investigation considers factors like why the accident occurred and who is at fault. While you may believe the authorities do everything possible to protect your interests, this is not always the case. That’s why most experts recommend hiring an experienced Corpus Christi truck accident lawyer from the Burkett Law Firm. Our team will protect your rights and work

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5 Common Causes of Texas Truck Accidents

5 Common Causes of Texas Truck Accidents

Texas is constantly ranked as one of the leading states for fatal truck accidents. Unfortunately, this is not a trend that seems to be going away any time soon. Just consider the truck accident statistics from 2020: 513 total commercial vehicle accidents that resulted in at least one death 581 total people died 1245 serious injuries occurred 7342 non-incapacitating injuries were recorded With this information in mind, it is clear that truck accidents are a huge concern for Texas residents

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Truck drivers risk accidents during bad holiday weather.

Commercial Truck Accidents During the Holidays: What You Need to Know

With 36% more vehicles on America’s roads during the holidays, drivers should beware, as commercial trucks are more likely to be involved in accidents during this time of year. As we’re already in the midst of the holiday shopping frenzy, it is important to understand the dangers of being on the road alongside 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, big rigs, and other commercial trucks that move various items during the holiday season.  If you are involved in a trucking accident this holiday

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When Can You Sue the Trucking Company After a Truck Accident in Texas?

Most truck drivers in Texas work for a trucking company, which is why it makes sense to wonder, “Should you sue the trucking company or the truck driver after an accident?” In many cases, you can recover damages from both the trucker and their employer, but doing so may require legal assistance from an experienced truck accident attorney in Texas. Suing a trucking company can significantly maximize the value of your personal injury claim after a truck accident because trucking

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