Another Million Dollar Message Sent to Werner Trucking

The last couple years, jurors have not been good to Werner Trucking. Jurors from two different states have slammed Werner with two separate multi-million-dollar verdicts in relation to their safety practices and procedures.  For a company that operates its own truck driving school these verdicts do not bode well. These verdicts send a message that […]

What is Vicarious Liability?

Vicarious liability is a legal theory of liability that imputes liability from a negligent actor to another person or company for whom the negligent actor was acting on behalf of.  It is important in cases where the negligent actor does not have sufficient insurance nor assets to adequately compensate the victim of his negligence. In […]

Evidence in Truck Crash Claims

Large semi-trailers are very common in Harris County, because the Port of Houston is one of the busiest cargo seaports in the world. These massive vehicles usually carry hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel and weigh over 80,000 pounds. Finally, due to the ongoing truck driver shortage, many of these operators have little experience behind […]

Delivery Truck Crash Kills Elderly Woman

On, May 20th, 2019,  a pile-up crash involving a water delivery truck and passenger car resulted in the death of a 79-year-old woman. The wreck happened on the Northwest Freeway service road near the Gessner Road intersection. According to police and witnesses, a ReadyRefresh water delivery driver ran a red light and t-boned a pickup […]

Developments in Truck Accident Litigation: Side Underride Guard Non-Use

The debate as to whether trucking companies should be required to use side underride guards has garnished significant attention in the news as of late. New proposals to reduce the commercial truck driving age could mean more inexperienced drivers on the road—and this could mean more accidents.  Side underride guards are not currently required by […]

What You Need to Know About Big Rig Collisions

The Port of Houston is one of the busiest ports of entry in the United States. It handles more waterborne foreign tonnage than any other port in the country. What comes in on a ship usually leaves on a large truck. In fact, longshoremen often offload a ship’s cargo directly onto a waiting tractor-trailer, when […]

Maintaining 18-Wheeler Tires to Prevent Truck Tire Blowouts

The Federal Motor Carrier Regulations contain numerous rules regarding what kinds of tires may be used on different commercial motor vehicles and how they must be maintained. At a glance, the rules may seem excessive. However, they all have one goal in common—to prevent truck tire blowout. Truck tire blowout cases can be challenging to […]

Jackknifed Truck Accident Kills 1 Injures 6

One man lost his life and 6 others were injured yesterday morning when a minivan collided with a jackknifed 18-wheeler. The Rig had been involved in a previous accident that left the rig jackknifed and partially blocking traffic. The collision occurred in Willow Park Texas, just west of Fort Worth. Duties of Truck Drivers Involved […]

Should I Report Unsafe Truck Drivers?

We have seen the number of truck drivers on the road increase substantially due to factors such as a growing economy and increased fracking in South Texas. With an increase of 18-wheelers on the road, unfortunately comes an increase of accidents. There are an estimated half-a-million truck accidents in the United States every year. In […]

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