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  • 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer Houston - Top Houston truck accident attorneys-call for consultation before you speak with any adjusters.  Call  1-866-758-4529. Our level of expertise in commercial vehicle accidents is unparalleled and we are the “go to” truck accident lawyers in Houston. Because the truck wreck lawyers at the Baumgartner firm have Read More
  • Austin 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer - While the number of large truck accidents is small compared to passenger cars, the percentage of commercial vehicle crashes that result in serious injuries or fatality is very high. Because of the size of a tractor – trailer which can weigh 80,000 pounds the devastation Read More
  • Bad brakes on semi trucks - It doesn’t take a Texas truck accident attorney to know that semi-trucks take longer to stop than passenger cars. Accident reconstruction textbooks even include formulas for calculating the stopping distance of a big rig and all of the leading software used by accident reconstruction experts Read More
  • Baytown, Pearland, Pasadena TX, 18 Wheeler Accident Attorney - Have you been injured in a Baytown, Pasadena TX or Pearland 18 Wheeler truck wreck? Call us to speak with a Pasadena, Pearland or Baytown 18 Wheeler trucking accident lawyer. The commercial vehicle traffic in industrialized areas like Baytown, Pasadena Texas and Pearland leads to Read More
  • Big rig tire blowouts - Tire blowouts on big tractor-trailers is overwhelmingly common, and probably happens hundreds of times a day across the United States. Simple maintenance and inspections as each driver should perform during every stop along their route would prevent this happening almost entirely. An industrial tire under Read More
  • Bus accidents - Why hire a Houston bus accident lawyer to handle your case? Attorneys who win cases against professional truck drivers and motor carriers have an infinite knowledge of the rules and requirements that the bus company and its drivers must follow to ensure safety for the Read More
  • Criminal acts by truck drivers - Truck accidents across the state of Texas are literally an everyday event. Because of the size of a tractor-trailer versus the size of a pickup truck or passenger car in most semi-truck accidents serious injury is a foregone conclusion. In the vast majority of 18-Wheeler Read More
  • Federal regulation of trucking companies - Truckers are regulated by the FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS, which provide comprehensive rules that both driver and Motor Carrier must follow. There are a few exemptions from the Regulations, but if the truck travels state to state the company and driver have to comply Read More
  • Fedex truck accident attorney - As everyone knows FedEx has become one of the leading if not the leading small package carrier in the United States. As a consequence, each and every day in almost every neighborhood in America a FedEx truck is delivering packages. With the advent of the Read More
  • Garbage truck accident lawyer in Houston - In major metropolitan areas such as Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio garbage trucks and dump trucks injure and kill more pedestrians per mile traveled than any other vehicle. Garbage trucks have real safety issues in blind spots on the side and rear of the Read More
  • Improper Training Claims - Under the federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations a trucking company has an obligation to ensure that the truck drivers they place on the roadway are experienced and capable of safely operating the big truck. Section 391 provides the minimum safety standards for qualification of drivers Read More
  • Improperly loaded trucks - Some of the 18 wheeler accidents that happen in Texas are as a result of a commercial truck not being loaded properly. Trucking safety regulations provide that “no person shall drive a commercial motor vehicle and a motor carrier shall not require or permit a Read More
  • Interstate 10 Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyer - Interstate 10 is the 4th longest interstate highway in the United States and is only shorter than I -90, I -80 and I -40. Interstate 10 runs from coast-to-coast and stretches from Santa Monica, California to Jacksonville, Florida and it is one of the highways Read More
  • Interstate vs. Intrastate motor carriers - Many people confuse the two words interstate and intrastate on a daily basis, there is clearly, a big difference in the definition of the two, and there is quite a bit of depth to their meaning when it comes to the appropriate certification for each Read More
  • Issues Involved in 18 Wheeler Accident Cases - Whenever there is a motor vehicle accident the question becomes who is at fault for causing the crash. That is always the main issue in every case involving a car accident or an 18-wheeler. However, truck drivers and trucking companies are subject to additional rules Read More
  • Jackknife accidents - Eighteen-wheeler accidents of any kind are usually a catastrophic event for anyone involved. These can be caused by many variables that come into play while this forty to eighty thousand pound transport vehicle is sailing down a highway or inner city freeway. As most safety Read More
  • Negligent Hiring Claims - Negligent hiring is a basis for establishing negligence on the part of an employer and is used in many different personal injury cases. In the trucking context, negligent hiring usually relates to a truck driver who is on the job but fails to meet the Read More
  • Negligent trucking companies -   Every truck accident lawsuit is going to involve not only the truck driver but also the motor carrier  who is legally responsible for the driver and the vehicles.   Companies are usually held responsible for an accident under a legal doctrine called “respondeat superior“, Read More
  • Semi truck tire blowouts -   Everyone has seen debris on the highway from a failed tire on a big rig. When a big truck has a blowout many different scenarios can play out and all of them can be deadly. For a passing motorist an accident can happen simply Read More
  • Speeding trucks - When a commercial truck driver steps behind the wheel of an 18 wheeler the responsibility as a professional driver is different from that of the normal person driving their passenger car. A tractor-trailer can weigh up to 80,000 pounds without a special permit. An 18 Read More
  • Tanker Truck Crash Lawyer in Houston - Semi truck accidents usually involve serious injury or wrongful death. Tanker trucks increase the risk of very serious injury or death because they sometimes carry extremely dangerous liquids that can lead to a fire or explosion. Hazardous materials are transported each and every day across Read More
  • The Woodlands, Conroe 18-Wheeler Trucking Accident Lawyer - Injured in a Montgomery County 18 Wheeler Accident? The “go to” Conroe, The Woodlands or Montgomery County truck wreck lawyer is here to help. If you or a family member have been injured in an 18 wheeler truck accident in The Woodlands, Conroe or anywhere Read More
  • Tractor – Trailer Wreck Lawsuits - Commercial vehicle crashes involve different vehicles from normal car to car or car to pick up truck wrecks. The vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and require maintenance and care above and beyond a passenger car in order to safely operate on the roadways. Read More
  • Truck accident injury - Some of the common causes of truck accident injuries are: Driver negligence–such as distraction or inattention or following too closely Inexperienced truck drivers Speeding Trucks Improperly maintained vehicle Hazardous driving conditions Driver fatigue Given the difference in size between most commercial vehicles and the typical Read More
  • Truck maintenance - Poor maintenance of 18-wheelers A state did a study recently on the correlation between defective mechanical parts and equipment on semi-trucks and the likelihood this will lead to a truck accident. Their findings were released in a national report – and were nothing short of Read More
  • Truck Wreck Punitive Damage Lawyer Houston - In Texas, punitive damages are known as exemplary damages and are covered by a specific statute, which purports to govern all personal injury claims seeking punishment or punitive damages. The law is set forth in Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 41. The standards Read More
  • Truckers insurance coverage - Most truck accidents involve serious injury and /or death. Because a typical rig can weight up to 80,000 pounds, occupants of a 4000-pound passenger car have little chance to escape serious injury on impact. Given the serious injury potential of large commercial vehicles the minimum Read More
  • Types of commercial vehicles involved in accidents - Dump trucks A dump truck is a truck used for transporting loose material (such as sand, gravel, or dirt) for construction. A typical dump truck is a commercial vehicle used to transport trash to land fills and in addition to the normal truck accident scenarios Read More
  • Under ride accidents - The actual term “under ride accidents” is not in the mainstream of phrases that the average person hears much if any during their lifetime. An under ride is a term associated with a vehicle coming into contact with an 18 Wheeler, and becomes pinned underneath Read More
  • UPS Truck Accident Attorney in Houston - As home and business deliveries increase so do truck accidents by commercial vehicle drivers such as UPS. Delivery services are increasing at record levels, this is partly due to the increase in gas prices as well as the ease of ordering products on the Internet. Read More
  • Who is responsible - Texas truck accident lawyers know that there usually is more than one cause of an 18 wheeler accident. Most times it is a truck driver who was speeding or who was inattentive to the road ahead. In any case, you can be assured that the Read More
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