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Coronavirus and Personal Injury Claims: Why You Still Need to See a Doctor

Should You Keep Your Doctor Appointment? With the spread of the COVID-19 virus and uptick of Shelter-In-Place orders taking place across Texas, you are likely debating whether you should continue with your scheduled medical care. This is an understandable concern. You may fear that the risk of contracting the virus while making your doctor’s appointment...

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Big Truck Driver Restrictions Lifted: How to Stay Safe & How It Impacts You

Truck Driver Restrictions Lifted In response to the recent shortages of supplies and food caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, drive time restrictions have been lifted for commercial truck drivers delivering emergency provisions. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced that they have temporarily suspended daily driving limits for truck drivers transporting “essential supplies,...

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What should I do if I was in a roadway departure?

Roadway departure crashes occur when a driver veers off the road or crosses the centerline. According to the Federal Highway Administration, they account for more than 50 percent of all U.S. traffic fatalities from 2015-2017. Roadway departures are often caused by: Distracted drivers Aggressive driving, such as weaving through traffic Mechanical failures, such as tire...

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Unsafe speed during thick fog was a factor in a devastating truck crash

Inclement weather conditions in Texas are often problematic for drivers of large commercial trucks. Visibility is compromised by thick fog and heavy rain. Truck stability is threatened by high winds. Wet road surfaces and rare bouts of snow cause skidding and loss of vehicle control. Weather conditions, however, can only be blamed for Texas truck...

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The most dangerous highways in America for holiday travel are right here in Texas

A holiday celebration or trip to visit friends and family shouldn't have to end in a tragedy. Unfortunately, traffic fatalities occur on Texas highways during the major holidays, including Christmas. Personal finance website ValuePenguin compiled crash data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and found that from 2015-2018, approximately 3,399 traffic fatalities occurred on...

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Changes to HOS Regulations Could Put Texas Drivers At Risk: Waco Attorneys Warn

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released a notice of proposed changes to the hours of service (HOS) rules, which seek to update the existing regulations on the trucking industry. The currently HOS regulations place an 11-hour cap on driving time within a 14-hour shift. The FMCSA asserts that these changes will provide...

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Texas Attorney Weighs in on TxDOT's Commitment to Vision Zero

In 2017, approximately 3,721 people across Texas were killed in traffic collisions. Now the Texas Transportation Commission wants to cut those numbers in half by 2035 and eliminate traffic deaths entirely by 2050, according to an article in the Houston Chronicle. What does the vision zero goal mean for Texas? The state’s intended goal to...

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