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FMCSA: Rear impact guards should be inspected annually

You might think an important piece of safety equipment that is required on tractor-trailers would be subject to inspection. Well, you would be wrong. Fortunately, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is working to change the unusual oversight. Here's what you need to know. Rear impact guards are important, but not inspected Did you ever...

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TX truckers get temporary relief from HOS regs

Truckers, a key to the economy of Texas, also are playing the role of heroes these days. The federal government has waived certain regulations so truckers can more easily deliver much-needed supplies after a mid-February winter storm crippled much of the state. That action comes with risk, however. The upside: Truckers to the rescue The...

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How did your truck accident happen?

Our San Antonio attorneys discuss the most common types of truck accidents Crashes involving large commercial trucks are often far more devastating than car accidents. Additionally, they are far more complex. Trucking companies usually have a team of adjusters and investigators that they can deploy to the crash scene within hours. They may also try...

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What is a contingency fee and how does it work?

When you're hurt in a car wreck, you're potentially looking at a dire financial situation. You may have medical bills piling up. You might not be able to work or need help with household services. On top of that, you need to repair or replace your car. The insurance company is giving you the runaround...

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What makes 18-wheelers so dangerous?

We understand big wrecks and big cases They're an everyday sight on roads throughout the San Antonio area: 18-wheelers and other heavy commercial trucks. Everyone knows to drive carefully around them, and every driver's worst fear is a wreck involving one. What makes 18-wheelers so dangerous? The short answer is "they're really big." That sheer...

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Who pays for my medical bills after a truck accident?

If you were involved in a truck accident, you may be wondering who is responsible for paying for your medical expenses and other damages. The short answer is the insurance company representing the trucking company. Unfortunately, getting compensated isn't as simple as this sounds. Dealing with trucking companies and insurance adjusters First, it's critical that...

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Distracted driving linked to Zoom

The statistics about distracted driving are alarming. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the reckless behavior claimed 2,841 lives in 2018, including: 1,730 drivers 605 passengersĀ­ 400 pedestrians 77 bicyclists Safety advocates are becoming increasingly alarmed about a new distraction. Videoconferencing services, such as Zoom, have become popular during the coronavirus pandemic because...

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Tire marks can serve as crash scene evidence

Almost every crash involving a car or large truck leaves behind key pieces of evidence that can be gathered by crash reconstruction experts. Tire marks left in the road are important pieces of evidence that often measure the speed at which a crash occurred and potentially how it occurred. How can speed be measured by...

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