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What Is the Statute of Limitations for Commercial Vehicle Accidents in Texas? 

Commercial vehicle accidents often result in severe injuries and fatalities. Despite your best efforts to drive safely, there may be no way to avoid an accident when you cross paths with a negligent commercial truck driver. Contact the qualified personal injury attorneys at Zimmerman Law Firm to discuss your legal options if you suffered injuries or lost a loved...

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Who pays my bills if a truck’s debris strikes my car injuring me?

Ask any Texas Department of Transportation worker and they’ll likely tell you about a variety of items that they’ve had to remove from the highway. If asked, a Department of Public Safety officer will likely tell you how many of them have caused motor vehicle accidents. If you’ve been injured by flying debris or by something that was left...

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Be on the watch for distracted commercial truck drivers

As someone who drives a passenger vehicle, you have to share the road with people in vehicles much larger and heavier than your own. But you also must carefully check for the presence of those riding bicycles or motorcycles — especially when merging or turning. It also means treating much larger commercial vehicles with respect and avoiding dangerous situations...

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Inexperienced truck drivers just as dangerous as distracted ones

There are a host of reasons why a truck driver might get into an accident in Waco, Texas. Some of those reasons include impairment, distraction, drowsiness, medication and faulty parts. Another reason is the inexperience of the driver. It’s possible for truck drivers to be inexperienced. Think about it; they have to earn their experience somehow. An inexperienced truck driver can...

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Truck drivers are not immune to distracted driving

Truck drivers are not immune to distracted driving. In fact, no driver is immune to distracted driving. It’s a problem that continues to worsen throughout Texas even as law enforcement officials do their best to curb the situation and educate motorists. Here is some information on distracted driving and truck drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) bans...

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Getting compensation for work-related truck accident injuries

As you may know, workers’ compensation insurance is not a mandatory requirement in the state of Texas. Fortunately for workers, many businesses in the state choose to provide this important coverage for their workforce anyway. In a nutshell, workers’ compensation will step in to cover medical expenses and replace a portion of the employee’s lost wages if an accident...

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5 tips for avoiding trucking accidents

You’re driving home from work, and you’re cruising on the highway when you notice a higher-than-usual number of trucks on the roads. As you approach to pass, the driver doesn’t see you and merges into your lane. You have nowhere to go, because another vehicle is in the next lane. Someone is behind you and in front of you,...

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This Simple Add-On for 18-Wheelers Could Save More Than 200 Lives per Year!

Trucking accidents are some of the most terrifying crashes. Imagine this: A car runs into the side of an 18-wheeler and crashes underneath, where many of its safety features (seatbelts, airbags) are useless. The top of the vehicle could be ripped off; in many cases, the occupants are killed. Many times this happens when a lane change is made...

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5 factors that can cause big rig accidents

Big rig accidents can turn your life around – and not for the better. These accidents cause chaos in areas where there was none before. Victims of big rig crashes often need to determine the cause of the crash when they are going to seek compensation. This is sometimes easy to do, but other times it is much more...

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6 things to know about distracted truckers

Trucker distraction is one possible cause of serious semi-truck crashes. Finding out the cause of the crash is imperative for people who are planning to seek compensation for the accident. Finding out the cause was distraction opens up new questions surrounding the cause of the distraction. Consider these points when you suffer an injury in a truck accident. #1:...

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