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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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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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Experts: Isolation pushes truck drivers to drug use

Drug use can and does lead to car accidents every day in the United States. Professional drivers, like semi-truck drivers, know the risks well. Even so, many of them do use alcohol and other drugs while they’re behind the wheel. These can lead to devastating accidents when an impaired driver is at the controls of an 80,000-pound vehicle. Why...

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How much do Temporary Income Benefits pay?

If you suffer from an illness or an injury that is related to your job, your workers’ compensation payments may include Temporary Income Benefits. These are often simply referred to as TIBs. They help cover your costs while you’re out of work. For instance, perhaps a broken bone kept you out entirely for a month while you healed. You...

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What should passenger car drivers know about truck braking?

If you’ve been driving long enough, then it’s likely that you’ve seen the aftermath of a tractor-trailer and passenger car crash at some point before. These types of incidents often involve a motorist getting rear-ended by a truck. Truck wrecks often result in critical injuries or deaths for passenger car occupants. If you’re wondering why these accidents often produce...

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A Lott woman is killed after a hydroplane accident on U.S. Hwy 77

A 57-year-old Lott resident died when her General Motors Company (GMC) sports utility vehicle (SUV) hydroplaned on a wet U.S. Highway 77 during morning rush hour on April 24. According to a spokesperson with the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS), the female motorist had been traveling northbound along U.S. Highway 77 just east of Farm-to-Market (FM) Road 2939...

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Beware the blind spots surrounding semi trucks

In some ways, you may assume that a semi truck driver has an incredibly good view of the road. He or she is far higher than all other vehicles, so it’s harder to have that view blocked. The side mirrors on a semi are also far larger and more versatile than those on a minivan or a passenger car....

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