Riding through Texas on a motorcycle is one of the greatest pleasures in life. Once you make it out of the city limits of Waco, you have endless miles of open road available. Unfortunately, like with most things, riding a motorcycle comes with risk. The weather can suddenly change, causing the roads to become dangerous. A deer can leap out in front of you and cause you to lose control. And, the most dangerous, are the cars and trucks cruising down the street, operated by drivers that think multitasking behind the wheel is a good idea.
You're a parent, and you know what it's like to worry. It never leaves you.
Commercial trucks pose a significant risk to other drivers. Every day across the country, passenger vehicles are involved in serious, even fatal collisions with commercial vehicles, including buses, eighteen wheelers and semi trucks.
Until it happens to you, it's not easy to know how you'll respond after a car accident. Even if you think that you know exactly what you'd do, in the moments or days following an accident, you may have difficulty knowing how to navigate the process.
Imagine you were driving to pick up your child from school one afternoon, but you never arrived. Instead, you got sideswiped by a semi truck. Fortunately, emergency responders arrived quickly on scene and transported you to the hospital.
When a negligent vehicle driver causes a fatal or injurious accident in Texas, who do you think is going to be financially responsible? The negligent driver, of course, but it's probably not going to be the driver him- or herself who actually pays out the cash to injured parties. It will more likely be the driver's insurance company that has to pay this money.
Any time an injurious or fatal car accident happens, Texas law enforcement personnel will investigate what happened and who was to blame. This may involve an evaluation to determine the intoxication levels of drivers at the time of the collision.
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, so getting out of the way isn't possible. Your vehicle is hit, and you .