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Multi-vehicle wreck causes deaths, catastrophic injuries

A Texas community was left reeling after four people were killed in a car accident. The victims were all members of the same family and consisted of a father and his three sons. Three others -- also members of the family -- suffered what appeared to be catastrophic injuries.

Victim dies from catastrophic injuries after big rig hits hotel

As the weather warms and schools begin to wrap up the academic year, more and more people in Texas will likely be hitting the road to enjoy some of the wonderful things that the state has to offer. Traveling on the interstate can be understandably unnerving -- many 18-wheelers seem to fly by at dangerous speeds no matter which lane they occupy. However, that fear is normally alleviated when motorists arrive at their destination. Few people expect to suffer catastrophic injuries after checking into their hotel room, but even there, travelers are not always safe.

Catastrophic injuries in truck accidents often lead to court

Texas roadways are busy places filled with commuters, tourists and all types of travelers. Many vehicles taking up highway space are massive tractor trailers that have been known to make more than a few motorists nervous when sharing the road. Truck accidents often result in catastrophic injuries that leave victims permanently disabled, or worse.

Child suffers catastrophic injuries in wreck that kills mom

A small boy in Texas is without his mother following a devastating accident involving an 18-wheeler. Suffering from catastrophic injuries, the minor child was the only surviving victim of the accident in which three others were killed. The truck driver believed to have caused the wreck survived with apparent minimal injuries, he is currently facing criminal charges for his role in the accident.

What kinds of problems can spark a motor vehicle defect claim?

In our last post of March, we marked the fact of a recall of thousands of Volvo semi tractors. Not only have those recently made units been recalled for the repair of a piece of their steering mechanisms, but the federal government has also ordered any unrepaired tractors off the road until they do get fixed.

Volvo truck recall doesn't help company's safety reputation

There was a time when Swedish vehicle maker, Volvo, held a reputation for making safe products on a global scale. A couple of years ago, the company acknowledged that from a perception standpoint its reputation had suffered some in the U.S. market.

For what can I seek financial recovery after a truck accident?

Flying legend Chuck Yeager is noted for saying, "If you can walk away from a landing, it's a good landing." There are many in Texas who might feel the same way after being involved in a motor vehicle accident if they were lucky enough to walk away from the disaster.

Regulators seek to do more to step up trucking safety

The Iowa caucuses are over and the New Hampshire primary is in the offing. We're sure a lot of people in Texas are watching the developments of the presidential campaign race closely now that the first clear signs of voter preference are in the books, but there are some other political matters having to do with trucking safety that seem to be worthy of note, as well.

Why should I hire an attorney after a truck accident?

A crash with a semi-trailer truck is not the same as an average motor vehicle accident. If nothing else, the sheer size and weight of an 18-wheeler means that there's a much greater chance that anyone in the other vehicle or vehicles will wind up suffering serious or catastrophic injuries.

Motorist safety trumped truck industry desires in FAST Act

The new year brings with it many changes, including in some laws. One of the things it will not be bringing is an influx of 18-year-old interstate truck drivers. Readers of this blog may recall that we dove into this issue a little bit back in July.

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