Trucking Taboo: Eating & Distracted Driving in the Cab

Posted on Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 7:32 pm    

Any truck driver with a commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) knows the rules of the road and dangers associated with risky driving behaviors. With all the training these drivers go through to get their special license, not to mention additional on-the-job training, you’d think they’d heed the warnings against making even the smallest of blunders. But, […]

Self-Driving Trucks Coming Sooner Than Expected

Posted on Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 7:03 pm    

The big question on everyone’s mind concerning self-driving trucks is whether they will be safer than those driven by truckers. Proponent are quick to say self-driving vehicles will not only be more affordable, but will be safer and hopefully save lives. It may only be a few years away before we see the first self-driving […]

Technology Requires Truck Drivers Keep Pace

Posted on Monday, October 30th, 2017 at 9:17 pm    

Whether they drive a truck for a fleet operation or independently own and operate their own rig, every professional truck driver needs to work at staying current with such technology advances as crash avoidance systems, telematics, and self-driving technology to ensure the safety of everyone on the roads. “Ensuring that drivers are properly trained is […]

Insurance Companies – the unseen hand at trial

Posted on Monday, October 16th, 2017 at 9:35 pm    

Although the insurance company isn’t mentioned at trial, it’s often the unseen puppet master pulling the strings of the defense attorney.  It selects and pays for the defense attorney and approves of the experts and all their travel and expenses.  Most importantly the insurance company decides what amount (if any) to offer to resolve the […]

National Academy of Sciences

Posted on Monday, October 16th, 2017 at 9:13 pm    

The National Academy of Sciences is an extraordinary resource for individuals looking to learn more about science and the furtherance of scholarship in various scientific fields. The National Academy of Sciences lists as its mission statement the following, “The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars. Established by an Act […]

Accidents involving 18-wheelers or Semi’s on I-10, I-35 and I-45 in Texas

Posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 at 8:01 pm    

Texas has major highways crisscrossing the state including interstate 10 (I-10), interstate 35 (I-35), interstate 45 (I-45).   Tremendous amounts of traffic flow in and out of San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and Houston along these interstates.   Tractor trailers, also known as 18-wheelers or semi’s dominate these roadways and have lead to serious crashes and […]

Trucking Deaths On The Rise

Posted on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 at 8:03 pm    

Early on the morning of Aug. 1, 2006, as Dan Lindner prepared to leave his Illinois home for work, he kissed each of his two boys good bye. But before he could walk out the door, 15-month-old Aidan came waddling over for a second kiss. Not to be outdone by his little brother, Danny, 3, […]

Low Testosterone Supplement Injuries

Posted on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 at 8:27 pm    

Men are increasing prescribed low testosterone or “low T” supplements to assist conditions such as loss of energy, muscle mass, sexual performance, strength and for increased moodiness.  Low T supplements can be in a variety of forms such as patches, gels, pills and even injections.   The variety of forms of Low T is extraordinary […]

For Leslie Vernon, Semper Fidelis, My Friend. Mesothelioma and the Greatest Generation

Posted on Friday, December 6th, 2013 at 8:48 pm    

(This post originally appeared October 11, 2011) Leslie Vernon died this week-end. He was only 84. While you have never heard of Leslie Vernon, if you ever meet his wife Ivy, please say “Thank you,” actually, “Thank you, and, I am sorry.” Your gratitude will be for the service and sacrifice made by Mr. Vernon, […]

Tort Reform Fails the Empirical Evidence Test

Posted on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at 8:59 pm    

Tort Reform Fails The Empirical Evidence Test By: Troy D. Chandler, Chandler McNulty LLP Houston, TX As a trial lawyer, I find that empirical evidence always wins over even the most compelling argument. Facts matter.  Evidence matters.    That is why I never trusted the tort reform rationale.  The jury is in on the Tort […]
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