A Houston, Texas jury of 12 people returned a $30 million verdict in a wrongful death trucking case involving FedEx Freight and XPO Logistics. Click on the following to view the NBC segment about the trucking lawsuit and jury verdict – NBC media coverage The NBC news broadcast about the trial involved interviews with one […]
obtained a $30 million verdict against FedEx in a case where one of the company’s freight trucks was involved in a head-on collision, killing an innocent motorist. The FedEx driver was speeding in the rain at night when he veered into oncoming traffic to avoid an obstacle in the road, killing Joseph Cargal. The driver […]
Under Texas law, your paycheck is essentially the value of your life.
The insurance industry has beaten into the public’s head that “frivolous lawsuits” are a problem. The poster child for “frivolous lawsuits” is the legendary hot coffee lawsuit filed by Stella Liebeck who was disfigured by a boiling McDonalds’ coffee. Once people read the actual facts about that case (and not the insurance/corporate narrative) they often […]
Crash reports are completed in vehicle crashes involving injury, death or over $1,000.00 in property damage. Crash reports provide a documentation of the facts of a crash and occasionally the opinions of the police officer filling out the report.
The stretch of Interstate 45 (I-45) that runs through Houston has tragically been graded as the roadway with the highest danger in all of the United States. I-45’s southernmost point is Galveston, Texas and its northernmost point is Dallas, Texas (this”interstate” highway is actually completely within a single state). The section of that runs through […]
Simple physics can best describe what happens when a mass the size of an 18-wheel truck careens into a passenger vehicle, the person inside that vehicle is no match for the force of impact caused by the speed and mass (size and weight) of the object. All too often, the result of the collision leads […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]