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Truck Accidents Archives

Wrongful death lawsuit arises from Waco truck accident

After truck accidents occur in San Antonio, one of the more common questions that victims (and/or their families) have is whether liability lies with the driver that causes the accident, or the company that employs him or her? Typically, fault may almost certainly be linked to the actions of the driver, but in any situation where he or she was acting as an agent of his or her company, blame might be also placed with it. The same may be true if it is proven that a company knew that a driver was incompetent or unfit, yet still permitted (or even compelled) him or her to drive on its behalf anyway. 

Explaining where hazardous materials-carrying vehicles can stop

While many do not realize it, those driving in and around San Antonio are often traveling alongside trucks containing hazardous materials. While it is necessary to move such materials via the highway, that does not make the process any safer. Indeed, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, of the 16,850 incidents involving the transportation of hazardous materials that occurred in 2017, over 90 percent happened on highways. An even more frightening statistic may be that only about 1.5 percent of these highway incidents were accident-related, meaning that a majority may have involved simple leaks or spills. 

3 Tips on Driving Safely With Commercial Vehicles

Even the safest San Antonio drivers may lack certain knowledge when it comes to driving around commercial vehicles. Large commercial trucks like big rigs operate much differently than passenger vehicles, which can result in a very serious accident if drivers aren’t careful. In effort to preserve the safety of all who share the road, FleetNetAmerica.com offers the following advice.

Tips on Preventing Truck Driver Fatigue

If you’re a trucker in Texas, you should know that fatigued driving is extremely dangerous. However, it can be difficult for many truck drivers to prevent fatigue due to tight deadlines and long hours spent behind the wheel. Doing so is vital however, as it will preserve your safety as well as the safety of other motorists.

Curbing fatigue and truck accidents

Like most Texas residents, you regularly see tractor trailers and other large vehicles hauling goods on a variety of roads across the state. Whether delivering produce to a grocery store, consumer electronics to other stores or gasoline to fuel stations, these big rigs are a necessary part of our world. They are also a potential source for serious injuries or death if they are involved in accidents. 

Accident takes life of UPS driver at facility in San Antonio

A collision with a speeding 18-wheeler can have devastating consequences. Given that tractor-trailers can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, the impact of a large truck can be like that of a missile, and people in smaller vehicles often suffer catastrophic injuries in truck accidents.

What To Do After A Truck Accident

If you commute to work in San Antonio, you've undoubtedly shared the road with an 18-wheeler at some point. If driving next to a vehicle that big makes you nervous, you are not alone. One distraction, maintenance failure or a poorly secured load is all it takes to cause a serious accident.

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