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Holding Texas truck companies responsible helps everyone


One result of the United States' consumer culture is that there are large numbers of goods that must be transported from place to place in a huge country. Whether carrying widgets manufactured in Wyoming to Florida, or trinkets imported through Texas ports to California, large trucks tend to be the most efficient and cost-effective way for companies to get their products to market. During the December holidays, consumer demand tends to rise, meaning even more tractor-trailers on the roads.

Changes to the Trucking Industry We'll See Under the Trump Administration

Car accidents can be terrifying events, particularly when the other car is an 18-wheeler. Under the Obama Administration, there were strict standards imposed on truck drivers that limited the weight and length of trucks. Ostensibly, these limits, we would think, would lessen the number of accidents on the highways.   However, it could be that the opposite was the case. By restricting the weight and length of trucks, the end result was that more trucks were on the road, resulting in an increase rather than a decrease in the number of accidents.

Changes to the Trucking Industry We'll See Under the Trump Administration

Car accidents can be terrifying events, particularly when the other car is an 18-wheeler. Under the Obama Administration, there were strict standards imposed on truck drivers that limited the weight and length of trucks. Ostensibly, these limits, we would think, would lessen the number of accidents on the highways.  However, it could be that the opposite was the case. By restricting the weight and length of trucks, the end result was that more trucks were on the road, resulting in an increase rather than a decrease in the number of accidents.

Texas truck drivers must check load safety to avoid accidents

One of the most basic rules governing physics is that force equals an object's mass times its acceleration. Known as Newton's Second Law of Motion, this simple equation tells us that the heavier something is, the more force it will  have upon impact. This description of the world helps explain why accidents involving commercial trucks, such as 18-wheelers, can be so devastating. When a loaded truck travelling at highway speed comes into contact with another vehicle, the amount of force applied is often huge. The result is a high probability of serious injury or death to drivers and passengers in other vehicles.

Texas truck drivers must check load safety to avoid accidents

One of the most basic rules governing physics is that force equals an object's mass times its acceleration. Known as Newton's Second Law of Motion, this simple equation tells us that the heavier something is, the more force it will  have upon impact. This description of the world helps explain why accidents involving commercial trucks, such as 18-wheelers, can be so devastating. When a loaded truck travelling at highway speed comes into contact with another vehicle, the amount of force applied is often huge. The result is a high probability of serious injury or death to drivers and passengers in other vehicles.

Some call for speed regulators to reduce Texas truck accidents

As we have discussed previously, the results of an accident involving a large commercial vehicle in Texas can be devastating. Having smaller cars hit with 18-wheelers or other heavy trucks is a recipe for disaster, especially at highway speeds. Because many of these types of accidents can cause death or serious injuries, some believe it is necessary to place further regulations of commercial trucks, including devices that limit their speeds.

Some call for speed regulators to reduce Texas truck accidents

As we have discussed previously, the results of an accident involving a large commercial vehicle in Texas can be devastating. Having smaller cars hit with 18-wheelers or other heavy trucks is a recipe for disaster, especially at highway speeds. Because many of these types of accidents can cause death or serious injuries, some believe it is necessary to place further regulations of commercial trucks, including devices that limit their speeds.

What is "proximate cause" with regard to Texas truck accidents?

Previous posts here have discussed the fact that many, if not most, motor vehicle injury civil lawsuits are filed on the basis of the negligence of another party. We have also touched on some of the basic elements of a negligence claim. Our readers might remember that these include breach of a legal duty, cause in fact, proximate cause and the existence of damages. A few weeks ago we talked about cause in fact, or "but-for" causation. This week we'll look briefly at the concept of "proximate cause."

What is "proximate cause" with regard to Texas truck accidents?

Previous posts here have discussed the fact that many, if not most, motor vehicle injury civil lawsuits are filed on the basis of the negligence of another party. We have also touched on some of the basic elements of a negligence claim. Our readers might remember that these include breach of a legal duty, cause in fact, proximate cause and the existence of damages. A few weeks ago we talked about cause in fact, or "but-for" causation. This week we'll look briefly at the concept of "proximate cause."

What is 'cause-in-fact' with regard to Texas truck accidents?


A few weeks ago we discussed the idea that when a truck accident occurs in Texas that causes an injury or property damage, on remedy is that of a civil suit against the responsible party. Often, the legal concept underlying these suits is that of negligence. We pointed out that in a case for negligence the plaintiff -- or suing party -- needs to show that a person or entity had a duty that was breached, and that the breach was the cause of the actual injury or damage that was done. We have also discussed the first part of this test, that of duty and breech.

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