Category: 18 Wheeler Accidents

What Do I Do After a Truck Accident?

What Do I Do After a Truck Accident?

November 12th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

A truck accident is very different from a regular car accident. Truck accidents tend to be more serious because of the size and weight of the rig. Also, both the truck driver and the trucking company can be held liable for your personal injuries. Because they are commercial vehicles, truckers and their companies must follow […]

Here Are the Most Dangerous Zones Around Large Trucks

Here Are the Most Dangerous Zones Around Large Trucks

September 25th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

When a fatal accident occurs between a truck and a passenger vehicle, the driver of the smaller vehicle is more likely to be killed, according to Consumer Reports. To reduce the chances of being in a serious crash with a tractor trailer, there are some basic safety tips you should follow. Generally, truckers have been […]

How Much Does a Truck Accident Lawyer Cost?

How Much Does a Truck Accident Lawyer Cost?

September 6th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

When you are in a tractor trailer accident, you may have serious injuries that take weeks or months to recover from. Many injured clients choose to be represented by an experienced personal injury attorney such as Guajardo & Marks to get them the compensation they deserve. But attorneys cost money. A common question is how […]

Are Side Guards Being Taken Seriously by Lawmakers?

February 15th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

When a passenger car and tractor trailer collide, the results are often devastating. If the vehicle hits the side of the trailer and slides underneath, the accident is usually gruesome and fatal. Such an accident decapitated a Tesla driver in Florida in 2016. The problem is that in underride crashes the top of the vehicle […]

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Construction on US 75 Continues to Cause Accidents

December 6th, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Many Dallas-area residents are familiar with the major road construction on US 75 near Anna. Not only is the road project causing traffic backups, it also is causing a large number of serious accidents. In late October, it was reported by Channel 12 that a tractor trailer blew a tire, causing a serious crash and […]

Proposal Could Mean Big Changes in Commercial Trucking

October 23rd, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

If a new proposal is approved by Congress, the trucking industry may see major changes in the way large trucks operate on federal highways. Raising Weight Limits A story by Clarissa Hawes in the online trade magazine Trucks.com has outlined a proposed 15-year pilot program sponsored by several shippers and agricultural groups that would allow […]

Trucks and Overpasses

October 17th, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

While it may seem almost comical, the results are frighteningly real: a semi-truck that simply won’t fit through an overpass or low-ceilinged bridge or tunnel. Most times, the truck’s trailer is smashed, and the overpass may be damaged as well — but sometimes the result can be worse. One of the most recent examples occurred […]

Why Are We Waiting to Make Side Guards on Trucks Mandatory?

October 11th, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Every year, 200 people die in side underride crashes with tractor-trailers. Side underride crashes most often occur when a tractor-trailer jack-knifes and a car slams into the side of the trailer, right between the axles. In a crash like this, most of a vehicle’s safety features are worthless. The entire top part of the vehicle […]

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Lessons to Learn from Sealy Bridge Collapse

August 24th, 2016 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

When a bridge collapse in Sealy took the life of a 12-year-old girl and critically injured her mother in July of 2016, multiple questions were raised about the safety of the structure prior to the accident and the actions of a disposal truck driver who struck the bridge. The Sealy bridge collapse was a tragic […]

Is the Truck Driver Shortage Hurting Road Safety?

August 10th, 2016 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

There is a serious labor problem that the trucking industry has been forced to reckon with for quite some time, though it has been especially challenging since the rebound of the U.S. economy. Truck industry trade groups refer to this labor problem as a “truck driver shortage.” It seems, at least on the surface, as […]