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  • September 28, 2023

    Can You Get PTSD from a Motorcycle Accident?

    Motorcycle accidents are unfortunately all too common, and they can leave lasting physical and emotional scars. While not everybody suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) indicates that PTSD occurs frequently due to motor vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, the emotional toll on the victims with PTSD can often be insidious and lo...

  • September 15, 2023

    Can You Be a Truck Driver With a Bad Back?

    The Texas Commercial Driver's License (CDL) program administers over 52,000 exams every year. With the massive truck driver licensing, the CDL program aims to reduce truck accidents through various enforcement initiatives. However, truck crashes are still shockingly prevalent, and some are reportedly caused by drivers with bad backs.  So, can you be a truck driver with a bad back in El Paso, ...

  • September 14, 2023

    Why Would a Personal Injury Lawyer Call Me?

    The short answer right up front is that the only El Paso personal injury lawyer who should be calling you is the one you’ve hired to represent you. In a personal injury case, there are typically a number of lawyers involved: your attorney, the other driver’s attorney, and then the attorneys (or claims adjusters) from both insurance companies.  When you’ve hired a lawyer to represent you...

  • September 7, 2023

    How Many Hours Can a Truck Driver Drive?

    This is an important question, particularly in Texas, because we drive more miles than all but one other state. We have the biggest system of highways and freeways in the United States. One out of every 16 Texans is a truck driver, with a total of 185,000 truck drivers and 66,000 transportation companies statewide.  Sleepy, overworked truckers are a very real concern in the Lone Star State. S...

  • August 29, 2023

    What Happens When a Truck Driver Has an Accident?

    Accidents involving 18-wheelers are often due to driver negligence, and the driver can be held responsible. However, other liable parties may include the truck owner, commercial truck driving company, loading company, mechanic, state or local government (regarding road conditions), or the manufacturer of the truck or truck’s parts. Settling this type of claim or pursuing a lawsuit may involv...

  • August 17, 2023

    What Percentage of Motorcycle Riders Get Into Accidents?

    It keeps getting worse in Texas for motorcyclists. According to the state’s Department of Transportation, 562 motorcycle riders were killed in crashes in 2022. That’s an increase of 8% over the prior year.  Texas is also a leading state in the U.S. when it comes to motorcycle injuries and fatalities, so people on motorcycles are more vulnerable on Texas roadways. Drivers of other vehicles...

  • August 10, 2023

    How Far is San Antonio from Midland?

    As you know, Texas is the second-largest state in the U.S.—the biggest in the contiguous United States. It takes about 12 hours to drive through Texas east to west or vice versa along Interstate 10 with normal traffic. With gas stops and bathroom breaks, it could easily take 14-15 hours. This is the equivalent of taking Interstate 5 through California north-south.  Even if you drive through...

  • August 3, 2023

    Places to Explore in Hobbs, NM

    Located in the southeast corner of New Mexico, just four miles from the Texas border, Hobbs, New Mexico, is a popular tourist attraction. With a population of just under 40,000, you will find a unique culture in Hobbs.  Cesar Ornelas Injury Law would like to provide an overview of tourist attractions in Hobbs, New Mexico, and the risks that you assume in participating in certain activities. ...

  • July 27, 2023

    Jackknife Accident Statistics in El Paso

    According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were over 1,000 commercial vehicle crashes in 2022 in El Paso. There were eight fatal crashes resulting in nine deaths. There were 801 non-injury crashes with 117 possible injuries. Conversely, there were 14 serious injuries from 13 suspected severe crashes. Semi Trucks can cause serious injury and damage when involved in collisions. If y...

  • July 20, 2023

    Rear-End Truck Accidents in El Paso

    Rear-end collisions between two passenger vehicles are often referred to as fender benders and are viewed as minor collisions. However, a rear-end crash is nothing inconsequential, especially when it involves an 18-wheeler. Occupants in cars have a higher chance of sustaining severe injuries. Rear-end accidents account for 26% of all truck accidents.  If you are involved in a rear-end tr...


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