Category Archives : Trucking Accidents

  • 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, Texas? Being a truck driver with a bad back is pos...

  • 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. So, how many hours can a truck driver legally be be...

  • 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 involve a lot of legwork and time. You should immediatel...

  • 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 you are the victim of a negligent trucker, you must...

  • 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 truck accident in El Paso, you should immediately sp...

  • July 13, 2023

    Truck Accidents Due to Drug and Alcohol Abuse

    Drugs and alcohol can significantly increase the likelihood of a truck accident. Truck drivers must undergo special training to operate a commercial vehicle. When they get their commercial driver’s license, they have certain responsibilities. One is not to drive while impaired by drugs or alcohol. Commercial trucks are often involved in thousands of collisions annually. Operating a motor vehicle under the influence can lead to collisions and c...

  • July 6, 2023

    Top 10 Tips to Avoid Truck Accidents

    If you have ever driven on the highway, you have likely seen 18-wheelers on your drive. You might even have instances where you had to swerve to move out of their path. Commercial trucks have many differences from cars which can make defensive driving difficult. Truck accidents are often more severe than other accidents. Trucks are larger, carrying various types of cargo and traveling at high speeds. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administ...

  • May 26, 2023

    What are Common Types of Forklift Accidents?

    Forklifts are used primarily to transport heavy equipment and machinery on a construction site. In 2021, forklifts accounted for 70 work-related fatalities, and in 2020, 7,290 non-fatal injuries. If you have fallen victim to a forklift accident, you need the workplace injury lawyers at Cesar Ornelas Injury Law. Below we discuss the common types of forklift accidents and injuries. What is a Forklift? A forklift is a small industrial truc...

  • March 30, 2023

    Can Semi-Trucks Drive in The Fast Lane?

    We have all been there before, driving down the highway, wondering if the semi-truck in front of us is a dangerous driver, and planning out how to drive defensively in case they are. Driving next to an oversized vehicle like a semi-truck can be especially concerning, given the potential damage they might cause if they are involved in an accident.  If you have been injured in an accident with a semi-truck, speak to an experienced truck accide...

  • March 23, 2023

    Is It Legal to Drive a Truck Without a Truck Bed?

    A pickup without a bed is called a box delete, as the bed of a truck is also known as a box. You can drive a truck without a bed, but you need to add some safety gear. Otherwise, you’ll be pulled over by the police. A truck without a bed may also be referred to as a chassis cab or a half-truck. This type of vehicle allows you to upfit customized equipment to the cab of the truck instead of a bed. In many cases, the truck may show nothing mo...


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