Category Archives : Trucking Accidents

  • February 21, 2024

    What Are the Common Injuries Sustained in Truck Accidents?

    Thousands of people are injured, and others die every year in truck accidents on Texas roads, as reported by the Texas Department of Transportation. Due to the significant weight and size of commercial trucks, collisions involving trucks in El Paso can leave victims with severe injuries, which may have a devastating impact on victims and their families.  Have you suffered injuries following a truck accident in El Paso, Texas? It is always ad...

  • February 14, 2024

    Who Can Be Sued in a Truck Accident Case?

    Truck accident claims are challenging, partly due to the involvement of multiple parties, which can complicate the process of assigning responsibility and determining negligence. In a truck accident in San Antonio, Texas, the truck driver might be negligent, the trucking company might share liability, and other parties might have contributed to the crash.  Knowing who to sue in a truck accident case requires an investigation of the accident ...

  • January 12, 2024

    How to get an accident report in a commercial truck crash in Texas?

    Securing a comprehensive official accident report should be a top priority following any commercial truck collision causing harm in Texas. However, crash victims often struggle to navigate different agencies to collect full documentation regarding the accident.  By retaining our El Paso truck accident attorneys at Cesar Ornelas Injury Law right away to pursue complete commercial motor vehicle crash documentation on your behalf, El Paso accid...

  • December 23, 2023

    How Long Does it Take to Settle a Truck Accident Lawsuit in Texas?

    Many victims recover compensation from the liable party's insurance provider when a truck accident occurs. Some require the court’s intervention when victims disagree with the settlement offer. A lawsuit becomes necessary to obtain a fair dollar value to compensate for the losses incurred due to the injury. The court process involves tabling evidence and demonstrating that the at-fault party's negligence caused the accident. After the vi...

  • December 20, 2023

    How long do you have to file a claim for a truck accident in Texas?

    Being involved in a truck crash brings enough stress without having to quickly master complex legal processes impacting injury compensation. Yet Texas statute of limitations laws impose strict deadlines for starting truck accident lawsuits after wrecks with commercial motor vehicles. The statute of limitations in Texas is two years from the date of the truck accident. This limitation extends to property damage resulting from the accident.  ...

  • November 17, 2023

    How Long Does It Take To Get a Motor Carrier Permit?

    A motor carrier permit is required to operate a truck in El Paso with a gross weight of 26,000 pounds or more. The process and timeline for obtaining a motor carrier permit can significantly impact your trucking business. Usually, the time it takes to get a motor carrier peppermint in Texas depends on several variables, such as the completeness and accuracy of the application and the additional permits required, among others. However, nav...

  • October 31, 2023

    How Fast Can a Semi-Truck Go?

    Semi-trucks have impressive power and size. This means that they can reach remarkable speeds even when carrying a trailer. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), around 23% of accidents involving semi trucks occur due to exceeding the recommended speed limits. Failure to properly adjust a semi truck's speed can result in severe accidents that may lead to injuries and, subsequently, personal injury claims. Th...

  • 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...

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