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Hi there, I am a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston. Truck accidents reached an all-time low after the economic downturn in 2008. Since then, the trucking business has been steadily growing once more, and with it, more trucks are appearing on America’s highways. With those trucks comes a predictable rise in auto accidents involving truck drivers.
Labor Day is one of the biggest and most popular travel weekends of the summer in the Houston area. Over the holiday weekend, many Houstonians head to the beach, to barbecues, and to other outdoor activities. Along with the increased numbers of travelers on the roads, however, comes the risk of collisions with drunk drivers.
Hi there, I am a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston. People who have been involved in accidents with a commercial vehicle are often confused and uncertain about how to proceed. Fortunately, if you find yourself in this situation, you can enlist the help of an experienced truck accident lawyer to represent your interests.
Many personal injury attorneys advertise via all types of media—the internet, television, billboards, and even radio. With so many attorneys claiming that they can help you, how do you know where to turn after an auto accident? Many people have no personal connections to an attorney or do not know anyone who was involved in a car accident case in the past.
Any type of traumatic injury can require ongoing medical care for some time—and car accident injuries are no different. You may need emergency treatment right after the accident, but during the following weeks, your doctor may suggest follow-up visits, visits to specialists, surgeries, physical therapy, and more. You may also need medications and medical equipment while you recover.
Every year, thousands of vehicles with faulty braking systems remain on the road without the awareness of drivers. Faulty braking systems contribute to an increased number of auto accidents, including rear-end collisions and fatalities in dangerous or unsafe driving conditions. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), a coalition of industry representatives and local, sta ...
In November, Personal Injury Attorney Stewart J. Guss, in cooperation with the Star of Hope Mission, launched a “Hats, Socks, and Gloves Drive” in order to help the homeless stay warm this winter. After successfully concluding the drive, his team recently distributed the donated items with Star of Hope staff.
For auto accident victims, the days after the crash are spent attending to medical needs, informing family and loved ones about the extent of injuries, notifying employers about the need to take time off, and getting vehicles repaired. These exhausting tasks can consume a lot of time, leaving little energy and attention to consider questions regarding the legal side of the acci ...
Road construction work helps maintain important infrastructure. Motorists need it to maintain, repair, and improve roads, bridges, and highways, which can fall into dangerous states of disrepair with time. However, the very nature of the construction process interrupts normal driving patterns and creates a serious risk of accidents.
Millions of U.S. car accidents result in property damage as well as serious and even life-threatening injuries. Here are the most important things you should know if you are ever in an automobile accident: Stop the Car Never drive away from the scene of an accident, even if there’s no damage—this is your legal obligation.
Regrettably, thousands of truck accidents take place on the road every year. An accident with an 18-wheeler or other large truck, which weigh as much as 80,000 pounds and average 70 feet in length, can cause devastating injures. When passenger cars and 18-wheelers collide on the road, serious property damage as well as personal injuries inevitably follow, even at low vehicle speeds.
Road rage afflicts truck drivers, too, and victims of such behavior must know their rights. Although you might not attribute road rage to a professional driver, it happens more frequently than you might imagine. If you were ever a victim of road rage, you understand how frustrating and oftentimes frightening it is.
The holidays bring hustle and bustle to all our lives, and holiday shopping seems to top everyone’s to-do list. Whether you shop online or at the mall, all that merchandise has to come from somewhere. It’s not a fleet of reindeer that brings the goods—it’s a gigantic fleet of over-the-road trucks. The holidays bring more truck traffic, and that means more truck accidents.
Many drivers think that going a few miles over the speed limit here and going a few more miles over the speed limit there is acceptable speeding—basically a non-event. Speed limits, however, are posted for one important reason—to protect the safety of everyone on the road (other vehicles and pedestrians alike).
Teen drivers are the stuff of parental nightmares. When your teens first take to the road, you are destined for dread. Learning to drive, however, is a natural step in the progression toward the independence of adulthood. If your teen’s was involved in a car accident, however, things become even more worrisome, but you can help your teen become a safer driver and to know what ...
Whether you’re taking to the open road or just heading across town, you can reduce your risk of being in a car accident. An important pre-trip task is to take the time to plan your route ahead of time. This may seem unnecessary—after all, whatever happened to spontaneity? Driving is serious, however, and planning your driving route before you head out can help you stay better ...
When you’re out pounding the Houston pavement, you’re probably not thinking too much about your safety as a pedestrian. You’ve got places to go and people to meet, after all. How dangerous can walking really be? You’ve been crossing the street safely since you were a child, but pedestrian accidents happen and they are often the most dangerous accidents of all.
Tired drivers, wake up! Driving while sleepy is dangerous, and even the loss of an hour or two of shut-eye can put you at greater risk of a car accident. A 2016 study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety succinctly outlines the dangers of driving while tired. Know the warning signs and the risks.