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Whose Fault Are Truck Accidents? Part 4: Proportionate Responsibility

Truck accidents are often the fault of the truck driver, but not always. There are some circumstances where the driver of another vehicle is to blame. But even in those cases, it is sometimes possible for the other driver to seek damages from the truck driver. This is because Texas has what is known as a proportionate responsibility (also known…
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Whose Fault Are Truck Accidents? Part 2: The Trucking Company

While many truck accidents are due to driver error, this does not mean that the driver is the only party liable. In some circumstances, it can actually be the trucking company who is at fault. There is a legal doctrine with a funny sounding name called “respondeat superior.” This means “let the superior make answer” in Latin. What this means…
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What Caused This Austin Truck Accident Involving Three Semi-Trucks?

Earlier this month, the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 near the Oltorf exit were shut down for six hours after an Austin truck accident involving three semi-trucks occurred, spilling fuel onto the highway. According to reports from the Austin Police Department, they arrived on the scene to find one semi-truck wedged against the concrete median and another rig, while the…
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Why is Texas Leading the Nation in Fatal Truck Accidents?

While fatal truck accidents have declined nationwide over the last few years, they have actually increased in Texas. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatal truck accidents account for approximately 10 percent of all traffic accidents in most states. In Texas, however, truck accident deaths account for 16 percent and that number is climbing. Over the last four…
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2222 Crash Victim Sues Truck Company for Serious Injuries

We mentioned a terrible accident involving a gravel truck and several other vehicles in our prior blog last week. More has since been revealed about the violent accident in West Austin. A video from a dash cam went viral showing several cars stopped at an intersection on RM 2222 and Jester Boulevard. Moments later, a hot-red dump truck bashes into…
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