What Is the Average Settlement for a Broken Leg Injury in Texas?

A broken leg is a significant injury. It can prevent you from making a living, and cost you thousands in medical treatment. If you broke your leg because of the negligent actions of someone else, you have every right to pursue the largest personal injury settlement possible. Despite what you might find elsewhere on the...

Why Is a Trucking Magazine Bragging About Poor Out-of-Service Rates?

Perhaps there isn't a stranger sight than someone bragging about mediocrity. That's what an author in Land Line Magazine did recently, when discussing the results of International Roadcheck 2021. For those unfamiliar with International Roadcheck, it's a coordinated enforcement effort between officials in the United States, Mexico, and Canada to ensure that the commercial trucks...

Can We Retire the Myth of the Truck Driver Shortage?

Have you heard that a shortage of truck drivers exists and it's only getting worse? According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the American trucking industry finds itself in need of 61,000 drivers. To make matters worse, within 7 years, that number could balloon into hundreds of thousands of truck drivers short of what the...

Is There a Downside to Record Alcohol Sales in Texas?

In May 2021, Texas bars, restaurants, and other licensed alcohol vendors sold $742,884,835 worth of beer, wine, and spirits. This eclipsed the previous record of $722 million in monthly sales from March 2019. Coupled with near-record sales in April 2021 ($689 million, the third-highest monthly sales on record), it certainly appears that Texas drank away...

Just Because Police Rarely Enforce Texas’ Texting Ban Doesn’t Mean it Doesn’t Have an Impact

Recently, the Dallas Morning News measured the enforcement of the texting while driving ban in Texas. The initial ban went into effect in September of 2017, in the wake of a horrific mass-casualty crash outside of San Antonio. In that incident, a young man was allegedly texting, when he crashed into a church bus, killing...

TXDOT Report Shows the Fallibility of Experts

I'm not in the business of making mountains out of molehills. However, there are times when I read something that exemplifies many larger trends, and this is one of them. Not a day goes by, where someone (usually in a position of authority) laments that people don't trust experts (people like them) like they used...

What Are the 5 Deadliest States for Truck Drivers?

While many people worry about the dangers that tractor-trailers pose to them on the highway, few consider that they aren't the only ones at risk in accidents with large vehicles. In fact, nearly 700 truckers die every year on our nation's highways. This makes driving commercial trucks one of the more dangerous occupations in the...