FMCSA Rule Suspension Doesn’t Mean that Hours of Service Rules Are Pointless

A couple of years ago, attorney Michael Grossman wrote about the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate implementation. As you can imagine, there were heated comments from a diverse group of truck drivers, with a range of opinions about the ELD mandate, and ELDs in general. Michael appreciates that people still take the time to respond...

What are Reporters Missing About the 6 x Fatal 133-Car- Pile-Up in Fort Worth, TX

To say that the Thursday, February 11, 2021 133-car-pile-up on I-35W in Fort Worth, Texas received a lot of media coverage is an understatement. Hundreds of articles and dozens of videos of the incident litter the internet. We know that the following people died in the crash: Aaron Luke Watson, 45, Fort Worth, TXTiffany Louann...

One Danger to Police Officers Will Continue Until We Hold Bars Accountable

Mention police officers and drunk drivers in the same sentence, and I'll bet most people will assume that you're talking about the role that police play catching drunk drivers and protecting the public. What many people never consider is the threat that drunk drivers pose to the police. Given that the hours when most police...

Why Do West Texas Oilfield Companies Keep Hiring Dangerous Truck Drivers?

"How do we bring the number of Texas oilfield trucking fatalities down?" Media outlets raise issues such as speed limits, road maintenance, and truck upkeep, which all play a role in the problem: What no one wants to discuss is that the biggest factor in whether an 18-wheeler causes a deadly crash is the quality of the truck's driver.

It’s 2020: Why Doesn’t Texas Require Bars to Carry Liquor Liability Insurance?

Texas lawmakers and the public have to make a choice. Drunk driving accidents not only kill and maim, but they leave tremendous financial devastation in their wake. As a community, we must decide who bears that cost. Should drunk drivers and lawbreaking bars pay or victims and the general public? The answer seems obvious to me.

Attorney Michael Grossman Selected For MADD North Texas Advisory Board

The aspect I most enjoy about my job is that the people I work with are highly dedicated to helping our clients. Every lawyer, paralegal, researcher, mailroom clerk, and receptionist has, at one time or another, gone above and beyond to help a client with a personal matter or to help move their case closer...

Thoreau, NM Bus Crash Reporters: I’ll Do Your Job For You

Upton Sinclair is eye-rolling over in his grave today. The man who toiled for almost 2 months in a meatpacking plant to uncover the horrific working conditions of American laborers, can only watch from beyond the grave as his journalistic descendants, who, to a person, hold him up as an ideal, can't even be bothered...

Nip It In the Bottle: Better to Prevent DWI Crashes Than to Litigate Them After It’s Too Late.

We spend a lot of time writing about dram shop law, which provides an avenue to remedy for people injured due to an establishment's unlawful alcohol service. When someone is over-served at a bar or restaurant it often has dire consequences, especially if they choose to drive in their intoxicated state. While dram shop law...