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.

What Is Missing from the Discussion of Deadly West Texas Oil-Field Truck Crashes?

Out of the half-dozen outlets that filed reports on this incident, not a single one mentions that the pick-up that likely caused the crash is owned by an oil services company. While authorities are aware that Imperative Chemical Partners Inc. owns and operates the offending pick-up, and will likely classify this crash as an oil-field truck accident, it's certainly concerning that skilled reporters missed this crucial detail.

Grossman Law Offices Accepts Semi-Truck Accident Referrals Throughout Texas

It's no secret that any personal injury attorney in Texas is more than happy to take on a commercial truck accident case. To be perfectly blunt, the reason is simple: commercial trucks have more insurance than most passenger cars. The problem that many attorneys run into is that they quickly discover that 18-wheeler wrongful death...

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...

The Bigger They Are, The Slower They Stop: The Importance of Following and Braking Distance

It no secret that as more people more to Texas, our roads become increasingly crowded. One of the first casualties of crowded roadways is proper following distance between vehicles. An incident in Southeast Texas made me ponder this dangerous element of modern driving culture. Copperas Cove, TX: January 17, 2018 65-year-old Roseann Lucidi of Kempner...

Is There Any Way a Truck Driver Isn’t Responsible for a Detached Trailer?

One of the most dangerous categories of truck accidents is when the trailer becomes detached from the truck. When this happens, it instantly places the equivalent of a multi-ton boulder in the path of every other vehicle on the road. Even drivers in the largest trucks on our highways have little chance of escaping serious...