When an Accident Implies Negligence: The Principle of Res Ipsa Loquitur

One can't look at any controversy in the courts without hearing someone getting worked up about "judges making laws." While judges shouldn't rewrite laws from the bench in the face of a clearly defined statute, our common law legal system actually encourages them to speak on issues where the law is silent. These well-established principles...

Are “Not Responsible for Broken Windshield” Signs Legally Enforceable? Not a Chance

As long as the law has existed, there have been the twin impulses to find legal ways to get around it and to use the protections of law as a shield against other legal actions. This could rightly be termed a quest for technicalities. A great example of this is that it is well-known that...

The 1st-Rate Intelligence of Truck Accident Defense Attorneys

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." -F. Scott Fitzgerald In this line, the renowned author makes a point that modern life requires us to keep contradictory ideas straight in our heads while at the...

Mystery Driver Strikes Again: I-410 San Antonio Truck Accident

While most people would assume that the biggest challenge to the trucking industry are fuel prices, fewer drivers interested in doing the job, or competition from other forms of cargo transport, a more immediate threat stalks the highways of our nation. This danger strikes without warning, upends lives, and like a stealth tsunami, leaves tragedy...

What Elements Make a Commercial Loading Dock Dangerous?

It hardly needs noting that one of the most dangerous areas on any commercial property is the loading dock. The combination of large machines, heavy cargo, and all-too-fragile human beings often proves calamitous. Leaving aside these obvious dangers, we wondered whether or not there are factors that lead to some loading docks being more dangerous...

What Can Be Done to Protect People from Going Under Tractor-Trailers During a Crash?

Many people suffer from anxiety when driving in close proximity to tractor-trailers and while they may not realize it, there's a good reason for this fear. The space under an 18-wheeler's trailer actually has a dangerous, even lethal, legacy. This problem is illustrated by a recent crash in Houston between a motorcycle and an 18-wheeler,...

Commercial Truck Accidents Caused by Falling Cargo

While most commercial truck accidents involve a truck colliding with another vehicle, there is a small, but not insignificant number of accidents that are caused when cargo form the trailer falls off and obstructs the roadway. While some may be tempted to look at these accidents as "just another truck accident," the fact is that...

Whodunnit: Evaluating An Accident With Several Possible Causes

There's a common misconception that accident attorneys will often sue anyone even tangentially related to a wreck--especially if those distantly-involved parties have deep pockets. The idea of course is that profit, not prudence, guides the attorneys' decision-making. It's a deeply cynical stance that is perpetuated by pop culture's insistence on portraying attorneys as vultures and...

Commercial Truck Drivers: Here’s How Not to Get Sued

Among the most easily prevented type of accident where a truck driver is usually at fault are those where passenger vehicles collide with poorly marked trailers. While some may argue that these types of accidents are uncommon, we've seen accidents that involve this fact pattern, not once, not twice, not three, but four times in...