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Is road damage caused by trucks to blame for auto accidents?

Large commercial trucks and semitrailers play a vital role in the Texas economy, but they also inflict serious damage on the road. Many towns and cities in the state are dealing with damaged and crumbling roads as a result of increased truck traffic, and it can take a long time to get the necessary funds to repair them. When roads are in poor condition, it can significantly increase the chance of auto accidents.

Even though roads are built to support the weight of many different types of vehicles, growing economies can lead to more truck traffic and more truck-related road damage. Common issues include large potholes, crumbling shoulders, concrete that is cracked and more. Some lawmakers believe it can help to allow specific local municipalities to cite trucks for overloading and driving down roads not built for exceptionally heavy vehicles.

Who's Responsible in a Rideshare Accident?

Auto accidents and the unseen way they affect victims

A car crash can leave a victim dealing with various negative effects, including significant injuries. Auto accidents can result in physical damage that is permanent or debilitating, affecting a person's ability to work and live a normal life. Many of the ways that a Texas car accident affects a person are physical, but there are many unseen effects that can also significantly impact a person's life.

While they are not visible, the internal and unseen impacts of a car accident can be just as significant as a grave  injury. One of the most significant of these are emotional struggles that a victim may deal with. The emotional and mental duress that can come after a crash can be debilitating. A person dealing with trauma may experience anxiety, depression, loss of appetite and trouble sleeping.

Fatigued driving is a major hazard among truckers

Texas has more miles of road than any other state. Most people choose to drive as a way of travel, which means sharing the road with large tractor-trailers. These giant vehicles pose some dangers even under ideal circumstances. And unfortunately, circumstances are rarely ideal.

One of the major hazards associated with long-haul trucking is drowsy driving. In today's post, we'll discuss why drowsy driving is so dangerous and why it is so common among truck drivers.

When Is It Beneficial to Have a Personal Injury Attorney?

Personal injury attorneys: you never want to have to hire one, but when you really need one, you want the very best. Many people think they can handle personal injury claims themselves, or that saving money is a reason to forgo the hiring of a PI (personal injury attorney). And while these two things may sometimes be true, there are more times in which hiring a personal injury attorney is the best and most beneficial choice you can make. Here are the times where having a personal injury attorney is a good idea.  

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