On behalf of Michelle Rojas of Law Offices of Fidel Rodriguez, Jr. posted in blog on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
Any type of car accident can result in serious injuries and is certainly no picnic even when it does not. When a large truck becomes involved, however, the severity of injuries and property damage tends to climb.
One top factor that makes semitrailers far more dangerous than the average passenger vehicle is their sheer mass and length. Because trucks are so heavy, they take longer to come to a stop, while their length widens their turns and increases the risk of them hitting a car behind them.
On behalf of Chris Haley of Law Offices of Fidel Rodriguez, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on Thursday, March 9, 2017.
Driving can be dangerous enough without having to worry about other drivers on the road. While you drive defensively and practice safety, others may not. This can be particularly dangerous when the other driver happens to dr ive a large commercial truck. When you are in a small vehicle and a large truck breaks a traffic law or does not drive safely, your life could be in danger.
On behalf of Fidel Rodriguez of Law Offices of Fidel Rodriguez, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.
If you live in an around San Antonio, then you understand just how important the trucking industry is to this country as you see 18-wheelers passing through every day as they crisscross the country to deliver goods wherever they are needed. Trucking now represents the most commonly used method of transportation in the country, employing a large number of workers in a profession that makes many other industries possible. At the same time, though, the more trucks there are on the road, the more important it is to make sure that they are being operated safely. That means both understanding the role fatigue plays and knowing what to do about it.
On behalf of Chris Haley of Law Offices of Fidel Rodriguez, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on Thursday, December 15, 2016.
Impaired truck drivers are a risk to themselves and other drivers on the road. No matter if the impairment is due to sleep deprivation, alcohol or medication, it can lead to poor judgment and slow reaction times. Drivers and trucking companies can make themselves viable for personal injury lawsuits due to poor behavior. Learn how impaired truck drivers make the road a more dangerous place.
On behalf of Fidel Rodriguez of Law Offices of Fidel Rodriguez, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on Thursday, October 27, 2016.
Last week, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance released the results from this year's three-day road inspection. The results show that trucking companies - including some drivers - may not be taking safety as seriously as they should.
On behalf of Fidel Rodriguez of Law Offices of Fidel Rodriguez, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.
If you commute to work in the San Antonio area, it's likely that you've shared the road with an 18-wheeler. If you have, you know that feeling when you notice a truck veer slightly toward the edge of its lane: fear.
You might speed up a little to get past the truck faster, or slow down and switch to a different lane. Why? Because you know how dangerous 18-wheelers are.
By Law Offices of Fidel Rodriguez, Jr. posted in Oilfield Accidents on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.
Being an oil worker of the Eagle Ford Shale is not a job to be taken lightly. Many of the hardworking people who take on this line of work end up with serious injuries due to dangerous working conditions. In some cases, these workplace accidents lead to lost wages and expensive medical bills. In others, families are left wondering what to do after a loved is killed on the job.
A quick Google search around the Internet shows countless stories and news reports related to just how dangerous the oil field is for workers, especially for those in Texas. Even one report, citing 2014 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, points to the fact that Eagle Ford counties led the entire state of Texas in oil and gas related deaths.
By Law Offices of Fidel Rodriguez, Jr. on Monday, August 1, 2016.
Accidents tend to be unintentional and unplanned. However, this does not change the fact these crashes are still largely avoidable. "If only that driver did not drink," or "if only that driver was not messing with their phone or speeding," are just some of the many things we have all heard after a crash.
Death is a part of life. Throughout our lives, we will have to cope with losing someone we love. It is a challenging, sometimes seemingly unbearable occurrence. When the loss of a loved one is a direct result of the negligence of another, there is an entirely different realm of emotions that arise. Feelings of anger, frustration, the need for answers and wanting to lash out at the guilty party are all a normal part of dealing with the situation. In the eyes of the law, an accident caused by a negligent driver can even be considered manslaughter. When someone gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, they are taking responsibility for their actions while controlling that vehicle.
On behalf of Elizabeth Cook of Law Offices of Fidel Rodriguez, Jr. posted in Drunk Driving Accidents on Sunday, April 17, 2016.
For many drivers, their only experiences with drunk driving will be the "scared straight" drunk driving videos they are forced to watch during driver's ed. The videos that end with a smashed pumpkin as the only witness to a drunken father who ran over his toddler; a toddler who, moments before, was standing at the foot of his driveway excitedly waiting to show off his Halloween costume. Or the flashing lights of the police vehicle that illuminate the gory scene of a car wrapped around a tree by a teenager who had one too many sips from a hidden flask on prom night.