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Truck Accidents Rasansky Law Firm December 23, 2015
FMCSA Rules for Commercial Motor Vehicles
Jeff Rasansky April 7, 2017

Did you know that there are specific federal laws which apply only to transportation companies and their drivers? The adherence to these laws is important—not only because they are designed to keep all motorists safe, but also because they could have a big impact on the strength of a accident victim’s potential claim or lawsuit. We…

Jeff Rasansky March 15, 2017

Trucking companies are vicariously liable for damages caused by their drivers under the respondeat superior doctrine. When an accident occurs between a car and a large truck, the damages can be extensive—sometimes even fatal. At Rasansky Law Firm, our attorneys are focused on ensuring that you and your family are fully compensated. In order to…

Jeff Rasansky March 10, 2017

Recent statistics regarding truck accidents in Texas (2014-2015). More commercial truck accidents occur in Texas than in any other state. This is due in part to Texas’ sheer size, but also due to the number of interstate highways that pass through our state’s borders. Using information gathered from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and…

Commercial Truck Accident Liability
Jeff Rasansky March 15, 2017

Hit by an 18-wheeler? Your personal injury claim will likely involve multiple defendants. Any accident that involves an 18-wheeler truck (including semi-trucks, big rigs, tractor trailers, or any type of commercial truck) brings with it some unique issues. There are a number of both state and federal regulations which commercial truck operators specifically must adhere to, big trucks require much…

Jeff Rasansky January 17, 2017

Increased speed limits in many states are likely causing commercial truck tires to fail at highway speeds. 18-wheeler trucks deliver goods to millions of American consumers across the US, and play a pivotal role in our economy. That being said, these commercial trucks pose a very real threat to other passenger vehicles when something goes wrong. Most…

United Parcel Service
Jeff Rasansky March 16, 2017

Were you injured in an accident with a UPS truck in Dallas-Fort Worth? Call Rasansky Law Firm today at 1-877-405-4313 for a free consultation. We’ll explain the options available to you moving forward, and give you our honest advice. If you decide to have us handle your claim, we’ll do so on a now in, no fee…

Jeff Rasansky December 23, 2015

VIDEO: A fatigued truck driver captures a disturbing conversation with his trucking company on video. Trucking companies are notorious for caring more about profits than the safety of their drivers and other motorists on our highways. In the video below, you’ll see a truck driver employee show first-hand how the logistics superiors tried to bully…

Jeff Rasansky December 1, 2016

Driving while distracted is a recipe for disaster which can easily result in serious injuries or death. Over the years, technology has developed to the point where everyone has a cell phone. With this technological boom came the need and demand for information, as well as a certain measure of addiction to our smartphones. I…

Jeff Rasansky August 7, 2014

When talking about Texas truck accident lawsuit myths, one of the most common is the misconception that the trucker, not the truck company, was at fault for an accident. This myth makes sense at first; the trucker was behind the wheel, so the trucker must be the person who caused the crash. However, with many…

Jeff Rasansky August 7, 2014

Trucking companies have to follow specific rules that relate to their trade and to their usage of the roads. These rules exist so that the people with whom they share the road are as safe as possible. Obviously, commercial vehicles tend to be much larger than passenger vehicles and that means that they have a…

Jeff Rasansky November 9, 2016

Did you know that the trucking company can be held legally liable for an accident caused by one of their drivers? On December 22, 2010, Robert Barr was driving north on Texas Highway 6 when the commercial tractor-trailer in front of him attempted to make a right-hand turn. The trucker turned incorrectly, causing his truck to…

Jeff Rasansky December 23, 2015

This May, we took some time to share common Texas semi crash lawsuit myths with our readers. One of the myths that we covered is important enough for its own blog blot: the misconception that “the little guy” can’t win against a big truck company and a big insurance company. This just isn’t the case!…

Jeff Rasansky March 15, 2017

This month we covered a Texas truck accident lawsuit filed in Marshall County by a commercial truck driver who was injured in an October 2010 crash. According to court papers, Cathy Guignet could not avoid a jackknifed truck in the road and slammed into it, causing serious and permanent injuries. The jackknifed trucker was later…

Jeff Rasansky August 7, 2014

Cathy Guignet was traveling down Highway 71 North in October 2010 when she suddenly saw an obstacle in her path: a jackknifed tractor-trailer spanning both lanes. She couldn’t stop her own truck in time – she slammed into the big rig and suffered serious, permanent injuries. Two years later, Guignet has filed a Texas personal…

Jeff Rasansky August 7, 2014

This week, we’ve been talking about why commercial trucks speed, why speeding trucks can be more dangerous than other speeding vehicles, and how speeding trucks cause accidents. Today, we’ll look at what you should do if you see a speeding commercial truck on the highway or interstate. Keep your distance. Because of its size and…

Jeff Rasansky August 7, 2014

Simply because of the physics involved, wrecks with larger vehicles can be devastating. If you’re in a situation where you’re close to another vehicle and it’s much larger than the vehicle you’re in, keep the following information in mind; it just might keep you from getting into a wreck. Large cargo trucks and semi-trucks will…

Jeff Rasansky December 22, 2016

On late Tuesday morning, a truck driver was rushed to a Plano hospital in serious condition. He had just been involved in a one-vehicle big-rig accident on Highway 22 that left him with head injuries, arm injuries, leg injuries, and internal injuries. According to police and local news reports, 65-year-old Clifford Miller was driving east…

Jeff Rasansky August 7, 2014

Semi trucks are among the most dangerous vehicles on the road. Of everything out there that threatens your life when you’re on the highway, semi trucks are among the most significant threats. In cases where a trucking company ends up being the reason behind the untimely death of another driver, filing a lawsuit is an…

Jeff Rasansky December 23, 2015

Following a fatal Texas truck collision last Christmas, the family of the accident victim is suing a truck company that was involved in the wreck for wrongful death. According to the Southeast Texas Record, Robert Barr was driving north on Texas Highway 6 outside of Hearn on December 22, 2010, when he struck the back…

Jeff Rasansky February 14, 2017

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducted their yearly Roadcheck Campaign, a three-day program that promotes commercial driver education and protects against commercial vehicles violations. This year, the results were mixed: while general safety improved for commercial truck and bus companies, there is still much room for improvement and compliance. Over 72 hours, the CVSA…

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