Month: December 2016

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  • December
    29 2016

    THINKING OF HIRING A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

    Figuring out where to start after an accident can be difficult, and injuries are emotional, time consuming and costly.  If you are injured, legal representation can work on your behalf to lessen the time, energy, money, and emotional toll you will exert in getting back to normal.  You might be wondering is a lawyer would […]

  • December
    27 2016

    What is the Department of Transportation and What Are its Powers?

    The United States Department of Transportation is a federal cabinet department created in 1966.  The Department of Transportation is in charge of keeping the traveling public safe and secure, increasing their mobility, and having the transportation system contribute to the growth of the United States’ economy.  The Department of Transportation is head of several well-known […]

  • December
    20 2016

    What is a U.S. DOT Number Used For?

    Chances are high that when you see a commercial motor vehicle on the highway, such as an 18-wheeler, you will have noticed a U.S. DOT number on the cab’s doors.  Every licensed commercial tractor-trailer vehicle driving in the U.S. is required to have one.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a division of the Department […]

  • December
    19 2016

    Truck Wreck Liability: Company, Driver, or Both?

    When you get in a wreck with a truck, you may think the truck driver is solely responsible for the accident.  After all, it was the truck driver’s negligence (bad driving) that caused the wreck. That may not always be the case thought.  A trucking company may also be held liable for its own independent […]

  • December
    15 2016

    TRUCK DRIVER CANNOT READ OR SPEAK ENGLISH: IS THIS NEGLIGENT HIRING?

    In Texas, employers can be negligent if they hire someone who is not competent to perform the job they for which they were hired.  An employer cannot just hire anyone – especially in the context of truck driving.  There are certain rules and regulations the truck driver must be aware of and be able to […]