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Who is required to have a commercial driver license in Texas?

Texas state road safety guidelines outline requirements for motorists who operate particular types of vehicles. For instance, people who conduct commerce in or through Texas can be required to obtain a commercial driver license under a number of circumstances. In the event that you or a loved one were injured in a commercial vehicle accident, it may be necessary to determine whether the other driver was properly licensed in the first place.

An overview of catastrophic injury claims and damages

Losing a loved one in a fatal car accident can be an incredibly traumatic experience for people of all ages. Every year, countless people across the state of Texas and the entire country are forced to confront the news that a family member has died in a preventable collision. In such cases, the process of mourning can be severely compounded by considerable financial hardships and other serious issues placed on surviving family and friends. Wrongful death claims can be filed by several different parties, and can account for a number of types of losses.

Commuter train involved in tractor trailer crash

Tractor-trailer truck operators are charged on a daily basis with navigating a huge number of road difficulties and obstacles, including wide turns. Similarly, commuter trains can encounter unexpected hazards in the process of traversing thousands of miles of tracks. That is why serious accidents can occur in the event that either type of vehicle fails to operate properly or abide by road safety guidelines. A recent collision occurred recently between a commuter train and tractor-trailer truck, raising concerns over liability and accountability.

Texas hit-and-run laws and guidelines

Being involved in any kind of pedestrian accident with a vehicle can result in serious and even fatal injuries. And unfortunately for too many accident victims across the state of Texas, the severity of their injuries is compounded by the fact that they are left unattended at the incident site because the driver in the collision has fled the scene. Recently enacted Texas state statutes strictly prohibit hit-and-run collisions, increasing the penalties associated with these types of traffic offenses.

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