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Who’s liable if you’re injured in a taxi accident?

Most people in Harris would probably estimate the likelihood of their ever being involved in a commercial vehicle accident to be very low. After all, how difficult can it be to avoid those large trucks on the road? Yet what they often fail to realize is that the title “commercial vehicle” extends to any vehicle used for business purposes, including buses, delivery vans, and taxis.

Examining the link between speed limiters and truck accidents

Nearly everyone in Houston has probably experienced a time when they found themselves stuck on the highway or freeway behind a slow-moving semi-truck or tractor trailer. While such instances might be a temporary annoyance, seeing these vehicles moving at slower speeds should be an encouraging sign to drivers. Given the massive sizes of these trucks, they can be extremely difficult to stop and/or maneuver at high speeds. Thus, truck drivers who consistently break the speed limit could pose a greater risk of causing a truck accident.

The importance of dram shop liability

Perhaps the most tragic part of drunk driving accidents is that they are entirely preventable. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal in the state of Texas, as is selling and/or serving alcohol to anyone who is obviously intoxicated. Fortunately for DUI accident victims and their families, there are personal injury options available to hold all liable parties accountable for their actions. The attorneys at Grimes & Fertitta, P.C., understand that pursuing dram shop liability is not only an important step to achieving the compensation that accident victims deserve, but can actually help to save other lives in the process.

Ride sharing and commercial vehicle accident considerations

Ride sharing is becoming an increasingly popular transportation option across Houston and other metropolitan areas, serving as a practical alternative to taxi cab service in many cases. Proponents of ride-sharing services often argue that such programs are cheaper and faster than traditional taxis. Some are raising serious questions, however, over if and where accident liability lies in incidents involving ride-sharing vehicles.

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