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.
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.
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.