Houston Common Carrier Accident Attorney

Taxi cab driving in the city

If you have ever spent time on a ridesharing service (Uber, Lyft), bus, taxi, commercial airplane, passenger train, or cruise ship, you have been on a common carrier. In the United States, a common carrier (or simply “carrier”) is an entity whose business transports people or goods from one place to another for a fee. […]

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE/TRUCK/18 WHEELER ACCIDENTS

Red 18 wheeler truck driving on the highway

Lack of sleep is a common cause of big rig accidents and truck drivers are a huge concern for they repeatedly drive long distances while fatigued. The US Department of Transportation estimates that up to 28% of truck drivers could have sleep apnea. With a heightened awareness of the problem, regulatory precautions are likely in […]

What You Need to Know About Car Wreck Settlements

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A car wreck settlement can provide much needed funds to pay your mortgage, household bills and medical expenses after an auto accident. Some accidents are minor and rarely result in serious injury—the proverbial “fender benders.” But if you are involved in a serious accident through no fault of your own and are gravely injured, the […]

Acute Sleep Deprivation and Risk of Motor Vehicle Crash Involvement

Man yawning while driving

According to a new study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (PDF) and released Tuesday, drivers who are just one or two hours shy of the recommended seven to eight (7-8) hours of sleep each night nearly double their risk for a crash the next day. “While we do not think anybody would be surprised […]

Justice for Keith Hans

Roadway intersection

*PLEASE HELP* FORMAL INVESTIGATION OF THE HANS FATALITY MVA Keith Hans lost his life on February 13, 2017 while on his way to work when his vehicle collided with a cement truck on Hwy. 87 South and Rainbow Rd.  Keith was beloved by his family and friends.  He will be forever missed. The Pinkerton Law Firm, […]

Another Tragic Bicycle Death: METRO Bus takes a Notable Rice Professor

Bicycle laying on the side of the road

A tragic accident has taken the life of a notable Rice University professor, Marjorie Corcoran. Professor Corcoran died Friday morning about 8:30 a.m. when a Metro light rail train struck her on the southbound tracks at 6300 Fannin near Sunset. Rice President David Leebron confirmed Corcoran’s death to the campus community by making a statement, […]

Drive Safe on Super Bowl Sunday

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Drive Safe on Super Bowl Sunday This Sunday, people will gather around to watch the Atlanta Falcons take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. Many lucky fans in Houston will be at NRG Stadium to see the game live, while millions more will watch at Super Bowl parties across the country. It […]

Another Houston Death Possibly Attributable to Street-Racing

Damaged car after accident

Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal accident involving an 18-wheeler and a sedan which occurred about 4 a.m. yesterday, November 2, 2016 near the intersection of FM 1960 and Walters Road. Investigators believe the male driver of a Honda Accord was traveling westbound on FM 1960 possibly at more than 100 mph when he […]

NTSB Investigates California Bus Crash that Left 13 Dead and 31 Injured

Tour bus after accident

In the early morning hours of Sunday, October 23, 2016, a maintenance crew had slowed down traffic on a California highway through the night, and the work had gone on for hours without problems. Then a tour bus returning to Los Angeles from a casino trip slammed into the back of a semi-truck. Passengers who […]

Houston DWI Claims Another Life

Houston DWI Claims Another Life

Tragedy struck again one week when a woman was struck and ultimately died at the hands of a drunk, speeding driver in northwest Harris County. According to police, Ilyana Cuadra was preparing to turn left onto West Road from the 10100 block of Veterans Memorial Drive just after midnight on September 22, 2016 when Santos […]