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January 2017 Archives

Wet roads and speed led to fatal tractor trailer crash

Due to their massive weight, length and height, tractor trailers can pose a threat to other vehicles on the road. If involved in an accident with a motor vehicle, large trucks can create catastrophic damage, serious injuries and even death to the people who are involved. Collisions are even more likely to occur when large truck operators are distracted, drowsy, speeding or driving recklessly in inclement weather conditions.

Increased freight loads may lead to big rig accidents

With a large number of tractor trailers on the road, well-qualified and trained truck drivers are needed to operate these massive vehicles and ensure that they safely deliver their loads throughout the nation. As the amount of freight that needs to be distributed continues to grow, however, an even greater number of truckers are in demand. At The Martin Law Firm, we know that driving alongside big rigs can be dangerous, as large trucks are responsible for a number of motor accident fatalities every year.

Cognitive distraction: The safety of hands-free cellphones

Although many state laws prohibit drivers from talking or texting on hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel, a number of people continue to engage in this dangerous practice. Cellphone distraction has become hazardous, as drivers compose emails, take selfies, post on social media sites and even FaceTime while navigating the busy roadways.

Fatigue and driving a big rig do not mix

Like many other Houston drivers, looking out your window or rear view mirror and seeing an 18-wheeler makes you a bit nervous. These mammoth vehicles intimidate many people in small vehicles, and if they knew that the driver failed to get the proper rest before getting behind the wheel, that nervousness would turn to fear. 

Texas drunk driving laws: How do they measure up?

As a Texas motorist, you put your life on the line every day when venturing out on the state’s roadways. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Texas drivers are exposed to more drunk driving fatalities than any other state in the nation. In 2015, approximately 290,000 people were injured and 10,265 people lost their lives in drunk driving accidents across the nation. The Texas Department of Transportation reported that in 2015, at least 6,149 people were potentially injured and 960 people were killed in accidents involving drunk drivers. With this high injury and death rate, you may be left wondering what state officials are doing to remedy this serious problem.

Gregory A Martin Receives Premier 100 Designation from National Academy of Jurisprudence

The National Academy of Jurisprudence (NAJ) has recently recognized Gregory A Martin as one of 100 premier trial attorneys in the state of Texas. This is a distinction reserved for attorneys who have established themselves through their professionalism and excellence in service.

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