Senate May Suspend Trucking Safety Rule

A transportation funding bill currently making its way through the Senate features an amendment that could suspend a trucking safety rule implemented last year. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced the amendment that would suspend the so-called “restart rule,” implemented in July 2013, for at least a year. The restart rule, which is unpopular with trucking […]

Safety tips for summer driving

As summer begins, many Texans hit the road to vacation and visit with friends and family. The auto accident attorneys at the LaGarde Law Firm offer these tips to help keep you and your family safe while driving this summer. Check your vehicle before you go. Check the condition of your tire treads and windshield […]

Trucking Regulators Propose New Regulation Mandating Electronic Logs

A new government proposal would require commercial trucks and buses that cross state lines to have electronic devices that measure the length of time the vehicles are in operation. The proposal is the latest development in a lengthy effort by safety advocates aimed at preventing accidents caused by fatigued commercial drivers staying behind the wheel […]

Do the Wealthy Make Good Jurors?

“The rich are not like you and me.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald As a trial lawyer, I need to be able to predict which jurors will treat my clients fairly and which ones will not. Our country is becoming more polarized.  There are fewer middle class jurors, more wealthy jurors, and many more poor jurors. […]

Texas Truck Accident – $725,000 Settlement

A 35 year old Jefferson County school teacher settled her Texas truck accident lawsuit against a tractor-trailer driver and his employer for $725,000. The teacher alleged she was driving to work when an 18-wheeler swerved into her lane and crushed her car against the concrete barrier. The teacher suffered herniated cervical disc injuries at C4-5 […]