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Trucking Companies Train You on the Job. Just Don’t Try to Quit.

Freight haulers draw rookie drivers by promising to get them licensed. The obligation that follows, one lawyer says, amounts to indentured servitude. Each year, thousands of aspiring truck drivers sign up for training with some of the nation’s biggest freight haulers. But the training programs often fail to deliver the compensation and working conditions they […]

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Three North Texas Cities Recognized as Some of the Most Likely Places Drivers Will Be Involved in Car Crashes

The Dallas Morning News reports that North Texas cities are among the most dangerous places to drive. Here are the opening paragraphs of the article: Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington have some of the highest rates of collisions in a city per year, according to a new report. Forbes Advisor published the report using information […]

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Consumer Alert: NHTSA Launches Website Feature for Critical Safety Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is providing a tool to vehicle owners to help them quickly identify if their vehicle has an urgent safety recall where the vehicle should not be driven or parked inside until fixed. If an owner visits and searches for their vehicle, a red box will display at the top […]

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Why Pedestrian Deaths in the US Have Been Rising

In recent years, pedestrian deaths in the United States have been on the rise. In 2021, there were over 7,000 pedestrian deaths in the US, the highest number since 1981. There are a number of factors that have contributed to this increase, including: Increased traffic volume: There are more cars on the road today than […]

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An Explosion in Road Rage Shootings – Dozens Reported in Texas Alone

Road rage gun violence is not unique to any part of America, among a population that is increasingly on edge and carrying guns. But they have been perhaps most pronounced on the roads of Texas. Criminologists cautioned that any theory of motivation behind road rage shootings is hampered by a lack of data. Most police […]

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Fatal Car Wrecks Involving Commercial Trucks Surging in D/FW Metroplex

Deadly truck accidents are rising steadily in the context of a nationwide road safety problem. Although miles traveled nationwide dropped 13.2% in 2020 compared to 2019, traffic accident fatalities jumped 7.2% in 2020 from the previous year, according to the National Highway Safety Administration. In the first three months of 2021, 8,730 people died in […]

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Study: SUVs, Pickups More Likely to Hit Pedestrians Than Cars

Research released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety points to the increasing popularity of larger vehicles as a possible factor in rising pedestrian deaths on U.S. roads. The authors also questioned whether wider pillars holding up roofs of larger vehicles make it harder for drivers to spot people walking near the corners of vehicles. […]

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Study: Texas Has One of the Highest Rates of Drunk Driving

A recent study published by Zutobi says Texas has the fifth most drunk driving among all 50 states. Texas received a DUI Severity Score of 64.4 by Zutobi, ranking it behind Montana, South Dakota, Wyoming, and North Dakota, all of which had scores over 70. The study found that while Texas did not have a […]

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Study: TX Highway Signs Warning of Fatalities May Actually Increase Risk of Crashing

A recent study from Joshua Madsen and Jonathan D. Hall outlines how dynamic message signs (DMSs) displaying the year-to-date number of fatalities actually distract drivers and cause more accidents. After analyzing data on 880 fatality signs and all crashes occurring in Texas from 2010 through 2017, Madsen and Hall found that the number of crashes […]

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Drivers Face Hefty Fines as More School Buses Get Traffic Cameras

School-bus cameras are increasingly being used as a traffic-surveillance tool, generating millions of dollars from tickets as high as $500 for drivers who illegally pass by. Local officials say the purpose of bus-mounted cameras is to change the behavior of drivers who fail to stop when buses load or unload students—violations that occur thousands of times a […]

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Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

About This Blog

The title of this blog reflects my attitude toward those government agencies and insurance companies that routinely mistreat injured or disabled people. As a Dallas, Texas lawyer, I've spent more than 45 years trying to help those poor folk, and I have been frustrated daily by the actions of the people on the other side of their claims. (Sorry if I offended you...)

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