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18-Wheelers Parked in Highway Shoulders Violate Regulations & Create Dangers

By Clay Dugas & Associates | Jan 23, 2019

Have you traveled an interstate near you lately and noticed 18-wheelers parked on the shoulder? It happens so frequently on Interstate 10 between San Antonio and Beaumont that it isn’t uncommon to see as many as seven or eight big rigs pulled over on the shoulder. Is it legal for 18-wheelers, commercial trucks, and the like to park there? Is the shoulder lane available for parking to anyone at all? The answers to these questions might surprise you.

Suing for Wrongful Death in Texas

By Clay Dugas & Associates | Dec 19, 2018

Wrongful death actions in Texas are available in many different circumstances.

Construction Safety

By Clay Dugas & Associates | Dec 11, 2018

The Construction Industry has the highest number of deaths of any industrial category and the number one cause of on the job deaths in construction is falling.

Recovering Exemplary Damages in Texas

By Clay Dugas & Associates | Dec 5, 2018

In Texas, a plaintiff can recover exemplary damages in certain situations (also called “punitive damages”). In order to recover exemplary damages in a personal injury case, a plaintiff has to show evidence of gross negligence.


By Clay Dugas & Associates | Nov 28, 2018

18 wheelers share the highway with us 24/7. The most dangerous time to share the road with them is nighttime. There is a reason why truckers call the time from midnight to 6:00am the DANGER ZONE.

Fatal crash lawsuit goes to trial in Beaumont, defendant was allegedly intoxicated

By David Yates | Apr 9, 2018

BEAUMONT – In February 2016, a Hardin County woman filed suit against a Beaumont motorist, alleging his negligence while driving drunk caused a car crash that injured her and killed her husband.

Woman injured in crash alleges Vision Industrial Services LLC driver drove while distracted

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 19, 2018

BEAUMONT – A woman is seeking more than $1 million over alleged damages sustained in a head-on collision in Jefferson County.

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