New Commercial Vehicle Technology

Published by Texas Trial Lawyers Association


“Truckers – The Bullies of the Road,” is the title of a speech I have given for the last decade that seems to resonate with my fellow trial lawyers and juries. When an eighteen-wheeler collides with a passenger car, truck or SUV, the bug on a windshield analogy immediately comes to mind. Basic laws of physics dictate when an 80,000lb. truck impacts a 4,000 to 6,000 lb. car, truck or SUV at significant speed, someone in the smaller vehicle is likely to receive serious injuries or be killed. A truck’s comparative size and significant potential for harm requires truckers and trucking companies to exercise commensurate responsibility. Unfortunately, the trucking industry and its drivers often put expediency and profitability over responsibility with disastrous consequences for the motoring public.

A trucking case IS NOT just a big car crash. There are substantial differences and potential enhancements that must be explored and emphasized to ensure a premium recovery that trucking cases so often warrant.

Todd Clement
Attorney - The Clement Law Firm
Todd graduated magna cum laude from the Texas Tech University School of Law and then went on to a clerkship with the Texas Supreme Court. He initially was a personal injury defense attorney working under Bob Vial at Vial, Hamilton in Dallas and then formed his own plaintiff’s personal injury firm in 1995. Since then, Todd Clement has specialized in catastrophic trucking and commercial vehicle cases.

Every year since 2009, Todd has been named...More

Originally Published

December 7, 2017

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