Legal Blog

16

  • Mar
  • 2020

Essay contestants are encouraged to offer real-life, practical ideas to make Texas roads safer New Braunfels, Texas – January 10, 2017 – Distracted driving contributes to more than 100,000 crashes in Texas each year, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Tragically, many of those crashes could have been prevented....

Interstate 35 is a major freight transportation corridor linking the central part of the U.S. to Mexico. The full length of I-35 runs almost 1,600 miles from Laredo, Texas, at the American-Mexican border, north through Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa to the shores of Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota. In...

For years, the trucking industry has been trying to change the federal hours of service rules, which dictate how long truckers can remain on the road to reduce the risk of fatigue. Feeling as though the rules were too restrictive, the industry has been lobbying legislators to change the law...

Motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable motorists on Texas roadways. They are particularly at risk of suffering severe or fatal injuries in a crash because motorcycles are so much smaller and lighter than other vehicles on the road. Motorcycles also don’t have the same safety features as most cars...

There are many people and companies responsible for keeping a truck operating safely on the road. In addition to the driver, there’s the trucking company, the owner of the truck, the cargo loading company, those responsible for maintaining and repairing the truck, and many others. If any of these parties...

24

  • Mar
  • 2020

We all have a duty to keep ourselves, our families, our neighbors, and our communities safe right now. This means temporarily reshaping the way we live our lives to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). At the Burch Law Firm, we are taking this duty seriously and are practicing the “social...

1

  • Mar
  • 2020

Anyone who has been involved in an accident (or seen lawyer ads on TV) has likely heard the term “pain and suffering.” Although it can seem difficult to put a dollar value on the physical pain and suffering a person endures after an accident, this is a real loss that...

9

  • Feb
  • 2020

New Braunfels is a gorgeous city filled with opportunity, and more people are discovering that every day. New Braunfels continues to be one of the fastest growing cities in the country, bringing a boost to the local economy Although this population boom has many benefits, it also has its downsides....

24

  • Nov
  • 2019

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced proposed changes to its hours-of-service rules. These rules govern how long truckers can drive in a stretch, as well as break times and how they spend their off-duty time in the sleeper berth of the truck. The hours-of-service (HOS) rules are...

19

  • Jun
  • 2019

Burch Law Firm is a personal injury law firm now representing accident victims in South Central Texas, including the surrounding areas of New Braunfels and San Marcos. If you would like to hire a personal injury lawyer, contact the law firm directly today. The law firm will manage all aspects...