“Totally off the Tracks” – Watch the Latest Video from the Keep Texas Trucking Coalition
Excargo President and CEO Marcia Faschingbauer Urges Lawmakers to Support Legislation to End Commercial Vehicle Lawsuit Abuse
Excargo is proud to partner with groups such as Texans for Lawsuit Reform and the Keep Texas Trucking Coalition, who have made ending commercial vehicle litigation abuse a top priority this legislative session, urging lawmakers to support Senate Bill 17, Senate Bill 207, House Bill 19 and House Bill 1617.
The Keep Texas Trucking Coalition recently featured Excargo President and CEO Marcia Faschingbauer in a video highlighting the devastating impacts abusive lawsuits have on the Texas transportation industry and small businesses. The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/NIqFgKYRiHU.
In the video, Marcia shares “This is breaking the back of small businesses and transportation companies at a time when Texas’ future is really brighter than it ever has been. It’s not congruent with all the other positive forces that Texas is experiencing. We have this squeaking wheel that is not good for the people, it’s not good for business, and it’s not good for jobs, and it needs to be reined in.”
Senate Bill 207 and House Bill 1617 address the issues by requiring juries to receive information about the true value of healthcare services provided to the plaintiff, not just the amount billed by the provider.
Senate Bill 17 and House Bill 19 create consistency in how these lawsuits are tried and the type of evidence admitted by allowing both parties to present evidence that helps the jury understand the severity of the crash and prohibit the use of purely prejudicial evidence about safety violations and employment practices that are unrelated to the accident in question.
According to the Texas Office of Court Administration, motor vehicle litigation has increased 118 percent in Texas since 2008, while other types of personal injury litigation have decreased. A lawsuit was filed after one out of every 10 crashes in 2019, up from one in every 17 cases in 2008. This has caused the price of insurance to skyrocket, whether or not a company has had an accident or even owns a vehicle. If a company is not forced out of business by the increased burden, these costs are often passed on to Texas consumers in the form of more expensive goods and services.
Click here to send an email to your state representative and senator asking them to support House Bill 19, Senate Bill 17, Senate Bill 207 and House Bill 1617 to stop this lawsuit abuse.
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