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Houston Truck Accident Injuries

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, large truck and commercial vehicles were involved in over 500,000 accidents in 2010. Over 100,000 people suffered serious injury directly related to these accidents and more than 5,000 died. That’s a 36% rise in truck accident fatalities over 2009.

This alarming rise in truck accident fatalities has prompted safety groups to call on the U.S. Department of Transportation for an increase of safety regulations, especially in larger states with significant commercial truck traffic such as California, Texas, New York, and Florida. A number of factors contribute to trucking accidents, and many can be traced to some form of negligence. The most common contributing factors in a trucking accident include:

  • Traffic law violations, including speeding, tailgating, improper lane changing
  • Driver error, including drowsy, fatigued drivers
  • Equipment failure, resulting from lack of maintenance and upkeep
  • Dangerous road conditions, involving third-party government entities
  • Flawed road design, such poor or failed traffic control devices, merging lanes

Claims of negligence in situations such as these can be complex. Many require the expertise of an attorney. A third-party government entity may be also be involved. The insurance company for a truck company may use intimidation tactics to reduce or deny compensation. Our firm understands all aspects of truck-related accidents and injuries. We will work aggressively to hold all responsible parties accountable, and take the right course of action to help you earn your rightful compensation.

Trucking Accident Injuries Can Be Catastrophic

Of the many types of injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents, none are as severe as those resulting in truck accidents. Due to their sheer size and weight – an 18 wheeler weighs 40 tons – truck accident injuries can be catastrophic compared to those sustained in a car accident or motorcycle accident. Besides cuts, lacerations and broken bones, truck accident injuries can include:

  • Head and neck injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal Cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Amputation

To find out how our truck accident law firm can help you with an 18 wheeler accident lawsuit, contact us today at (713) 352-7975. Our friendly staff will ask a few questions about your case and connect you to a truck accident lawyer at our firm who can help you. You can also fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form on our contact page.

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