Truck Accidents can be Catastrophic
A collision with a commercial truck can result in catastrophic injuries and in many cases, death for the occupants of a passenger vehicle. Commercial trucks, such as big-rigs, 18-wheelers, semis, box trucks, garbage trucks and tractor-trailers can weigh tons and create a tremendous impact when colliding into a smaller, lighter vehicle. The occupants of a smaller vehicle may require extensive hospital stays, multiple surgeries and years of rehabilitation for serious injuries sustained in a truck accident.
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured in a trucking accident, compensation may be sought from the at-fault party for medical bills, physical therapy, disfigurement, lost wages, lost benefits, and pain and suffering. The
northern California truck accident attorneys at our Law Firm have been practicing personal injury law in California for several decades. Our personal injury attorneys have the knowledge and experience necessary to obtain full and fair compensation in a complex personal injury claim.
Causes of Texas Trucking Accidents
Statistics have shown that the majority of truck crashes are the result of some form of truck driver negligence or recklessness. The most common forms of truck driver negligence, include:
- Driver fatigue
Driving over the speed limit
Failing to yield the right of way
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Overloading truck cargo
Failing to make required maintenance stops.
Additional causes of a collision with a commercial truck include bad weather conditions, cargo spills, poor road conditions, poor trucker training, malfunctioning truck parts and trucking company negligence or carelessness.
Trucking Accident Statistics
Some interesting U.S. truck accident statistics include:
Nationwide, more than 500,000 truck collisions occur each year.
Truck accidents are responsible for approximately 4,000 fatalities and more than 90,000 injuries every year across the nation.
Almost 68 percent of fatal truck crashes took place in a rural area.
More than 66 percent of fatal truck accidents happened during the day.
Approximately 50 percent of fatal and non-fatal truck crashes were head-on collisions.
More than 16 percent of truck collision victims were between the ages of 36-45.
Right Representation for Your Texas Truck Accident Claim
Truck accident litigation can be a complex area of law for several reasons. Multiple parties, such as the trucking company, truck driver and trailer company may have different legal responsibilities in a commercial truck crash. Also, handling trucking companies’ insurance carriers can prove to be a challenging task. Insurance companies are often on the accident scene within hours of a crash looking for evidence to aid the defense counsels case. Insurance companies will employ numerous tactics to get out of paying victims full and fair financial compensation. As a former insurance company attorney, founding partner Steve Estey knows how insurance companies work and can anticipate the tactics they will employ to get out of paying a policy. Steve and the skilled legal team at our Law Firm can prevent an insurance company from denying you maximum compensation. Our Texas personal injury attorneys have years of experience negotiating with insurance companies and will fight for the settlement you deserve.
No Fee, Unless We Win
If hired to represent you, the Texas truck accident lawyers at our Law Firm will not charge you any fees until compensation is recovered for you. We have recovered more than $100 million dollars in compensation for truck collision victims. Phone us for a free consultation with a skilled personal injury attorney at our Law Firm.