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Skilled 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyers in Houston, TX
Large trucks are far more dangerous on the road than smaller vehicles. Semi-trucks and 18-wheelers need more time to come to a stop, have larger blind spots on both sides, and carry larger and heavier cargo. They also carry loads that can leave debris scattered all over the road, and are more likely to turn over due to their higher center of gravity.
The hazards presented by large trucks are also unique in the injuries they can cause to other drivers. Drivers of commuter vehicles who are involved in accidents with heavy trucks are more likely to suffer severe, debilitating injuries, including brain and spinal cord injuries, or even death.
Our attorneys at Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. are proud to represent individuals whose lives have been affected by serious accidents.
Some of accident statistics according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS):
- There were approximately 6,570,000 automobile accidents in 2002, including trucking accidents.
- These accidents resulted in 42,815 fatalities and 2,925,758 injuries.
- Seat belts were not worn in 59% of the fatalities
- 17,419 of the fatalities were alcohol related.
Not only that, but studies have found that 10% of all accident victims become disabled.
What Should I Do After a Truck Accident?
Accidents involving 18-wheelers can often result in life-changing injuries or even death to the passengers and drivers involved. Due in large part to the Port of Houston, the Houston metropolitan area has one of the highest volumes of commercial transportation traffic anywhere in the country. 18-wheeler accidents and collisions involving blowouts, unsafe loads, and driver violations are all too common in this area, often resulting in a significant number of personal injury and wrongful death claims annually.
Sadly, many trucking companies train their drivers on what they should say and do after an accident in order to avoid being held responsible. Circumstances like these are why it is essential to hire a Houston accident lawyer with experience in investigating 18-wheeler accidents and holding negligent truck drivers accountable for the injuries and fatalities these incidents cause.
Our Accident Attorneys Are Equipped to Help You
Persons injured in catastrophic automobile accidents or accidents involving large commercial trucks must take action within a limited period of time or they will lose their right to seek recovery. Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. can help you. We proudly serve clients all over the nation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile or 18-wheeler accident, please contact our firm as soon as possible. You can reach us by completing our online form or calling (866) 977-6671 for a free case evaluation and consultation by our 18-wheeler accident attorneys.