Were You Seriously Injured In A Truck Crash?
While all accidents on the road are dangerous, accidents involving 18-wheelers and semi-trucks come with considerably more risk and accidents exclusively involving smaller vehicles. These trucks take far longer than passenger vehicles to come to a complete stop, have larger blind spots on both sides, and carry larger and heavier cargo that affects their ability to change direction and stop. The cargo can also scatter across the road if they flip onto their side, creating a massive hazard for all oncoming vehicles.
If you were seriously injured in a truck accident, give our firm a call at (713) 621-7944 to tell us about your situation.
For more than 35 years, our Houston truck accident lawyers at Fleming, Nolen & Jez have worked with injured victims in order to fight for the compensation they deserve. Since we first opened our doors, our firm has successfully recovered more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients, and we are committed to providing the same level of assistance to each new client we take on. Contact us today to give us the details of your situation and learn more about what we can do to help.
Truck Accident Statistics
According to statistics released by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT):
- 3,852 people were killed in accidents involving large trucks in 2015
- 84 percent of the people killed were either occupants of a passenger vehicle, on a motorcycle, on a bicycle or a pedestrian
- 87 percent of people killed in two-vehicle crashes involving a truck were the occupants of the passenger vehicle
- 83 percent of fatal truck crashes occurred on a major road, interstate or freeway
- 58 percent of fatal truck crashes occurred between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
What Should I Do After A Truck Accident?
Accidents involving trucks 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 an experienced attorney to represent you and help you hold the negligent truck driver accountable for their action.
Hire The Experienced Representation You Need
If you were seriously injured in a truck accident, hiring a legal team you can rely on in your time of need is a key step towards securing the compensation you require. At Fleming, Nolen & Jez, out Houston truck accident attorneys are committed to providing each client we take on with the experienced and knowledgeable representation we have built our reputation on. Start out with a free case evaluation by sending us the details of your case through our online form or give us a call at (713) 621-7944 to speak with one of our attorneys today.