Eagle Ford Truck Accidents

Injured In A Truck Accident In The Eagle Ford Shale Region?

What were once rural county and farm-to-market roads are now regularly traveled byways for big rigs and tanker trucks traveling to and from the Eagle Ford Shale Region. These roads were not built for the heavy traffic that the shale oil and gas boom has brought to South Texas. In the last year alone, fatal traffic accidents have increased by more than 30 percent in the Eagle Ford Shale Region, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one to a fatal truck accident in the Eagle Ford area, our Texas personal injury lawyers at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz are here to help you recover from the oil and gas company, the truck driver or other owner/operator who caused your suffering. Call 800-836-6130 (toll free 800-580-9121) or contact our Houston office online to schedule a free initial consultation.

South Texas Truck Accidents In The Eagle Ford Region

The oil and gas boom in the Eagle Ford Shale has increased truck traffic by more than 1000 percent in South and East Texas. As 80,000 pound tanker-trucks travel narrow two-lane roads, collisions with others using the same roads are becoming more and more common.

Potential causes of collisions with big-rigs involved in oil and gas transport in the Eagle Ford Play include:

  • Poorly maintained trucks
  • Unsecured truck loads
  • Overweight trucks
  • Overcrowded roads
  • Poorly maintained or damaged roadways
  • Distracted driving or inattentive driving
  • Impaired driving or drunk driving
  • Speeding or reckless driving

Injuries that often result from a big-rig, 18-wheeler or commercial vehicle accident include:

  • Head injuries, including traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injuries that result in quadriplegia or paraplegia
  • Broken bones
  • Soft tissue injuries, including whiplash
  • Burns and severe scarring


Adding to the potential for serious or fatal injuries as a result of oil and gas truck accidents in this booming region is the length of time it takes for emergency responders to reach a crash scene. It can take over an hour for emergency responders to reach some areas of South Texas; when a commercial truck accident has caused serious injuries, that wait time can turn serious injuries into fatal injuries.

Contact An Experienced Oil And Gas Field Truck Accident Lawyer Today

Whenever a commercial vehicle is involved in a crash, the investigation into the cause of the crash and who is at fault can become very complex. With more than 65 years of experience representing injured Texans, the attorneys of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz have the experience necessary and are ready to help you when a truck crash in the Eagle Ford Region leaves you with serious injuries or fatally injures a loved one.

Call 713-587-9668 (toll free 800-580-9121) or e-mail our office to schedule your free consultation with a Texas truck accident lawyer today.