Statistics reveal that motor vehicle accidents involving 18-Wheelers are on the rise in Texas and the United States as a whole. In Texas, a staggering 14,000 people were injured in accidents involving commercial trucks in 2020. In 2021, approximately 11 people lost their lives every day on Texas roads. Further, in the United States as a whole, accidents involving commercial vehicles are up 52% since 2009. Indeed, this trend demonstrates that roads in Texas and the United States as a whole are becoming more dangerous each year.
There are a number of reasons why accidents involving commercial vehicles are on the rise; one of them is the pandemic. This is due to higher anxiety levels, lack of social contact, heavy pandemic drinking, and anger characteristic of COVID-19 era Americans. Further, these types of accidents are frequently the result of poor maintenance and fatigued drivers.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident with an 18-wheeler, call the law firm of Abraham Watkins today. It is imperative that you find a law firm to manage your claim as soon as possible following an injury or death of a family member. Further, it is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling these cases to ensure that the responsible parties are held fully accountable.
The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz, & Stogner is the longest-standing personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-222-7211 or 1-800-594-4884 for your free consultation.