Common Causes of Tractor-Trailer Accidents
Commercial trucking accidents are responsible for thousands of injuries every year in the United States, including catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. With so much commercial trucking traffic moving through Texas on a daily basis, the potential for 18-wheeler accidents is high.
If you have been injured in a trucking accident anywhere in Texas, contact the law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner. Our Houston accident attorneys have been providing accident victims and their amilies with skilled personal injury and wrongful death representation since 1951. We are one of the oldest personal injury law firms in Texas.
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If you have been in involved in an 18 wheeler accident or suffered a severe injury from a tractor trailer accident in Texas, we can help. Please contact us online or call now 713-396-3964 for an immediate consultation with a trucking accident lawyer in Houston.
What Are Some Common Causes Of 18-Wheeler Accidents?
Many things can go wrong while on the road, leading to an 18-wheeler, big rig or tractor-trailer accident. Common
causes of these often-devastating types of semi-truck accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Overweight loads
- Cellphones use
- Texting while driving
- Distracted driving
- Licensing issues and lack of proper training
- Reckless driving
- Mechanical malfunctions and improper maintenance
- Hazardous cargoes and spills
- Truck driver drug and alcohol use
- Traffic congestion on roads not equipped for high traffic volumes, often near Texas’s oil fields
Regardless of why trucking accidents occur, they can cause horrible injuries and even death. Because truck accident
injuries are so often catastrophic and disabling, the cost of medical treatment, rehabilitation, equipment and
possibly lifetime care can be extremely high.
If poor maintenance or defective equipment played a role in causing an accident that results in serious injury or the
wrongful death of your loved one, you may have more options and sources for financial recovery. Compensation from
the trucking company and its insurer, or other responsible parties, can go a long way toward making life easier for
your family and your injured family member after a serious truck crash.
More Information About 18-Wheeler Accidents In Texas
- Trucking regulations: Learn how
maintaining truck safety can reduce accidents
- Truck maintenance: When trucking companies fail to maintain trucks, serious injuries and death may ensue
- Frequently asked questions about 18-wheeler accidents
Tractor-Trailer Accident Information From A Source You Can Trust
Our Houston law firm has extensive experience handling 18-wheeler accident cases. Firm partner Randy O. Sorrels is a national advisory board member for the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (AITLA), a trucking industry group that works to eliminate unsafe and illegal interstate trucking practices.
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