Tractor trailer crashes are a dangerous and increasingly common cause of injury along Texas roadways. There are several reasons for this trend:
- Semi trucks are larger and heavier than the average passenger vehicle on the roadway, weighing sometimes more than 80,000 pounds
- The sheer number of commercial trucks on Lone Star roads,
- More drivers of large trucks that are involved in fatal crashes are testing positive in drug tests, and
- The increase of highway work zones (a high percentage of accidents occur in work zones). [Link bolded to this article: https://www.freightwaves.com/news/trucking/fmcsa-safety-statistics-2017 ]
Trucks from many other states as well as Mexico use our roads. 18-wheelers on area highways often carry heavy loads and when they’re involved in a motor vehicle accident, it takes them longer to slow or stop (because of their payloads), and the results can be deadly.
Our attorneys have first-hand experience working with clients who were injured or whose loved ones were killed in a trucking accident. Plus, we understand the nature of and defenses raised by a trucking company when building a defense in an injury case.
If you have been hit by a semi-truck, injured by an 18-wheeler, or hurt in a Texas truck wreck, you should engage attorneys who have deep experience with these types of cases. The attorneys at Marye Law will take a serious approach to understanding and fighting for your rights.