Commercial vehicle accidents are a serious problem in Texas. According to data from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), there were just over 26,000 semi-truck accidents in Texas in 2022. Of those accidents, 500 (2%) resulted in at least one fatality. In comparison, less than 1% of all car accidents result in a death. That means semi-truck accidents are more than twice as likely to lead to a fatality compared to other accidents.
We rely on commercial vehicles like 18-wheelers to safely haul goods from destination to destination. But one wrong move when driving alongside these giants can prove to be fatal. When you live in Texas, driving beside these semi-trucks is very common.
If you or someone you love has fallen victim to an accident involving a semi-truck or commercial vehicle, you deserve to have a competent and qualified truck accident attorney on your side.
Contact our Austin truck accident lawyer today at (512) 537-3369 for your free legal consultation.
Following a Texas truck accident, you may be eligible for compensation for a range of different types of losses and damages:
Pain and Suffering
Reduced Quality of Life
Accidents can also happen if the commercial vehicle has defects. The parts that tend to fail, causing accidents involving commercial vehicles, include:
It is essential that these parts are in perfect condition to function properly and maintain the safety of the driver and others on the road. Auto parts manufacturers can also be held responsible for some accidents.
The sheer weight and size of a commercial vehicle can do a lot of damage to both your property and your body. In fact, it is estimated that large truck accidents are 10 times more likely to cause a fatality than a crash involving two passenger vehicles. These major accidents can leave victims with a range of injuries, including:
When a commercial vehicle driver acts negligently by speeding, driving while distracted, driving while intoxicated, drowsy driving, or acting in some other unsafe way, a tragedy is just one wrong move away.
Many victims of truck accidents hire regular car accident lawyers believing that this will work just fine, but this isn’t the case. Because there are some major differences between commercial trucks and traditional automobiles, it is important that the lawyer you hire has the ability to make the most out of your specific claim.
Some of the major differences that can have a significant impact on the compensation you obtain include:
Suffering her own personal injury incident, Laura Ramos James knows firsthand what it feels like to endure both physical and emotional pain. She knows how it feels to be without any option to fight back. Because of this, she vowed to become a lawyer so that no one else would have to feel the way she once did.
Today, Laura offers a helping hand to those who have fallen victim to large truck accidents. Get your life back. Contact Laura today at (512) 537-3369 for your free legal consultation.