Texas is a major player in the United States, having blessed Texas and products that require large trucks.
The demand for these goods grows every year but with it comes an increase of traffic congestion which can lead to accidents due to the amount of 18-wheelers on roads around Texas.
Commercial vehicle accidents are not only costly for property damage but also result in injuries that can be fatal or life-changing.
32,562 total trucks were involved in Texas during 2020 alone – an alarming number which may increase further if trends continue?
Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Texas
The truck driver’s negligence is often to blame for a car accident.
The company who employs them can also be held accountable in some cases, especially if their vehicle was at fault and caused injury or death on impact with another object such as a building etc…
Another third party may share liability if there has been something wrong with your large truck that contributed towards this unfortunate incident.
Distracted driving is more than texting and driving; it is anything that takes the driver’s attention away from the road.
Perhaps they are looking at a logbook, their GPS, getting something from the seat, changing the radio station, eating, etc.
All it takes is a second of inattention to cause a devastating accident.
There are many safety rules for trucking companies and their drivers.
Unfortunately, some companies overlook this important detail in order to get more inexperienced people behind the wheel of a semi-truck that can cause devastating damage if driven without care or skill.
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When you’re a truck driver, the time constraints of your job can lead to some dangerous decisions.
You might be eager and excited about delivering that load as quickly as possible which means running lights or stop signs without checking whether it’s safe first.
But in general large trucks are more difficult than smaller ones for drivers because they need thicker tires that have better grip on dirt roads but also provide less control at higher speeds (especially if there isn’t much terrain between two points).
The stress from deadlines has been known before to cause violent driving habits like speeding up beyond what is reasonable given conditions; this often leads to catastrophe when sudden unforeseen events happen out right.
Driving Under the Influence
As we all know, there’s nothing more dangerous than a large truck driver who has been drinking.
This is because they are much harder to stop and can cause an accident at any time during their drive!
A person driving under the influence isn’t limited to just being alcohol-dependent either.
It includes those taking prescription medication or over-the counter drugs as well in addition to illegal ones like cocaine etc.
Lack of Maintenance and Safety Inspections
The importance of ensuring your truck is in proper working order and safe to enter the road cannot be understated.
A driver who neglects their duty could lead not only them, but also other drivers around them as well if something goes wrong while transporting heavy cargo.
For example ,a vehicle’s transmission might fail causing an accident; there would likely still exist some formers behind this event even though it was preventable with regular maintenance.
If you’re injured when another driver crashes into your car, it is important that an inspection be done on the semi-truck.
The safest way for both drivers and passengers in these types of vehicles will depend heavily upon how often they have been serviced by professionals who know what needs fixing or replacing before any problems arise again later down the line.
Types of Damages in a Truck Accident Claim
The range and severity of damages that you can suffer in a truck accident is vast.
When we work hard, ensure your full compensation for these losses by securing the best possible outcome through our lawyers’ knowledge on how to properly file claims against those responsible!
A common issue seen after accidents involving large vehicles like trucks include bone fractures caused due impact with other objects or heavy traffic.
Head-injuries resulting from striking fixed objects suchs pillarides which might not show up immediately.
But instead develop over time because they’re deeper than regular puncture wounds do–this makes them even more dangerous since.
Disability and disfigurement
The injuries that people suffer in truck accidents can be positively horrific.
Some of the most severe cases include amputation, spinal cord and traumatic brain injury- these leave a permanent disability as well potential disfigurement for those who have experienced them!
If you have suffered minor injuries, it is unlikely that your healthcare expenses will be “minor.”
Medical services in the US cost tens of thousands dollars and even a short hospital stay can set someone back hundreds or thousands.
require surgery for example may result from an injury sustained during sports activity which would add significantly higher costs due not only to treatment but also because they are no longer able to work as before.
Loss of physical and cognitive abilities
The lawyers at our firm will advocate for the full extent of your lost wages and future earnings.
We understand how difficult it is to live with chronic pain, so we’ll work hard on both sides -in court-to get you what’s rightfully yours!
Loss of enjoyment of life
Injuries, especially those that do not heal fully with time, often lead to a loss of enjoyment of life.
While this is intangible and more difficult to calculate as such, you certainly deserve compensation.
Property damages expenses
When a large truck collides with your vehicle, there is likely to be very costly damages.
This includes both property and personal loss as well-money spent on medical bills or the cost of repairing damaged cars can add up fast!
In some cases though if someone was acting out negligence than they could also get punitive awards which would cover any noneconomic losses (such things like emotional distress).
In Texas this cap ranges from $200/300k depending upon what type it falls under – gross means more severe harm caused by malice.
Accidents involving semi trucks can be devastating, and the injuries sustained in such accidents are often life changing.
If you’ve been involved in an accident that was caused by a negligent or reckless driver of a truck carrying hazardous materials, talk to our team today.
We’re here for anyone who has suffered from this type of incident and we want nothing more than to help them get back on their feet again.
Our legal experts will work tirelessly with your case so that justice is served and you don’t have to suffer any longer than necessary.
Call us at 512-386-8117 if you need immediate assistance!