Texas has recently deregulated the trucking industry causing an explosion in the number of trucking companies and truck drivers that operate large commercial trucks on Texas ranch roads, state highways, and interstate highways. Since the deregulation of trucking in Texas and the passage of NAFTA, the number of truck accidents have increased causing millions of dollars in damages as well as thousands of traffic deaths and serious injuries.
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Commercial Trucks are Causing Fatal Accidents
According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, thousands of motorists are killed each year by large commercial trucks. These large commercial trucks include 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, semis and other vehicles that weigh several tons. Since trucking deregulation in Texas and the passage of NAFTA, you can see these several ton large trucks barreling up and down Texas highways including I-35, I-10, I-20, and other interstate highways. These trucks come from Mexico, Canada, Texas, and several other states carrying large loads and traveling at high rates of speed.
Large commercial trucks account for about 10 percent of all fatal vehicle accidents in the United States. Almost 10% of fatal trucking accidents in the United States occurred in the state of Texas on Texas roads. Truck accidents have an increased chance of causing serious injuries and death because in most cases, a truck cannot remain upright during an accident. Additionally, because of the size and weight of commercial trucks, truck drivers have limited visibility and maneuverability as well as limited control of their vehicle. This makes it easier to lose control and crush other vehicles. These factors greatly contribute to the damage done to passenger vehicles in trucking accidents. Whether the truck driver is distracted, falls asleep at the wheel or just isn't paying attention, accidents caused by large commercial vehicles kill or catastrophically injure thousands of motorists each year.
Truck drivers and the companies they work for have a duty to operate their vehicles in a safe manner, but unfortunately sometimes saving money on maintenance, training, or staff as well as making more money by speeding to make deadlines are more important to trucking companies and truck drivers. Unsafe driving, oversized or unsecured loads, and various other careless factors put the public and the truck operators in danger. Some of these factors include:
The driver rushing to meet a tight delivery deadline
The driver is on drugs or has been drinking
The driver is fatigued and tired due to driving for long periods
The driver is stressed and not paying attention to other drivers
Difficult to see blind spots from a large truck
The driver does not leave enough space between vehicles
Improper truck maintenance
Improper securing of loads
Under trained drivers
Mechanical failure and defective components
Overloading of the truck
Unfortunately, with large trucks driving on Texas roads and highways comes the potential of catastrophic damages. Untrained, overworked, or inexperienced drivers all too often lose control of their vehicles causing them to jackknife, overturn, or collide with passenger vehicles. Many of these truck drivers are overworked, on caffeine or other drugs, and running behind schedule. This is extremely problematic when these drivers are driving vehicles that weigh many tons and collide with smaller vehicles. When this happens it is typically the passengers of the smaller vehicle that suffer. If you or a loved one have been ran over by a truck, had a large truck hit you, or collide with your vehicle, it is important to obtain excellent legal representation from a Texas truck accident lawyer to protect you or your loved one's rights and to make sure that an investigation as to the cause of the collision in done correctly.
Texas Truck Accident Lawyer Jason Coomer has years of litigation experience and the necessary knowledge to make sure those injured in automobile and large truck accidents are fully compensated under the law. He has helped many people injured by negligent and drunk drivers and made sure that the families of those killed and seriously injured were compensated as well. He prides himself on successfully battling large insurance and trucking companies to make sure they pay adequate compensation for damages caused by their drivers that through reckless, careless, or negligent driving have injured someone. He handles truck accident claims in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston.
Please feel free to contact The Law Offices of Jason S. Coomer for additional information on vehicle collisions, truck accidents, and car crashes. Don't think that if you have suffered serious injuries in an truck collision that the insurance industry will take care of you or voluntarily pay you for all the medical bills, lost wages, pain & suffering, impairment, disfigurement, and other damages that you have suffered. They probably won't. In fact, many insurance adjusters will offer low settlement amounts hoping that you will sign away your claim prior to knowing the full extent of your damages. I have also seen insurance adjusters will delay and allow the statute of limitations to run relieving the insurance company of any liability.
Texas Truck Accident Lawyer and Texas Truck Accident Lawsuits
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