Facts about Texas 18-wheeler accidents

August 7, 2009

There are approximately half a million accidents involving 18-wheelers in the United States every year. Of those 500,000 accidents, around 5,000 will end in one or more fatalities.

 

The outcomes of car accidents involving an 18-wheeler are virtually always devastating. The average car is simply no match for the size and power of an 18-wheeler. The likelihood that the driver of a motor vehicle involved in an 18-wheeler accident will be seriously injured is very high.

 

Injuries suffered in 18-wheeler accidents can include:

 

  • Amputation
  • Disfigurement
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Head trauma
  • Paralysis

A number of different factors can contribute to the cause of an 18-wheeler car accident. Reasons that an 18-wheeler driver may be at fault for a car accident include:

 

  • Unsafe loads
  • Tire blowouts or defective tires
  • Violations of laws or regulations
  • Driver error
  • Driver fatigue
  • Brake failure or defective brakes
  • Mechanical malfunctions
  • Failure to follow appropriate safety measures
  • Poor maintenance
  • Drive intoxication

At Fears | Nachawati, we provide free legal assistance to victims of Texas 18-wheeler accidents. For a free consultation about your potential Texas personal injury lawsuit, contact us today. You can email us at info@fnlawfirm.com or call our toll-free helpline at 1.866.705.7584.

 

You will speak directly with a Texas personal injury lawyer who will evaluate your case and help you understand your legal options.

 

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