Facts about Texas 18-wheeler accidents
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:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Head trauma
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.