While any kind of traffic accident can cause bodily injury, none are as likely to result in severe injury or accidental death as those involving 18-wheeler trucks. These large vehicles are often difficult to control in the best of conditions, and negligent actions such as driver fatigue, intoxication, and speeding can severely worsen an 18 wheeler accident.
In 2012, there were 3,921 people killed and 104,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks, while more than 317,000 large trucks were involved in traffic crashes in the same year. Truckers are incentivized to get their loads to their particular destination on strict guidelines. These guidelines all too often put the bottom line before safety. If you or someone close to you has been seriously injured due to truck driver negligence, call The Payne Firm now.
As 18-wheeler accident injury lawyers, we know that federal and state rules and regulations are not the only thing governing truck owners. The owners of these 18-wheelers are also governed by federal and Texas case law. As experienced truck accident lawyers, we are familiar with not only the rules and regulations, but the case law governing truck accident cases in Texas. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident you do have legal recourse to ensure compensation for your pain and suffering, loss of property, and other damages. Contact The Payne Firm now at (713) 713-223-5100, or complete our quick contact form and we will promptly get in touch with you.