Large commercial trucks, also known as 18-wheelers, semi-trucks or tractor-trailers, cause about 12% of all traffic fatalities each year. Texas has many highways and a higher number of tractor-trailers on the road. Incidents of large truck collisions with passenger vehicles are a greater occurrence in metropolitan areas such as Houston and the greater Harris County area. The National Center of Statistics and Analysis (NCSA) indicates that one out of every nine traffic fatalities are involving a truck crash. In the U.S. each year, almost 5,000 trucks accidents result in a fatality. Texas, in 2016, had nearly 500 fatalities and over 2,000 injuries involving passenger vehicles and big-rig accidents.
A fully loaded big-rig truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, which is 20 times heavier than the average passenger car. The massive size and weight of an 18-wheeler involved in an accident with a non-commercial vehicle translates into an immense force that can crush and destroy the smaller vehicle. If fatalities are avoided than the passenger vehicle victims frequently face devastating consequences and injuries.
Truckers can permanently change the lives of drivers, passengers and their families with the injuries or death caused by an 18-wheeler accident. Texans have the right to expect that truckers drive responsibly.
The wide range of catastrophic semi-truck accident injuries may include:
Surviving an 18-wheeler accident is just the beginning of a possibly long ordeal. If you or someone you know has been hurt in an 18-wheeler wreck, you need an experienced Texas trucking accident attorney. The trucking accident victim faces a long road to recovery with painful rehabilitation treatments, severe emotional distress, and increasing medical bills. However, the attorneys at Firouzbakht Law Firm will deal with the push-back often seen from the trucking companies and their insurance companies. Seeking compensation on your own for your damages may seem insurmountable but the attorneys at Firouzbakht Law Firm will take on the challenge of winning compensation for any victim of a big-rig collision.
Firouzbakht Law Firm works on a contingency-fee basis, so we only receive payment when you settle or win. This means no money out of your pocket up front and no billable hours. We have the resources and knowledge to win the just compensation you deserve. Let Firouzbakht Law Firm do the legal fight every step of the way while you begin the process of recovery and piecing your life back together.
Texas has a two-year statute of limitations for trucking accidents, with the date of your injury beginning that time limit. If you miss the date when an accident claim can be made, your case may be barred from court. Do not delay, consult with an attorney as soon as possible.
Surviving an 18-wheeler accident is a life-shattering experience, so allow our skilled legal team to represent you in your quest to acquire financial compensation from a negligent truck driver. Contact us online or call us today to set up a free consultation with one of our attorneys.