The Tragedy Of Truck Accidents

When improperly handled, trucks can represent one of the deadliest threats on the roads and highways. FindLaw reported* on various statistics provided by the NHTSA; of 104,000 truck crash injuries:

  • 76,000, or 73 percent of those hurt, were occupants of other vehicles
  • 25,000, or 24 percent, were occupants of large trucks
  • 3,000, or 3 percent, were nonoccupants of vehicles — meaning bystanders, pedestrians and cyclists
  • 2,843, or 73 percent of those killed, were occupants of other vehicles

This means drivers in other vehicles are more than three times more likely to be injured than truck drivers when they are involved in accidents and are more than four times as likely to be killed.

Commercial truck companies have immense resources used to limit their responsibility or fight against you receiving just compensation. That's why it is crucial to partner with a skilled legal team that can fight back and protect your rights if you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident.

Put Our Experience To Work For You

The attorneys at Grimes & Fertitta, P.C., in Houston, Texas, have experience working on cases involving:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Improper or incorrect loading
  • Lack of maintenance
  • Improper safety
  • Improper driver training
  • Jackknifing accidents
  • Failure to maintain speed
  • Failure to maintain lane
  • Unsafe lane change
  • Dangerous parking or maneuvers in tight spots
  • Reckless driving

The importance of decisive action cannot be overstated in these cases. Get in touch with our lawyers today to protect your rights. Timing is critical, because the truck company is already working on its defense!

How To Contact Us

Hit by a truck? Contact us through our website or call 281-407-8256 or 800-584-3973 to schedule a consultation to discuss your 18-wheeler wreck issues with one of our lawyers.

*http://blogs.findlaw.com/injured/2014/03/truck-accident-injuries-up-18-nhtsa-report.html