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Texas Truck Accidents
The Scope of the Problem
In 2007 over 400 people in Texas lost their lives after having an accident with a large truck. The number of semi truck accidents has risen every year since 2003 and in Texas alone over 18,000 18 wheeler accidents occur each year. This means that on average large trucks are involved in 49 accidents a day and that at least one accident a day will end a life. In most cases, the injured party is an occupant of the smaller car or truck involved in the crash. If you have been involved in an accident with a large truck, only an experienced Houston, Texas truck accident attorney can help you prove negligence and win your case.
The Trouble with Trucking
Trucking can be a stressful occupation. In order to meet consumer needs, truckers are encouraged to get loads from point A to point B as quickly as possible. The more trips a trucker makes, the more money he earns. Companies encourage this, leaving the driver with two options- make the tight deadline or lose pay.
This situation is not safe for anyone on the roadway. Strenuous work loads can cause truckers to make the following mistakes.
- Driving drowsy
- Excessive speeding
- Driving too fast for the conditions
- Aggressive driving
- Improper Maintenance
- Improperly Secured Load/Spilled Loads
Any and all of the above can cause a serious trucking accident. As commercial trucks far outweigh all other vehicles on the road, they are more likely than passenger cars to be involved in accidents that cause serious injury and death.
Have you been involved in a Texas truck accident?
If you have, you need a truck accident lawyer with the serious experience needed to win your serious injury case. Trucking accidents can leave the injured with years of rehabilitation and costly surgeries. At Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P.we have over 100 years of combined experience dealing with serious accidents.
We are standing by, ready to help you- no matter when you need us. With 24 hour a day service you can count on us to help you on your road to recovery. We are happy only when you have been given the restitution you deserve. Contact a Texas truck accident attorney at SMSH today.
In order to better serve the diverse population of the US we offer services in Spanish (Espanol) and Vietnamese (tính t?).
Though driving on any road can be dangerous, the following Texas highways and interstates are heavily populated with commercial trucks: I 610 (The Loop, Loop 610), I 10, I 45, Highway 225, Highway 59, Highway 290, Highway 90, Highway 288, Sam Houston Parkway, Hardy Toll Road
The offices of Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P. are located in Houston. However, we help clients nationwide and in the following Texas cities: Houston, Pasadena, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Galveston, Port Arthur, Baytown, Beaumont, Kirkwood, Humble, Spring, Round Rock, Katy, League City, Freeport, Corpus Christi, Texas City, Lake Jackson, Bay City, Matagorda Bay, Victoria