In 2006, in the state of Texas alone there were almost 7,000 truck accidents that resulted in numerous injuries and almost 500 fatal crashes. Commercial trucks like 18 wheelers can be extremely dangerous under many circumstances. When an 18-wheeler hits a passenger vehicle, motorcycle, or pedestrian, the chances of serious injury and fatality are extremely high.
Each year, there are more than 400,000 accidents involving large trucks such as commercial box trucks and tractor-trailer combinations, known as 18-wheelers. It is estimated that as much as 5% of all accident related injuries and 14% of deaths are caused by 18 wheeler accidents.
At the Grant & Flanery Law Firm in East Texas, we have discovered that many of the accidents we have investigated could have easily been prevented if the commercial carrier had hired a well-qualified, well-trained driver. We have been astonished to find that trucking companies sometimes hire drivers that have a history of drug use or substandard driving record. In one case involving a fatality, a Florida trucking company employed a driver with 29 previous moving violations.
Our experienced team of attorneys investigates each case to discover the cause of each accident, whether it is the negligent hiring of an unsafe driver, substandard maintenance of fleet vehicles, or a blatant disregard for the safety provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Regulations.
Rest assured, the personal injury attorneys at Grant & Flanery in Tyler and Longview know what victims of 18-wheeler accidents and their families legally deserve for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and sometimes even death.
If you or someone you care about has been in an 18-wheeler collision, please contact us to find out how much your case may be worth.
It is important to act swiftly by contacting a lawyer who will work hard to preserve important evidence.
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