18-Wheeler Accidents

Trucking companies set strict rules and regulations to help ensure highway safety for their drivers as well as other drivers on the road. Most truck drivers adhere to these rules, but there are some who choose to endanger themselves and others. This is when accidents occur.

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2019 Texas Department of Transportation Facts

The information below represents reportable data for the state of Texas collected from Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Reports (CR-3) received and processed by Texas government agencies as of April 15th, 2020.

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Deathless Days on Texas Roads
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An accident involving an 18-wheeler can end with bruises, broken bones, or worse. Trucking companies set strict rules and regulations are in place to ensure safety for their drivers as well as other drivers on the road. Most truck drivers adhere to these rules, but there are some who choose to endanger themselves and others by cutting corners and breaking rules. This is when accidents occur.

Parties responsible could include:

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John Nix is an experienced attorney who knows how costly the long-term effects of an 18-wheeler accident can be.

Small mistakes can have fatal consequences

When traveling on freeways, it is virtually impossible to avoid seeing a big rig transporting goods across the country; they tower over every other vehicle on the road and can be very intimidating.

It is important, however, to remember that truck drivers simply want to complete their trek, drop off their load, and return home as safely and efficiently as possible. Unfortunately, accidents happen and the victims of semi accidents often sustain severe injuries or death.

Did you know?

  • Semi-truck tires weigh over 100 pounds each.
  • Trucks traveling at 65 MPH can take up to two football fields to stop.
  • A semi-truck with an empty trailer weighs around 35,000 pounds.
  • Driver fatigue is still a leading factor in semi-truck accidents.