Causes Of Truck Accidents In Texas

When the driver of a car loses control, the result may be a fender-bender — or a very serious accident. Injuries and deaths do occur in accidents involving relatively small vehicles. When a truck driver loses control, on the other hand, the risk to other people is far greater. Fatalities and catastrophic injuries are very common in 18-wheeler crashes. The injured person and his or her family are often left with overwhelming losses to cope with.

Costs And Losses Associated With Truck Accidents

Beyond the shock and sorrow of pain and suffering, there are often great expenses to deal with after a truck accident. Emergency medical care, ongoing therapy and treatment, rehabilitation, disability accommodations, personal care, and loss of income are challenging even to accident victims with good insurance. To maximize recovery of damages after a truck accident, it is wise to turn to a truck accident attorney for help as soon as possible. The sooner a knowledgeable lawyer is on your side, the sooner an investigation can get underway.

A good investigation very often uncovers the cause of a truck accident. Driver error is of course a common reason that truck wrecks happen. Other factors may also indicate that someone was negligent. Proof of negligence can help build a strong personal injury or wrongful death case.

Causes Of Truck Accidents In Texas And Elsewhere

An exhaustive study of truck accidents published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in 2006 identified the following critical factors in issues of trucking safety:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Driving too many hours and sleeping too few hours
  • Alcohol and drug use by truck drivers (including over-the-counter substances aimed at helping a sleepy person stay awake)
  • Failing to maintain vehicles, including brakes
  • Shortchanging inspections, including inspection of tire treads
  • Problems inherent in the interactions between cars and trucks on the road
  • Driver performance
  • Vehicle design
  • Vehicle load
  • Truck driver licensing, monitoring, training and experience

Distracted driving is increasingly common among both drivers of cars and truck drivers, as well. What caused the rear-ender or jackknife truck accident that injured you or killed your loved one in the Eagle Ford Shale region or anywhere in South Texas? The Bates Law Firm can help you find out and put that information to use in your case.

Contact A San Antonio And Laredo Accident And Injury Lawyer

The Bates Law Firm represents those seriously injured and families of those wrongfully killed in big-rig accidents. Please call us at 210-226-3777, toll free at 877-716-3777 or fill out our online contact form to set up a free initial consultation and case evaluation. Get to know us at our offices in San Antonio. Se habla español.