Were You Seriously Injured In A Truck Crash?
While all accidents on the road are dangerous, accidents involving 18-Wheelers and Semi-Trucks come with considerably more risks than accidents involving smaller vehicles. These trucks take far longer than passenger vehicles to come to a complete stop, have larger blind spots on both sides, and carry larger and heavier cargo that affects their ability to change direction and stop. The cargo can also scatter across the road if they flip onto their side, creating a massive hazard for all oncoming vehicles.
If you were seriously injured in a truck accident, give our firm a call at (713) 621-7944 to tell us about your situation.
For more than 35 years, our truck accident lawyers at Fleming, Nolen & Jez have worked with injured victims in order to fight for the compensation they deserve. Since we first opened our doors, our attorneys have successfully recovered verdict awards and monetary compensation for our clients, and we are committed to providing the same level of assistance to each new client we take on. When you contact us today, give us as much details of your situation as you can.
Truck Accident Statistics
According to statistics released by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT):
- Over 3,800 people were killed in accidents involving large trucks in 2015
- 84% of the people killed were either an occupant of a passenger vehicle, on a motorcycle, on a bicycle, or a pedestrian
- 87% of people killed in two-vehicle crashes involving a truck were the occupants of the passenger vehicle
- 83% of fatal truck crashes occurred on a major road, interstate or freeway
- 58% of fatal truck crashes occurred between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
What Should I Do After A Truck Accident?
Accidents involving trucks often result in life-changing injuries or even death to the passengers and drivers involved. Due in large part to the Port of Houston, the Houston metropolitan area has one of the highest volumes of commercial transportation traffic anywhere in the country. 18-Wheeler and Semi-Truck accidents and collisions involving blowouts, unsafe loads, and driver violations are all too common in this area, often resulting in a significant number of personal injury and wrongful death claims annually.
Sadly, many trucking companies train their drivers on what they should say and do after an accident in order to avoid being held responsible. Circumstances like these are why it is essential to hire an experienced attorney to represent you and help you hold the negligent truck driver accountable for their action.
Do You Have a Potential Case or Question?
At Fleming, Nolen & Jez, our personal injury and mass tort lawyers have dedicated their careers to fighting for the rights of injured victims throughout the United States. If you were seriously injured through the negligence or wrongdoing of a company or another person, you may be able to file a lawsuit to secure the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to speak with one of our specialists to review your case information.