18 Wheeler and Truck Accidents: Houston, Galveston & Texas City
Holding Trucking Firms Accountable for Unsafe Practices with Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers
At Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers, we provide comprehensive legal services to victims of 18-wheeler accidents and offer representation to ensure that these individuals and their families receive the compensation they deserve for injuries and losses sustained in these catastrophic events. Due to the extreme size and weight of these commercial vehicles and the speed at which they are typically traveling, 18-wheeler collisions with smaller vehicles often result in severe injuries or deaths. By holding drivers of these big rigs and their employers responsible for 18-wheeler accidents caused by excessive speed, driver fatigue, and other negligence, victims can pave the way for safer highway conditions in the future.
18-wheeler accidents make up a disproportionate percentage of serious injury and fatality cases in the state of Texas. While most traffic studies indicate that tractor-trailer trucks make up just three percent of the vehicles on the road, 18-wheeler accidents are responsible for more than 10 percent of fatalities on highways. Other tractor-trailer semi-truck statistics are equally disturbing:
- In 2012, 18-wheeler trucks were involved in 389 fatality crashes in Texas
- Almost three-quarters of these accidents occurred in rural areas within the state
- Every year, large commercial trucks are involved in 400,000 accidents nationwide
- Tractor-trailer accidents claim the lives of more than 5,000 people each year in the U.S.
- Over 150,000 people throughout the country are injured annually in accidents involving 18-wheelers
- A fully loaded tractor-trailer can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds and may require the length of a standard football field to achieve a complete stop
Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers specializes in providing help for victims and surviving family members who have experienced injuries or loss due to these catastrophic traffic events. We perform the due diligence necessary to discover the cause of the accident and to help our clients obtain the fair compensation to which they are legally entitled.
Serious Injuries and Wrongful Deaths
Because 18-wheeler trucks are so much heavier than the other vehicles on the road, they can inflict significant damage on smaller cars and their passengers during a collision. This can result in devastating injuries and increased fatalities in these crashes. For those individuals and families who have experienced losses or have been injured due to the negligent actions of truck drivers or their employers, finding the right 18-wheeler accident attorney can ensure a fair and equitable settlement for medical expenses, wrongful death claims, and other damages sustained in these serious accidents. At Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers, we specialize in helping victims hold trucking firms accountable for their unsafe practices. Our experienced truck accident attorneys will represent you in court and in out-of-court negotiations with trucking companies and insurance firms to ensure the maximum compensation for your losses. Contact us today to discuss your case and to achieve closure for these catastrophic automotive accidents.