In 2012, the Department of Transportation reported 460 deaths resulting from motorcycle or scooter accidents, down from 488 the previous year. Numbers are still high, which means Texas roads are still as dangerous as ever.
The Texas Department of Transportation reported 15,676 commercial truck accidents in 2010 which involved tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, and semis. Contributing factors include truck driver fatigue, ignoring weather conditions, and driving aggressively or at excessive speeds.
It’s no mystery that texting while driving is extremely dangerous and countless have suffered serious and fatal injuries in car accidents as a result. This form of negligent driving is illegal in many jurisdictions, though laws are difficult to enforce if police are unable to catch the act being committed.
Earlier, we brought you news of a fatal accident between an 18-wheeler and a collegiate softball team’s bus from North Central Texas College that claimed the life of four of the team’s players. Now, after an ongoing investigation for details of the crash, lawsuits have been filed against the trucker and the company employing him.
The night of ghouls and ghosts is fast approaching and soon the little ones will take to the streets with one mission in mind: getting all the candy. While Halloween night is fun for everyone, it can also be dangerous for pedestrians.
A top priority following an accident with a negligent trucker should be keeping your personal injury case strong. Ignoring any facet of your accident’s aftermath can potentially hinder your chances of receiving the compensation needed for recovery.
The high volumes of industries sending and receiving goods throughout Texas have turned our roadways into a necessary passageway for commercial vehicles. These trucks and their drivers have to abide by a strict set of rules and regulations put in place to keep them and other drivers safe.
Compensation for the injuries you have suffered after a trucking accident could be what you and your family need to hurdle through any financial burdens. However, reaching this goal through a personal injury lawsuit by first going through a lengthy litigation process may not be the best alternative for you and your loved ones.
An 18-wheeler packs enough force and weight to completely alter a person’s life if a crash ever occurs. The catastrophic injuries and lengthy periods of recovery in the aftermath of a trucking accident can put a huge strain in your family’s life.