Texas Interstate Trucking Accidents
Busy interstates crisscross Texas, such as the I-35 corridor that connects Austin, Waco and Dallas-Fort Worth; I-10 (between San Antonio and Houston); and I-45 (between Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth). While you may use these routes to travel to work, school or play, trucking companies use them to conduct business. Unfortunately, their focus is too often on their business profits instead of your safety. Accidents involving large commercial motor vehicles (CMVS) that are engaging in interstate commerce occur on a daily basis in Texas, leaving those in smaller passenger cars with catastrophic and fatal injuries.
For more than 30 years, The Bob Richardson Law Firm has protected the rights and interests of interstate trucking accident victims throughout Austin, Waco and the surrounding Texas communities of Round Rock, Georgetown, Killeen, Temple, Cedar Park, Lakeway, Taylor and Belton. With our talent, resources and dedication, we have stood up to negligent and reckless truckers – and their insurance companies – on behalf of our clients.
To learn how we can help you with your interstate trucking accident case, call us today toll-free at 800-880-5100 or use our online form. We can provide you with a free case evaluation, and we won’t charge you for our services unless you recover a verdict or settlement.
How Texas Interstate Trucking Accidents Occur
Because of the high cost of rail and air transportation, trucking remains the mode of choice for businesses in Texas and across the U.S. It’s been estimated that the national trucking industry rakes in more than $250 billion per year in revenue.
With big business comes big pressure. In order to meet demands for their services and keep their revenue flowing, trucking companies often cut corners when it comes to safety. Some examples of negligent and reckless trucking company practices that endanger others on our interstate roads are:
- Encouraging unsafe driving, such as speeding or driving while fatigued, in order to make tight delivery deadlines.
- Forcing drivers to be on the road beyond the hours permitted under state and federal regulations.
- Hiring drivers without conducting proper criminal backgrounds checks, alcohol and drug screening, driving tests or mental and physical examinations.
- Failing to routinely conduct inspection, maintenance or repairs to their fleet.
Texas Interstate Trucking Accidents Have Devastating Consequences
When trucking companies put profit before safety, those in passenger vehicles suffer the horrific consequences. Studies show that 84 percent of those who die in large truck crashes are the occupants of the other vehicle, pedestrians or bicyclists.
Truck accidents can be so dangerous because trucks are longer and tend to outweigh passenger cars by as much as 80,000 pounds or more. When a tractor-trailer wreck occurs, the smaller vehicle often will be crushed or will slide under the big rig and have its roof sheared off.
Those involved in collisions with 18-wheelers may sustain injuries that include:
- Broken bones
- Neck and back injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
At The Bob Richardson Law Firm, we will work tirelessly to make sure that you and your family are fully and fairly compensated for any harm you suffer in an interstate trucking accident. We will thoroughly investigate how the accident occurred, track down the responsible parties, consult with our highly qualified experts and use the latest in technology to present a compelling and persuasive case on your behalf. We won’t back down from insurance companies that will try to shift the blame and avoid responsibility.
Contact Our Texas Interstate Trucking Accident Attorneys Today
Texas has a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death cases. Depending on the parties involved in your interstate trucking accident, the deadline for taking action may arrive even sooner. That’s why it’s important to contact a skilled and experienced Texas interstate trucking accident attorney immediately after you’ve been involved in a wreck.
If you need legal assistance with your interstate trucking accident case in Austin, Waco, Round Rock, Georgetown, Killeen, Temple, Cedar Park, Lakeway, Taylor, Belton or the surrounding Texas communities, call The Bob Richardson Law Firm today toll-free at 800-880-5100 or use our online contact form. We can provide you with a free case evaluation