A Texas Semi-Truck Accident Attorney
A semi-truck is the actual part of a large truck that contains the engine. It is capable of being operated with or without an attached trailer. Semi-trucks, without a trailer, still weigh somewhere around between 10,000-25,000 pounds and can cause quite a bit of damage when they are involved in a trucking accident on Texas roadways. At Annie McAdams, PC, we hold responsible semi-truck operators liable for the destruction they cause by fighting for those injured by them in accidents. We believe injured innocent parties deserve compensation and fight for every penny they are entitled to under the law.
Reasons for Texas Semi-Truck Accidents
There are various reasons why semi-trucks in Texas are involved in accidents, such as:
- Distracted Driving: Distracted driving is when a driver pays attention to anything other than the task of responsibly and safely operating the motor vehicle. Distracted driving is extremely common. Examples include texting, personal grooming, eating, drinking, and operating the GPS system. These are all things that should be done while the truck is stopped. Due to the pressure to meet certain deadlines by their employers, many truck drivers take care of these matters while driving on Texas roadways.
- Driving While Fatigued: Truck drivers often experience extreme pressure from their employers to make a delivery in a certain amount of time. Failure to do so could cost them their job. So, although driving while tired can be extremely dangerous and illegal, many truck drivers press on and stay on Texas roadways long after they should stop for needed rest.
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI): Truck drivers spend many lonely hours on the highway away from family and friends. They also sometimes suffer from physical impairments and injuries. All of these elements combine to make the consumption of alcohol and drugs a measure some truck drivers take to keep up with the pressures of the job.
- Mechanical Defects: Mechanical defects contribute to many semi-truck accidents. For example, defective tires cause blowouts far too often. Defective brakes are also a contributing factor in many trucking accidents.
- Inexperienced Truck Drivers: Experience counts when it comes to driving a semi-truck. Unfortunately, many of the truck drivers on Texas roadways are inexperienced and inadequately trained.
Injuries In Texas Semi-Truck Accidents
Injuries from collisions with semi-trucks are all too often catastrophic in nature. They often result in one or more of the following types of injuries:
Speak With A Texas Semi-Truck Accident Attorney at Annie McAdams, P.C.
If you have been injured in a semi-truck accident or lost a loved one in an accident with a semi-truck, speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at Annie McAdams, PC. Our attorneys have a drive to win, and we fight hard so our clients receive the compensation they deserve. You may contact our firm by calling 713-785-6262 or via our contact page.