18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer Dallas
Also known as a tractor trailer, an 18-wheeler is a combination of a semi-trailer and semi-truck. This unit is enormous in size which makes it extremely dangerous on the road. Statistics show that 18 wheelers are among the top causes of road accident injuries along Texas roadways. This is because these rigs lose traction easily and are very difficult to stop or turn over short distances.
Accidents involving 18-wheelers and passenger cars most often result in serious injuries, predominantly to the people in the car. Cars are not built to withstand a collision with an 18-wheeler, which can weigh up to 80,000 lbs. when fully loaded. These tractor trailers can crush smaller vehicles on impact, due to the sheer weight and force.
This puts car occupants at risk of severe injuries such as:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Limb loss
- TBI(Traumatic brain injuries)
- Broken Bones
- Burn injuries
- Even wrongful death
Did you know that five percent of all injuries and 14 percent of fatalities in accidents are caused by 18-wheelers? Trucking accidents account for 50 percent of fatal crashes and 46 percent of injuries in Texas.
If you have suffered from serious injuries or lost your loved one in an 18-wheeler accident, then get in touch with us today. We at Thompson Law LLP, have a wealth of experience in tractor trailer injury cases and extensive knowledge of the trucking industry, which makes us uniquely qualified to provide you with strong and aggressive legal representation to pursue your claim successfully.
Experienced representation is crucial in such cases because trucking companies are backed by large corporations and have their own legal team. In fact, they often conduct their own internal investigation right after the accident, and driver logs that are key evidence may be destroyed to protect their interests. Due to this, 18-wheeler accident victims have very little chance of receiving compensation, unless they have a skilled lawyer standing by their side.
And that is why you should contact our 18-wheeler accident lawyer Dallas immediately. At Thompson Law LLP, we stand ready to represent you and act quickly.
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