In 2018 there were zero deathless days on Texas roads. A major contributing factor to this terrible truth is the danger and force of large trucks on the road. In 2016 there were 541,000 large truck and bus crashes, resulting in 4,079 deaths (9% of which were pedestrians), plus nearly 119,000 injuries nationwide.
Carrollton faced its share of trucking dangers, as one of the nation’s 50 most dangerous roadways passes through the city (I-35), in addition to President George Bush Turnpike and Sam Rayburn Tollway. The magnitude of the accidents that occur on high speed roadways such as these, particularly when large trucks are involved, can result in additional challenges to gaining your rightful determination and settlement. Trucking companies have legal and insurance resources at their fingertips that individuals simply do not, not to mention a wealth of experience protecting their interests in the aftermath of accidents.
As a victim of a serious truck wreck, focusing on healing and recovery can be a full-time job, and you may find that you require the help of a specialized accident attorney. Thompson Law has the experience, expertise, and tenacity to stand up to big companies and collect your rightful compensation. After suffering a truck accident injury, you deserve help fighting for your just settlement. Don’t hesitate to contact Thompson Law today.
Truck Fast Facts:
Pickup trucks are the most popular vehicle sold in Texas, and the Ford F-150 is the most popular model.
The conventional 18 Wheeler can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, nearly 20 times as much as an average car on the road.
In the 2017-2018 school year, there were 2,211 school buses and 22,761 students involved in accidents, resulting in 650 injuries.
Texas contributed 9.3% of the fatal tractor trailer collisions that occurred in the US in 2017, with 433 of the 4657 total accidents.
Of crash fatalities that occurred statewide in 2018, about 36% occurred in truck crashes.
The US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) most recent statistics report that there are 2,746,882 semi trailers and 8,456,30 straight trucks in the US.
American Trucking Association (ATA) released its 2018 revenue report for the industry, showing nearly $100 Billion in growth over last year, for a total of $796.7 Billion.