Unfortunately, Texas is one of the most dangerous states for fatal trucking accidents. In 2015, it actually led the nation in number of large truck and bus fatalities per vehicle miles traveled, as well as in overall fatalities, accounting for 13.7% of the national total. Any type of motor vehicle accident can be frightening and overwhelming, but collisions with large trucks, vans, buses and other heavy automobiles can cause particularly devastating damages, injuries, and even catastrophic losses. The enormity of these accidents can result in additional challenges throughout the process of gaining your rightful determination and settlement. Trucking companies have legal and insurance resources at their fingertips that individuals simply do not, in addition to a wealth of experience protecting their interests in the aftermath of accidents.
As a victim of a serious truck wreck simply working to heal your injuries and put your life back together, don’t lose the opportunity to receive help from a specialized accident attorney. Thompson Law has the experience, expertise, and tenacity to stand up to the big insurance and trucking companies and collect your well deserved compensation. Don’t hesitate to contact Lion Law today and get the help you need.
Trucking Fast Facts
As of 2017, the most popular model in Texas is the Ford F-150, and pickup trucks in general are the most popular vehicle sold in the state.
Truck speeds on Dallas interstates have consistently averaged at about 60mph since 2012.
Garland’s major thoroughfares (I-635, President George Bush Turnpike, Garland Road, I-30) contribute to one of the nation’s highest concentration areas for long-haul truck traffic.
The average car on the road weighs 4,044lbs, meaning the conventional 18 wheeler, which can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, is nearly 20 times heavier!
Dallas County had 3,753 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes in 2018, the second highest amount in the state. Texas had 37,515 total CMV’s.
In 2017, there were 3,736 people working in the Transportation Occupations sector in Garland.
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. This is higher than the GDP of over 150 nations.