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 travelled, 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 larger automobiles can cause particularly devastating injury and damage. The magnitude of these accidents can result in additional challenges through the process of 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, your focus should be on healing your injuries and putting your life back together, you may find that you need 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. Don’t hesitate to contact Lion Law today for 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.
Plano’s major thoroughfares (Sam Rayburn, Dallas North Tollway, US-75, President George Bush Turnpike, TX-28, Preston Road) contribute to one of the largest areas of concentration of long-haul truck traffic in the US.
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!
Texas had 37,515 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes in 2017.
In 2017, there were 3,489 people working in the Transportation Occupations sector in Plano.
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.