Each year, large trucks travel over 2,500 billion miles on U.S. roads. Large trucks, such as eighteen-wheelers, tractor-trailers, flatbed trucks, heavy trucks and tanker trucks are involved in over 300,000 accidents each year. A 3,000 pound passenger vehicle is no match for a 10,000 pound tractor trailer loaded with up to 70,000 pounds of cargo.
Texas drivers face a multitude of dangers when sharing the road with large trucks. According to the Federal Highway Administration, five Texas roadways are among the most travelled urban highways in the country. Texas is the United States’ largest exporter and together with its prime location on multiple trade corridors and its rapidly expanding oil and gas industry, the state continues to see an increase in large truck traffic. Accidents involving large trucks occur for a variety of reasons including driver fatigue, inadequate training, reckless driving, mechanical failures, distracted or impaired driving and poor vehicle maintenance.
The legal professionals of The Law Offices of John David Hart protect the rights of individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries as the result of an accident involving a large truck. We aggressively seek restitution for victims who have suffered due to companies’ negligence or disregard for safety.
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