18 Wheeler accidents are some of the most catastrophic forms of auto accidents that our firm handles. Because a commercial 18 Wheeler is so large and so heavy, in a collision the vehicle that sustains the most damage is typically the other vehicle involved – a sedan, motorcycle, SUV or small 18 Wheeler. Pedestrians and cyclists are at even greater risk of injury. According to 2007 18 Wheeler accident statistics compiled by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), 75% of the fatalities and injuries sustained in 18 Wheeler accidents were to the occupants of other vehicles. 18 Wheeler drivers themselves made up only 15& of fatalities and 23% of injuries.
Have you or someone you love been injured in a 18 Wheeler accident in or around Texas? If so, you do have the right to consult a personal injury lawyer regarding the possibility of seeking financial compensation for your injuries.
Liability in 18 Wheeler Accident Cases
If another person causes an auto accident and you are injured, you may be able to work with an attorney in order to hold that person responsible for their actions. The 18 Wheeler driver may have been distracted or inexperienced, the 18 Wheeler may have been overloaded or imbalanced, the 18 Wheeler may not have been maintained properly and therefore caused an accident due to equipment malfunction, or poor road and weather conditions may have led to an accident.
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, a 18 Wheeler accident attorney can look over your case and determine against what party you can file a claim or lawsuit. Contact The McLarty Pope firm today for a free initial consultation and to learn more about how we can help you recover financial compensation.
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