Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys’s skilled 18-wheeler personal injury attorneys in Midland know that crashes involving semi-trucks often end catastrophically for the occupants of other vehicles.

The truck’s size, weight, and height are not only intimidating to other drivers, but when they are operated by a negligent driver, with an unbalanced cargo load, or lacking the proper maintenance to stop effectively, everyone on our Texas roadways is in danger.

Unfortunately, 18-wheeler collisions are not uncommon in Texas or across the nation.

Last year, collisions involving large trucks increased 7%, totally almost 160,000 crashes causing over 115,000 injuries and 5,000 fatalities, according to the National Safety Council.

If you or someone you love has been involved in a collision with an 18-wheeler in Texas, you will need an experienced team of attorneys to investigate the crash, preserve the proper evidence to determine who is responsible for the crash, and have the resources to fight for your recovery and compensation against a powerful corporation and their insurance company.

That is what our skilled truck accident attorneys in Midland provide.

Our managing attorney and law firm founder, Glen Larson, has represented injured Texans and injury clients throughout the United States for more than 15 years with one important goal: To pursue dedicated, driven results for the injured.

To learn how we can help you hold the negligent parties liable for your complete financial recovery, call 432-226-6500 today. There is never a charge to talk to an attorney. We stand ready.

Can More Than One Party Be Help Responsible for a Truck Accident in Texas?

According to the latest trucking industry statistics, semi-trucks are responsible for transporting 70% of all goods throughout the country, producing revenue of $791 billion each year.

Aside from transporting goods, the trucking industry makes up approximately six percent of the nation’s workforce, employs millions of people in various capacities.

Nearly 929,000 truck drivers in the nation are for-hire carriers, which means they are paid for transporting one load at a time on a contract basis.

There are also almost 800,000 private carriers, who own the vehicles used to transport their products.

As truck drivers retire, and recruitment remains low, it is estimated that trucking companies will need to hire 110,000 drivers each year to remain on pace with the current supply and demand across the country.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires all 18-wheeler operators to have a Commercial Driver’s License and requires the companies that hire them to run background checks, administer drug tests and medical examinations, and provide proper training before putting them behind the wheel.  However, the truck driver shortage often results in companies putting profits over safety which jeopardizes other drivers on the roads.

When profits are prioritized over safety, accidents happen.  The liable parties may include one or more of the following:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The truck maintenance crew
  • The truck manufacturer
  • Another third party

For one or more of the following forms of negligence:

  • Speeding
  • Hours of service violations
  • Hiring unqualified drivers
  • Driver fatigue
  • Overlooking previous driving violations
  • Inadequate inspections
  • Improperly loaded or overloaded cargo
  • Defective truck parts and components
  • Failing to leave enough room to stop
  • Drivers failing to follow traffic signs and signals
  • Failure to properly resolve a safety issue or recall
  • Distracted driving
  • Improper maintenance
  • Failing to conduct required medical, alcohol, or drug testing
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Companies pressuring drivers to meet stringent deadlines
  • Failing to run the appropriate background checks on drivers
  • Insufficient or lack of training and safety programs for drivers

Evaluating whether the truck driver, trucking company, manufacturer, maintenance company, another third party — or a combination of these parties — is responsible for your injuries or the loss of your loved one is our Midland truck accident attorneys’ expertise.

Call 432-226-6500 today. There is never a charge to talk to an attorney. We stand ready.

What are the Most Common Types of Injuries that Occur During 18-Wheeler Collisions in Midland, Texas?

The sheer size of an 18-wheeler can crush a much smaller passenger vehicle without notice, which can have fatal consequences.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in fatal collisions involving semi-trucks nationwide each year, 72% of those killed were occupants of other vehicles — including the 620 traffic fatalities involving an 18-wheeler in Texas last year.

When crash victims survive these catastrophic collisions, they are often left with significant and life-changing injuries, including:

  • Broken or crushed bones
  • Internal injuries and bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • Head injuries, including Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Neck and spine injuries
  • Loss of mobility and paralysis
  • Scarring and disfigurement

If you were hurt in a semi-truck crash or lost a loved one in an accident in Texas, contact our skilled team of 18-wheeler personal injury attorneys today for a free consultation to learn how we can pursue the compensation you need to get your life back on track.

Call 432-226-6500 today. There is never a charge to talk to an attorney. We stand ready.

Contact Our Skilled 18-Wheeler Accident Attorneys in Midland, Texas Today for a Free Consultation

Contact our experienced team of Midland 18-wheeler accident attorneys at Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys today to gain the leadership, experience, and resources you need to aggressively pursue your injury case to fight for your justice and compensation.

Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys stands ready to provide you with dedicated, driven results.