What are the Most Common Causes of 18-Wheeler Collisions in Texas?

At Glen Larson Law, our Austin 18-Wheeler accident attorneys know that our Texas economy relies heavily on commercial truck traffic to transport the petroleum and gas products that our state is famous for producing.

However, Texas also annually ranks in the top ten as one of the best distribution and logistics locations in the country, which is often supported by our nearly two dozen ports, billions of square feet of distribution space, and our 3,200 miles of interstate highways that provide direct access to Mexico.

The fact is, our state sees an overwhelming amount of 18-wheeler traffic each year, which is why we consistently lead the country in semi-truck collisions, injuries, and fatalities.

Our Texas Austin personal injury attorneys handle all types of 18-wheeler collision injury and wrongful death cases, and the first order of business to protect people injured on Texas roads is to determine who or what was responsible for the crash.

What are the Most Common Causes of 18-Wheeler Collisions in Texas?

When negligence is a factor there is no limit to the types of injuries or the number of deaths 18-wheeler collisions can cause in Texas.

The most common causes of 18-wheeler accidents in Texas may include:

  • Speeding
  • Driver fatigue
  • Distracted driving
  • Improperly loaded cargo
  • Hours of service violations
  • Ignoring traffic signs and signals
  • Defective truck parts and components
  • Failing to leave the necessary stopping room
  • Failing to adjust to traffic or weather conditions
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Lack of training and safety programs for drivers
  • Improper maintenance and inadequate inspection

Because of the number of ways 18-wheeler accidents can occur, there is often more than one party that is responsible when a collision happens on our Texas roadways.

That is why it is important to speak with a skilled 18-wheeler accident attorney who can thoroughly review the circumstances of the crash, fully investigate the causes of the collision, and pursue the liable parties who are responsible for the resulting injuries or loss of life.

Who Can Be Liable for an 18-Wheeler Collision in Texas?

The trucking industry has multiple components that allow it to successfully operate in Texas, across the country, and internationally.

Because of the broad scope of its operations, 18-wheeler accidents can be attributed to one party’s negligence or a combination of company or third-party actions that place profits over safety.

That may include negligence by the:

  • Truck Driver
  • Trucking Company
  • Truck’s Manufacturer, Maintenance Crew, or Another Third-Party

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

Today, we are a skilled team of legal professionals and support staff, investigative resources, research analysts, medical experts, and some of the sharpest minds in accident reconstruction and engineering, will fully evaluate your 18-wheeler accident case to identify the liable party, or parties, to ensure your case includes all potential financial recovery options.

Contact Our Austin Personal injury attorney at Glen Larson Law to schedule a free consultation.

Contact our truck accident lawyers in Austin today at (512) 699-1382 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with our experienced bilingual staff who will listen to your story and provide the legal guidance you need to make informed decisions about the direction of your case.

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