Commercial trucking accidents are responsible for thousands of injuries every year in the United States, including catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. With so much commercial trucking traffic moving through Texas on a daily basis, the potential for 18-wheeler accidents is high.
If you have been injured in a trucking accident anywhere in Texas, it is in your interest to contact The Law Office of Brian Jensen. Our experienced Houston accident attorneys have been providing accident victims and their families with skilled personal injury and wrongful death representation since 1951. We are one of the oldest personal injury law firms in Texas.
Call 832-460-3366 (toll free 877-297-7414) or contact our injury law firm online to schedule a free consultation.
There Are Many Causes of Tractor-Trailer Accidents
Many things can lead up to 18-wheeler, big rig and tractor-trailer accidents. Regardless of why trucking accidents occur, they can cause horrible injuries and even death. Common causes include:
- Driver fatigue
- Overweight loads
- Cellphones and text messaging
- Licensing issues and lack of proper training
- Reckless driving
- Mechanical malfunctions and improper maintenance
- Hazardous cargoes and spills
- Truck driver drug and alcohol use
- Traffic congestion on roads not equipped for high traffic volumes, often near Texas's oil fields
Because truck accident injuries are so often catastrophic and disabling, the cost of medical treatment, rehabilitation, equipment and possibly lifetime care can be extremely high. If poor maintenance or defective equipment played a role in causing the accident, the injured person may have more options and sources for financial recovery. That money can go a long way toward making life easier for the injured person and his or her family.
Tractor-Trailer Accident Information From a Source You Can Trust
Our firm has extensive experience handling 18-wheeler accident cases. If you have been hurt in a trucking accident, we encourage you to contact B. L. Jensen, L.P., in Bellaire, Texas. To discuss your situation with a skilled trucking accident lawyer, call 832-460-3366 (toll free 877-297-7414).