18-Wheeler Accidents in Bryan-College StationLast updated on: August 9, 2013
When an 18-wheeler is fully loaded, it can weigh up to 25 times the average sedan on Texas roads and 12-15 times the heaviest SUVs. It’s no secret this amount of weight can cause serious damage to both property and people when negligence is involved in and around Bryan/College Station. You’ve seen the accidents on our highways and some of you may have been involved yourselves. An obvious deterrent to the dangers semi-trucks present would be to keep your distance but this can be easier said than done.
Of course most 18-wheeler drivers are very responsible, trained and professional drivers. Their service to our economy and way of life is undeniable, but they are also humans and have distractions like the rest of us. These distractions can affect their focus and put other motorists on the road at risk. Personal problems at home, pending bills, a bad doctor visit, or just fatigue are few situations that may cause even a responsible driver to lose focus. The irresponsible drivers may be eating, talking on their phones, typing in their GPS systems or worst of all inebriated from drugs or alcohol. These actions are dangerous in the smallest of cars but coupled with the speed and force of an 18-wheeler can make them catastrophic.
Texas consistently ranks in the top five of states across the U.S. for fatal trucking accidents. We are a large state which would lead to higher numbers, but there is no denying the great presence of semi-trucks on our roads.
At Zinda Law Group, we are all too familiar with the damage 18-wheelers can cause when drivers or their trucks are not in the best condition. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving an 18-wheeler in the Bryan/College Station area, we can help. We are able to provide you with valuable information concerning your legal rights to recover from economic and personal damage caused by the fault of a truck driver. While you are working on your health and tending to your family, we can get you the settlement you deserve including compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other out of pocket expenses.
The sooner you call, the easier it is to gather the proper evidence needed to be successful against the deep pockets of the insurance companies that represent trucking companies. They will be prepared and you should be as well. We offer free consultations and you will not be charged any fees or court costs unless you win your case.