Plano Truck Accidents
Truck Accidents Cause Serious Injuries
A large truck usually weighs over 10,000 pounds. Weighing in at over 80,000 pound, an 18 wheeler tractor-trailer weighs up to 40 times as much as a car. With such a huge weight difference, it is easy to see that in an accident involving a truck and a car, it is more likely that the occupants in the car will be injured more seriously. Statistics show that 98% of fatalities in truck-other vehicle accidents are the occupants of the other vehicle. The injuries of those in these passenger vehicles can be very severe: brain injuries, paralysis, spinal cord injuries, multiple fractures, burns, disfigurement, and even death may result.
Truck accidents can be legally complex, and require investigative methods that are not usually used when an accident involves two cars. The Plano personal injury lawyers of Zinda Law Group PLLC have the sophisticated legal knowledge and experience that are necessary when you or a family member is injured in a large truck accident. We have the resources and experts that are needed to thoroughly investigate your case and provide you with the personal, aggressive representation you deserve.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
It is the responsibility of the truck driver to ensure that his vehicle is always mechanically sound, and that the rules of the road are always followed. Sadly, 100,000 drivers of other vehicles, their passengers, and pedestrians are injured in truck accidents each year. Some of the reasons for these accidents include:
- Prescription drug use
- Over the counter drug use
- Unfamiliarity with roads
- Driver fatigue
- Driving too fast
- Irresponsible, reckless and aggressive driving
- Illegal maneuvers
- Improperly loaded trucks
- Insufficient truck inspection and maintenance
- Exterior distraction
- Inadequately trained drivers
- Employer negligence
For many years our skilled legal team has been aggressively advocating on behalf of those who have been seriously harmed or killed as a result of the negligence of truckers. We will fight to protect your rights, and the rights of your loved ones.