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Truck Accidents in Texas

If you were injured or if someone you love was killed in a commercial truck accident, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your damages. At Wood Law Firm, LLP, our Amarillo truck accident attorneys are committed to helping you seek the justice you deserve and are ready to take on the liable person or party, whether that’s the truck driver, the trucking company, or someone else.

If you would like to speak to one of our Amarillo truck accident attorneys about your case, call (806) 304-0447 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were approximately 499,000 reported accidents involving large trucks in the United States in 2018. Of these accidents, 4,415 were fatal and another 107,000 resulted in injury.

It is not surprising that most injuries and deaths in large truck accidents involve the occupants of smaller passenger vehicles—not the truck drivers. This is because regular-size vehicles—such as cars, motorcycles, and SUVs—offer relatively little protection against a massive, multi-ton 18-wheeler or semi-truck.

Like other types of motor vehicle accidents, large truck accidents are often preventable. These catastrophic events typically result from negligence or even outright unlawful conduct.

Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Distracted truck drivers
  • Speeding, including excessive speeds and driving too fast for weather conditions
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Fatigued driving and falling asleep at the wheel
  • Truck driver inexperience
  • Lack of adequate or proper training or supervision
  • Hours-of-service and other federal/state regulation violations
  • Negligent hiring
  • Lack of proper truck maintenance or repairs
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Improperly loaded cargo
  • Strict deadlines and unrealistic quotas, as well as penalties for drivers who fail to meet them
  • Defective tractors, trailers, trucks, and truck parts
  • Defective or flawed road design/construction

These and other examples of negligence can have devastating consequences for victims who are likely to experience catastrophic injuries, including head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and paralysis, burns, soft tissue damage, fractures, and other life-threatening injuries.

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Request a Free Consultation with Our Commercial Truck Accident Law Firm

The first step in a successful recovery is reaching out to an attorney as soon as possible. In Texas, you only have two years from the date of the accident (in most cases) to file a claim. This is known as the statute of limitations, and once it passes, your opportunity to recover compensation will be limited or nonexistent.

We encourage you to reach out to our team right away to learn how we can help you get back on your feet. We offer same-day appointments, as well as evening and weekend appointments by request. We also provide contingency fees, which means you do not owe any attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation for you. If we don’t win your case, you don’t pay.

Call Wood Law Firm, LLP at (806) 304-0447 or contact us online to get started with a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.

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