This can cause drivers to exceed legal hours of service limits, falsify logs, or speed. Drivers may get behind the wheel fatigued or while using prescription or over-the-counter medication. All of these factors can lead to serious accidents resulting in injury or death of innocent citizens.
Other factors leading to truck accidents:
- Improper lane change
- Failure to yield
- Following too closely
- Failure to properly maintain equipment
- Carrying loads heavier than regulations allow
- Improper licensure
- Driver’s medical illness
- Failure to control speed
Texas has recently experienced a large fracking and drilling boom, and as a result, more trucks are on our roads. Texas is used by many truck drivers as a major cross-continental shipping route, and therefore the risk of semi-truck accidents is larger because of the sheer volume of trucks on the road. Multiple studies of truck accidents have found that volume of trucks is a large indicator of accident risk.
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you need a skilled personal injury lawyer on your side. The laws and regulations regarding large trucks differ significantly than those for passenger vehicles. The Cooper Law Firm takes the time to review the details of your case and ensure that your rights and the rights of your family are protected by making sure that truck drivers and companies are held accountable for their negligence.