Rockwall and Kaufman counties are major trucking routes with highways such as Interstate 30, Interstate 20 and Highways 80 and 175 passing through those counties respectively, along with other major highways intersecting them. Commercial trucking accidents are some of the most severe and potentially fatal types of accidents imaginable. An 18-Wheeler truck loaded with thousands of pounds of cargo can weigh upwards of 40,000 tons, or 80,000 pounds. That is a massive amount of destructive force which is why trucking accidents often result in debilitating, life-altering injuries and even death.
Truck Accidents Can Be Fatal
Data from the US Department of Transportation shows 2,485 passenger vehicle occupants died in “large truck accidents” in 2014. The most deaths happened in 1979, when 4,226 people in passenger vehicles died in large truck accidents. That’s a 41.1% drop from 1979, which represents good progress, however, the number of deaths per accident has risen. This is true despite increased federal regulations on trucking companies and truck drivers, respectively. Quite often the cause of trucking accidents is due to a trucking company forcing drivers to violate federal regulations and drive for longer periods of time without sleep than allowed by law, truckers going against their own companies rules and regulations to meet strict delivery deadlines, and driver fatigue or equipment failure.
If You Are Involved In a Trucking Accident, Call Guest and Gray, P.C.
If you do get in an accident with a commercial vehicle, you should hire the best personal injury attorney you can find. Trucking companies do not want to pay damages to injured victims, and injury lawyers only charge when you win. Without the risk, you might as well get the top personal injury lawyer available. With Guest and Gray, we are not only top rated personal injury attorneys with decades of experience, being local to Rockwall and Kaufman counties, we are invested in this community and care deeply about its residents and their well-being. If a local resident is injured by a trucking accident, they know that Guest and Gray law firm is here to fight for their rights and get them the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Don’t let yourself be fooled by the trucking company or their insurer into settling for anything less than your claims are worth. Before accepting any settlement, you need to speak with an attorney to make sure that you are being properly compensated for your injuries.
If you have been hurt in an accident involving a trucking company or commercial vehicle, you need to call Guest and Gray, P.C. at (972) 564-4644.
INJURED IN A TEXAS AUTO OR TRUCK ACCIDENT? CALL THE TRUSTED LEGAL TEAM AT GUEST AND GRAY, P.C.
If you have been injured in an accident in the Dallas, Kaufman or Rockwall county areas, or anywhere in the State of Texas, you need to call the trusted law firm of Guest and Gray, P.C. Our firm is the largest and highest rated firm in both Kaufman and Rockwall counties. Our personal injury attorneys are caring, trusted and local. We pride ourselves in hard work and results.
Don’t call just any law firm to guide you through the courts. When you hire an attorney from Guest and Gray, P.C., you not only get an attorney assigned to your case, but you get a knowledgeable and caring support staff. Dealing with injuries or the loss of a loved one is stressful enough. Don’t waste your time having to hassle with your legal team. Call the law firm that cares. Call Guest and Gray, P.C. at 972-564-4644