Serious Injuries on Houston Roadways
The U.S. Census Bureau reported that the United States was home to almost 11 million motor vehicle accidents in 2009. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 30,862 of those accidents resulted in the loss of life. As a result, it is no surprise that the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) reported just two years later that 58,339 car accidents occurred in the state of Texas alone. During that time, 80,188 people suffered “serious injuries” on Texas roadways, including nearly 3,100 who lost their lives. Tragically, more than 10% of those fatalities (364) happened right here in Harris County, which means that the Houston area averaged a traffic fatality on all but one day of the year.
What Defines a Commercial Motor Vehicle
According to the state of Texas, a Commercial Motor Vehicle is a vehicle that weighs a minimum of 26,000 lbs. or transports more than 15 people. These trucks can weigh up to 80,000 lbs., which is about 26 times the weight of a Honda Civic. The Houston truck accident lawyers at the Pinkerton Law Firm have years of experience fighting for the rights of those involved in these devastating accidents. Because of the exceptional size and weight of Commercial Motor Vehicles, truck accidents and 18-wheeler accidents are often the most devastating wrecks on Harris County roadways. These truck accidents frequently result in serious personal injury, immense medical bills, significant auto repairs, and even loss of income. On Houston roadways, most truck accidents involve 18 wheelers and the damage is often catastrophic.
Compensation for Houston Truck Accidents
Unfortunately, some 18 wheeler trucking companies and insurance companies attempt to take advantage of those who have suffered personal injury at their hands, notoriously refusing to offer just and fair compensation. Many who have suffered serious personal injury in Houston truck accidents and lack expert legal representation fall victim to gross injustice. As result, they are left not only struggling to recover from serious personal injury, but also struggling to financially support themselves and their families.
Finding the Right Truck Accident Lawyer
The Houston truck accidents attorneys at the Pinkerton Law Firm want justice for you. Further, our Houston truck accident lawyers have a long track record of making 18 wheeler trucking companies and their insurance companies provide just and fair compensation to those injured at their hands. In these cases, many clients of the Pinkerton Law Firm who have suffered serious personal injuries can spend their time focusing on recovery rather than worrying about how they will cover their medical bills, auto repairs, and/or loss of income.
Find the right Houston Truck Accident Attorney, learn more about your rights by contacting us today!