Sharing the Road

Sharing the Road

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The tragic accident at HWY 99 and 59 in Sugar Land yesterday remind us that the 18 wheelers we share the road with are potentially dangerous.

Statistics released by the U.S. Department of Transportation point out how serious the consequences are when 18 wheelers are involved in truck accidents : 86% of those killed and 77% of those injured in an accident with a truck are in the non-commercial vehicle. Large trucks are responsible for over 53,000 deaths every year. The catastrophic nature of these accidents is often due to the extreme size and weight of these vehicles. Some of the causes of these accidents include:

  • Driver alcohol or drug use
  • Brake failure
  • Exhausted drivers
  • Tire blowouts or separation
  • Excessive speed
  • Failing to follow posted rules of the road
  • Unsecured or shifting cargo
  • Not compensating for blind spots
  • Reckless or unsafe driving
  • Hitting or swerving around items in the roadway

If you or a family member has been injured in an accident involving an 18 wheeler then contact The Leon Law Firm www.theleonlawfirm.com For many years the León Law Firm, P.C. has been effectively representing member of the community to recover damages for injuries sustained in large truck accidents. We will put our legal expertise to work to prove that the actions of the trucker and/or his employer were negligent or recklessness.

Trucking Companies' Negligence May Be Responsible for Your Injuries

The companies that own these 18 wheeler trucks may be held responsible for your injuries if it can be proved that they are negligent. These companies turn a blind eye to the fact that their truckers are driving past the legal hours of service. They even encourage drivers to make their deliveries faster. These practices account for unsafe driving and an increase in accidents. Fleets need consistent inspections of tires, brakes and engines. When this is not done, innocent people are injured and killed. As your dedicated legal advocate, we will thoroughly investigate your case. We have access to sophisticated accident reconstruction techniques that can be used to support your case. If a trial is necessary, we know how to aggressively litigate your case and fight for the compensation that is rightfully yours.

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