Houston, Texas is our nations' 4th largest city and we drive on some of the largest freeway systems in the country. Commercial Trucks and 18 wheelers are often traveling the same road ways as you and I.
Over 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year in this country. In fact, 18-wheeler trucking accidents account for one of every eight traffic deaths.
As described in the article above, Incidents and collisions with 18 wheelers often result in catastrophic injuries or death. Every 16 minutes, a person is killed or sustains injuries in accidents involving 18-wheelers. The length of time to stop an eighteen wheeler is 40% greater than that of an automobile and that depends on the weight of their load, whether they are bobtailing, road conditions, and other factors.
The legal weight for an eighteen wheeler is 80,000 lbs. or 40 tons and that is without any oversize or overweight load. In comparison, the average automobile weighs over somewhere around 5,000 lbs.
Clearly, if there were a boxing match, these two opponents would not be in the same weight class.
The Leon Law Firm www.theleonlawfirm.com has successfully tried and settled numerous 18 wheeler collision cases. We have recovered large amounts of compensation for families whose lives have been forever changed by the negligence of an 18 wheeler operator.
Call the Leon Law Firm at 281-980-4LAW if we can help you or your family with this type of accident. Be safe !