Some of the worst accidents that take place involve 18-wheeler trucks and tractor trailers. This is due to the sheer size and volume of these vehicles, which often results in severe injuries or worse. An estimated 500,000 18-wheeler accidents take place every year in the United States, leading to approximately 5,000 deaths and countless injuries. If you have been involved in an 18-wheeler accident in the Dallas-Fort Worth area or Lake Charles, Louisiana, please contact Shamieh Law today.
The attorneys at Shamieh Law have years of experience representing victims of these types of accidents and are prepared to fight for you. They understand how devastating an 18-wheeler accident can be and will give you their undivided attention. The attorneys at Shamieh Law have built a reputation for winning cases through experience, hard work, and the passion to hold trucking companies responsible for choosing money over safety. We understand how stressful and emotionally-draining accidents of any kind can be, especially when injuries or fatalities occur.
Common Causes of 18-Wheeler Accidents
We share the road every day with 18-wheeler trucks, which is something most of us do not think twice about. However, the risk of serious injury or death associated with an 18-wheeler accident is much greater than most other accidents. Driving alongside a big rig truck can be nerve-wracking, especially in inclement weather conditions. But weather is not the only thing that can lead to an 18-wheeler accident. Here is a look at the most common causes of these types of accidents in both Texas and Louisiana:
- Distracted driving
- Driver inattention
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Driver fatigue
- Failure to maintain a safe distance
- Hazardous cargo and spills
- Reckless driving
- Lack of proper training
- Mechanical malfunctions and improper maintenance
- Texting and driving
- Traffic congestion on roads
This list is just a few examples of the most common types of 18-wheeler accidents. Regardless of the cause of an 18-wheeler accident, they can lead to life-threatening injuries and death. These types of accidents are commonly catastrophic and lead to high medical bills, pain, suffering, physical limitations, rehabilitation, and a lifetime of recovery.
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the trucking accident, one of the first things you should do is hire an experienced truck accident lawyer. The attorneys at Shamieh Law will know what to do and what the necessary steps are to protect your rights. Whether you lost a loved one or were injured yourself, we can help you seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and even death. In the event you lost a loved one in an 18-wheeler accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. To learn more about your options, please contact Shamieh Law today and schedule a free consultation.