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Common Causes of 18 Wheeler Accidents

The 2008 report by the Center for National Truck and Bus Statistics states that:

An average of 5,061 trucks are involved in a fatal traffic accident each year

  • Tractors pulling one semitrailer are the most common truck configuration involved accounting for about 59 percent of all trucks involved in a fatal accident.

  • Texas was one of the top tstates with the greatest number of truck accidents

Mestemaker and Straub understand the importance of looking into all the facts of your case to determine who is responsible for your injuries. Many 18 Wheeler drivers are under great pressure to deliver their goods quickly and may be tempted to violate safety rules. At other times, the trucking company or manufacturer may be liable for poor maintenance or other issues.

The 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyers at Mestemaker and Straub will investigate the details of your accident and help determine whether or not any of these problems may have contributed to the negligence of the driver:

  • Driver fatigue

  • Alcohol

  • Reckless driving

  • Insufficient lighting

  • Incorrect loading

  • Faulty brakes or equipment failure

  • Improper training

  • Logbook violations

  • Improper hazard warnings

Mestemaker and Straub offer experienced and aggressive legal services to the victims of 18-wheeler accidents in Houston and other truck crashes.

If you or someone you love suffered a serious personal injury because of someone else's negligence, we will be with you, every step of the way and fight for the justice and financial compensation you and your family deserve.

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