It is hard not to notice an abundance of big rig trucks when traveling on Texas roadways. And in fact, a high volume of truck traffic can be indicative of a successful economy. This is because tractor-trailers often carry consumer goods to locations all about the state. If there are a lot of trucks on the road, this likely means consumers are coming out to purchase the goods the trucks are delivering.
However, the flip side of this good economic news is the increased potential for motorists and pedestrians to be involved in truck accidents. When trucking companies have more business, they may push their drivers to stay on the road and keep the loads moving. The company may even impose schedules that force drivers to put off their required rest breaks.
Of course, anyone who fails to get sufficient rest and sleep is likely to suffer the symptoms of fatigue. When a truck driver becomes fatigued, everyone sharing the road with that driver is at risk. If a driver should nod off for only a second while behind the wheel, then catastrophe may ensue.
Of all types of motor vehicle accidents, those involving trucks can be the most severe. Any object that is struck by a big rig is likely to incur serious damage. The occupants of cars in that truck collision can suffer catastrophic injuries. Such injuries could leave victims hospitalized or in recovery for a long period of time. All the while, medical and other expenses could mount, creating a tremendous strain on the victim and his or her family.
The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery offer services to truck accident victims and their families. We are experienced in handling the various aspects of seeking compensation, such as investigating accidents, working with insurance companies and preparing civil suits against negligent parties. Please read our truck accident page for more detailed information.