18-Wheeler Accidents and Trucking Wrecks are unique. Because the damages and injuries are usually so much greater, the insurance company uses more resources and spends more effort in an effort to keep their own costs low. The insurance carrier hires experienced personal injury lawyers to lower the value of your case, delay your settlement, and sometimes even make it look like the accident was your fault. 

 

Statistics show that 86% percent of people who are killed in big truck accidents are passengers or drivers of smaller vehicles.  Typically,  truckers walk away from accidents with no injuries whatsoever.

 

The most common causes of large truck accidents are:

  • Driver fatigue

  • Cell Phone distracted drivers

  • Mechanical failure, such as bad brakes

        or turn signal failure

  • Large blind spots

  • Driver tailgating and/or changing lanes unsafely

  • Driver inattention to road and traffic conditions

  • Improperly secured load

  • Driver operates the rig aggressive or recklessly

  • Driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol

2018 18-Wheeler Accident Statistics

  • 4,974 Large Trucks and 278 Buses Involved in Fatal Crashes

  • 4,908 Fatalities in Crashes Involving Large Trucks and 322 Fatalities in Crashes Involving Buses

  • 142,577 Large Trucks  and 12,917 Buses Involved in Non-Fatal Crashes

  • 56,487 Large Trucks  and 6,953 Buses Involved in Injury Crashes

  • 83,978 Injuries in Crashes Involving Large Trucks and 15,888 Injuries in Crashes Involving Buses

  • 87,160 Large Trucks  and 5,964 Buses Involved in Tow-away Crashes

  • 2,744 Large Trucks and 10 Buses Involved in Hazmat (HM) Placard Crashes

You need to quickly hire a Car Accident Lawyer who has handle many claims from car wrecks right here in Beaumont, Texas. We also have lawyers licensed in Louisiana who work on Car Accidents and Wrecks. Our personal injury lawyers know how insurance carriers and the lawyers on the other side think. Insurance companies are interested in making sure that they pay out the least amount of money possible, and they hire lawyers whose only concern is to make sure that you get as little as possible. Personal Injury Law Firms know their tricks, and at Packard LaPray will do our best to protect the rights, health, and safety of you and your family in each and every part of the lawsuit we bring on your behalf.

At Packard LaPray, we are a Personal Injury Law Firm with years of dedicated service to injured victims of car wrecks and commercial trucks too.

Contact us if you have been in an 18-Wheeler accident for a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION!