Houston is the largest city in the state of Texas and the fourth largest city in the United States. The greater Houston area is estimated more than 3 million people and composes an area of over 600 square miles.
Houston has been rated as some of the most congested traffic in the state of Texas and also ranks nationally in that dubious category. Particularly congested are the major highways such as Interstate 10, US 290, Interstate 45 and Interstate 59.
It’s no surprise that the larger the numbers of motorists on the highway have a direct correlation to the number of truck accidents that occur. Today, there are an estimated 17 million commercial trucks licensed in America.
Because the greater Houston area has the largest percentage of truck accidents in the state of Texas, Harris County residents should be aware of how to minimize the chances of being involved in a crash with the big rig.
The Texas Department of Transportation confirms that 18 wheelers can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and take approximately one-third longer to stop at highway speeds than a passenger car or pickup truck. It is impossible for Harris County motorists to avoid completely driving around big rigs.
Big trucks take up to 40 percent longer much to stop. If a big rig is following you closely and you have to make a sudden braking maneuver, the odds of you getting hit by the big rig are significant.
If you or family member been in an accident with a commercial vehicle such as a tractor-trailer, semi-truck or garbage truck, it is important that you contact our truck accident team as soon as possible by calling Toll Free 1-866-758-4529.
We fight for maximum compensation for your injuries, and your damages can include such things as medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, disability and disfigurement. For those who have lost loved one in a wrongful death truck accident, damages differ depending on whether the victim died instantly or survive for a time after the crash.
To discuss your rights and options after a commercial vehicle crash, call us for a free no obligation consultation.
We have been helping truck accident victims for over three decades and have a record of success second to none.