Interstate 10 is the 4th longest interstate highway in the United States and is only shorter than I -90, I -80, and I -40. Interstate 10 runs from coast to coast and stretches from Santa Monica, California, to Jacksonville, Florida, and Houston. It is one of the highways in Texas that sees the most tractor-trailer truck accidents.
About Interstate 10 in Texas
Interstate 10 in Texas runs from the state line with New Mexico through the state and past Beaumont, Texas, to the Louisiana border. In Houston, the interstate highway is called the Katy Freeway. The Katy Freeway has recently been widened to as many as 26 lanes and is one of the highest-traveled highways in the country.
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High Speeds Mean More Big Rig Wrecks on Interstate 10
On portions of Interstate 10 in Texas, the posted speed limits have increased since September 2011 to 85 mph. This is not a good situation for a highway so traveled by big rigs. Speed or speeding trucks are generally one of the more prevalent factors in a serious injury or wrongful death accident.
Often, speed can play a factor in an 18-wheeler accident when the tractor begins traveling at a rate of speed different from the trailer. After a certain point or a “point of no return,” a big rig will jackknife if the tractor and trailer speeds are sufficiently different to preclude the truck driver from maintaining control of the vehicle. This type of accident–called a jackknife accident, usually happens when a truck driver inputs excessive steering, or there is a disparity in braking between the tractor and the trailer.
Large Number of Trucks on I-10
Interstate 10 in Texas has many semi-truck accidents in Houston, partly due to the high-speed limits and partly due to the sheer number of tractor-trailers traveling on I-10 daily. I-10 is rated as one of the most dangerous highways in Texas. A good portion of fatal accidents on I-10 involve big rigs.
How our Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You
We have more than 35 years of experience in winning truck accident cases. And have handled almost every type of 18-wheeler accident you could imagine. Please call us for a free initial consultation. If we can accept your case, we will start immediately.
We maintain a quick response team for severe injury or fatal truck accidents. This team enables us to get a head start in building a strong case for maximum compensation. We have handled truck accident cases across Interstate 10, including the other major freeways in Texas, like Interstate 45, and accidents on US 290.
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Call the I-10 Truck Wreck Lawyers With Over 35 Years of Experience!
If your loved one has been involved in a tractor-trailer accident on Interstate 10 or other highways in Texas, contact the truck accident lawyers in Houston, Texas, at the Baumgartner law firm for a no-obligation consultation on a serious injury or wrongful death truck accident in Houston or across the state of Texas.
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