Truck Accident Attorney

Did you know that in 2008:

  • 5,530 large truck accidents occurred in Texas?
  • 421 large trucks were involved in fatal accidents in Texas?
  • There were 7,723 injuries in Texas resulting from trucking accidents?
  • There were 254 big rig Hazmat Placard crashes in Texas?

Nationally, 132,791 trucking accidents occurred in 2008, causing 4,229 deaths and 79,567 injuries. In addition to large trucks, buses caused plenty of carnage as well with 14,089 crashes nationwide, 307 deaths, and 16,935 injuries.

While truck and bus accidents are less common than passenger car accidents, these behemoth vehicles are cause for concern. Despite Texas’s stormy weather, adverse weather conditions were not present in 88 percent of the 5,530 trucking accidents in Texas in 2008. Plus, the injuries are often severe such as:

  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Broken neck
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Disfigurement
  • Permanent disabilities

The severity of trucking accident injuries potentially means a lifetime of medical bills and other costs including long term care, rehabilitation, and a loss of current and future income. For surviving family members of a trucking accident victim who has died, there will be funeral costs, loss of income, emotional pain and suffering, and the loss of companionship.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a big rig truck or bus accident in the Brownsville, Texas area, contact a local car accident attorney for immediate legal help. Not only is the damage likely more severe, the laws governing commercial vehicles require highly specialized legal expertise. We are skilled car and truck accident attorneys who understand state and federal transportation laws as well as the complexities of dealing with the aftermath of a big rig accident. Multiple parties are likely to be involved including the truck driver, the trucking company, the trucking company’s insurance company, and your insurance company. Contact us today for a free legal consultation.