18-Wheeler Accidents

The weight and sheer size of 18-wheeler semi trucks make any collision potentially catastrophic for the smaller car or truck involved in the accident. Long-distance truck drivers are required to adhere to strict regulations, but truck drivers and trucking companies often push the boundaries for a little more profit and a little more time savings.

At Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers, we know the state and federal laws that govern the operation of 18-wheelers and other large commercial trucks. We can identify any safety issues or negligent behavior that may have led to the crash or caused damages in your case.

Our lawyers provide comprehensive legal services to victims of 18-wheeler accidents and offer representation to ensure that victims and their families receive the compensation they deserve for injuries and losses. By holding drivers of big rigs and their employers responsible for crashes caused by excessive speed, driver fatigue and other negligence, victims' successful lawsuits pave the way for safer highway conditions in the future.

Please call our firm in League City at (281) 645-5000 to discuss your legal options during a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We have served people from Galveston to Houston since 1970, and we are on the cutting edge of personal injury representation.

Frightening Statistics of Large Truck Accidents

Eighteen-wheeler accidents make up a disproportionate percentage of serious injury and fatality cases in Texas. While most traffic studies indicate that large trucks make up just 3 percent of the vehicles on the road, 18-wheeler accidents are responsible for more than 10 percent of fatalities on highways.

Other semi truck statistics are equally disturbing:

  • In 2012, 18-wheeler trucks were involved in 389 fatality crashes in Texas.
  • Almost three-quarters of these accidents occurred in rural areas.
  • Every year, large commercial trucks are involved in 400,000 accidents nationwide.
  • Tractor-trailer accidents claim the lives of more than 5,000 people each year in the U.S.
  • Over 150,000 people throughout the country are injured annually in accidents involving 18-wheelers.
  • A fully loaded tractor-trailer can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds and may require the length of a standard football field to achieve a complete stop.

At Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers, we specialize in helping victims and surviving family members who have experienced injuries or loss due to these catastrophic accidents. We perform the due diligence necessary to discover the causes of accidents and to help our clients obtain full and fair compensation.

Whether through negotiations for your best possible settlement or through a trial arguing for the maximum compensation you deserve, we will fight for you and be on your side every step of the way.

Recovery From Serious Injury and Wrongful Death in 18-Wheeler Accidents

Finding the right truck accident attorney for your case is crucial. You need an attorney who will be your proactive advocate for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, and other losses in your serious accident. You need a team with the resources to fully investigate all possible causes of the truck accident and hold all responsible parties accountable.

At Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers, we specialize in helping victims hold trucking firms accountable for their unsafe practices. Our experienced truck accident attorneys will represent you in court and in negotiations with trucking companies and insurance firms. We will handle all legal aspects of your case.

Please contact us today at (281) 645-5000 to discuss your case and to achieve closure. All consultations are free, and we collect fees only when you collect compensation.