Trucking Accident Causes Are Numerous

Semi truck accidents and collisions signify a high number of personal injury and wrongful death claims each year. With increasing demands for goods and services to be moved by 18-wheelers, the number of commercial truck accidents is on the rise. In South Texas, our regional transportation hub is becoming one of the busiest commercial trucking regions in the country, causing the devastating statistics of tractor-trailer accidents to worsen.

There are several possible causes of trucking accidents:

  • Truck driver fatigue or exhaustion
  • Truck driver error
  • Hours of service violations
  • Excessive speed and failure to follow rules of the road
  • Failure to properly accommodate blind spots
  • Brake failure or other mechanical failure
  • Debris or articles in the road
  • Tire failure or separation
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Unsecured cargo or freight shifting in the payload section
  • Unsafe driving practices
  • Inadequate safety inspections

The leading cause of semi truck accidents involving a passenger vehicle is truck driver fatigue. In addition to the causes listed above, defects in the 18-wheeler truck itself may contribute to accidents: items including tires, wheels, brakes, engine/transmission, steering wheel, lights and trailer.

Semi truck accident cases are extremely complicated and aggressively defended due to the high costs at stake. If you are involved in an 18-wheeler accident, it is vital you contact an experienced Texas attorney to fully investigate the possible causes and fight for your full and fair compensation.

Please call Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers at (281) 645-5000 or email us to investigate your accident scene and the trucking company involved. We prepare your case for trial from the outset, and we are focused on securing your maximum compensation for past, present and future damages and losses.

Located in League City, we serve clients from Galveston to Houston.