Were you hurt in an 18-wheeler crash in Brownsville?
Brownsville 18-wheeler truck accident attorney
Given the weight and size of an 18-wheeler semi truck, a collision with a car, pickup, or motorcycle often yields catastrophic results. Big rig truck drivers are ruled by strict regulations, but the push to meet deadlines and make profits often cause truckers to cross the line.
At the Law Offices of Michael R. De La Paz, we understand the state and federal laws that rule the road for 18-wheelers and commercial trucks. And we can identify any safety issues or negligent behavior that may have led to your crash and resultant injuries.
Big rig accident statistics in Texas
In Texas, even though large trucks account for just three percent of the vehicles on the road, they account for over ten percent of the fatalities on highways. Further:
- In the U.S., every year, big rig trucks are involved in 400,000 accidents.
- Annually, over 150,000 people in the U.S. are injured in accidents involving 18-wheelers.
- Tractor-trailer accidents cause over 5,000 deaths each year in the U.S.
- In 2012 alone, 18-wheeler trucks accounted for 389 fatal crashes in the state of Texas.
Considering that a fully loaded 18-wheeler can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds and requires the length of a football field to come to a full stop, sadly, these statistics are not surprising.
Compensation for serious injuries and wrongful death in Brownsville 18-wheeler crashes
Hiring the right semi-truck accident attorney in Brownsville to handle your case is vitally important. Your attorney needs to be a strong advocate to obtain compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and damages for you. Your legal team needs to have the skill and resources to fully investigate your case and hold all responsible parties accountable.
At the Law Offices of Michael R. De La Paz, we specialize in helping victims hold truckers, trucking companies and their insurance carriers accountable for their unsafe practices. As an experienced truck accident attorney, Mr. De La Paz represents you in court and/or negotiations to obtain fair and just compensation for your losses and handles all legal aspects of your case.
Schedule a free consultation with an Eagle Pass 18-wheeler accident lawyer today
If you are a victim or a surviving family member of a victim of a catastrophic big rig truck accident we can help you. To schedule a free, no obligation consultation call (210) 225-HURT (4878) or toll free (800) 645-8553 today. Spanish speaking clients, se habla español.
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The Law Office of Michael R. De La Paz has its principal office in San Antonio, Texas, however, we can represent your personal injury case no matter where you live in Texas, the U.S., or Mexico.