Personal injury on interstate highways

Houston is known throughout Texas for its convenient and fast-moving highway system, and most drivers are accustomed to sharing the road with 18-wheelers. But according to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one out of eight traffic fatalities in 2005 resulted from a collision involving a large truck.

Houston area danger spots

Though we rely on these roads to travel efficiently in southeast Texas, we must also be aware of the danger of heavy truck traffic on highways such as:

  • I-610 around Houston
  • I-45 from Conroe to Galveston
  • I-10 from Katy to Beaumont
  • I-59 throughout the Houston area

Many types of large trucks use our highways

Semi trucks are not the only difficult vehicles on the road.  A Commercial Drivers License (CDL) is required to operate:

  • Passenger buses
  • School buses
  • Garbage trucks
  • Cement trucks

Reasons that trucks are dangerous

Trucks are challenging to drive. Even a well-trained truck driver with years of experience can run into trouble on the road because—

  • Lanes under construction can be too narrow for semi trucks
  • 18-wheeler trucks have a large turning radius
  • Double-trailer trucks have a difficult blind spot
  • Trucks of any size can worry and distract other drivers

Types of injuries common in trucking accidents

Truck accidents often cause serious injuries because trucks are much stronger and heavier than other vehicles on the road, such as cars and motorcycles. A truck driver and the people in the other vehicles can be at risk of:

  • Skull fracture
  • Internal bleeding
  • Paralysis
  • Severe burns

My approach to trucking accident personal injury cases

When I prepare your truck accident personal injury claim, I examine all aspects of the situation including:

  • Road conditions at the accident scene
  • Maintenance history of the truck
  • Traffic record of the truck driver

Expert accident reconstructionists are used when necessary to prove how the wreck happened.

You need a *Board Certified personal injury lawyer

I have over 35 years of experience litigating personal injury claims in Texas. If you have been injured in a truck accident, contact Scott R. Brann of The Brann Law Firm.

*Board Certified Texas Board of Legal Specialization Personal Injury Trial Law