Texas Trucking Accident Attorneys
Throughout Texas, accidents on the road are a shattering force that can lead to a lifetime of unparalleled sorrow and a lifetime of injuries to come back from. Every day there are hundreds of traffic accidents with the majority of them leading to injuries, from minor to seriously devastating injuries, to thousands of families and people. If the accident involves a commercial truck (also known as a tractor trailer, big rig, eighteen wheeler, etc…) then the consequences are multiplied quickly.
An accident that involves a commercial truck will be more catastrophic than those that involve any other vehicle for a large number of reasons:
- When it’s fully loaded, a commercial truck can weigh up to or over 80,000 pounds. When comparing this to the 2,500 to 3,000 pound average weight of a smaller vehicle you can begin imagining the devastating consequences of a trucking accident and the types of damage that they can inflict.
- With the bulk and the large size of commercial trucks, they’re extremely difficult to maneuver and turn with the precision of a smaller vehicle. If there’s error, even the slightest of errors, on the part of the truck driver and/or a stretch of road conditions that are even the smallest bit unfavorable can lead to a truck rolling or jackknifing. These factors and others can result in an accident that can turn the life of trucking accident victims upside down in a heartbeat.
Truck drivers go through training, and will use far higher levels of caution that the casual driver and the majority of truck drivers will follow their training and use caution while they’re operating on the roadways. However, in spite of all this trucking accidents are unfortunately everyday occurrences due to their:
- Massive Loads
- Large Sizes
- Complex Dynamics
Due to these and other factors all of the training in the world cannot change the fact that trucking accidents will happen and cannot always be avoided. If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck crash, contact a Texas trucking accident attorney today to learn about your legal rights.
The Numerous Causes of Accidents
There are numerous causes for accidents and the pages of this site will go through a large majority of those. No matter what caused your trucking accident, if you or one of your loved ones has been involved in a trucking accident, either while driving a truck or as a passenger in another vehicle or perhaps even as a pedestrian then this is likely one of the most stressful times you’ve ever had to go through in your life.
And the list goes on: speeding, rear-ending, DUI/DWI, brake failure, etc.
The Shawburn Law Firm is dedicated to making possible what seems to be impossible. Browsing through the pages of the site that are applicable to your type of accident will help you educate yourself on the specifics of what an experienced Texas trucking accident personal injury lawyer can do for you. Or if you’re ready for a free no obligation consultation you can give us a call right now – (800) 913-0075. We sincerely hope that our site will allow you to see a healthy life and the rightful compensation for the injuries you’ve sustained.
“Jeff Shawburn is a great lawyer. I’ll recommend this firm to my fellow truck drivers.”Arnie Blake
Shawburn took care of case and obtained appropriate damages.”Mike Wallace
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The Shawburn Law Firm
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Frisco, TX. 75034
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