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If you have been involved in a truck-related accident in the state of Texas, and it was not your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. The first point of contact regarding legal action in this situation should be a Texas truck accident lawyer. A lawyer who specializes in truck accident litigation in Texas could make a big difference to the success of a lawsuit, and can help you to get compensation for damages, injury, or loss sustained as a result of a truck-related accident.

In 2008 there was a total of 123,918 large trucks and 13,263 buses that were involved in non-fatal crashes in the United States. 49,084 large trucks and 7,123 buses were involved in injury crashes. 73,047 injuries resulted in large truck crashes, and 16,760 injuries due to bus crashes. There were also 74,834 large trucks and 6,140 buses that were involved in tow away crashes, and 2,609 large trucks and 11 buses that were involved in hazmat Placard (carrying potentially dangerous substances) crashes. Most of the fatal truck accidents occurred 68% of the time in rural areas, 66% during the day time, and 78% of the time on weekdays. Passenger vehicles are less likely than large trucks to be involved in a fatal multi-vehicle accident.

One of the most common reasons why there is a collision between a passenger vehicle and a large truck is because of the passenger vehicles driver being ignorant of the truck's performance capabilities, including what type of visibility the truck driver has, and the limits that are associated with braking. This can also include changing lanes quickly in front of a truck, driving in the No-Zones, right behind and beside the truck where the driver cannot see you, and not slowing down or speeding up when a truck starts to change a lane or merge. Truck drivers who are driving fatigued or who are driving a faulty truck or a truck that is overloaded may be the causes of many accidents.

Before taking the time to file a lawsuit, you need to ensure that you are eligible to make a claim and also get an idea of what your chances of success are. In addition to this, Texas has statutes of limitations when it comes to taking legal action, which means that you must file within a certain time period following the accident, otherwise your claim may no longer be eligible. It is therefore important to enlist the services of an experienced Texas truck accident attorney as soon as possible.

In recent Texas truck accident news, two people were killed when they ran a red light and were struck by a tanker truck. Two other passengers had life-threatening injuries, while the driver of the truck had no apparent injuries.

Based on the facts that you provide and the circumstances surrounding the accident, a Texas truck accident lawyer will be able to determine your eligibility to make a claim, in addition to calculating your chances of success. The latter can be determined through similar cases with which the truck accident lawyer may have dealt; the former on the circumstances as well as any restrictions that may be posed by the state of Texas.

Whether you are claiming for personal injury or damage, or for the wrongful death of a loved one who has been fatally injured as the result of a truck related accident, a Texas truck accident lawyer can use his or her knowledge of state laws and statutes relating to this area to build a solid case and to get you the compensation to which you are entitled.


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