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Austin — 2 People Hospitalized After Car vs. Semi-Truck Collision on Sassman Road

Posted on Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 at 4:23 pm by Williams Hart   

Just before 2 p.m. on Friday, December 27, 2019, two people were hospitalized after a car vs. semi-truck collision that occurred in Austin, Texas.

According to initial reports, the car and the semi-truck collided with each other at the intersection of Sassman Road and FM 1625. A man in his 60s and another man in his 30s were both transported to Seton Hays with potentially serious injuries. Those injuries are not expected to be life-threatening.

The crash still remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the victims in this accident. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Vehicular accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.

Additionally, an accident involving a tractor-trailer is a kind of vehicular accident, and it is a deadly one just because of the fact that a tractor-trailer is one of the largest and most dangerous vehicles in the world. It is estimated that there are more than 2 million tractor-trailers roaming in the United States, and each year, they get involved in about 500,000 accidents. And since the size of a tractor-trailer is enormous, the results of this kind of accident are catastrophic, from a severe injury to death.

Vehicular accidents, especially those involving trucks, are quite difficult for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in truck accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Houston — Driver Dies After 18-Wheeler Crashes into Tree on North Freeway

Posted on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 at 7:31 pm by Williams Hart   

At approximately 3:45 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, a driver was killed in an 18-wheeler accident that occurred in Houston, Texas.

According to initial reports, the 18-wheeler was traveling along the North Freeway, near FM 1960, when all of a sudden, the driver lost control of the vehicle. As a result, the 18-wheeler crashed into a guardrail before going into a grassy area and striking a tree.

The driver was not wearing a seatbelt, and so, he was ejected from the vehicle through the windshield. He landed in the outside lane of the North Freeway. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The damage to the truck caused its load of empty beer cans all over the area.

The crash still remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the unidentified man. Alas, they are not the only ones who are affected by a vehicular accident. Vehicular accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.

Additionally, an accident involving a tractor-trailer is a kind of vehicular accident, and it is a deadly one just because of the fact that a tractor-trailer is one of the largest and most dangerous vehicles in the world. It is estimated that there are more than 2 million tractor-trailers roaming in the United States, and each year, they get involved in about 500,000 accidents. And since the size of a tractor-trailer is enormous, the results of this kind of accident are catastrophic, from a severe injury to death.

Vehicular accidents, especially those involving trucks, are quite difficult for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in truck accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Normanna — 2 People Killed in Head-On Collision Involving Semi-Truck on U.S. Route 181

Posted on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 at 7:19 pm by Williams Hart   

Just before 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, two people were killed in a head-on collision involving a semi-truck that occurred near Normanna, Texas.

According to initial reports, a 2017 Peterbilt truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling southbound on the U.S. Route 181 while a 2009 Dodge Ram pickup truck that was pulling a utility trailer was traveling northbound. For unknown reasons, the Peterbilt veered into the northbound lanes and struck the Dodge pickup truck head-on.

Two occupants in the Dodge pickup truck were pronounced dead at the scene. Meanwhile, the driver of the Peterbilt was transported to Spohn Shoreline Hospital in Corpus Christi with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The crash still remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the victims in this accident. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Car accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.

A specific kind of car accident that is incredibly deadly is a head-on collision. The reason why a head-on collision is said to be incredibly deadly is because of the increased force that is sustained by both vehicles. Reports estimate that head-on collisions only comprise 2% of reported crashes, but they account for over 10% of driving fatalities. Some of the common outcomes of a head-on collision are spinal injuries, brain injuries, catastrophic injuries, broken bones, paralysis, and of course death.

Additionally, an accident involving a tractor-trailer is another kind of vehicular accident, and it is a deadly one just because of the fact that a tractor-trailer is one of the largest and most dangerous vehicles in the world. It is estimated that there are more than 2 million tractor-trailers roaming in the United States, and each year, they get involved in about 500,000 accidents. And since the size of a tractor-trailer is enormous, the results of this kind of accident are catastrophic, from a severe injury to death.

Car accidents, especially head-on collisions and truck accidents, are quite difficult for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents/head-on collisions/truck accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Pflugerville — Man Dies After Car vs. Semi-Truck Collision on Texas State Highway 130

Posted on Monday, January 20th, 2020 at 7:47 pm by Williams Hart   

At around 3:15 a.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2019, a man was killed in a car vs. semi-truck collision that occurred in Pflugerville, Texas.

According to initial reports, the man was driving a car along the northbound lanes of Texas State Highway 130, just south of County Road 138, when all of a sudden, his vehicle crashed into a semi-truck trailer.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash still remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the unidentified man. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Vehicular accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.

Additionally, an accident involving a tractor-trailer is a kind of vehicular accident, and it is a deadly one just because of the fact that a tractor-trailer is one of the largest and most dangerous vehicles in the world. It is estimated that there are more than 2 million tractor-trailers roaming in the United States, and each year, they get involved in about 500,000 accidents. And since the size of a tractor-trailer is enormous, the results of this kind of accident are catastrophic, from a severe injury to death.

Vehicular accidents, especially those involving trucks, are quite difficult for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in truck accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


One Fatality, Four Hurt in Midland County Crash Involving 18-Wheeler

Posted on Monday, January 20th, 2020 at 10:17 am by Williams Hart   

At around 4:30PM on Thursday, January 16th, authorities responded to a major accident that occured at FM 1379 and County Road 160, just east of Midland, TX. State troopers arrived at the scene to discover a crash involving an 18-wheeler and a Dodge Ram 2500 that was towing a trailer. 

Unfortunately, the driver of the 18-wheeler, identified as Joseph A. Davis, 55, of Cutler Bay, Florida, passed away at the scene. 

Jeremiah Osgood, 34, of Christoval, Texas, Jose Ramirez, 47, of Odessa, Nathaniel Davidson, 28, of San Angelo, and Joshua Fitts, 28, of San Angelo, were all taken to Midland Memorial Hospital for treatment. They are expected to recover from their injuries.  

A preliminary investigation of the crash revealed that the 18-wheeler was traveling west on CR 160 as the Ram was traveling south on FM 1379.

According to DPS, the 18-wheeler failed to stop at a stop sign and crashed into the Ram.

Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends as they are undoubtedly devastated by the loss of their loved one. We wish a speedy recovery to all who survived the crash. 


 

Common Causes of Big Rig Accidents

 

  • Driver fatigue

 

According to the Texas Trucking Association, the state is short nearly 50,000 truck drivers and that number is only expected to increase. With a rapidly retiring workforce, lack of interest from younger generations, stagnant wages, and increasing freight loads, truck drivers are burdened with longer working hours and less time to get from point A to point B. 

 

  • Drug and alcohol use

 

Legal and illegal drug and alcohol use contributes to nearly 65,000 big rig accidents annually. Inconsistent drug and alcohol testing for CDL drivers operating a commercial vehicle is a significant issue. Furthermore, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that 22 percent of truck drivers were driving while receiving disability benefits for epilepsy, alcohol addiction, or drug dependence.

 

  • Texting and driving

 

The likelihood of being involved in an accident on the road is 23.2 times higher for truck drivers who text while behind the wheel than for those who don’t. 

Other common causes: 

  • Overweight freight loads
  • Improper vehicle inspection and maintenance
  • Cargo security
  • Poor road conditions and infrastructure

Road Fatality Prevention Measures

Road accidents involving 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles are only expected to increase. While it can be difficult to prevent human errors that cause 18-wheeler accidents, there are measures that can be taken to subdue the number of fatalities that are expected to occur in the future:

  • Drivers must adhere to limited work hours regulations, such as the 11-hour driving limit and 60-hour weekly duty limit. If the demand for new truck drivers is to be met, life on the road must be improved with shorter work hours and more time to rest.
  • Employers must diligently screen their drivers for prior safety violations and medical conditions that may require prescription medication known to inhibit driving abilities.
  • Practice safe driving, for both truckers and passenger vehicles.
    • No tailgating, use turn signals, minimize lane changing, stay out of blind spots, use caution in work zones and in inclement weather, and apply breaks early.
  • Logistics professionals must be cognizant of safety measures such as land transportation safety policies, routine commercial vehicle inspections, and proper freight load management that would further reduce drivers’ exposure to fatal road hazards.

Get the Justice You Deserve

Road fatalities and injuries involving 18-wheelers are serious realities for both big rig operators and regular vehicle passengers. No one should have to endure the overwhelming stress of losing a loved one to an accident that was entirely preventable. Fortunately, there are lawyers who specialize in truck driving accident injury cases and can help you get the justice that you or your family deserve. 

If you or a loved one have been injured in an 18-wheeler accident, contact us today for an initial case evaluation at no cost to you. 

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Midland — Man Dead, 4 Others Injured in Pickup Truck vs. 18-Wheeler Collision on FM 1379

Posted on Sunday, January 19th, 2020 at 7:53 pm by Williams Hart   

On the afternoon of Thursday, January 16, 2020, a man was killed and four other people were injured in a pickup truck vs. 18-wheeler collision that occurred near Midland, Texas.

According to initial reports, a Dodge Ram 2500 that was towing a trailer was traveling southbound on FM 1379 while an 18-wheeler was traveling westbound on County Road 160. The 18-wheeler ran a stop sign at the intersection and collided into the pickup truck.

The driver of the 18-wheeler, 55-year-old Joseph A. Davis, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, the passengers of the Dodge Ram — Jeremiah Osgood, 34, Jose Ramirez, 47, Nathaniel Davidson, 28, and Joshua Fitts, 28 — were taken to Midland Memorial Hospital where they were treated for their injuries. Two of the passengers were then airlifted to Lubbock.

The crash still remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the victims in this accident. Alas, they are not the only ones who are affected by a vehicular accident. Vehicular accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.

Additionally, an accident involving a tractor-trailer is a kind of vehicular accident, and it is a deadly one just because of the fact that a tractor-trailer is one of the largest and most dangerous vehicles in the world. It is estimated that there are more than 2 million tractor-trailers roaming in the United States, and each year, they get involved in about 500,000 accidents. And since the size of a tractor-trailer is enormous, the results of this kind of accident are catastrophic, from a severe injury to death.

Vehicular accidents, especially those involving trucks, are quite difficult for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in truck accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Timpson — Man Killed in Car vs. Tractor-Trailer Collision on U.S. Route 84

Posted on Monday, January 13th, 2020 at 8:08 pm by Williams Hart   

At approximately 9:50 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2020, a man was killed in a car vs. tractor-trailer collision that occurred in Timpson, Texas.

According to initial reports, Dezmond McKinney, 27, was driving a 1997 Honda passenger car and failed to yield the right of way from the U.S. Route 84 when his vehicle was struck by a 2019 Freightliner truck semi-trailer that was traveling southbound on the U.S. Route 59.

McKinney was pronounced dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, the driver of the 18-wheeler, 50-year-old Maksym Kabakov, did not suffer any injuries from the crash.

The crash still remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of Dezmond McKinney. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Vehicular accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.

Additionally, an accident involving a tractor-trailer is a kind of vehicular accident, and it is a deadly one just because of the fact that a tractor-trailer is one of the largest and most dangerous vehicles in the world. It is estimated that there are more than 2 million tractor-trailers roaming in the United States, and each year, they get involved in about 500,000 accidents. And since the size of a tractor-trailer is enormous, the results of this kind of accident are catastrophic, from a severe injury to death.

Vehicular accidents, especially those involving trucks, are quite difficult for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in truck accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Reeves County, TX — Woman Fatally Struck by 18-Wheeler in Head-On Collision

Posted on Monday, January 13th, 2020 at 10:59 am by Williams Hart   

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatal accident involving two 18-wheelers and a passenger vehicle that occured on I-10 around 1:15pm in Reeves County, TX. 

Officials reported that an 18-wheeler traveling in the eastbound lanes, driven by 57-year-old Esteban Padilla-Mena, crossed the center median, entered into the westbound lanes and struck a Nissan Altima head-on — killing 44-year-old Wajma Popal at the scene. The semi then rolled over and hit another 18-wheeler that was traveling behind Ms. Popal.

Our thoughts are with the victim’s family as they are undoubtedly devastated by the loss of their loved one. 

 

Common Causes of Big Rig Accidents

While investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the accident, there are a number of factors that could have contributed to this tragic accident. 

  • Driver fatigue

According to the Texas Trucking Association, the state is short nearly 50,000 truck drivers and that number is only expected to increase. With a rapidly retiring workforce, lack of interest from younger generations, stagnant wages, and increasing freight loads, truck drivers are burdened with longer working hours and less time to get from point A to point B. 

  • Drug and alcohol use

Legal and illegal drug and alcohol use contributes to nearly 65,000 big rig accidents annually. Inconsistent drug and alcohol testing for CDL drivers operating a commercial vehicle is a significant issue. Furthermore, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that 22 percent of truck drivers were driving while receiving disability benefits for epilepsy, alcohol addiction, or drug dependence.

  • Texting and driving

The likelihood of being involved in an accident on the road is 23.2 times higher for truck drivers who text while behind the wheel than for those who don’t. 

Other common causes: 

  • Overweight freight loads
  • Improper vehicle inspection and maintenance
  • Cargo security
  • Poor road conditions and infrastructure

Road Fatality Prevention Measures

Road accidents involving 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles are only expected to increase. While it can be difficult to prevent human errors that cause 18-wheeler accidents, there are measures that can be taken to subdue the number of fatalities that are expected to occur in the future:

  • Drivers must adhere to limited work hours regulations, such as the 11-hour driving limit and 60-hour weekly duty limit. If the demand for new truck drivers is to be met, life on the road must be improved with shorter work hours and more time to rest.
  • Employers must diligently screen their drivers for prior safety violations and medical conditions that may require prescription medication known to inhibit driving abilities.
  • Practice safe driving, for both truckers and passenger vehicles.
    • No tailgating, use turn signals, minimize lane changing, stay out of blind spots, use caution in work zones and in inclement weather, and apply breaks early.
  • Logistics professionals must be cognizant of safety measures such as land transportation safety policies, routine commercial vehicle inspections, and proper freight load management that would further reduce drivers’ exposure to fatal road hazards.

Get the Justice You Deserve

Road fatalities and injuries involving 18-wheelers are serious realities for both big rig operators and regular vehicle passengers. No one should have to endure the overwhelming stress of losing a loved one to an accident that was entirely preventable. Fortunately, there are lawyers who specialize in truck driving accident injury cases and can help you get the justice that you or your family deserve. 

If you or a loved one have been injured in an 18-wheeler accident, contact us today for an initial case evaluation at no cost to you. 

The Williams Hart

Difference

Get Help Now!
  • Over $1 Billion In Client Recovery
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Involved in the community
  • No Fee unless we win


Waco — Man Struck, Killed by 18-Wheeler on Texas State Highway 6

Posted on Sunday, January 12th, 2020 at 7:49 pm by Williams Hart   

Just after 3 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020, a man was killed in an auto-pedestrian accident that occurred in Waco, Texas.

According to initial reports, the man was struck by an 18-wheeler on Texas State Highway 6, near the U.S. Route 84. He was promptly pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash still remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the unidentified man. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Car accidents are a problem in this day and age, and yet, they still continue to happen on a regular basis. In statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.

Car accidents are reported to be deadly for pedestrians particularly. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) estimates that the number of pedestrian deaths in the U.S. is 6,000 in 2017. This is a 27% increase from 2007 to 2016, and it is said that the number in 2017 is a 25-year high.

Additionally, there are five states that had the most number of pedestrian fatalities in 2017, and these are California, Florida, New York, Arizona, and Texas. These states accounted for about 43% of pedestrian fatalities during the first half of 2017 despite the fact that they are home to only 30% of the U.S. population. The GHSA also claims that children and the elderly are the most vulnerable to this kind of accident.

Moreover, an accident involving a tractor-trailer is another kind of vehicular accident, and it is a deadly one just because of the fact that a tractor-trailer is one of the largest and most dangerous vehicles in the world. It is estimated that there are more than 2 million tractor-trailers roaming in the United States, and each year, they get involved in about 500,000 accidents. And since the size of a tractor-trailer is enormous, the results of this kind of accident are catastrophic, from a severe injury to death.

Vehicular accidents, especially the auto-pedestrian ones and those involving trucks, are quite difficult for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in truck accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Houston — Man Killed in Motorcycle vs. Tractor-Trailer Collision on Mykawa Road

Posted on Sunday, January 12th, 2020 at 6:20 pm by Williams Hart   

At around 5:45 a.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, a man was killed in a motorcycle vs. tractor-trailer collision that occurred in Houston, Texas.

According to initial reports, a red Kenworth tractor-trailer truck pulled out of a private driveway, turning left onto Mykawa Road when a black Harley Davidson motorcycle that was traveling at a high rate of speed struck the back of the truck.

The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, the driver of the 18-wheeler was evaluated and did not show signs of intoxication.

The crash still remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the unidentified motorcyclist. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Vehicular accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.

Motorcycle accidents, a type of vehicular accident, are common despite the fact that motorcycles are initially believed to be far less crashworthy than closed vehicles. In 2016, the NHTSA reported that 5,286 people died in motorcycle accidents. In the same year as well, it is reported that motorcyclists were 28 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled.

Additionally, an accident involving a tractor-trailer is a kind of vehicular accident, and it is a deadly one just because of the fact that a tractor-trailer is one of the largest and most dangerous vehicles in the world. It is estimated that there are more than 2 million tractor-trailers roaming in the United States, and each year, they get involved in about 500,000 accidents. And since the size of a tractor-trailer is enormous, the results of this kind of accident are catastrophic, from a severe injury to death.

Vehicular accidents, especially motorcycle/truck accidents, are quite difficult for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in motorcycle/truck accidents, rear-end collisions, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.

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