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Seguin — 1 Person Killed in Head-On Collision Involving 18-Wheelers on Texas State Highway 123

Posted on Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at 8:35 pm by Williams Hart   

On the morning of Thursday, December 5, 2019, one person was killed in a head-on collision involving two 18-wheelers that occurred in Guadalupe County, Texas.

According to initial reports, the two 18-wheelers collided head-on into each other on Texas State Highway 123, near Sandy Oaks Drive and the city of Seguin. The impact of the collision took the life of one person.

There is yet no word on any other injuries at this time.

The crash still remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the unidentified victim. 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.


Leona — 1 Person Killed, 3 Others Injured in Multi-Vehicle Accident on Interstate 45

Posted on Monday, December 2nd, 2019 at 8:16 pm by Williams Hart   

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019, one person was killed and three others were injured in a multi-vehicle accident that occurred in Leon County, Texas.

According to initial reports, two 18-wheelers and a passenger car collided into each other on Interstate 45, just south of Leona. The driver of the passenger car was pronounced dead at the scene while a passenger was flown to a Bryan hospital. Meanwhile, the drivers of both 18-wheelers were taken to hospitals for treatment.

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.


Eagle Pass — Teenage Girl Killed in Rear-End Collision Involving 18-Wheeler on U.S. Route 277

Posted on Monday, December 2nd, 2019 at 7:35 pm by Williams Hart   

A teenager was killed and another was injured in a rear-end collision involving an 18-wheeler that occurred in Eagle Pass, Texas on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

According to initial reports, Isel Garza, 18, was driving a 2018 Chevrolet Envoy along the U.S. Route 277 when all of a sudden, her vehicle rear-ended an 18-wheeler. Isel was pronounced dead at the scene while her twin sister, Yanel, was flown to a San Antonio hospital with major 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. Vehicular 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.

A particular kind of vehicular accident that is fairly common in the United States is a rear-end collision. It has been reported that there are about 1.7 million rear-end collisions in the U.S. every year, and from that number, roughly 1,700 people die while another 500,000 are injured. The National Transportation Safety Bureau (NTSB) also notes that 87% of rear-end collisions happened simply because the driver was not paying attention to the road.

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.

Vehicular accidents, especially rear-end collisions and truck accidents, are quite difficult for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents/rear-end 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.


Houston — Woman Killed in Tractor-Trailer Collision on Gulf Freeway

Posted on Sunday, December 1st, 2019 at 7:06 pm by Williams Hart   

Just before 5 a.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2019, a woman was killed in a tractor-trailer collision that occurred in Houston, Texas.

According to initial reports, the 46-year-old woman was driving a black Fiat 5000 northbound on the Gulf Freeway when she failed to stay in a single lane and struck a concrete retaining wall. As a result, the vehicle rolled into the main lanes and was struck by a tractor-trailer that was traveling northbound.

The woman was then transported to HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The driver of the tractor-trailer remained at the scene and was questioned and released.

The crash still remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the unidentified woman. 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.


Huntington — Woman Killed, Man Injured in Head-On Collision Involving Tractor-Trailer on U.S. Route 69

Posted on Thursday, November 28th, 2019 at 8:05 pm by Williams Hart   

At around 6:35 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2019, a woman was killed and a man was injured in a head-on collision involving a tractor-trailer that occurred in Angelina County, Texas.

According to initial reports, a 2017 Chevrolet SUV was traveling northbound on the U.S. Route 69, about two and a half miles south of Huntington. For an unknown reason, the Chevrolet crossed over into the southbound lane and was struck by a 2012 Peterbilt truck-tractor semi-trailer.

The driver of the Chevrolet, 47-year-old Sharla Crain, was pronounced dead at the scene. Meanwhile, the driver of the semi-truck, Bill Whitfield, received minor injuries.

The crash still remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of Sharla Crain. 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.


Bartlett — 1 Person Killed in 18-Wheeler vs. Pickup Truck Collision on Texas State Highway 95

Posted on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 at 7:58 pm by Williams Hart   

At approximately 8 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019, one person was killed in an 18-wheeler vs. pickup truck collision that occurred in Williamson County, Texas.

According to initial reports, the 18-wheeler and the pickup truck collided into each other on Texas State Highway 95, near County Road 387 and the town of Bartlett. One person was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of the crash.

The crash still remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the unidentified victim. 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.


West — Fiery Crash Involving 18-Wheelers Shuts Down Interstate 35

Posted on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 at 7:22 pm by Williams Hart   

At approximately 5 a.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, a fiery crash between two 18-wheelers shut down a highway in West, Texas.

According to initial reports, the two 18-wheelers collided into each other on Interstate 35, near Slovacek’s Melodie Drive. The impact of the collision caused one of the 18-wheelers to catch on fire.

There were no reports of injuries.

The accident scene was cleared by around 10:30 a.m.

The crash still remains under investigation.

It is great to hear that no one was injured in this accident. Unfortunately, there are countless other victims who are not as lucky. 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.


Hereford — Man Killed, Another Injured in Rear-End Collision Involving Semi-Truck on U.S. Route 60

Posted on Monday, November 25th, 2019 at 7:35 pm by Williams Hart   

Just a little before 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019, a man was killed and another was injured in a rear-end collision involving a semi-truck that occurred in Deaf Smith County, Texas.

According to initial reports, a semi-truck, driven by 62-year-old Martin Najera, was traveling westbound on the U.S. Route 60 in the outside lane. Meanwhile, a pickup truck that was towing a Load Rite trailer, driven by 30-year-old Blayne Black, was also traveling westbound behind the semi-truck.

The semi-truck slowed down and was then in the process of turning right onto County Road EE when Black failed to control his speed and struck the towed trailer of the semi.

The passenger of the pickup truck, 39-year-old Johnny McDonald, was pronounced dead at the scene. Meanwhile, Black was taken to the Hereford Regional Medical Center with serious 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. Vehicular 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.

A particular kind of vehicular accident that is fairly common in the United States is a rear-end collision. It has been reported that there are about 1.7 million rear-end collisions in the U.S. every year, and from that number, roughly 1,700 people die while another 500,000 are injured. The National Transportation Safety Bureau (NTSB) also notes that 87% of rear-end collisions happened simply because the driver was not paying attention to the road.

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.

Vehicular accidents, especially rear-end collisions and truck accidents, are quite difficult for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents/rear-end 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.


Trucking Accidents Spike During Holiday Season

Posted on Monday, November 25th, 2019 at 10:29 am by Williams Hart   

It’s that time of year again. As the countdown begins for the season of festivity, temperatures drop, stringed lights go up, and–for most holiday shoppers–packages appear on doorsteps and in mailboxes, waiting to be carefully gift wrapped for its recipient.  Although it is an exciting time to spread holiday cheer to loved ones, the clatter of gift-giving does come at a cost.

While most of us focus on spending time with family and friends, seldom do we realize the toll it takes on others to deliver our precious gifts with convenience. Unfortunately, as shipping activity skyrockets during the holiday season, so does the risk of trucking accidents as drivers are burdened with fatigue, tight delivery deadlines, and increased road traffic. 

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Americans are packing up for holiday road trips more than ever before. In fact, more than 102 million Americans traveled for the holidays by car in December of 2018. There are approximately 12.5 million commercial motor vehicles on the road, and 72% of fatalities in large truck crashes are occupants of other vehicles. Should you and your family hit the road this time of year, you should be informed on the risks, their causes, and how to safely share the road. 

Why Do Trucking Accidents Spike During the Holidays?

  1. Truck Driver Fatigue. Truck driver fatigue is already a major factor in nearly a third of all trucking accidents, in addition to other factors that push truck drivers beyond their limits — demanding delivery schedules, incentives from employers to break hours-of-service (HOS) regulations, etc. — are even more pervasive during the holiday season.
  2. Tight Delivery Deadlines. With delivery schedules at their most grueling during the holiday season, many truck drivers feel pressured to speed and take other safety shortcuts in order to stay on time.
  3. Increased Road Traffic. With more big rigs on the road, in addition to an influx of holiday travelers, the risk of an accident significantly increases. The more cars on the road, the more drivers who may make errors or encounter poor weather and road conditions.

Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

Common causes of truck accidents include but are not limited to:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving while intoxicated 
  • Improperly loaded cargo
  • Defective brakes
  • Lack of blind-spot mirrors

Types of Truck Accidents

A truck accident can occur in a number of ways: 

3 Rules to Share the Road Safely

While you might be a safe driver, it’s impossible to control or predict the way others will conduct themselves on the road. It’s important to take additional precautions when sharing the road with truck drivers who are already burdened with fatigue and tight delivery deadlines. To help keep yourself and others safe, here are three simple rules you should follow:

  1. Slow Down. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, speeding is the most common driver-related factor in fatal crashes that involve large trucks. Driving a little more slowly around large vehicles is a good idea in general, and it becomes even more essential in wet or icy conditions.
  2. Keep Your Distance. While you can’t always avoid large trucks on the highway or on major roads, no other safety precaution can lower your risk of being injured in a trucking accident as much as giving trucks and other big vehicles as much space as possible. Avoid tailgating or following closely behind large trucks, and in the event that you need to pass one of these vehicles, make sure you do so carefully but decisively (never drive alongside a large truck for longer than you have to). Also, when a truck needs to change lanes or merge into or out of freeway traffic, let them do so freely and give them lots of room.
  3. Stay in Sight.  Unlike a typical passenger vehicle, it’s almost impossible to engineer a large truck so that the driver can see everything around them. All tractor-trailers and similar large trucks have blind spots, especially directly behind, in front of, or next to the doors of the truck.

To learn more about safely sharing the road with large commercial trucks, visit www.ShareTheRoadSafely.gov.

Collisions involving large commercial vehicles can be catastrophic, and it is in your best interest to seek legal representation to receive maximum compensation for your suffering. Our experienced team of trial lawyers will thoroughly investigate your claim and then seek to hold those responsible for your injuries accountable for the damages you’ve suffered as a result of a truck accident. Don’t wait. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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Snyder — 83-Year-Old Woman Killed in Head-On Collision Involving Drilling Rig on County Road 253

Posted on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at 7:47 pm by Williams Hart   

At approximately 10:35 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, an elderly woman was killed in a head-on collision involving a drilling rig that occurred near Snyder, Texas.

According to initial reports, Earline Nealie Stroud, 83, was traveling northbound on the southbound lanes of County Road 253. Meanwhile, a 1971 Franklin Drilling Rig was traveling southbound on the southbound lanes. The rig was unable to avoid the collision.

The impact of the collision instantly killed Stroud.

The crash still remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of Earline Nealie Stroud. 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.

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