Truck Accident Fatalities
Tragically, more than 650 fatal accidents took place in 2018 in Texas—the most in any state, and those numbers keep increasing. The issues involved with truck accident fatalities can be very complicated to settle or litigate, as there are many factors that determine who is at fault, who deserves compensation, and what type and amount of compensation is merited.
Our truck accident lawyers have seen many different causes of accidents, including insufficient training or experience, unrealistic delivery schedules, overloaded or unsecured cargo, faulty equipment, inadequate maintenance, driver fatigue, and inclement weather. Drug and alcohol use, recklessness, and distractions (such as going too fast around curves or inattention while driving) may also play a part. Nearly 10 percent of all large truck accidents involve rollovers.
As with other types of motor vehicle accidents, driver negligence is often the main cause. Truck drivers are supposed to be highly trained and skilled operators, but unfortunately, that’s not always the case.
Sometimes truck accidents are caused by an equipment failure, such as a defective truck part. If a part on a commercial vehicle has a manufacturing or design flaw, the part manufacturer can be held liable if it is found that the defective part contributed to the injury.
Victims of fatal truck accidents and their families can count on the lawyers at Slack Davis Sanger to execute a sound legal strategy to pursue the best possible outcome in these claims.