Every year, an overwhelming majority of fatal traffic accidents involve trucks and trailers. While there is a substantial amount of law in place to keep our roads safe, there are still so many factors that contribute to this unfortunate statistic:
- Overtired drivers
- Imbalanced or overweight payload
- Untrained drivers
- Slower brake times
Unlike with car accidents, a case involving a truck or trailer driver requires a great deal of evidence and expert testimony before a suit can be filed, and the process is a lengthy one. If you or someone you know has been involved in a traffic accident involving a truck or trailer, please contact us at your earliest convenience so we get start fighting for your rights.
Eagle Ford Shale Truck Accidents
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2012, fatal traffic accidents increased forty percent from 2011 in the Eagle Ford Shale communities. there were more than 2,723 fatal or catastrophic injury accidents and almost 250 fatality accidents in 2012 in Eagle Ford Shale region. The increase in commercial motor vehicle (truck) accidents from 2008 to 2011 shows an increase of over 1000%.
The Eagle Ford Shale is an area extending throughout a large region of South Texas. Eagle Ford, Texas is the heart of the region where the shale reaches the surface in clay form. Companies operate over 250 oil rigs in Eagle Ford Shale area, which has increased the number of trucks going to and from the sites. This increase in oil and gas activity has also led to a massive increase in truck accidents due to the amount of 18-wheelers which must transport materials to and from these sites. Eagle Ford Shale truck accidents have become a daily reality. Typically causes for these fatal truck wrecks are drivers ignoring signs, defective headlights, fatigued workers, and bad roads.
Barnett Shale Area Truck Accidents
Have you been injured in a Collision With An Oil and Gas Truck in the Barnett Shale Area?
The gas and oil boom in Texas, while great for the economony, has drastically increased fatal traffic accidents involving commercial trucks. Most roads supporting this industry in the Barnett Shale area are small and do not support the increased commercial truck traffic resulting in significantly increased Barnett Shale Area truck accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident around I-35 or on any of the county or other roads around the Barnett Shale drilling rigs, please contact the Law Office of Kevin P. Gallagher today for a free consultation.
Call: 713-988-0505 or 800-810-1743
today for a free consultation!