Truck accidents are tragic events often resulting in serious injury or death. The Texas Department of Transportation reports that, although trucks account for only 6 percent of the state’s total traffic crashes, they cause 15 percent of all crashes that result in death.
The typical size and weight of an 18-wheeler make a difference in the physics of the collision. A fully loaded rig weighs up to 80,000 pounds, while a passenger car weighs around 6,000 pounds. In a collision, the smaller car – and its occupants – stands little chance of avoiding serious harm.
With more than 150 years of combined legal experience, the Longview truck accident attorneys of The Sloan Firm know firsthand the devastation that tractor-trailers cause. Our experienced truck accident lawyers have helped numerous individuals and families in East Texas and elsewhere who suffered injuries or the loss of a loved one due to negligent truck drivers and trucking companies.