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I-35 vehicular pileups cause serious delays

A series of vehicular accidents involving between eight and ten passenger vehicles, one semi-truck, and one chartered bus on Interstate 35 near Bruceville-Eddy, Texas on Sunday, January 3 resulted in delays in traffic and several injuries.

Around 71 people were involved in the accidents, with four of them having to be brought to the nearest hospital for treatment of unknown or undisclosed injuries. Assistant Chief Chuck Roper of the Lorena Fire Department told reporters that the Heart of Texas Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to the scene of the accident in order to assist officials with rendering aid to the wounded accident victims as well as those left stranded along the side of the road.

While details of the accident have not been determined at this point, it is believed that the chain-reaction of rear-end collisions was caused after one vehicle was unable to see a stopped car due to an incline in the road.

Our attorneys at Williams Hart may be able to help you in the wake of a truck accident in the state of Texas. We represent victims who suffered as a result of someone else’s negligent driving. To learn more, call (800) 220-9341 today.

DPS reports two 18-wheeler accidents in San Manuel-Linn

Two vehicular accidents were reported by the Texas Department of Public Safety on Highway 281 in San Manuel-Linn, Texas on Saturday, December 12, one of which involved two semi-trucks and the other accident involving a truck that was hauling a recreational vehicle.

The first accident happened about three miles north of El Cibolo Road near McCook when an 18-wheeler overturned and caused another truck to crash into the median.

The second accident happened near Twin Towers in San Manuel-Linn when a truck hauling a recreational vehicle suddenly flipped over. The southbound lanes of the highway were temporarily blocked following a cleanup of the area and investigation by the local authorities. Authorities suspect wet road conditions were a contributing factor in causing the accident.

Trucks and other large commercial vehicles pose a heightened risk on the road due to their size and weight. With this in mind, it is safe to say that vehicular accidents involving trucks are significantly more dangerous than other types of motor vehicle accidents. The lawyers of Williams Hart represent clients who have been injured or sustained property damage due to an accident caused by these large trucks. To learn about our services, call us today at (800) 220-9341.

Man escapes 18-wheeler crash with only minor injuries

The driver of a Chevrolet pick-up truck suffered only minor injuries after an 18-wheeler slammed into him near Bryan, causing his truck to roll over. After the 18-wheeler became stuck behind a slower car, the driver attempted to change lanes, failing to see the 30-year-old driver of the pick-up truck stopping for a left turn. The 18-wheeler failed to stop in time, rear-ending the Chevrolet. The accident ended up causing traffic delays on North Texas Avenue before clearing up, and the driver of the 18-wheeler was ticketed with failure to control speed.

Unfortunately, not all 18-wheeler accidents end with only minor injuries. In far too many cases, semi-truck accidents can lead to serious injuries and, in the worst cases, death. If you or a loved one has suffered due to the carelessness of an 18-wheeler driver or trucking company, you may be entitled to pursue compensation from the responsible party. The Texas legal team at Williams Hart is ready to help you fight for the compensation you need. Fill out the contact form at the top of this page to get in touch with one of our representatives today.

Pickup truck driver walks away from 18-wheeler rollover accident

61-year-old David Herndon was able to get up and out of his demolished Toyota Tundra pickup truck with just minor scratches after a large Lowe’s Home Improvement semi truck rolled over and came to rest on top of his vehicle at around 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21.

Also involved in the accident was a Chevrolet Tahoe, whose driver needed to be transported to a nearby hospital to receive medical attention for his non-life-threatening injuries.

Herndon said he believed that one of the two vehicles involved in the truck accident ran a red light.

If you have been injured in a semi-truck accident that was caused by another party, the good news is that help is available. Fill out the contact form at the top of this page and an experienced Texas truck accident lawyer will contact you about your legal options.

Truck driving the most common job in Texas – NPR

According to a recent study conducted by non-profit media organization National Public Radio (NPR), truck driving is the most common job throughout the state of Texas, KFOX 14 reported on February 10.

Disregarding sales positions and managers, NPR’s study found that the trucking industry, including tractor and delivery drivers, has dominated the job market for twenty years.

According to NPR, there are so many truck drivers, in Texas as well as other states, because the industry has remained largely unaffected by technological advances and globalization. People and businesses need products physically delivered to certain locations, and therefore the jobs in the industry have remained throughout time.

Truck accidents can be devastating for Texas families, as they often result in serious injuries and sadly, death. If you or a loved one experienced a truck accident, we may be able to provide the help you need. Fill out this contact information sheet to learn more about your options, including the possibility of pursuing a legal claim against the person or party responsible.

Oil tanker/van collision in Texas kills five

The Texas Department of Public Safety has reported that a collision between a van and an oil tanker truck has resulted in the death of five men, according to ems1.com.

The crash occurred on Thursday, January 15 at around 7 a.m. on U.S. Route 83 near Asherton, which is located about 115 miles south of San Antonio, Texas. Isaac Garcia, a witness who was working near the scene of the accident, said “there were flames all over the place,” noting that it was the second accident to occur in that area that he had witnessed. Road conditions and oil slicks may have contributed to the accident. One other driver was severely injured.

The attorneys at Williams Hart would like to extend their sincerest condolences to those suffering from their recent and unexpected loss.

Driver killed in 18-wheeler fall from overhead road

The life of 44-year-old big rig driver James Marshall Warden was claimed in a deadly 18-wheeler crash where U.S. Route 183 intersects with MoPac in Austin, Texas, KXAN reported on November 11.

The northbound lanes at the intersection reopened at 8:10 a.m. after eight hours of closure in the accident’s wake. According to the Austin Police Department, Warden died instantly after the 18-wheeler he was driving fell from an elevated road above and erupted into flames.

Investigators are still attempting to definitively determine the cause of the accident, and all theories reveal the inherent dangers of 18-wheelers. The truck was hauling furniture; it is a possibility that the furniture shifted and, coupled with stronger winds on the elevated road, the massive vehicle may have been thrown off balance. It is not uncommon for drivers of these top-heavy vehicles to lose control for a variety of factors.

The attorneys of Williams Hart are deeply sorry this incident occurred and extend their sincere condolences to the friends and family grieving over this great loss.

Semi-truck crushes car in fatal accident

A traffic accident involving a car and an 18-wheeler along Highway 225 westbound near Preston Road in Pasadena, Texas claimed the life of a woman on October 27, KPRC reported.

According to preliminary investigations, plastic containers flew off the trailer a pickup truck was hauling in front of the woman’s vehicle in traffic. The pickup truck driver stopped on the side of the road to pick up the containers, causing the woman behind him to slow down. Allegedly, the semi-truck driver failed to notice her braking, and the driver completely drove on top of the vehicle.

The police closed off Highway 225 to public use at around 9 a.m. to allow for emergency medical responders to retrieve the victim’s body, opening the road to traffic at around six hours later. No charges have yet been filed, but the incident remains under investigation, according to a statement made by police spokesman Vance Mitchell.

Tracy Morgan critically injured in accident with Wal-Mart truck

Forty-five-year-old former Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan was critically hurt when the Mercedes limo bus he rode in along with five other people was struck by a Wal-Mart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike on June 7 at around 1 a.m., KiiiTV reported.

35-year-old Kevin Roper drove the 18-wheeler that crashed into the limo, causing the death of 62-year-old comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair of Peekskill, New York and critically injuring Morgan’s assistant, 36-year-old Jeffrey Millea and 43-year-old comedian Ardie Fuqua, Jr. Comedian Harris Stanton was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and was released from the hospital. Roper was charged with homicide and assault by a vehicle.

At present, the National Transportation Safety Board is working with the New Jersey police to determine whether commercial trucking safety guidelines in the state are lacking.

The attorneys at Williams Hart understand the devastation a truck accident can bring to victims and their families. If you have questions regarding trucking accidents, please fill out the contact form on this page.

Texas A&M professor survives cement truck accident

On Tuesday, April 8 Dr. Guan Zhu, a professor at Texas A&M University, was driving on Wellborn Road around 2:30 p.m. when his vehicle was struck by a cement truck that ran a red light.

The truck reportedly fell onto its side and crashed straight into Zhu’s vehicle. Fortunately, neither Zhu nor the truck driver sustained major injuries due to the impact.

The unidentified driver of the truck was given a ticket for his traffic violation. Road crews closed the highway for a couple of hours to clean up the cement that spilled during the accident.

An accident caused by a large commercial truck can cause substantial damage to victims and property. If you have been injured in a truck accident because of someone else’s negligence, you should not be responsible for covering costs related to your injuries. Fill out the contact form at the top of this page for help in Texas.