A major accident involving a tractor trailer occurred on I-10 in Baytown, causing traffic to back up for several hours. Fortunately, only minor injuries occurred.
An eastbound tractor trailer swerved to miss another vehicle in the next lane. This caused the truck to jackknife and roll over onto its side. Four other passenger vehicles were damaged in the accident. The tractor trailer was loaded with dry goods only and there were no concerns about the release of hazardous materials.
The good news is that no one was injured in this tractor trailer accident. Unfortunately, in most tractor trailer collisions with an automobile, injuries occur. Tractor trailers are much larger and heavier than passenger automobiles, and they frequently travel at higher rates of speed than automobiles around them. When an individual is injured in an accident with a tractor trailer, he or she frequently suffers serious injuries or even death.
The majority of truck collisions are preventable, and drivers may not be the only party responsible for the accident. After your accident, you are most likely focused on your recovery, and may not be concerned with determining who is responsible and seeking compensation.
An attorney can help you following your Houston tractor trailer accident. Most trucking companies have legal teams that will try to deny or minimize your claims, and you need to have an advocate on your side as well. We can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.