There was an accident involving an 18-wheeler near Tyler, Texas on January 29, 2021. The accident occurred late at night on Highway 31. An 18-wheeler struck an individual who was on the side of the highway putting gasoline in his vehicle. The victim, James Gaylord, was pronounced dead at the scene. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this accident.
There have been a number of recent trucking accidents in Texas, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death. A worker tragically lost his life at a San Antonio, TX construction site on February 1, 2021, when he was crushed by an 18-wheeler. There was an accident involving an 18-wheeler in Austin, Texas in the early hours on January 30, 2021, when an 18-wheeler struck a Ford Mustang. One person was killed, and one injured in a violent accident involving an 18-wheeler in Smith County, Texas on January 29, 2021. Two individuals were injured in an accident involving an 18-wheeler in Bellmead, Texas on January 29, 2021. There was a deadly accident involving an 18-wheeler on Southeast Loop 410 in San Antonio, Texas on January 19, 2021. On January 13, 2021, a pedestrian was killed after being struck by an 18-wheeler in Houston, Texas. On December 19, 2020 there was an 18-wheeler accident in College Station with multiple injuries reported. On December 8, 2020 an 18-wheeler struck multiple vehicles in San Angelo, causing multiple people to be injured. Two 18-wheelers were involved in a crash in Orange, Texas on December 9, 2020, which resulted in the death of one of the drivers.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2019 there were 3,610 deaths on Texas roads. Another 256,338 persons were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2019.
Safe trucking companies must take adequate precautions to ensure that their drivers do not severely injure or kill members of the public in a trucking accident. Industry standards require trucking companies to provide training to their drivers. Safe companies must also supervise their driver to ensure that the companies policies and procedures have been followed. Following to investigate the driving ability of someone a company places on the road can have tragic consequences. Federal law requires companies to take numerous steps in order to protect the members of the public.
Spagnoletti Law Firm has attorneys licensed in Texas, Florida, and New York. We have handled numerous cases involving 18-wheeler accidents in both federal and state court across the country. Our attorneys have extensive experience and the skills needed to aggressively represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or been seriously injured in a trucking or commercial vehicle accident. The experienced 18-wheeler accident attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was involved in an accident. Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.