18-Wheeler Accident in Ellis County, Texas

by | May 11, 2021 | Auto Accident, Personal Injury

There was an accident involving an 18-wheeler near Palmer, Texas on May 9, 2021. The accident occurred on I-45 southbound.  It involved an 18-wheeler and one passenger vehicle.  Reports indicate the 18-wheeler rear-ended a pickup truck which had stalled in the outside lane of I-45.  The driver and passenger of the pickup were transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.

There have been a number of recent trucking accidents in Texas, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  There was a deadly accident involving an 18-wheeler in Houston, Texas on May 5, 2021.  One person was killed in a deadly accident involving an 18-wheeler in Fort Worth, Texas on April 16, 2021. Two people were killed in a fatal accident involving an 18-wheeler in Nocona, Texas on April 1, 2021. There was a fatal accident involving an 18-wheeler, a passenger SUV and a police vehicle in Trinity County, Texas on March 31, 2021. There was a deadly rollover accident between involving an 18-wheeler in San Antonio, Texas on March 30, 2021.

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 adequate training to their drivers.  Safe companies must also supervise their driver to ensure that the company’s policies and procedures have been followed.  Failing 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.


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