There was a deadly accident involving a semi truck in Allen Parish, Louisiana on October 27, 2021. The accident occurred on US Highway 165 around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday night. Reports indicate that a 2020 Kenworth 18-wheeler attempted to merge into the lane beside it. During the process, the trailer of the semi truck impacted a 2012 GMC Sierra truck driven by Henry Wallace, Jr. The impact resulted in fatal injuries to Wallace, who 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 and Louisiana, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death. There was an accident between an 18-wheeler and a motorcycle in Orange, Texas on September 28, 2021. There was an 18-wheeler rollover accident in Lorena, Texas on September 28, 2021. There was a deadly accident when an 18-wheeler struck a bicyclist in Orange, Texas on October 20, 2021. There was a deadly accident involving two 18-wheelers in Royse City, Texas on October 26, 2021.
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 regularly inspect their equipment. Safe companies must also supervise their driver to ensure that the company’s policies and procedures have been followed. Drivers must yield to other traffic on the roadway, including when merging lanes. This is not just common sense, but is actually the law.
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.