There was a crash involving an 18-wheeler in San Augustine County, Texas on January 4, 2022. The accident occurred on State Highway 103 at approximately 6:00 p.m. Reports indicate an 18-wheeler was attempting to back into a driveway. As it did so, the truck blocked the lanes of travel on the highway. A pickup truck struck the 18-wheeler as a result. The driver of the pickup has been identified as Whitt Smith. He was transported via air ambulance to a hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana.
There have been a number of recent trucking accidents in Texas and Louisiana, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death. There was a deadly trucking accident in Waller County, Texas on December 22, 2021, when a truck was pulling out of a truck stop and blocked lanes of travel on Highway 6. There was a major crash involving an 18-wheeler in Hunt County, Texas on December 28, 2021. There was an 18-wheeler accident involving multiple vehicles in Manor, Texas on January 4, 2022.
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.
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 have previously been involved in similar cases and can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was involved in a trucking accident. Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.