There was an 18-wheeler accident in Roanoke, Texas on February 24, 2022. The accident occurred on I-35W southbound near Earnhardt Way. Reports indicate that there was a prior crash near Texas Motor Speedway. Police were working that accident, when an 18-wheeler apparently lost control before crashing into their parked cars. The officers, both from Northland Police Department, sustained injuries as a result. The two injured officers have been identified as Thomas Martinez and Matthew Koeper. The accident remains under investigation.
There have been a number of recent trucking accidents in Texas and Louisiana, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death. A pedestrian was struck and killed by an 18-wheeler in Huffman, Texas on January 13, 2022. There was a multi-vehicle accident involving a FedEx 18-wheeler in Iberville Parish, Louisiana on January 16, 2022. There was a trucking accident in Lufkin, Texas on January 31, 2022. There was an 18-wheeler accident in Wharton, Texas on February 17, 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. A driver must assess the conditions of the roadway, and only drive at an appropriate speed.
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.