There was a rollover accident involving an 18-wheeler in Newton County, Texas on July 21, 2022. During the crash, an 18-wheeler was heading northbound on FM 1416 when it rolled over while going around a curve. The driver and a passenger on the truck both sustained injuries and were transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont for treatment. Luckily, no other vehicles were in the accident.
The accident shows the importance of driving at safe speeds for the roadway. Whether it is a curve in the road, or a wet surface, a safe truck driver must take into account the actual conditions. It goes without saying that a driver may only operate his or her truck at speeds safe for the conditions.
There have been a number of recent trucking accidents in Texas and Louisiana, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death. There was a multi-vehicle crash involving an overturned 18-wheeler in Weatherford, Texas on July 11, 2022. A pedestrian was struck a semi-truck in Laredo, Texas on July 16, 2022. There was an accident involving a big rig truck in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana on July 18, 2022. There was an accident involving an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck in Marble Falls, Texas on July 18, 2022. There was an accident involving an 18-wheeler in Wood County, Texas on July 20, 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, including their tires. 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.