18-Wheeler Crash near Riviera, Texas

by | May 4, 2023 | Auto Accident, Personal Injury

There was an 18-wheeler accident near Riviera, Texas on May 2, 2023.  During the incident, a semi-truck collided with a border patrol pickup truck.  The accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of U.S. Highway 285 between Riviera and Falfurrias.  The driver of the pickup truck was transported to CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline Hospital, and a passenger was taken to a hospital in Kingsville.  The cause of the crash remains under investigation at this time.

There have been a number of recent trucking accidents, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  A train collided with a big rig in Cibolo, Texas on April 26, 2023.  A semi-truck hit and killed an adult male pedestrian in Pharr, Texas on April 26, 2023.  There was a deadly crash involving a big rig near Anton, Texas in Hockley County on April 29, 2023.  There was a crash involving multiple 18-wheelers in Harris County, Texas on May 2, 2023.

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.  Of course, technological advancements may pose additional hazards.  It goes without saying that an 18-wheeler must yield to other cars on the roadway.  18-wheelers pose significant risks on the roadway.

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 to learn more about your legal rights.