Big Rig Accident in Fort Bend County, Texas

by | Oct 25, 2023 | Auto Accident

There was a crash involving an 18-wheeler in Fort Bend County, Texas on October 24, 2023.  The crash occurred on the northbound lanes of Southwest Freeway when a big rig struck a concrete pillar on the highway.  After the impact, the 18-wheeler lost its load of watermelons, forcing Highway 59 to be closed temporarily.  Additional details have not been released.

There have been a number of recent trucking accidents, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  There was an accident involving an 18-wheeler in Las Cruces, New Mexico on October 16, 2023.  Ray Stickinger was killed when an 18-wheeler failed to yield, turning in front of his motorcycle in Henderson County, Texas on October 13, 2023.  There was a crash involving multiple 18-wheelers in El Paso, Texas on October 16, 2023.  There was a crash between a school bus and an 18-wheeler in San Antonio, Texas on October 18, 2023.  There was a deadly crash involving an 18-wheeler in Cleveland, Texas on October 19, 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, New Mexico 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.