Fiery Big Rig Accident in Lewisville, Texas

by | Dec 22, 2023 | Auto Accident

There was a fiery accident involving an 18-wheeler in Lewisville, Texas on December 20, 2023.  During the crash, an 18-wheeler collided with a retaining wall on northbound Interstate 35E.  During the crash, the truck caught fire when a gas tank ruptured.  Luckily, the driver was able to get out of the cab.  The highway was temporarily closed for clean up efforts.
There have been a number of recent trucking accidents, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  A Livingston ISD student was killed by an 18-wheeler on December 7, 2023.  There was a deadly accident involving an 18-wheeler on FM-2978 in Tomball, Texas on December 14, 2023.  In Aledo, Texas, a train derailment occurred on December 17, 2023, after a Union Pacific train collided with an 18-wheeler.

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 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.