18-Wheeler Crash Causes Injury and Fire in North Austin

by | Jan 7, 2024 | Auto Accident, Personal Injury

A motorist from Austin was immediately taken to the hospital following an accident involving an 18-wheeler on January 4, 2024. The crash occurred just south of West Parmer Lane at approximately 9:45 a.m. Thankfully both the driver of the 18-wheeler and the motorist were able to exit their vehicles before the 18-wheeler caught fire which was still ablaze when first responders arrived on the scene. The cause if the accident is still under investigation.
There have been a number of recent trucking accidents, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  There was an 18-wheeler crash in Bexar County, Texas on January 3, 2024.  An 18-wheeler chemical tanker rolled over in Caddo Parish, Louisiana on January 2, 2024.  An HEB 18-wheeler traveling westbound on the Katy Freeway overturned in Waller County, Texas on January 4, 2024.
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.