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Semi Trailer Truck Accident Lawyer
Semi Truck Accident Lawyer servicing the Texas City, Galveston, Angleton, Baytown, Beaumont, La Porte, and League City, TX areas. Call our Semi-Truck Accident Attorney at 713-829-4317. Our Lawyer represents injury victims of semi-trailer truck crashes. Truck drivers of semi-trucks, delivery trucks, 18-wheelers, and tractor trailers have a difficult time seeing pedestrians and cyclists while on the road driving. As a result, semi-truck are frequently involved in accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists while trying to turn. Many of these big rig trucks have blind spots where a truck driver has difficulty or cannot see a car or motorcycle while driving on the highway. These same blind spots are deadly when a truck driver does not see a pedestrian or bicyclist only on the roadways. Many large trucks have obstructed vision, for example semi-trailer trucks, and cannot see a bicyclist that is riding alongside the truck, directly in front of the truck, or directly in back of the semi-truck. It is very common for semi crashes to involve a pedestrians or cyclists when the truck driver is turning left or right.
Dangers of Semi-Truck Accidents
Common Causes for a Semi Truck Accident
- Intersections- a large amount of these accidents occur due to the pedestrian and cyclist trying to cross the intersection. Typically, while at an intersection the pedestrian or bicyclist will have the right of way. However, if the truck driver does not see them crossing the street it can cause a tragic accident to occur. In the above description, the truck driver would more likely be found at fault.
- Large Turning Ratio- another common cause of semi-trucks hitting a pedestrian or cyclist is due to the large turning ration of the trucks. Many pedestrians and cyclists might not know that they are not in the sight vision of the truck driver. As they are traveling down the road the semi-truck turns left or right and due to the large turning ratio become directly within the path of the semi-truck. As a result, a semi-truck accident occurs and the pedestrian or bicyclists will more than likely have severe injuries or possibly be killed.
- Semi-Trucks Reversing- when semi-trucks are reversing they have little to no vision. This is another way in which semi-trucks hit and injury pedestrian and bicycle riders. Many of who are unsuspecting victims who unable to move and trapped behind the large truck.
Lawyer For Semi Truck Accident
Semi-Truck Accident: Pedestrian & Bicyclist Hit By Truck - Reports and Research - Galveston County / League City
Traffic Safety Facts - 2012 Data - Large Trucks- Revised May 2014
Fatality Facts - Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Involved Crashes and Injuries by Texas County - 2013
Semi Truck Safety for Pedestrians
Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview -2012
National Transportation Safety Board- Safety Recommendations
Large-Truck Crash Causation Study:An Initial Overview
Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State
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