Pascoe Law FirmSemi-Truck Accident
Principal office located in Friendswood, Texas.
Available to service League City, Webster, Pearland, Galveston, and the surrounding areas within Texas.
Semi Truck Accident Lawyer
Dangers of Semi-Truck Accidents
Common Causes for a Semi Truck Accident
One of the most common causes or locations for semi-truck to hit a pedestrian or bike rider is at an intersection. As mentioned above, right turns for a truck will not be able to see a pedestrian or cyclist.
- 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 Trailer Truck Accidents in Texas
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