I know that crashes aren’t funny and that they injure 2.24 million people and kill 32,885 people each year in the U.S. And that there are more than 500,000 trucking accidents that are responsible for about 5,000 of these deaths.
And that here in Texas, with our heavily used truck corridors like I-35, we see more than our share of truck collisions. I have had to represent many people who have been crashed into by 18 wheelers over the past 32 years.
I was just hired today to represent a woman seriously injured when an 18 wheeler rear ended her on I-20 and who will have to have major surgery to her back. And I just met with another
woman who is going to have a cervical fusion next month because a tractor trailer forced her to crash head on into a concrete median at 50 miles per hour. I will file suit to make sure my clients are fairly compensated for their serious injuries.
But it’s late on Friday afternoon, so here’s an amusing truck collision that sounded, well, delicious: the other day in Kentucky an 18 wheeler crashed into a median on Tuesday after swerving to avoid a car that had punctured a tire. Fortunately noone was injured, but the truck’s cargo – Hungry Jack pancake syrup – was spilled all over the Buttermilk Pike!
The clean up was no laughing matter. A police officer said that “every lane of I-75 was covered in pancake syrup. It was a royal pain in the butt.” Too bad there weren’t boxes of pancake mix around to soak up the mess.
But often the cause of such crashes is what I call driver failure. Many drivers do not follow the speed limits and rules of the road, drive while drinking or using drugs, drive while tired, tailgate or drive recklessly. Others are not properly trained or licensed to handle these gargantuan vehicles.
If you have been injured in an accident as a result of the negligence of a truck driver, call an experienced 18 wheeler accident lawyer for a FREE consultation or fill out our FREE case evaluation form. I’ll help you get the money you deserve.