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Texas Truck Accident Statistics

Facts About Trucking Accidents in the Lone Star State

Texas regularly leads the nation in the number of truck accident fatalities. Hundreds of people are killed each year by large trucks on roadways throughout the Lone Star State. If you are involved in a trucking accident, you need to speak with an attorney who can help you understand your rights.

At Bailey Cowan Heckaman, we know the deep impact that a trucking accident can have on an individual and their family. We provide experienced representation for truck accident victims, always working to obtain the largest possible recovery on their behalf. If you are injured in a collision with a semi-truck or 18-wheeler, contact our office at (888) 367-7160 to schedule a free consultation. 

Facts and Statistics About Texas Truck Accidents

Across the United States, there were thousands of fatal truck accidents. Tragically, Texas regularly leads the nation in deadly trucking accidents. If you are injured in an accident with a semi-truck or tractor-trailer, you need to discuss your case with a truck accident lawyer

Texas truck accident statistics:

  • In 2021, according to the National Safety Council (NSC), there were 806 deaths resulting from large truck crashes.
  • Texas led the nation with the most deaths related to large truck accidents in 2021, followed by California and Florida. (NSC)
  • Texas truck accidents represented 12.8% of all vehicles in fatal crashes. (NSC)
  • In 2022, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reported that there were 38,621 crashes involving commercial vehicles.
  • Occupants of other vehicles are overwhelmingly more likely to be killed compared to the truck driver or a non-occupant. (NSC)
  • There were 612 fatal crashes involving commercial vehicles in Texas in 2022. (TxDOT)
  • There were 1,293 suspected serious crashes involving commercial vehicles, including large trucks, in the Lone Star State last year. (TxDOT)

Truck accidents occur nearly every day in the state of Texas. It is important to act fast if you are involved in a collision with a large truck. The state gives you two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit based on personal injury. Failure to file a lawsuit within the statute of limitations can result in your claim for damages being denied.

Obtaining Compensation After a Texas Truck Accident

After a truck accident, you might be eligible for compensation. Obtaining compensation, however, may be challenging without an attorney. An attorney can help determine who or what caused your accident and who can be held liable for your injuries. Consulting with an attorney immediately after an accident can help ensure that you receive the best possible outcome in your case.

In addition to consulting with an attorney, you need to seek medical attention immediately for your injuries. A delay in treatment could negatively impact your recovery. Obtaining an accurate diagnosis and starting treatment can help ensure you do not suffer additional complications related to your injuries. 

Injured in a Texas Truck Accident? Contact Our Office.

Were you injured in a Texas truck accident? Contact our office at (888) 367-7160 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We have secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of injury victims statewide. With over 30 years of experience, we know what it takes to win. There are never any fees unless we win. Call now to get started. 

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