Truck Accidents Are On The Rise In Texas

According to information from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the number of truck accidents in Texas is increasing. In fact, fatalities resulting from accidents involving commercial vehicles increased by more than 50 percent between 2009 and 2013.

While these statistics include the number of victims, they fail to include the number of family members affected by the loss of loved ones. At the law office of Scott M. Brown & Associates, we focus our practice on helping injured victims and the families of victims of serious or fatal truck accidents.

If you suffered injuries in a truck accident or lost a loved one to a fatal accident, our lawyers can help you pursue compensation. Call 979-319-5388 or toll free 800-729-9142 today to schedule a consultation.

Why Are Truck Accidents On The Rise?

There are several theories about why there is an increase in the number of Texas truck accidents. Some place the blame on the recent oil boom. The increase in drilling and fracking in the state has led to an increase in production, which, in turn, has resulted in the need for a greater number of semitrucks.

However, Texas officials do not place the blame solely on the increase in the number of trucks on the road. According to a study conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety, nearly 30 percent of trucks on the road in the state should not be on the road at all due to safety concerns such as:

  • Bald tires
  • Faulty brakes
  • Lack of safety lights
  • Unqualified drivers

We Can Help You After A Truck Accident

Fortunately, regardless of the cause of the truck accident that left you injured or grieving the loss of a loved one, there is help available. At Scott M. Brown & Associates, we have helped hundreds of Texans pursue personal injury and wrongful death compensation. We understand that the pain victims and their families suffer from accidents in not merely physical but, often, also financial.

To learn more about how our truck accident attorneys can help you navigate the personal injury or wrongful death claims process, call or email our office today. We represent people in Angleton, Pearland and throughout the Houston area.