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Deadly 18-Wheeler Accidents: A Reality in West Texas

Brian Beckcom

Brian Beckcom


LISTEN: Deadly 18-Wheeler Accidents

A recent accident involving an 18-wheeler in Temple, Texas tragically claimed the lives of two individuals and left another seriously injured. 

The details surrounding the cause of the accident are still under investigation. What is known is that the truck was carrying a load of 350,000 pounds when it suddenly detached and struck another vehicle. Accidents like these are an unfortunate reality for many drivers and workers in West Texas. 

Common Causes of 18-Wheeler Accidents

While the cause of this specific accident is unknown, some frequent causes of 18-wheeler accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue: Truck drivers often operate on tight schedules, leading to fatigue and impaired judgment.
  • Distracted driving: Texting, using a cell phone, or eating behind the wheel can significantly increase the risk of an accident.
  • Impaired driving: Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a major safety hazard.
  • Improper vehicle maintenance: Faulty brakes, tires, or other mechanical issues can lead to catastrophic accidents.
  • Overloaded trucks: When a truck exceeds its weight capacity, it becomes difficult to control and more likely to cause an accident.

Seeking Compensation After an 18-Wheeler Accident

Suppose you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving an 18-wheeler. In that case, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. The investigation process can be intense, and a skilled personal injury attorney can help you secure justice for your loved one. 

VB Attorneys: Here for You

At VB Attorneys, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial hardship caused by serious accidents. Our experienced team has a proven track record of success in holding negligent parties accountable and securing fair compensation for our clients. Contact us today if you have any questions.

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