In 2016, the National Safety Council estimated that over 40,000 lives were lost in motor vehicle-related accidents, the deadliest year for the U.S. since 2007. Along that line, around 4.6 MILLION people were seriously injured. More people are driving now than ever before.
There are many factors that lead to higher accident rates, these include; lower gas prices, better gas mileage, speeding, and texting while driving have contributed to more driving and more accidents. Texas alone had 3,773 deaths in 2016 (Texas Department of Transportation).
Most Car Wrecks are caused by driver negligence, from more serious negligence such as driving under the influence or to smaller forms of negligence, such as not using the turn signal when changing lanes.
The leading causes of motor vehicle accidents involve distracted driving (eating, talking, looking for an object in your car are all examples of negligence), drunk driving, and teenager drivers.
If you or a loved one has ever experienced a car wreck, you know how overwhelming it can be, especially when it wasn’t your fault. The negligence and failure to comply with the rules of the road of a negligent driver can affect you physically, emotionally and financially, which is not fair to you. The good news is that you can be compensated by the negligent party for your injuries and damages.
If you have been in a car wreck, we can help. Call, Text or email us NOW! Reese Law Firm can help answer all you questions about property damage, medical bills, lost wages and rental car coverage.
We can also help get you the medical treatment you may need.
A commercial vehicle can be a car, van, truck, or bus that is owned and operated by a company to conduct company business. Company vehicles are used by employees to carry out work duties, deliver work equipment, deliver and haul goods or transport passengers. Company vehicles may be driven by professional drivers and are usually insured by large commercial insurance policies. When an accident occurs with a company vehicle, representatives from the company and the insurance carrier quickly start investigating the accident, in an effort to minimize their liability.
Many factors can cause an 18 wheeler accident. Truck driver care and attention to the road will prevent many serious accidents from happening. Usually, this is not the case. Most of the time 18-wheeler/semi-truck accidents result in serious injuries or even death.
Reese Law Firm, PLLC brings experience and knowledge of the federal trucking laws that govern the commercial trucking industry in the United States. If you are injured in a truck accident, 18 wheeler accident or semi truck accident you need an attorney who can maximize your compensation. We will get you the money you deserve. You need Reese Law Firm on your team because the trucking company will have insurance adjusters, investigators, experts and lawyers on their team.
If you have been injured in an 18 wheeler accident, do not trust the trucking company and their insurance company. Call us NOW! 214-748-2855 (24 Hours)
Here are some MAJOR Factors that can cause 18 wheeler accidents:
Rear-end, Head-On Crashes and Jackknives
Poor Maintenance, including Tires, Brakes and mirrors
Driver Fatigue and long hours on the road
Unsecured Loads or excessive load amounts
The United States Department of Transportation states that 350,000 large trucks were involved in accidents in 2006, with almost 5,000 of those crashes resulting in fatalities. Texas has the highest number of truck-related fatal crashes, 446. Almost 10% of all trucking accidents in the United States happened in Texas. ONE in TEN fatal vehicle accidents in Texas involves a large truck.
Reese Law Firm will help you receive the money and justice you deserve!
Reese Law Firm has a vast amount of knowledge relating to large truck and 18-wheeler accidents based on years of handling a range of large truck cases. Reese Law Firm has helped many people move on with their lives after an 18 wheeler crash. Reese Law Firm has helped clients win the financial support that they need to pay their hospital bills and recover their lost wages.
18 wheeler accident cases involving severe injury or death require large and costly case preparation which may include the following: accident scene investigation, high tech photography/videography, detailed witness interviews and preparation, vast medical records retrieved; hiring experts in the medical, economic, reconstruction and many other fields. State of the art demonstrative evidence will also be compiled, including computer simulations; medical illustrations; flow charts on damages; scaled models; and day-in-the-life video projections. Case preparation will also be followed by a comprehensive legal and factual investigation.
If you have you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in an 18 wheeler, bus, or large truck crash please contact us immediately. The evaluation process is free and confidential. We will respond immediately. Reese Law Firm will help! 214-748-2855 (24 hours)
Thousands of motorcyclists have been killed or injured in accidents. Motorcycles do not have the same protections as a car or truck. Motorcycle accident victims are more vulnerable to serious injuries. If you do ride a motorcycle, it is proven in safety studies that motorcyclists wearing helmets during a motorcycle accident have a higher chance for survival.
Without a doubt, accidents on the road have increased every year since the 2000’s. Bus Accidents can be far more catastrophic because of the enormous size of the bus. On average, buses can weigh almost 50,000 pounds.
The main factors leading to bus accidents are driver fatigue, aggressive driving, and poor bus maintenance. Other causes include improper hiring techniques and inappropriate training. Bus drivers, especially commercial drivers that travel overnight can be affected by fatigue. And although there are laws and rules about giving every bus driver adequate number of hours and breaks, many bus companies fail to meet these rules.
Even an extra hour of sleep can make all the difference, according to the National Sleep Foundation. While having 8 hours of sleep is recommended, if your driver had 6 to 7 hours of sleep, the chances of being involved in an accident doubles. 5 hours of sleep quadruples that chance.
Many times, the driver is not at fault, but rather it is a mechanical issue. It is important to investigate the accident scene and hire experts to determine the cause of the accident. That’s why it is vital that you hire an experienced attorney to handle your case and reach the conclusion needed to get the compensation you are entitled.
Drunk drivers can face serious criminal charges in the State of Texas, with penalties including fines, community service and even jail time. Drunk drivers can also face civil lawsuits if they are sued by their victims.
If you or a loved one is injured or killed by a drunk driver, Reese Law Firm, PLLC will go after these drivers and their insurance company immediately.
If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a bus accident,
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Your lawyer must know how to protect all your legal interests; you need someone who excels in representing the injured. Call Steven A. Reese now! You can speak directly to a lawyer that has worked thousands of car wrecks.214-748-2855 (24 Hours)
The death of a family member is a very traumatic and difficult experience. When that family member is killed due to the negligence of someone else, it can be even more difficult. Reese Law Firm has helped numerous clients deal with wrongful death claims and are experienced with all of the difficulties that may arise. If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, contact Reese Law Firm today. Call, Text or email. 214.748-2855
In Texas, a wrongful death claim may be brought by the decedent’s spouse, biological or adopted children, or parents. The wrongful death statute does not allow claims to be made by siblings, step-children, grandparents, aunts/uncles or anyone else.
If you or a loved one have been hurt on the job, you may need a lawyer who fights for your rights, whether your employer has workers’ compensation insurance or is self-insured.
The Reese Law Firm has one goal in mind – to help clients get the compensation they deserve and rightfully get the client help when they have been injured in an accident on the job.
In Texas, Workers’ Compensation Insurance is not mandatory and employers are not required to carry the insurance. Some employers do not cover basic expenses such as medical treatments, medications or lost wages. The Reese Law Firm will fight for any employee that has been injured on the job, especially those whose employer does not carry workers’ compensation insurance. In many cases, employers who do not carry insurance argue that the employee was not actually hurt on the job or that the injury was the fault of the employee, thus refusing to pay the compensation the employee deserves.
Reese Law Firm helps you receive the care you need and we will investigate workplace safety violations at your company and other factors that may have bearing on your injury.
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