18 Wheeler Crash Lawyer – Commercial Truck Accidents

//18 Wheeler Crash Lawyer – Commercial Truck Accidents

18 Wheeler Crash Lawyer – Commercial Truck Accidents

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Commercial Trucks Involved in Auto Accidents

Dump Trucks

A dump truck is used for transporting loose material (such as sand, gravel, or dirt) for construction. A typical dump truck is a commercial vehicle used to haul trash to landfills. In addition to the standard truck accident scenarios, a dump truck is susceptible to causing accidents while backing up due to limited view and causing pedestrian accidents in residential neighborhoods.

18 Wheelers

Also known as big rigs, tractor-trailers, and semi-trucks, they are the typical big truck seen every day on Texas highways. 18-wheelers carry cargo and account for as much as 85 percent of the freight shipped in the United States.

Flatbed Trucks

A flatbed truck is a truck you see on the road with a flat and open trailer. Flatbed trailers ease loading and typically feature goods or equipment tied down. We see many accidents from flatbed trucks involving improper loading and the usual truck accident causes.

Extra Duty Trucks

These heavy trucks are used to carry the most significant equipment. They sometimes are extra long and may require special permits to operate.


It is another name for an 18-wheeler or big rig and is a trailer connected to and pulled by another trailer. These trucks require a professional driver (with a CDL) and account for most truck accidents in Texas. Connected, or what is known as articulated vehicles, have particular issues with control due to their two-part nature (tractor and trailer). We see many accidents due to braking or steering input when the trailer travels at speed different than the tractor, which can result in a jackknife accident or a loss of control.

Tanker Truck

A tanker truck carries liquids and can be subject to special regulations if the drinks are classified as hazardous.

Texas Truck Accident Lawyers
If you have lost a family member in a commercial vehicle accident, the attorney you select to represent you is a critical choice. Choose a law firm that handles truck accident lawsuits every day and one with a proven track record of success in truck accident litigation.

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