HOUSTON, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- 18-wheelers are by the nature of their size and scale in comparison with passenger vehicles a force to be reckoned with on the road. When trucking companies allow these vehicles to be placed in the path of other drivers without proper safety inspections they are placing the lives of so many at risk. Say the Houston truck accident lawyers of 1800 CAR WRECK, addressing the problem on a wide scale can potentially save thousands of lives each year.
Statistics from the United States Department of Transportation show that over an estimated 500,000 truck accidents occur in the country annually. As noted by the Houston accident injury lawyers of 1800 CAR WRECK, there is evidence to support that the large number may be reduced if the number of defective large trucks on the roads at any given time were reduced.
Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS) Analysis Series: Using LTCCS Data for Statistical Analyses of Crash Risk
"Defective brakes and other components are frequently cited as crash causes and contributing factors. FMCSA spends more than $100 million annually on MCSAP-funded truck and bus inspections."
For more information about the truck crash causation study, please visit http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/facts-research/research-technology/analysis/ltccs.htm#ISSUE3
Underride guards on big rigs often fail in crashes; Institute petitions government for new standard
"New crash tests and analysis by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety demonstrate that underride guards on tractor-trailers can fail in relatively low-speed crashes — with deadly consequences."
For more information the rate of failure of underride guards on big rigs, please visit http://www.iihs.org/iihs/news/desktopnews/underride-guards-on-big-rigs-often-fail-in-crashes-institute-petitions-government-for-new-standard
When one is injured in a truck accident linked to an unsafe 18 wheeler, they may have a valid claim for damages against the truck driver, trucking company, manufacturer of defective vehicle components, or other parties involved in allowing the vehicle to be driven in a potentially hazardous condition.
The Houston truck accident injury lawyers of the law firm of Eberstein & Witherite are available to help injured truck accident victims in Houston get justice in these types of cases. Those who have been injured in a Houston truck accident involving negligence can contact the law firm today for a free case review by calling 1800 CAR WRECK. The accident injury helpline for 18 wheeler and truck accident cases is open 24/7.
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