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Houston Pedestrian Accident Lawyer - After an 18-Wheeler Collision in Texas

Conveniently located at the intersection of Interstates 10, 45, and 69 and just north of the Port of Galveston, Houston is a major shipping hub for cargo coming from and going to companies and warehouses in the state that ships the most freight, Texas, and throughout the greater southeast area.

While many goods ultimately end up being transported by ships, railcars, or cargo planes, the vast majority are trucked across and through The Lone Star State. Those big rigs destined for locations outside of Houston, typically take the Interstate 610 bypass, however, a great number of them end up on the city and residential streets of Texas’ most populated city.

Though they pose larger than usual risks on highways and byways, tractor-trailers on inner-city streets can have disastrous consequences for property and, in the worst scenarios, pedestrians. If you or someone you love has been injured by an 18-wheeler, reach out to our experienced Houston pedestrian accident injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw today to start you on the road to just compensation by setting up a free initial consultation.

What Makes 18-wheeler Collisions Unique

Despite only making up 5% of all registered vehicles, in 2021 larger trucks were responsible for 9% of crashes involving fatalities. Much of this is due to their sheer size and weight, which impacts the driver's ability to accelerate, slow down, and change direction. Couple this with tired drivers and imbalanced or unsecured cargo and you have a recipe for disaster. Place that truck on the smaller, more congested streets of Houston and serious accidents are bound to happen.

When Pedestrians Pay the Price

Houstonian residents and politicians are well aware of the dangers caused by tractor-trailers moving through their fair city. The Citywide Truck Route Plan was put forward in November of 2023 to stop just that. Nevertheless, to this day pedestrians on the streets and sidewalks of Space City are at grave risk of dangerous, even deadly, interactions with these oversized vehicles.

How a Houston 18 Wheeler Accident Attorney Can Help

Pedestrians involved in collisions with tractor-trailer trucks often fight an uphill battle. Not only do these types of accidents often result in more serious injury, they can also often involve complicated property damage issues and multiple parties, such as the driver, the freight company, and their different insurance companies and lawyers.

Due to the complexity and severity of accidents involving shipping trucks, if you have been injured, your first step after seeking medical help should be to contact a Houston pedestrian accident lawyer.

The Path to Justice - A Texas Pedestrian Accident Attorney With Carabin Shaw

Founded almost three decades ago, the team at Carabin Shaw has the knowledge and know-how to support you through every step of the convoluted claim process. Our team knows Houston and the specific ins and outs of commercial transportation laws within the city and state. Don’t risk missing out on the compensation you deserve by hiring a lawyer who lacks experience, call us toll-free at 800-862-1260, 24/7. Our English and Spanish-speaking staff is available to answer any questions you may have and to connect you with one of our firm’s highly qualified attorneys.

This decision is too important to simply take our word for it. Do your research, check out Carabin Shaw reviews, and then give us a call. If you decide to move forward with Carabin Shaw, take comfort in the fact that we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis. This means you don’t pay a cent unless we win compensation for you.

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