Over 4,200 Commercial Vehicle Crashes Have Happened in Harris County this Year
Houston, as a central transportation hub, sees a large number of commercial vehicles on its roadways. The high amount of commercial vehicles on the road increases the likelihood of accidents. Tragically, crashes with these behemoths often result in serious injuries or death.
If you are involved in a commercial vehicle accident, you need to speak with an attorney. At the Karam Law Office, we represent people who have been injured in truck and other traffic accidents throughout Houston and the surrounding areas. We have recovered millions on behalf of our clients and will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact our office today at (914) 368-7168 for a free consultation to discuss your rights after an accident.
Commercial Vehicle Accident Statistics 2022
Commercial vehicles can include trucks, vans, tractor-trailers, and other vehicles used to transport goods or people. These vehicles are often bigger and heavier than passenger cars, often exceeding a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds. According to a report by the Houston Chronicle, there have been over 4,200 commercial vehicle collisions in the county this year. Harris County leads the state in these types of crashes.
The Chronicle notes that if the pace continues, there will be nearly 7,000 commercial vehicle accidents by the end of the year. Individuals involved in commercial vehicle accidents are strongly encouraged to contact an experienced attorney. A truck accident lawyer can help you understand your legal options, including if you are eligible to file a claim for damages.
Where Do Most Commercial Vehicle Accidents Happen in Houston?
The Houston Chronicle notes that certain areas within Harris County are more prone to commercial vehicle accidents than others. For instance, Interstate 10 ranked as the “most dangerous highway in Houston” for these crashes. Data indicates that there have been 3,537 commercial vehicle accidents on the interstate since 2017.
Additionally, specific areas of I-10 are more hazardous or accident-prone than others. The article notes that the interchange between the interstate and Beltway 8 in Spring Branch has seen a large number of these collisions. The Sam Houston Parkway (Beltway 8) ranked second on the list, with thousands of accidents occurring on the roadway over the past 5 years.
Areas where commercial vehicle accidents most often occur in Houston:
- Interstate 10
- Interstate 10 and Beltway 8
- Sam Houston Parkway
- Interstate 45 and 610
- 610 near Clinton Drive
- FM 521 and 525
Commercial vehicle crashes were much more likely to occur during the week compared to on the weekend and usually happened during morning and afternoon commutes.
What to Do If You Are Involved in a Commercial Vehicle Accident
If you are involved in a commercial vehicle accident, you need to seek medical attention immediately. Failing to be seen and treated by a doctor can directly impact your right to recovery. Once you are able, you should consult with an attorney. An attorney can help determine if you should pursue a claim for damages against a liable party.
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If you or a loved one were involved in a commercial vehicle accident, contact our office at (914) 368-7168 for a free, no-obligation consultation. Let us help you get the compensation you need to fully recover from your injuries. There are no fees unless we win. Call now to get started.