» Sharp Turns On Highways May Increase Trucking Accidents Indicates Austin Injury Lawyer

Sharp Turns On Highways May Increase Trucking Accidents Indicates Austin Injury Lawyer

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 23, 2014 – Truckers are not always at fault in an accident. Road designs may contribute to collisions.

“A recent accident at the Interstate 45 interchange with Loop 610 South was the scene of a fiery explosion that killed a trucker. Police could not determine if the cause was another driver, the trucker speeding or some other factor,” indicates Bobby Lee, an Austin trucking attorney with Lee, Gober & Reyna. “The only thing left when the flames were finally damped out was the skeleton of the truck containing the driver’s remains.”

The main reason why police found it difficult to determine the cause of the wreck was due to the fact that it took place at one of many ramps that are sharply angled, a problem for many 18-wheelers to negotiate without being exceedingly cautious. According to police reports, it could not be accurately determined if the accident happened inside the curve of the ramp, which it appeared to be on first inspection, or outside of it which may be expected in a crash of this nature.

“It’s no secret that there are a number of potentially dangerous locations that bottleneck traffic on our highways,” says Lee. “Add in poorly designed ramps, lots of vehicular traffic, serious lineups, traffic congestion and active trucking companies with numerous tractor trailers on the road and you have a recipe for disaster.”

Despite the number of strikes against a driver due to external driving conditions, such as a poorly designed road or ramp access, it remains the responsibility of the trucker to adapt to existing road conditions. Sharp curves are clearly posted with warnings that are intended to alert a driver to slow down and take care. Did the driver in this crash not pay attention to the warnings? Make the curve going too fast? An accident reconstruction team will eventually untangle the site and make sense of it.

“Also up for consideration in cases such as this one is whether or not the tractor trailer was defective in some way. Bad brakes? Poorly lashed down load that shifted suddenly? Cracked or blown tires? It’s hard to tell, which is why, if the trucker’s family wanted to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit, the attorney would need to thoroughly inspect the scene of the wreck and immediately preserve the evidence,” adds Lee.

Other factors in trucking accidents include jurisdictional issues that may involve various states, locations, law firms and insurance companies. For anyone that has been involved in a crash with a semi, make sure to connect with an experienced injury lawyer for assistance in filing a personal injury claim.

Lee, Gober & Reyna
11940 Jollyville Road #220-S
Austin, Texas 78759
Phone: 512.478.8080

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