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About Truck Accidents in McAllen, TX
McAllen is a major port-of-entry for goods being transported into and out of the United States across the border with Mexico. In fact, 1,015,554 trucks crossed the Mexico border in 2008 alone, according to statistics provided by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce. Semi-trucks make deliveries at destinations within McAllen and surrounding communities, as well as heading up U.S. 281 and other highways to cities in Texas and across the country. With such an enormous volume of truck traffic, it is all but inevitable that accidents will occur. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 296 commercial motor vehicle accidents throughout Hidalgo County in 2011. One person was killed in a truck accident, while 173 more suffered injuries.
Anyone who gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle assumes a considerable responsibility to do everything they can to prevent causing a collision, but this duty is especially great for commercial truck drivers. Not only do they have additional training in how to safely handle their trucks and to navigate traffic, but they are also driving vehicles which can legally weigh up to 80,000 pounds, a figure which is 40 times more than the average passenger automobile. While most truckers uphold their responsibility, some push or exceed the limits of safety by staying on the road despite being fatigued, by driving in high winds or other dangerous hazardous weather conditions, or by taking other unnecessary risks.
Let a McAllen Personal Injury Attorney Fight for You
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a semi-truck accident and believe that the truck driver is at fault for causing the accident, don't wait another moment before contacting us at Guerra & Farah, PLLC for a free consultation so that we can determine whether you have a case and how much your claim for damages may be worth. Our
McAllen personal injury lawyers have won millions of dollars for accident victims and their families, and we are ready to put our three decades of experience to work for you!