5 Ways Drivers can Avoid Catastrophic Semi-Truck Injuries

catastrophic semi-truck injuries in texas

Be Aware to Avoid a Life-Changing Wreck

Thousands crashes that result in catastrophic semi-truck injuries happen every day.  Many of them right here in Texas.

While the bottom line is that the truck driver (or any one of the liable parties) should avoid being negligent, sometimes it falls on the other motorists to avoid a wreck when other parties aren’t doing their part.  If you’re paying attention, it’s likely that you can see disaster looming, and avoid being a part of it.

The Car Crash Captain explains how a catastrophic semi-truck wreck happens, and what you can do to avoid it.

What are Catastrophic Semi-Truck Injuries?

A catastrophic injury is one that changes your life permanently.  Think of the major injuries you could sustain in a wreck:

  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Loss of limb(s)
  • Partial, or full, disability
  • Loss of hearing or sight

The list goes on and on.  To get a better understanding of catastrophic injuries, check out our recent post on the topic.

What Causes these Wrecks with Big Rigs?

There are a number of different parties that can be liable in a truck accident.  But often, it comes down to the driver that isn’t paying enough attention to the road, and acts negligently.

A simple lapse in judgment can mean a lot of changed lives.  Those lapses include:

  • Drunk or impaired driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Reckless driving

There’s a lot that goes into determining liability.  It’s one of the biggest reasons you need a personal injury lawyer on your side if you are involved in a wreck with a big truck.  That’s especially true if you sustain catastrophic semi-truck injuries.

Take a look at our previous post about how to better understand liability in these cases.

5 Ways you can avoid becoming a Victim

So what does the motorist do when faced with the impending danger of driving alongside semis?  There are times when things are unavoidable.  You just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

But you can take steps to prevent being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  It starts with some defensive driving:

  • Avoid the blind spot; if you can’t see the truck’s mirrors, the driver can’t see you.
  • Understand response times; big vehicles take longer to react (especially braking), they may swerve to avoid a collision instead of braking.
  • Stay back; trucks slow down when going up a hill, ease off the throttle (or pass them) instead of getting right up on their bumper.
  • Maintain your vehicle; this is good advice no matter where or when you’re driving.  A maintained vehicle is safer.
  • Don’t drive distracted, drunk, or drowsy; be alert and stay alive.

When you drive diligently and pay attention to the road, you can help to keep yourself safe on Texas highways.  But if you are involved in a Texas truck wreck, you need a Texas truck accident attorney.

Talk with Herbert Law Group for Expert Legal Advice

Most truck accidents result in injury or death.  If this is the case, then you need a truck accident lawyer that knows how to handle the situation.

You need Herbert Law Group.

The expert attorneys have seen catastrophic semi-truck injuries before.  They know how these injuries change lives, and understand the financial burden you will be under if you’re the victim.

To get things started we need to know if we can help you.  Give us a call at 214-414-3808, or fill out the contact form on our site and we’ll reach out to you soon.