Houston Semi Truck Accident Attorney
A Semi-Truck Accident can lead to serious injury or even the death of you or a loved one. The size of semi-trucks has a lot to do with the severity of the accidents involved with these trucks. Aside from personal injury, you could also experience loss in wages and could even result in you losing your job.
The professional Houston Semi-Truck Accident Attorneys at the law firm of Gary S. Tucker and Associates can help you receive compensation for medical bills, physical therapy, funeral expenses, orthopedic care, and many other items that may have resulted from a semi-truck accident in Houston.
Semi Truck Accident Facts
There are about 5.6 million semi trailers (or tractor trailers) registered for use in the U.S., almost three times the number of semi trucks (also called tractors). It was the trailer that gave rise to the name semi truck. Since the trailer has no front wheels and can be used only when connected to the tractor part of the truck, it’s called a semi-trailer. The terms “semi” and “semi truck” evolved from that.
Trailers are typically 53 feet long. They have brakes that are automatically applied when the trailer is standing unattached to the truck. When the truck is connected to the trailer, pressure from the truck’s engine-powered air pump releases the brakes so that it can roll.
One-third of all of the 1,900,000 semi trucks operating in the U.S. are registered in California, Florida, and Texas. There are 3.2 million truck drivers in the U.S., however. About 90 percent of trucking companies and owner–operators have fewer than six trucks.
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Gary S. Tucker & Associates
650 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. E., Suite 105
Houston, TX, 77060
Local: (281) 445-5777
Toll Free: (800) 275-5007