Advocacy For People Hurt In Accidents Involving Trucks, Trains And Buses
The primary focus of Angelley PC is on aviation accident cases, but my law firm also represents clients who have been injured in other types of crashes. I am trial lawyer William Angelley, a former U.S. Navy pilot with a technical background as well as a strong track record in injury law.
Reach out to request a free consultation after a serious accident involving an aircraft or any other type of commercial and/or mass transit vessel in Texas, California, New Mexico, New York or anywhere else in the U.S.
About Truck Accidents
Accidents involving commercial trucks are unfortunately all too common. They typically occur at high speeds on interstates or other highways. That’s why crashes between trucks and cars are usually devastating.
Trucks haul anything and everything you can imagine – rocks, dirt, gravel, cars, windmill blades, houses, finished goods, raw materials, gases, liquids, appliances, fish, livestock and much more. The maximum weight for a semi truck and trailer in the United States is 80,000 pounds. The average weight of a car is only about 4,000 pounds, yet these trucks are sharing the roads with you and your family.
According to Federal Highway Administration (FDA) data, each individual truck in the U.S. drives about 100,000 miles per year. And, there are about 1.9 million semi trucks registered in the United States. You can do the math. This means that there are a lot of trucks on the road all of the time. And that means that accidents are more likely to happen.
Some truck accidents happen in unusual ways, such as when a fuel truck overturned at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in 2019, causing a massive fuel spill. If you have been injured in any type of serious truck accident, you likely need prompt legal advice as well as top-notch medical care.
About Train Accidents
When a train hits a person, a car or another vehicle, the results are usually catastrophic. The average weight of a loaded train in the U.S. is 12 million pounds. The average car weighs between 2,000 and 4,000 pounds. That means that the average train weighs about 3,000 to 6,000 times what a car weighs. This is about the same weight ratio that a car has to an aluminum can. And if a train hits a car, it has about the same effect as when a car runs over an aluminum can.
According to Operation Lifesaver, over 2,000 Americans are killed or injured on railway crossings each year. For drivers on the road, common sense practices certainly can help reduce the risk of such an accident, including keeping a safe distance from train tracks, not passing other cars too close to tracks and abiding by all warning signals.
Unfortunately, accidents can happen even when absolutely all precautions are taken. Accidents can be caused by conductor error, negligence on the part of a railroad company, a malfunctioning crossing warning or any other faulty railroad equipment.
Contact our law firm if you were injured in an accident involving a train, such as the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Orange Line, which transports passengers to DFW Airport Station, or any other type of train.
About Bus Accidents
Many people ride the bus to and from work or other activities. In many places, schools use buses for field trips and to pick up and deliver children to and from school. School bands, sports teams and many community groups often charter a bus to take them from one place to another. Buses also serve as shuttles at airports. If a bus accident happens, you need an experienced attorney to help.
When a person boards a bus, they are putting their safety in the hands of the driver and the company responsible for operating and maintaining the bus. Most bus drivers carrying passengers must have a commercial driver’s license (CDL). If the driver will be carrying passengers from one state to another, the CDL requirements are a bit different but no more stringent.
About Your Injury Claim
As the principal attorney and owner of Angelley PC, I bring ample experience in successfully helping those injured through serious ground transportation accidents. Contact us to see how we can help. Call 214-254-3075 or send an email message to request a free consultation.