A semi-truck hauling hay on I-35W in far north Fort Worth caught fire and destroyed the semi-truck on Friday, June 14, 2013. Fire Worth Fire Department investigators could not determine what started the blaze. Amazingly, there were no reported injuries, but the northbound lanes of the highway near Golden Triangle Boulevard and Heritage Trace Parkway were shut down for several hours. This incident is yet another reminder of the dangers that semi-trucks pose on our nation’s highways. Driver fatigue, poor driving habits, drug and alcohol abuse among semi-truck drivers, improperly secured loads and hazardous cargo are all blamed for causing thousands of semi-truck accidents each year.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a semi-truck accident in Texas, consult with a Texas personal injury attorney as soon as possible to preserve and protect your legal rights. The semi-truck company and its insurer will have an army of lawyers and adjusters on their side – you need someone on yours.
About the author: My office is located in Fort Worth, Texas, but I am licensed to practice in every state and federal court in Texas. He can handle semi-truck accidents in Dallas, Fort Worth, Cleburne, Burleson, Arlington, Denton, Waco, Austin, San Antonio and across Texas. If you have questions regarding a semi-truck accident or other personal injury case, call me at 817.908.9861 or complete my online form for a free consultation.