Midland Restricted Roads and Truck Accidents

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Midland has a city ordinance that prohibits commercial truck traffic within the city limits.

In Midland, trucks that weigh more than 10,000 pounds, are a single unit vehicle with tandem axles, or are truck-tractor/semitrailer combinations are required to travel on either Texas State Highway Loop 338 or Interstate 20. Truck drivers who have destinations off the designated truck routes are required to use the shortest and most direct route to arrive at their destinations.

Midland was looking to enact ordinances similar to those in Midland that prevent large trucks operating in nearby oil fields from using city streets, the Midland Reporter-Telegram recently reported.

Whether they are traveling on designated truck routes or on other streets and roads around Midland, oil trucks and other heavy commercial vehicles pose a significant threat to the safety of everyone else on the road.

If you suffered severe injuries or your loved one was killed in a commercial truck accident in the greater Midland area, contact an attorney who has experience handling truck accident cases and who has secured compensation for clients like you. Tate Law Offices, P.C. has a 99% success rate that includes more than 3,000 cases won. We have the ability and resources to take on trucking companies large or small on your behalf.

Our firm represents clients on a contingency fee basis, so you will not have to worry about paying us anything unless and until we win your case. We can provide a complete evaluation of your case when you call us or contact us online to set up a free consultation.

Why There Are Route Restrictions for Trucks

Cities in Texas, such as Midland, are concerned about heavy vehicle traffic because of the effect these large loads have on local roads. Restricted routes are needed to force trucks to use the roads that are best-suited for them.

Certain truck restrictions are also in the name of increased public safety, as it is not ideal for commercial tractor-trailers to be traveling through some downtown locations.

The nature of the loads being carried by certain commercial vehicles can also involve material that could be especially damaging to a local environment in the event of an accident causing a spill.

Midland Off-Route Truck Accidents

Large trucks can be involved in a wide variety of accidents. The nature of crashes will often depend on a number of different factors. Any commercial truck accident could be more complex than a standard car accident because it may be possible that multiple parties could be liable for damages.

Some of the most common kinds of truck accidents generally include:

  • Override Accidents
  • Underride Accidents
  • Jackknife Accidents
  • Overloaded Vehicles
  • Rear-End Collisions
  • Head-On Collisions
  • T-Bone Collisions
  • Intersection Accidents
  • Wide-Turning Accidents
  • Rollover Accidents
  • Blocking Accidents

When a truck causes an accident on a highway that it was prohibited from using, the driver and the trucking company may face increased penalties for violating local ordinances.

How Can Tate Law Office Help Me after a Truck Accident in Midland?

People who have been injured in commercial truck accidents may be unaware that the truck that hit them might have been prohibited from being on the road where the crash occurred. The truck accident attorneys of Tate Law Offices, P.C. are prepared to conduct a thorough investigation and determine if the truck driver and the company that employed them violated these restrictions and caused you unnecessary harm. If they did, we’ll aggressively seek the full and fair compensation that you are owed.

Our record of success includes multiple six- and seven-figure verdicts and settlements, including $6.5 million recovered for a brain and pelvis injury victim in a truck accident.

Call us or contact us online today to schedule a free and confidential consultation. We are ready to review your situation and advise you about your rights and best legal options.

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