tanks that explode on impact. Seat belts that break open during
a crash. Unsafe vehicle designs that lead to injuries and even
death. Over 5,000 deaths - 477 in Texas alone - have been caused
by collisions with 18-wheeler trucks. Through our cases and support
of nonprofit groups, Perry & Haas works to remove unsafe
vehicles from our streets and highways. The links below will take
you to case histories and links to organizations that are working
to improve vehicle safety standards.
more than 555,000 18-wheelers travel our highways bringing
goods from all over the world. They also bring something
else - death and injury. More than 5,000 deaths and
125,000 injuries in the U.S. are caused annually by
collisions with these trucks.
In 1998, Texas led the nation in these frightening
statistics: 477 deaths and more than 12,000 people
injured in collisions with large trucks; 93 truck-drivers
killed on the job; and 56 children under 18 years old
were killed as a result of collisions with large trucks.
Truck-driver fatigue has been cited as a probable
factor in up to 40 percent of these crashes. Yet, one
of the top priorities of the trucking industry has
been to actually increase the number of hours truckers
are allowed to drive. Perry & Haas is working
to make sure just the opposite happens - limit behind-the-wheel
hours, increase rest time between shifts, create tougher
requirements for safer trucks, have better pay and
training for drivers, and require more inspections
for both the trucks and drivers.
Perry & Haas is working to make highways safer
Perry & Haas does not offer any guarantee of
Past success in litigation does not guarantee success in any new or future
Our web site describes some of the cases that the attorneys of Perry & Haas have worked on in the past.
Our description of those cases is summary in nature.
You should be aware that the results obtained in each of the cases we have
worked on was dependent on the particular facts of each case. The results of
other cases will differ based on the different facts involved.