The city of Pecos, Texas is located in Reeves County and is home to nearly 9,000 residents. The population of the area has fluctuated over the years, first being a permanent camp of a few individuals who drove cattle to experiencing a population “boom” of thousands of residents in the 1960s when a large-scale sulfur mine opened in the area.
The closure of the mine in the 1990s saw a drop in inhabitants, though the city has just recently been named the 2nd fastest growing small town in the United States by Forbes 400 in 2012.
The area enjoys hot summers, cool evenings and mild winters. Pecos delivers that old-time feel, having a small and concentrated downtown core with buildings boasting classic western architecture. The city has been home to a number of notable individuals, including gunfighter Clay Allison, musician Jorge Sauceda Lujan, and Billie Sol Estes.
Connecting America Through Byways and Highways
Pecos has a long history of being a hub of transportation. It was one of the several towns in the area which was built to serve the construction of the Texas and Pacific Railway. The towns were eventually linked by the I-20 and the US Highway 80. Each day, hundreds of trucks use these roads to transport goods across state and country borders. Unfortunately, these trucks also pose a serious safety hazard to everyone living in and around the Pecos area.
Why Semi-Trucks Are a Hazard on Our Roads
In the United States, each year almost 5000 people will pass away due to being involved in a semi-truck accident. Most of these individuals are drivers or passengers of vehicles which have been struck by the truck. Truck accidents result in a greater number of fatalities simply because of the size and weight of the truck compared to a passenger vehicle or pick-up truck. What makes them an even greater hazard, however, is that the drivers of these trucks spend long hours on the road and often do not perform proper maintenance on their rigs.
- Fatigue and distracted driving are largely to blame for truck-related accidents
- Some truck drivers operate their rigs while under the influence (this includes prescribed medications)
- Many of these trucks are poorly maintained, resulting in unsafe braking systems, tires with little to no traction, and a malfunctioning engine
Truck-related accidents can be traumatizing and devastating for everyone involved. The personal attorneys at the Ruhmann Law Firm have committed themselves to protecting those injured by big rigs as well as those who are driving them for a number of years. We have substantial knowledge in investigating truck-related accidents, analyzing insurance policies and ensuring that fair and just compensation is received by all of our clients.
We invite you to contact us today at (915) 845-4529 to arrange for a free initial consultation in our office or at a location more convenient to you.
Directions to our texas Personal Injury Attorneys from pecos
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Total Est. Time: 3h 12 mins
Total Est. Distance: 218 mi
- Head east on E 6th St toward S Cedar St
- Turn right at the 1st cross street onto S Cedar St
- Turn right onto Interstate 20 Service Rd
- Take the ramp on the left onto I-20 W
- Merge onto I-20 W
- Merge onto I-10 W
- Take exit 16 for Executive Center Blvd
- Turn right onto Executive Center Blvd
- Turn left onto N Mesa St
- Turn right onto Shadow Mountain Dr
- Turn right onto Silver Springs Dr
- Make a U-turn at Diamond Point Cir
- Destination will be on the right
We are located at:
5915 Silver Springs Drive Bldg #1
El Paso, TX 79912