Getting into a collision with an 18-wheeler can be disastrous and can cause you or a loved one to suffer severe life-threatening injuries or death, thousands of dollars of medical expenses, and lost time from work. To make matters worse, claims involving 18-wheelers are often complex because there are usually multiple parties that may be responsible for your injuries, including the truck driver, the truck driver’s company/employer, a freight shipping company, a broker, the manufacturer of the truck, and a third-party who may have contributed to the crash.
Commercial 18-wheeler drivers and trucking companies are subject to numerous state and federal laws to help keep the roads and highways safe. Examples include but are not limited to: (1) mandatory drug and alcohol screenings; (2) regulations to prevent driver fatigue; (3) safe loading of cargo; (4) periodic vehicle inspections; (5) keeping proper following distances; (6) proper training and road tests; (7) maximum driving times; (8) restrictions on cell phone use; (9) driving with caution in hazardous conditions; and many more.
Commercial 18-wheeler drivers are not only expected to know and follow these rules but they are required to frequently stay apprised of these rules. Failing to know and follow these rules and regulations can lead to devastating consequences.
It is important to hire an experienced trucking attorney as soon as possible to help get you the best medical care, receive maximum compensation, and make sure that all deadlines on your trucking accident claim are met. We are here to help guide you through each step of the legal process.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident in Texas, our Texas trucking accident attorneys can take on these large commercial trucking companies and fight for the compensation that you deserve. At the law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz, & Stogner, we have successfully represented individuals and families of those who have been injured or wrongfully died due to the negligence of trucking drivers and companies. The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz, & Stogner is the longest-standing personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to obtain just compensation for our clients. Call us at 713-222-7211 or visit our website at www.abrahamwatkins.com for a free in-person or virtual consultation.