Texas leads the nation as one of the states having the greatest number of deadly accidents involving large trucks. If you are fortunate enough to be involved in a accident with an large truck and not get injured, you are one of the lucky few. Accidents involving large trucks very often result in traumatic injuries and possibly death. As more large trucks travel across the roads and highways of the state of Texas, the number of trucking accidents increase every year. According to national truck accident statistics, large trucks, also know as 18-wheelers, semis or tractor-trailers are responsible for twelve percent of all traffic fatalities. Because of the tramatic injuries or death that are usually the result of a trucking accident and the complexity of rules and regulations that must be complied with by both intrastate and interstate trucking companies, it is imperative that you consult an experienced lawyer who can assist you in dealing with large truck accidents.
It is not uncommon for truck drivers to break the law by driving at excessive rates of speed, tailgating, or driving under the influence of alcohol or illegal and prescription drugs. Many drivers will continue to drive even though they are fatigued and frequently fail to keep a proper lookout for other motorists traveling in automobiles. Although trucking companies are obligated under the law to conduct background checks of their drivers, often these background checks are flawed, incomplete or not performed at all. Additionally, some trucking companies place requirements on their drivers that result in their drivers making false entries in their logbooks, driving with broken or faulty equipment, or driving in excess of the maximun number of hours allowed by law.
Therefore, an attorney in a trucking accident case must conduct a extensive investigation of the many causes that may have contributed to the accident in order that the persons who are injured or their family can obtain fair and reasonable compensation for their damages. Most trucking accidents require the assistance of an accident reconstruction expert and other knowledgable persons to evaluate the driver and the trucking company's records to explain how the accident occurred. In many cases it is necessary to obtain this information as soon as possible because it can get lost or possibly be destroyed by the driver or the trucking company. At the Law Office of Stephen O’Rear, P.C. we will advise you concerning the action that needs to be taken after you have been involved in a trucking accident.
We understand that truck accidents cause serious financial and physical harm to the injured person and their family. Let a knowledgeable Fort Worth injury lawyer help you and your family handle these hardships. At The Law Office of Stephen O’Rear, P.C. we will stand up to the trucking company to ensure that your legal rights are respected.
Under Texas law there is a limitation on the amount of time for you to file a lawsuit to recover damages for the injuries that you receive from a trucking accident, so call us for a free consultation to discuss your rights and obtain information as to how we can assist you to recover just and reasonable compensation for your injuries and damages. You owe no fees unless we recover.
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