We share the roads everyday with Truck drivers, who are driving 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, tractor trailers, big rigs, which are significantly larger than the car, truck or motorcycle we might be driving. When an accident does occur between a car, truck, or motorcycle and a 18-wheeler, the injuries suffered by the person driving the smaller vehicle can be significant. If you, your friends or family members have been involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler or other large truck it is important that you contact your local Tyler Truck and Tractor Trailer Accident Attorney so I can begin investigating your case to preserve valuable evidence.
- Trucking accidents can occur for a number of reasons, including the following:
- Distracted driving
- Improper training or inexperienced driver
- An overloaded or imbalanced 18-wheeler
- An 18-wheeler that has not been properly maintained
- A driver who suffers from a sleeping disorder
- A driver who has driven or too many hours straight and becomes fatigued
Tyler Truck and Tractor Trailer Accident Attorney
A victim of a trucking accident can sustain a number of injuries and the injuries tend to be more serious due to the size of the 18-wheeler truck involved in comparison with a car, truck or motorcycle. The injuries suffered are even more significant when there is a pedestrian or bicyclist involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler or other large truck. I can evaluate your case to determine the best course of action to take to pursue a full recovery on your behalf if your injuries are caused by the negligence of another. Just as with other personal injury claims it is very important that you do not sign any statement at the scene requested by the truck driver, the truck driver’s employer or the truck driver’s insurance company representative. You should also not give a recorded statement to the insurance company representative until you have had the opportunity to consult with a Tyler Truck and Tractor Trailer Attorney to discuss the facts of your case. The insurance company representative is not on your side. The insurance company’s goal is to resolve your claim with the least payment possible or even potentially deny your claim with no payment to you for your injuries or damages.
If you or a loved one has been injured by an 18-wheeler or other large truck call me now for a free consultation.