There are no minor accidents when it comes to semi trucks. Accidents involving semi trucks are not only destructive, but can alter the lives of those involved forever causing severe body injury if not death.
When it comes to 18 wheeler accidents, the nature of the situation changes entirely from a smaller incident between two cars. Multiple insurance companies are involved, and due to the fact that trucking standards are federally regulated, large investigations will occur. Your main concern during this difficult time should be getting your life back in order, not worrying about the details of your case.
Who Is Responsible For My Accident?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has determined that 44% of 18 wheeler drivers involved in accidents were at fault due to their prescription and over the counter medications, 23% of drivers were driving too fast and another 18% of drivers caused an accident due to fatigue.
You may be entitled to major compensation from your trucking accident if:
- the trucking company allowed the driver to operate the semi truck without the proper experience or training
- the driver engaged in reckless or aggressive driving at your expense
- semi truck malfunction
- the driver was under the influence of a controlled substance that had previously not been approved for use while the driver was operating a semi truck
The driver, owner of the truck, company that leases the truck or trailer, semi truck manufacturer and at times the shipper of the truck’s cargo can all be liable for any injury or damages you have sustained.
You are going against a lot of people after an 18 wheeler accident, make sure that you have the right people on your side. The attorneys at The Byrd Law Firm are experts in semi truck accidents and helping citizens like you receive the just compensation you deserve. We serve those all over Texas, including Waco, Houston and Beaumont. Call us today at (888) 616-2973 for help with your truck accident lawsuit.