Truck & Semi Accident Victims
Many truck accidents continue to happen in the Interstate 35 corridor between Austin and Dallas. These Texas trucking accidents involve 18-wheeler collisions, tractor-trailer collisions, and other commercial truck collisions. Trucking accidents result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities all too often.
The Cagle Law Firm, P.C., has earned its reputation as experienced and skilled lawyers helping victims of Texas 18 wheeler accidents. Our attorneys understand how traumatic trucking accidents can be for our clients – that is why we provide compassionate and personalized attention to you and your family to help you through the aftermath of an 18 wheeler accident in Texas.
Did Negligence Play A Role In Your 18-Wheeler Accident?
Due to the sheer size and weight of 18-wheelers and semi-trucks, truck drivers and trucking companies are required to follow specific safety regulations and rules set by government agencies to safely operate their trucks on the road and protect all of us that share the roadways with them.
Other motorists’ lives are put at risk when truck drivers or truck companies fail to follow these rules. Common factors that play a role in trucking accidents caused by negligent drivers include:
- Driver fatigue, possibly caused by violating hours of service rules;
- Unsecured loads or overweight trailers;
- Speeding or aggressive driving;
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
- Improper maintenance and pre-trip inspections of the truck; and,
- Improper driver training by the trucking company.
These behaviors put us all at risk, and constitute trucking negligence by the driver and his or her employer.
It is extremely important to contact us right away if you have been involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, semi-truck, or any commercial vehicle. Valuable evidence must be secured as soon as possible.
We Will Thoroughly Investigate Your Trucking Accident
Once you hire us, we Y will immediately investigate and collect evidence from the scene of the accident. It is vital to collect and preserve any evidence, including information from the truck driver’s computer navigational system, their driving logs and “CRM” data. Some trucking cases require an accident reconstruction expert to immediately investigate the scene before physical evidence disappears. Important evidence like debris fields, tire marks, gouge marks, and other physical evidence may not be able to be reconstructed after it disappears. Therefore, it is imperative that we get started working on your case right away to help preserve the evidence you need to get the damages you deserve.
Texas 18-wheeler accidents can cause devastating injuries. Examples of some 18-wheeler accident injuries include serious head injuries, spinal cord damage, paralysis and death. We can make sure the driver and all parties responsible for the 18-wheeler accident are held accountable, and we will fight to help you receive the maximum amount of benefits and compensation available in your case.