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18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer

18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer

18 Wheeler Crashes - Who is Responsible?
Companies send 18 wheelers, vans and other motor vehicles out on a daily basis to transact business on behalf of the company. Because the drivers are hired for a specific commercial purpose, they are required to adhere to a heightened standard of driving. When 18 wheeler crashes happen, the driver and the company must be held responsible.
Since commercial vehicles are generally larger in size, they can be more difficult to drive and can cause more damage during a wreck. These wrecks can occur frequently and with devastating results.

18 Wheeler Accident Lawsuit
The cause of action for motor vehicle crashes is based in negligence. The statute of limitations for this lawsuit is two years from the date of accident.

Why Choose The Fesler Law Firm?
Transportation companies are prepared for these accidents to occur and have teams of lawyers ready to fight lawsuits by injured parties in order to reduce costs resulting from jury findings. With the right representation, your position in a lawsuit if you are injured in an 18 wheeler wreck is much improved.
The Fesler Law Firm's background in medicine and experience in the courtroom forge a strong presence whether he is on the phone with the insurance agents, wrangling with opposing counsel, or cross-examining experts at trial.

 

 

Injured in an 18 Wheeler Accident?
When it comes to road accidents, some of the worst involve a large vehicle such as 18 wheeler truck. More than 500,000 trucking accidents occur in the United States each year, resulting in about 5,000 deaths and many more horrific injuries. Roughly one out of every eight traffic deaths in America involves an accident with an 18 wheeler, a tractor trailer accident, semi truck accident, big rig or other large truck.
If you have been injured in an accident as a result of the negligence of others, call an 18 wheeler accident lawyer for a FREE consultation or fill out our FREE case evaluation form.

One reason for such horrific accidents is that drivers cannot see in certain blind spots around their large vehicle. Other causes can include vehicular failure. But often the cause of such accidents is driver failure.

Many drivers do not follow the speed limits and rules of the road. Pressed by deadlines and by long hauls, truck drivers also often drive while fatigued. Such drivers can fall asleep at the wheel or at least lack sufficient attention and readiness to avoid an accident, when a split second may mean the difference between life and death in an accident.

Some truck drivers also drive while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Others may tend to tailgate or otherwise drive recklessly. And still other truck drivers may not be properly trained or licensed to handle such vehicles.

An 18 wheeler accident lawyer can handle your claim
Anyone can be a victim in such accident. If you or a loved one has been such a victim, contact an 18 wheeler accident lawyer with The Fesler Law Firm.

An 18 wheeler accident lawyer is a personal injury lawyer who can handle claims arising from the negligence of a truck driver or a trucking company. Such a lawyer can pursue a case to ensure that victims receive full and fair compensation for their injuries.

Usually such accident causes much greater damage to a smaller vehicle than would an accident between two small vehicles. Besides death, an 18 wheeler accident can lead to severe injuries, including fractures, head injuries and herniated discs.

Insurance snags? An 18 wheeler accident lawyer can help
Your 18 wheeler accident attorney will determine if you are covered for your injuries by insurance, and then will work to ensure that you get the money you deserve under the policy.

This may prove vital since accident insurance companies do not always pay medical bills promptly and fully. Such reluctance may necessitate a semi truck accident lawyer stepping in to force the issue and to make sure that the insurance company lives up to the policy which it wrote and for which you paid.

When an insurance company balks at providing coverage, a tractor trailer accident attorney will step in. Your lawyer will make certain that you are not "taken for a ride" by your accident insurance company but, instead, get the coverage you deserve for your medical costs and suffering.

If there is a need for costly surgery to achieve your recovery, your lawyer will negotiate for its payment on your behalf. Your lawyer also will see to it that all claims are paid before the insurance coverage expires.
An 18 wheeler accident lawyer will fight for you
Beyond accident insurance companies, your 18 wheeler accident lawyer will hold responsible those who caused the accident, including the truck driver, the trucking company and the manufacturer of the truck. Their negligence often is a factor in such accidents.
Truck Accidents Often Result in Serious Injury. We can Help You Get the Compensation You Need and Deserve.

The Scope of the Problem

In 2007 over 400 people in Texas lost their lives after having an accident with a large truck. The number of semi truck accidents has risen every year since 2003 and in Texas alone over 18,000 18 wheeler accidents occur each year. This means that on average large trucks are involved in 49 accidents a day and that at least one accident a day will end a life. In most cases, the injured party is an occupant of the smaller car or truck involved in the crash. If you have been involved in an accident with a large truck, only an experienced Houston, Texas truck accident attorney can help you prove negligence and win your case.

The Trouble with Trucking

Trucking can be a stressful occupation. In order to meet consumer needs, truckers are encouraged to get loads from point A to point B as quickly as possible. The more trips a trucker makes, the more money he earns. Companies encourage this, leaving the driver with two options- make the tight deadline or lose pay.
This situation is not safe for anyone on the roadway. Strenuous work loads can cause truckers to make the following mistakes.

  • Driving drowsy
  • Excessive speeding
  • Driving too fast for the conditions
  • Aggressive driving
  • Improper Maintenance
  • Improperly Secured Load/Spilled Loads

Any and all of the above can cause a serious trucking accident. As commercial trucks far outweigh all other vehicles on the road, they are more likely than passenger cars to be involved in accidents that cause serious injury and death.

 

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