In this difficult time, you need an experienced attorney that handles trucking-accident cases to fight for you. Remember, there are time limits for filing certain claims. In the state of Texas, victims of an 18-wheeler accident have two years to file a claim.
In some cases, depending on the type of truck involved, almost 100,000 pounds of steel can collide with your car. When that happens the results are devastating. Not just anyone can be a truck driver of an 18-wheeler vehicle. It takes a certified driver, one that has completed many hours of training and has passed stringent federal regulations. The trucks themselves are also routinely inspected.
Why then do truck drivers make such seemingly amateur mistakes sometimes?
It’s usually not by accident. It’s either because they are being forced to push themselves too hard by the company they work for (which creates unrealistic goals to meet), or because the driver simply want more money and so works himself harder than he should. Some truckers will even create a false report to show “compliance” with federal regulations but actually exceed the legal amount of driving time without sleep. Other problems include truckers failing to inspect their vehicles, or lying about inspection records in order to save money. All of these illegal acts can result in mechanical failure or driver fatigue-which can lead to death on the highway.
Why Should I Consult a Law Firm that Handles 18-Wheeler Accidents?
Law firms are made up of experienced lawyers that understand the rules of truck driving and the legality of 18-wheelers. An experienced lawyer is capable of preserving evidence and investigating the details of your claim so that it stands up in court.
The investigation typically sees these steps:
- The investigation and documentation of the scene of the truck accident
- Expert inspection and testing of parts in question
- Accident reconstruction if necessary
- Interviewing witnesses who were at the scene
- Getting court orders to ensure evidence is not lost
The Best Reason to Work with an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer
Your family’s happiness and wellbeing are priceless. You cannot leave their contentment to chance and risk hiring a less experienced lawyer to represent you in court. The Rasansky Law Firm has a long track record of court victories and with special emphasis in 18-wheeler accidents.
You can get a free consultation with the well reported and multiple award-winning lawyer Jeff Rasansky, or one of his hand-selected personal injury lawyers who subscribe to the same high standard of work. Call us at 1-877-405-4313. You also have the option of filling out a contact intake form to schedule a consultation at a later time.