Accidents that involve passenger cars and big rigs are simply terrifying. Even the sturdiest of all passenger cars stands little chance against one of these colossal vehicles.
A truck accident lawyer may be able to help you if a negligent trucker or trucking company has caused you harm. Trucking companies are subject to a host of regulations, federal and state, and they’re liable if they’re not living up to them and they hurt someone. The most important thing is to not be taken for a ride by their attorneys.
If you get in a wreck with a semi owned by a big company, there’s a very good chance that they’re going to pretend to be the good guys and just offer you a check out of nowhere. This is not something you should accept without a bit of forethought. If they’re offering you a check today, there’s no reason that you shouldn’t feel like you have a right to ask them to wait a few days while you decide. Within those few days, you may want to contact a lawyer. If the company or the accident was in Texas, a Texas truck accident attorney is obviously a logical choice.
There are several ways that a trucking company can be negligent. Many of them overwork their drivers. Drivers are only allowed to drive for a certain number of hours each day and are required to rest at certain intervals. Despite this, quite a few drivers report having dozed off while they were on the road. If you consider the size of the vehicle they were driving when they dozed off, you can see how truly terrifying this is. There is no reason that drivers should be worked this hard and, when they are, people sometimes end up getting hurt or killed.
A good attorney will know how to find out if this kind of negligence played a role in your wreck. You’ll have to quantify the damages into a number to pursue a claim and your attorney will help you do this. There are many accidents that involve semis every year but, for the most part, the drivers and the companies that operate the trucks are very professional and safe. There are those that ruin it for the rest of them, however, and who ruin it most especially for the people they hurt through their carelessness.