The large commercial trucks that haul essential cargo from place to place throughout Texas put all of us at risk of serious injuries. Then they are involved in accidents, large trucks like semis, tanker trucks, and flatbeds are capable of causing significant damage and serious bodily injuries. As a result, a plethora of federal and state safety regulations are imposed on the trucking industry, affecting everything from the qualifications of drivers to the way in which semi-trailers are made more visible at night.
Accidents involving commercial trucks can occur for any number of reasons, many of which are the same as the reasons that passenger vehicle accidents occur. Some of the more common causes of serious truck accident include the following:
People who are hurt in Texas truck accidents are often legally entitled to compensation. It is crucial to understand, however, that there are certain steps that you should take after an accident to maximize your chances of obtaining a settlement or award for your losses. Here are some of the things that you should do in the hours and days following an accident with a commercial truck:
If you have been injured in an accident with a commercial truck, you may be wondering whether you need to hire an attorney who focuses his or her practice on truck accident litigation or whether a personal injury attorney will do. It is important to understand that truck accident cases differ from “regular” car wreck cases in several important ways and can involve complicated legal issues with which many lawyers are unfamiliar. For this reason, it is advisable for people who have been hurt in accidents with commercial trucks to retain an experienced truck accident attorney.
We’ve all seen news stories about horrific truck accidents involving large semi-trucks, many of which were carrying cargo at the time of the crash. While dangerous, these are not the only types of trucks that can cause serious…READ MORE
Truck accident cases can be substantially more complicated and can require significantly more resources than other types of motor vehicle accident or personal injury cases. You always want to make sure that any attorney you hire has successfully handled cases that specifically involve large commercial trucks and the trucking industry. Your attorney should have a thorough understanding of trucking industry standards, FMCSA regulations, and truck accident reconstruction methods. At USTA, we focus specifically on truck accident cases and you can rest assured that we have the experience needed to successfully handle your case.GET STARTED
With their legal teams and insurance companies, trucking companies are known for fighting against liability whenever possible. They will often try to strong-arm injured individuals into accepting inadequate settlements by intimidating them with the idea of trial and the resources involved in litigation. Unfortunately, too many attorneys recommend settling cases too early in the process to avoid any further litigation. You need an attorney on your side who is not intimidated by trucking companies and who has the resources and willingness to take your case as far as necessary to obtain the full settlement or award you deserve. The attorneys at USTA will not back down and will do what is needed to fully protect your rights as a truck accident victim.GET STARTED
n order to best know if an attorney is the right one for you, you should meet with them in person or schedule a phone consultation. A positive attorney-client relationship is critical in a successful truck accident case so you should always ensure that you get a good feeling from an attorney before you decide to hire them. You want to stay apprised of new developments in your case and ensure your attorney is not too busy to address your questions or concerns as they arise. At USTA, we provide personalized and committed representation and invite anyone who believes they may have a truck accident claim to call and schedule a free consultation today.GET STARTED