Driver Fatigue and Other Semi Truck Accidents
Texas truck accident litigation can be incredibly complicated. If you are hit by a semi or tractor trailer truck in the State of Texas, you must prove fault if you wish to obtain significant compensation for your injuries.
Is there a way to prove what--or who-- genuinely caused a tractor-trailer truck accident? There are a number of reasons large trucks crash; many of these accidents are caused by negligence on the part of the trucking company, the driver, independent contractors, or manufacturers, and are completely preventable.
If you are involved in a truck accident, it’s important that you have your Dallas attorney immediately investigate the accident to preserve all relevant evidence. Most insurance companies will already have an investigator look over your accident scene in an effort to build a case against your claim, so proof is everything.
At the Texas law firm of Clements & Clements, we immediately investigate accidents and involve experts, so we can present a compelling case line by line. It doesn’t matter where the accident happened or where we have to go. We offer strong support and advocacy that protects the rights of people who have suffered or lost a loved one in a truck accident.
Call us today at (877) 863-4607 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a free consultation.
We have experience with truck accidents caused by:
Improper loading: Truck drivers and trucking companies are legally responsible to implement safety procedures, secure cargo, and do all necessary truck and equipment maintenance before the truck pulls onto the highway. Many accidents are caused when a commercial truck is improperly loaded and items fall out into traffic or shift and cause imbalances, causing severe or fatal injuries to other drivers.
Driver fatigue: State and federal regulations limit the number of hours a driver can operate a commercial truck without taking a break. After 12 or 14 sleepless hours, a driver is in violation of the law and presents a danger to other motorists. To prove your case, we retrieve drivers’ records, log books, and black box information to find out if the driver endangered you by operating the truck without a break.
Defective parts and faulty maintenance: Some of the most catastrophic accidents are caused by defective automobile parts, including defective tires, defective wheels, defective brakes, or broken or defective lights on semi trucks and trailers. Our firm will investigate the equipment involved to identify all manufacturers who may be responsible for your crash.
Negligent operation: The term “negligent operation” includes driving while fatigued, failure to observe speed limits, and driving under the influence. It also includes accidents caused by drivers who are inexperienced when it comes to driving in inclement weather or properly addressing an equipment malfunction.
Inclement weather: Though no one can change the weather, truck drivers are responsible for knowing how to drive--or when to refrain from driving--the truck in bad conditions. We will investigate the case to determine if the accident was avoidable.
Contact Clements & Clements by e-mail or call (877) 863-4607 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Dallas, Texas, personal injury lawyer.
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