The trucking industry presents enough of a danger to motorists that the state and federal governments have passed several regulations in an attempt to reduce the number of catastrophic collisions on Texas roadways.
Regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), truck drivers are required to log driving hours, maintain the safety of their vehicles, comply with all traffic laws, and receive proper training before they are permitted to drive a truck.
When truck drivers speed, fall asleep behind the wheel, or fail to properly maintain and operate their vehicles, they can be held liable for injuries and fatalities that occur to their fellow motorists. At the Texas law firm of Clements & Clements, our truck accident lawyers review the driver’s log entries to determine if he or she exceeded the amount of consecutive hours of operation allowed by law. We measure skid marks, analyze the truck’s GPS and black box data recorder systems, and gather eyewitness statements. These collisions leave our clients hurt and fighting for their lives; we work hard to expose the negligence and violations of state and federal regulations that cause them.
If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident in or around Tyler, Texas, contact truck accident claim lawyers at Clements & Clements today to schedule a free evaluation of your case.
Injuries and Fatalities Due to Truck Accidents
Our personal injury attorneys recover damages for people suffering from the following kinds of injuries due to an 18-wheeler accident:
Determining the Cost of a Truck Accident
In order to determine the financial impact of a tractor-trailer truck accident on the life of each client, our personal injury attorneys work closely with experts who analyze current and ongoing expenses associated with your injuries, including medical bills and costs of living. We also estimate costs associated with initial hospitalization, surgeries, therapy, medication, medical equipment, in-home care, physical rehabilitation, and lost wages.
After your case is settled or decided, our attorneys explain how a structured settlement or special needs trust can provide ongoing financial support for you or your injured family member. Regardless of whether you decide to accept a structured settlement or establish a trust, there are tax and Medicaid eligibility issues to consider; your attorney will explain your options and help you make an informed decision.
Clements & Clements — Tyler, Texas, Truck Accident Attorneys
Trucking companies usually coach drivers in what to say and do after a truck accident in hopes of reducing liability in injury cases. We have the resources and knowledge needed to expose negligence in spite of this coaching. To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our veteran accident attorneys, please contact truck accident attorneys at Clements & Clements today.