Laredo 18-Wheeler Accident Attorney
In Laredo and all throughout Texas, commercial trucks and 18-wheelers are a familiar site. We rarely pay them any attention unless we are stuck behind one or next to one on the highway. However, the numbers of large trucks are increasing on our roadways and this means more trucking accidents and more injured Texans.
Truck Accidents are Catastrophic
While many passenger cars weight 3,000-4,000 pounds, a fully loaded semi can weight well over 80,000 pounds. This can lead larger accidents, with greater injuries, at lower speeds.
A Laredo Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help
If you’ve been injured in an accident with an 18-wheeler or another commercial vehicle, you probably have more questions than answers. We understand that the process can overwhelming, and we are here to make things as stress-free as possible. When you retain our truck accident law firm, we find you the best doctors, schedule medical appointments, get treatment costs covered, help you get a rental car, and guide you through every step of the process. Our goal is handle as much as we can so you can focus on your recovery and get back into your usual routine.
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Trucking Accidents & Insurance
Because trucks have the potential to cause more damage than passenger vehicles, state and federal regulations require most large trucks to carry high-dollar insurance coverage. While the minimum required insurance for passenger vehicles is $30,000, commercial trucks are required to carry insurance with of minimum of $750,000. Some trucking companies even have coverage for $10,000,000 or more.
Truck Accident Cases are Different
The commercial trucking industry is heavily regulated with one primary purpose: safety. Therefore, there are certain laws, rules, and safety guidelines that apply to truck drivers, trucking companies, and manufacturers. Some of these laws and regulations deal with:
- Driver Fatigue: truckers are legally limited by the number of hours they can drive in any given time period. This is to cut down on drowsy driving or falling asleep at the wheel. Unfortunately, trucking companies keep tight schedules and they often force their drivers to drive for longer hours against the safety of them
- Weight: trucks are only designed and allowed to carry a certain amount of weight. However, many companies overload their trailers to save time and money. If your accident was a result of an overloaded trailer, we will seek the proper records to prove up your case.
- Maintenance: trucks must be maintained to safe standards and logs must be kept of work done on trucks and trailers. Improper maintenance or lack of maintenance is a major cause of trucking accidents.
Contact a Laredo 18-Wheeler Truck Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been injured, you should be focused on one thing: your recovery. Contact our office for a free, no-obligation consultation. As always, you pay nothing out of pocket unless we recover compensation for you. Call us now at (956) 275-6060 or contact us online by using the form below.
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