Truck drivers who get behind the wheel of a Tractor-Trailer or "18-Wheeler" (as they are commonly called) are required by State and Federal law to operate their vehicle in a safe and prudent manner. That is why drivers of 18-Wheelers and other large Commercial Vehicles are required to have a Commercial Drivers' License (CDL) and special training to operate these large vehicles safely. In addition, truck drivers and their employers are required to follow Federal safety regulations to ensure that they do not needlessly endanger the public. Because when large Commercial Vehicles are involved in an accident, it usually results in extensive property damage and serious bodily injury (including death). However, some truck drivers are not properly licensed or properly trained before getting behind the wheel, both of which are major contributing factors to the occurrence of 18-wheeler and Commercial Vehicle Accidents.
Unlike other traffic accidents, 18-Wheeler and Commercial Vehicle Accidents typically involve many different parties ranging from the driver, the driver's employer, the owner of the tractor/trailer and their respective insurance companies. You can be sure that they will all begin investigating the accident shortly after it happens. If you or your loved ones have been injured in an 18-Wheeler Accident, it is imperative to immediately hire a law firm that knows how to fight for YOUR rights against truck drivers, trucking companies and insurance companies.
Our law firm has vast experience helping clients recover compensation from truck drivers, trucking companies and insurance companies for Property Damage, Bodily Injury and other losses resulting from 18-wheeler Accidents. If you would like to discuss your accident to find out if you're entitled to compensation under Texas Law, use our Contact Form or Call/Text (281) 755-9475, for a free consultation.