18-Wheeler/Big Rig Accidents
Fort Bend County Fuel Truck Accident Lawyers
Getting into an auto accident with a semi-truck can result in devastating injury and damage for the victim or victims involved. The effects of such an accident can be further amplified if the truck is an 18-wheeler towing trailers behind them. These big rig trucks are very large in size and carry substantial weight, often weighing up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. This makes them extremely dangerous in an accident situation, as they can rollover or jackknife easily. 18-Wheeler accidents cause over numerous deaths every year, and they are often due to some form of negligence. Some of the more common types of negligence that result in these accidents include:
- Truck driver fatigue
- Mechanical failure (such as turn signals or brakes)
- Too many blind spots
- Driver inattention or distraction
- Driving a truck while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Load that is not adequately secured
If you have been injured in an accident involving an 18-wheeler then you may be entitled to compensation from the driver, trucking company, or truck manufacturer responsible. Contact a Sugar Land personal injury lawyer who can review your case and possibly assist you in being recompensed for the damages you have suffered.
Richmond Texas 18-Wheeler Accident Attorneys
Reed & Terry Law Firm is an experienced law firm who has helped thousands of individuals in their personal injury cases. They provide a dedicated and aggressive style of service to their clients with the goal of securing case outcomes that are in those client's best interests. Contact them today if you have been injured in an 18-wheeler accident, and they will work diligently to increase your chances of receiving full compensation for your injuries from those who were at fault.