Large tractor-trailers, or 18-wheelers as they are typically called, are more numerous on the highways of Texas now than ever before. With this increase in large truck traffic comes an increase in these commercial vehicles being involved in safety violations and accidents. There are federal and state motor safety regulations which govern the use and operation of these large commercial tractor-trailers. The U.S. Department of Transportation - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a primary mission to prevent commercial motor vehicle - related fatalities and injuries.
However, many times these rules are violated, shortcuts are taken, and as a result, significant collisions occur involving other vehicles. Some of the negligence issues that our firm has come across in these types of cases involve the following:speeding, use of drugs and/or alcohol, driver inattention, driver fatigue, falling asleep, falsifying driver log books, watching TV while driving, using a computer while driving, neglect of vehicle maintenance, over-sized loads, overloaded trailers, poorly secured freight and negligent hiring of drivers without conducting thorough background checks.
Due to their large size and weight, an 18-wheeler collision can cause major damages to innocent victims, including permanent life altering personal injuries and wrongful death. Park & Durham has the knowledge, experience and resources to thoroughly investigate and determine the underlying causes of the big rig collision. We routinely hire qualified accident reconstruction experts, private investigators, trucking regulation experts, medical experts, and life care planners to determine the negligent person or company and establish the damage loss of your case. The entire staff of Park & Durham is sensitive to your injuries and losses and will handle your case with the utmost compassion and integrity. Our attorneys have handled many of these kinds of big cases before.
If you, your relative or a friend have sustained a personal injury or wrongful death due to an 18 Wheeler accident, please contact Park & Durham immediately and put them to work for you. Time is critical. The insurance company will put their investigators and attorneys to work right away. Certain types of evidence must be obtained and preserved immediately or it may be lost forever or destroyed. This is why we urge you to contact Park & Durham as soon as possible after the accident so that we can immediately put our team to work for you.
Please call us at (936) 291-6660 or (800) 753-5509 or email us for a Free Initial Consultation and immediate appointment with one of our attorneys. We are here to help you in your time of need and will make house calls and hospital visits if needed. Don't go at it alone and get taken advantage of.