Representing Victims Of Texas Truck Accidents
Tractor-trailer accidents are very different from car wrecks. Trucking companies and their drivers are subject to a number of state and federal safety regulations that don’t apply to cars and smaller trucks. Car-truck accidents also involve insurance issues that aren’t present in other types of motor vehicle accidents.
At Carpenter & Schumacher, P.C., our lawyers understand the special issues involved in accidents involving large trucks. With offices in Plano , we represent clients in Dallas-Fort Worth and throughout West Texas. We also represent families in the case of fatal semi accidents. Call 972-403-1133 (844-370-1133 toll free) for a free case evaluation.
Holding Truckers And Their Employers Accountable For Safety Violations
Truck safety regulations are there to protect people in smaller vehicles from deadly collisions with 18-wheelers. Unfortunately, many trucking companies break the rules to keep their trucks rolling. Here are some examples of safety violations that endanger people in other vehicles:
- Driving too long without a rest break
- Driving an overloaded vehicle
- Failing to secure loads
- Driving a vehicle with defective brakes or other safety equipment
- Hiring an unqualified driver
- Truck speeding
- Unsafe passing
It’s important to retain an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible to act quickly on your behalf and preserve evidence of liability. Trucking companies carry large insurance policies, but they also have aggressive investigators protecting their interests.
Learn more: Steps to take after a Texas truck accident.