When an 80,000-pound fully loaded 18-wheeler plows into a 5,000-pound automobile, the results can be devastating. This happens hundreds of times a year in Texas, killing approximately 600 people and injuring hundreds more
At Almasri & Marzwanian Law Group, we understand how serious these accidents are and how life-changing they can be. If this has happened to you, you deserve compensation for all of your damages that were caused by the negligence of the driver and possibly from the company for whom the driver was working at the time of the accident.
Please contact us for a free consultation. If we decide to work together, we will investigate the facts of your case. Through our experience, we have found that 18-wheeler accidents are often caused by the negligence of the driver or of the company that hired the driver.
Common Causes of 18-Wheeler Accidents
There are some common causes of all trucking accidents. Some examples include:
- Negligent driver. Making improper decisions can encompass most driver negligence issues: speeding, going faster than road conditions allow, going faster than the load allows, shifting load, improper braking, and more.
- Defective truck maintenance. This onus is generally on the trucking company for failing to properly maintain its fleet of trucks.
- Driver safety violations. Driving for longer periods of time than legally allowed. Failure to keep a log verifying rest stops. Texting while driving. Improper loading of cargo so it shifts while driving.
- Improper hiring of drivers by the trucking company. The company may fail to do a proper background check of the driver.
Trucking companies often have deadlines their drivers must meet almost no matter what happens. So, truck drivers push themselves and end up driving when they are fatigued, feeling ill, or when they are sleep-deprived. Driving under these conditions is negligent and can lead to serious consequences.
At our Almasri & Marzwanian Law Group, we have extensive experience in handling claims of clients who were injured in trucking accidents. We serve those in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston, as well as Oklahoma. Additionally, we help a diverse group of clients, our staff members also speak Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. The law requires you to bring your lawsuit for damages within a certain period of time after the accident, so do not wait. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
FRIENDLY, CARING LEGAL SERVICES
At AMS Law Group, we care about our clients, and we do our best to ease your burden and get you adequate compensation. We understand how devastating a car accident can be, and we recognize that the aftermath can be even more difficult.
We take different factors into account when determining what compensation you’re entitled to. We’ll weigh the cost of your injuries, your loss of income, your pain and suffering, and other damages. But no matter what you’ve experienced, you can expect compassionate, understanding car accident attorneys at our firm.
ACCOMMODATING, HELPFUL STAFF
We want to help you get back on your feet, and with our legal teams’ diverse background, we can cater to a range of clients from a variety of cultures. Members of our staff can speak a number of different languages such as Arabic, Urdu, and Armenian, to name a few. To us, a case isn’t just a job, and we care about all of our clients.
Let us represent you when you’ve been in a car accident in or near Fort Worth, TX. We’ll do our best to get you proper reparations, and we won’t expect any pay until we’ve been successful.