Semi trucks play an important role in transporting a wide range of goods across the country. However, an 18 wheeler accident can have devastating consequences. The size of an 18 wheeler truck in comparison to that of a passenger vehicle increases the risks of those in a passenger vehicle becoming seriously injured in the event of a collision, and a significant number of semi truck accidents, which may also be called 18 wheeler accidents, or tractor trailer accidents involve fatalities. These types of vehicles can pose a great danger when on the road without proper maintenance or while being improperly operated.
There are a number of factors that can contribute to an 18 wheeler wreck, with many unfortunately being caused by negligence on the part of drivers and trucking companies. Federal regulations have been put into place to ensure that drivers are not on the road for excessive amounts of time, or driving under hazardous conditions; however some companies fail to follow outlined rules. Common causes of 18 wheeler, or large truck accidents can include:
Truck driver fatigue from too many hours at the wheel
Truck drivers who are improperly or inadequately trained
Trucker error or inexperience
Overloaded or unsecured freight
Poor truck maintenance
Trucking company negligence
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In the event that one is involved in a trucking accident, attending to medical needs is a top priority; however, legal concerns should also promptly be addressed. A semi truck accident can leave victims or their families with a mountain of debt from medical bills, car compensation needs, and other related expenses.The aftermath of a truck accident tends to be severe, including permanent injuries or death.
A Houston personal injury lawyer can assist injured victims and their families with furthering their understanding of how the law applies to their case in terms of seeking financial legal compensation. Claimants may be entitled to recovery for medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages incurred due to an accident. We work with your doctors and rehab specialists to document a claim to cover future needs, the economic impact, and pain and suffering. Arranging for a free consultation with a qualified, experienced 18-wheeler accident attorney can aid one in assessing their legal needs and what effective legal options are available for obtaining fair recovery for their accident injury claim.
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