If you have ever driven on the interstate highways, you recognize that 18-wheelers and other large trucks dominate these roadways. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines large trucks as any vehicle with a gross weight greater than 10,000 pounds.
Automobiles have to share the roadways with these massive trucks. Because of the sheer size of these trucks it is hard for them to stop and they have large blind spots which can contribute to an 18-wheeler accident. An accident with one or more of these 18-wheelers can cause catastrophic injuries or death.
Each year across America, 18-wheelers and other large trucks are involved in over 75,000 traffic accidents that result in catastrophic injuries or death. Texas ranks the highest in the nation in fatal crashes that involve 18-wheelers and other large trucks.
There are federal safety guidelines and regulations in place to regulate these 18-wheelers and large trucks. Unfortunately, to the detriment of innocent people’s lives, these regulations are blatantly disregarded by truckers or trucking companies. When one of these 18-wheelers is operated in a careless or reckless manner, it creates an extremely dangerous situation.
Some of the most common causes of 18-wheeler accidents are:
- An improperly maintained truck
- A reckless or tired driver
- Length of time the truck has been on the road prior to the accident
- Insufficient driver qualifications or training
- Overloaded trailer or poor load distribution
- Drugs or alcohol
- Failure to observe weather conditions
- Violation of traffic laws
- Inadequately inflated tires
If you have been injured in an 18-wheeler accident or other large truck accident, I understand that this is a traumatic and stressful time. I will evaluate your situation thoroughly and determine the best strategy. While you are focusing on recovering, as your attorney I will deal directly with the insurance companies to ensure that you receive compensation for your injuries. With my legal assistance, you can focus on getting better while I focus on getting you the compensation and justice you deserve.
It is important to act quickly by contacting an attorney who will gather the facts and preserve the important evidence before it’s too late. At Amanda L. James Law you will get an attorney who will thoroughly investigate the causes of your 18-wheeler accident to uncover all sources of compensation that may be available. 18-Wheeler accidents can cause life-long injuries. I will work hard to get the maximum recovery you deserve for your injuries.
Call me at (210) 598-8286 or contact me online today for a free consultation. I can help make this traumatic and stressful time easier for you. I am dedicated to getting you the compensation and justice you deserve. I serve San Antonio and surrounding areas including Boerne, Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Canyon Lake, New Braunfels, and the Texas Hill Country.