Fort Worth Truck Accident Attorneys
When driving in Texas, accidents happen. When freight trucks or 18 wheelers are involved, the outcome is generally much worse than a fender-bender. Because of their size and the loads that these large trucks carry, trucking accidents have the power to do major damage, including extensive injuries or loss of life. If you or your loved one was hurt in an accident involving an 18-wheeler, you need someone to fight for you to get compensation for your injuries. Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC employs a team of dedicated and experienced 18-wheeler accident lawyers that stand ready to help you pick up the pieces from these types of accidents.
Trucking Accident Causes in Texas
The drivers that operate these dangerous trucks have strict state and federal safety requirements that they must meet. As you can imagine, when they are faced with deadlines and bonuses, they do not always adhere to those safety requirements. Our attorneys have spent years studying the regulations and guidelines and are well-versed in evaluating a trucking accident. There can be multiple causes and parties involved in accidents of this nature. To list a few:
- Driver Fatigue/Impairment
- Length of time driving prior to the accident
- Poor driver training
- Improper Maintenance
- Trailer overloaded
- Faulty Equipment
- Improper tire inflation
- Traffic Violations
- Road defects
- Drug or Alcohol Use by the Truck Driver
- ACCOUNTABLE PARTIES
- Truck Driver
- Owner of Truck
- Trucking Company
- Maintenance Personnel
- Freight Owners
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Important Steps For Someone Involved in a Trucking Accident
Receive Medical Attention
Your health and safety are the major concern. Even if you don’t think you have injuries or you think they are minor, go to the hospital for evaluation. Minor injuries may develop into major ones over time. Take pictures of any physical harm and save all documentation and bills from the medical provider.
Call the Police
It is important to have the police present to document the scene and write down statements. Even if the fault is obvious or both drivers agree, police will gather statements that will hold true, regardless of whether the other parties change their mind or their story.
Police reports, medical evaluations, medical bills, as well as pictures of the scene, damaged vehicles, and injuries will help ensure the best outcome for your case.
Catastrophic Trucking Accident Injuries | No Cost to You Until We Win
Medical bills and other expenses don’t care that you are the victim of major trauma, that you can’t go to work and earn money, or that you aren’t able to do or enjoy simple physical tasks, but we do. At Barnett Howard & Williams, we are dedicated to being your advocate. We have the knowledge and experience to investigate whether a truck driver violated the commercial carrier laws and help you aggressively pursue a fair and just damage award. We work with insurance companies on your behalf and hold all parties accountable to get you the maximum claim. Call us today at (817) 993-9249 to schedule a free consultation. There are no fees until we win your injury case and receive a damage award.
Contact Our 18-Wheeler Accident Attorneys Today
Our team of Fort Worth Injury Lawyers understands the issues and will help you determine how to proceed. Large trucking accidents can be disastrous to a family and can result in a lifetime of medical expenses or even wrongful death. Contact the dedicated Texas trial lawyers at Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC today to meet with a member of our team in either Fort Worth of Keller. If you cannot make it to one of our offices, we will be happy to meet you at a place that is convenient for you.