Semi trucks or 18 wheelers are increasingly becoming a hazard for law abiding passenger vehicle drivers in Texas. Due to the size of 18 wheelers, accidents involving one are often catastrophic. The commercial trucking industry is governed by strict laws that must be followed to insure the safety of other vehicles on the road. Drivers must observe rest periods after a certain amount of hours on the road and mileage logs must be kept up to date. Unfortunately, drivers are often pushed to meet deadlines and safety becomes secondary to profit. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an 18 wheeler accident, contact The Malaise Law firm right away.
Statistics from the US Department of Transportation show that an alarming 30% of 18 wheeler accidents are due to driver fatigue. The injuries form these types of accidents are often life altering, requiring lengthy hospital stays and long rehabilitation periods. Medical bills are often astronomical. The lawyers at The Malaise law firm are aware of the laws governing 18 wheelers and will investigate all evidence including driver logs, weight load restrictions, and whether federal laws may have been broken as well as state laws. All of these factors can influence the amount of compensation you may be entitled to.
You should not attempt to deal with the insurance carrier yourself. The trucking company has their own team of professionals that are immediately dispatched to the accident scene to begin building a strong defense for the trucking company. You will be pressured to accept an offer much lower than the insurance company was actually willing to pay. Don’t let this happen to you. After examining all evidence, The Malaise Law firm will aggressively negotiate with the insurance company making sure you get the fairest amount possible for your claim.
The Malaise Law firm serves the citizens of San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, and Fort Worth in 18 wheeler accidents. Contact the proven and professional lawyers at The Malaise Law Firm to begin protecting your rights. Contact our firm today using the convenient email form on this page or call our office at 1-800-226-5787. Let us get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.