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Under Federal Highway Administration regulations, 18 Wheelers can legally weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Therefore, it is no surprise that truck accidents can result in serious injuries and even fatalities. The Texas Bulldog is well-versed in all federal trucking regulations. When you have been injured in a truck accident, we recommend talking with a Texas truck accident attorney who has experience with federal motor carrier regulations. So call The Miller Law Firm now for a free case evaluation.
Most trucking accidents are avoidable when the trucking company and its drivers follow the proper precautions. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) conducted this study in 2007 of 120,000 large truck crashes. Their study concluded that 87% of the accidents were caused by negligence of the truck driver. The main associated factors were:
- Non-Performance: The driver fell asleep at the wheel, was disabled by a seizure or heart attack or was impaired for another medical reason.
- Recognition: The truck driver was not paying attention, was distracted by something inside or outside the truck, or failed to observe the situation for some other reason.
- Decision: The driver was speeding or misjudged the speed of other vehicles or obstacles.
- Performance: The truck driver made a bad decision and overcompensated or exercised poor directional control of the truck.
Because of our resources and experience, we can help you with your truck accident case. At The Miller Law Firm we have fought and won settlements for our clients injured by large trucks and 18 wheelers. Trucking insurance companies aggressively defend against injury claims and will often do whatever it takes to pay out as little as possible to the injured victims. Consequently, they will drag their feet or try to offer you very small settlements to close out your case. If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent truck driver, we are ready to investigate the collision, collect evidence and fight to get you the money you deserve.
Investigating Your Truck Accident
The Texas Bulldog understands how important timing is after a big truck accident. Our team of attorneys will work diligently to investigate your truck accident and determine the true cause of your collision. Because it is critical in determining fault, our attorneys will gather all of the evidence to prove your case. First, we will begin our investigation by interviewing any eyewitnesses. Next, we’ll comb the scene of the accident for the following physical evidence:
- Accident debris
- Skid marks on the highway/barriers
- Gouge marks on the vehicle
- Oil or gas stains
In addition, before trial, our attorneys will provide an accident reconstruction. It’s important that all vehicles involved in the accident are preserved so that we can take photographs of the impact point from specific angles to fully document the crash. The accident reconstruction engineer’s analysis will also help us prove the speed and angle of the collision when we take your case to trial.
How Much Will It Cost to Hire a Texas Truck Accident Attorney
The Texas Bulldog will never charge anything unless he wins your case. We have a contingency fee contract, which means The Miller Law Firm will not get paid unless you recover money. Our firm will cover all the costs associated with researching your case, prosecuting and litigation. We will also cover the costs doctor visits, court visits, loans for living expenses and if we need to hire an expert for trial. If The Texas Bulldog wins your case, we’re reimbursed those costs. If we’re not successful, then we lose those costs.
Contact The Texas Bulldog
At The Miller Law Firm, we focus on helping injured victims and their families get the most they deserve of their financial recovery. We know that the success of your case depends on our hard work and dedication. Our attorneys will always go the extra mile from the initial investigation through all facets of the legal process to help you get the best outcome possible. The Texas Bulldog will fight aggressively to ensure that you receive a favorable outcome for your case, whether negotiating with an insurance company or taking a case to trial. Contact Us today by calling 713-572-3333 to schedule a free consultation. Our attorneys are available to discuss how we can help you favorably resolve your case.