Truck Accident Lawyer in El Paso
Commercial truck accidents are usually devastating due to the size and weight of commercial trucks.
Unfortunately, commercial truck accidents happen often and typically result in serious or deadly injuries. Texas has thousands of commercial trucks driving through the state daily. We are always at risk of being involved in a collision with a commercial truck while driving down any roadway. If you were injured in an accident with a truck we can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Why Do Truck Accidents Happen?
Truck accidents are increasingly common due to many factors. These include factors that relate to operation of the truck, such as improper lane changes, speeding, and failing to yield to stop signs and red lights. Other issues such as driver fatigue and falling asleep behind the wheel are also largely responsible for truck accidents. Truck drivers are on the roads for extended periods of time and the long hours makes truck drivers susceptible to drowsiness, fatigue, and wariness, which are some of the leading causes of truck accidents.
Another important factor is the vehicle itself. The brakes, steering, and just about every component of a semi-truck are different from standard vehicles. This changes a driver’s response time and how the vehicle maneuvers on the road. Also, since the vehicle is large and heavy, drivers often have a harder time stopping and turning. This can cause accidents if the driver is not properly trained or qualified to operate a commercial truck.
There are other issues that can cause truck accidents. These include truck drivers using their cellphones behind the wheel and companies overloading the trailer to save money and time. When a commercial truck is overloaded, it makes stopping harder and can cause the truck to flip during a routine and otherwise safe turn.
What Should I Do After a Truck Accident?
It is important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. However, the first thing you should do is ensure that you and any other people involved in the accident receive medical care for any injuries suffered. Usually, semi accidents occur on major highways and first responders are on the scene quickly. The first responders will examine everyone involved in the truck accident and often the injuries are so severe the special traffic investigators are called to the scene to investigate the accident. It is important to receive medical attention and undergo an examination at a hospital following a truck accident even if you have minor injuries.
Personal injury cases are time-sensitive and immediate action is the best step forward. There are many moving parts in a personal injury case that can increase or decrease the value of your claim. Injury severity, property damage and which party was negligent can all be factors in determining the value of your claim.
Contact Joseph Law, PLLC, in El Paso
It is important to hire an attorney to handle your case. There is a significant amount of work that is required on truck accident cases. Hiring an attorney early in the process will give the attorney enough time to properly prepare your case by gathering all the important evidence. If you or someone you love has been injured in a commercial truck accident, Joseph Law, PLLC, is ready to help you fight for compensation. Call us today.