18-Wheeler Truck Accidents
A loaded 18-wheeler truck can weigh 80,000 pounds. When it plows into a 5,000- pound car, the results can be disastrous, resulting in death or severe incapacitating injuries to those involved.
This happens hundreds of times a year in Texas, killing approximately 600 people and injuring hundreds more. Texas leads the nation in fatal truck accidents accounting for over 13% of all fatal trucking accidents in the United States.
At AMS Law Group, we understand how serious an 18-wheeler truck accident is and how life-changing they can be. If this has happened to you, you deserve compensation for all the damages that were caused by the negligence of the driver and possibly from the company for whom the driver was working at the time of the accident.
Common Causes of 18-Wheeler Accidents
Some common causes of trucking accidents include:
Making improper decisions can encompass most driver negligence issues: speeding, going faster than road conditions or the load allow, shifting load, improper braking, and more.
Defective truck maintenance
This responsibility is generally on the trucking company for failing to properly maintain its fleet of trucks.
Driver safety violations
Driving for longer periods of time than legally allowed. Failure to keep a log verifying rest stops. Texting while driving. Improper loading of cargo so it shifts while driving.
Improper hiring of drivers by the trucking company
The company may fail to do a proper background check of the driver.
Trucking companies often have strict deadlines their drivers must meet. Therefore, truck drivers push themselves and end up driving when they are fatigued, feeling ill, or when they are sleep-deprived. Driving under these conditions is negligent and can lead to serious consequences.
Contact Us for a free consultation
At our AMS Law Group, we have extensive experience in handling claims of clients who were injured in trucking accidents. If we decide to work together, we will investigate the facts of your case. Through our experience, we have found that 18-wheeler accidents are often caused by the negligence of the driver or of the company that hired the driver.
The law requires you to bring your lawsuit for damages within a certain period of time after the accident, so do not wait. We serve those in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston, as well as Oklahoma. Additionally, we help a diverse group of clients, our staff members also speak Arabic and Spanish. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
FRIENDLY & CARING LEGAL SERVICES
At AMS Law Group, we care about our clients, and we do our best to ease your burden and get you adequate compensation. We understand how devastating a car accident can be, and we recognize that the aftermath can be even more difficult.
We take different factors into account when determining what compensation you’re entitled to. We’ll weigh the cost of your injuries, your loss of income, your pain and suffering, and other damages. But no matter what you’ve experienced, you can expect compassionate, understanding car accident attorneys at our firm.
ACCOMMODATING & HELPFUL STAFF
We want to help you get back on your feet, and with our legal teams’ diverse background, we can cater to a range of clients from a variety of cultures. Members of our staff can speak a number of different languages such as Arabic, Urdu, and Spanish, to name a few. To us, a case isn’t just a job, and we care about all of our clients.
Let us represent you when you’ve been in a car accident in or near Fort Worth, TX. We’ll do our best to get you proper reparations, and we won’t expect any pay until we’ve been successful.