Corpus Christi truck accident attorney Christopher Bandas aggressively represents drivers, passengers and others who share the road with commercial trucks and 18 wheelers who have unfortunately been injured by them. Trucking accidents can be devastating because when a truck or 18 wheeler strikes another car, motorcycle or pedestrian, the size of the truck often translates into a violent collision and severe injuries.
Truck accidents and 18 wheeler accidents require the immediate attention of an experienced truck accident lawyer before evidence is lost or memories fade. We offer a free consultation to answer your initial questions. Our law firm can handle all types of truck accident cases, whether the injuries were caused by truck driver error, defective brakes, breached fuel tanks, or misconduct of the trucking company or 18 wheeler.
Causes of Texas Truck Accidents
Although there are a number of strict federal regulations in place to ensure that commercial truck drivers follow certain procedures and guidelines when they are on the road, there are a number of avoidable circumstances which can lead to serious trucking accidents in Texas. Truck drivers and 18 wheeler drivers often work long hours and, although they are required to take a certain number of breaks while working, drivers are often under intense pressure from their employer to get the job done on time. Unfortunately, this, among other things, can cause commercial truck drivers to take shortcuts or drive at faster speeds, which can result in devastating trucking accidents. The main causes of trucking accidents in Texas are:
- Driver fatigue
- Inadequate training
- Poor truck maintenance or bad equipment
- Driving at excessive speeds
- Unsecured load
- Unsafe road conditions
Trucking Accident Injuries
Determining liability is an important factor in collecting the financial compensation you deserve after sustaining injuries in a trucking accident. To prove harm done, the injuries must be directly linked to the truck accident, the collision itself and/or exposure to the truck’s hazardous load. Among others, injuries resulting from trucking accidents may include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Abdominal injuries
Although statistics show that commercial trucks are only responsible 3% of injury-causing motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents typically cause more severe injuries and more fatalities due to the large size and heavy weight of semi-trucks and 18-wheelers.
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Corpus Christi Truck Accident Attorneys
Trucking accidents typically result in devastating injury, and an experienced personal injury attorney can help injured victims collect the financial compensation they deserve for their injuries, medical expenses, loss of past and future income, and pain and suffering. The Corpus Christi personal injury lawyers at Bandas Law Firm have experience in litigating trucking accident cases, and can help victims protect their legal rights during this sometimes complicated process. If you or a loved one has suffered from a major injury resulting from a trucking accident, or if you lost a loved one in a trucking accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Bandas Law Firm today for a free initial consultation.