The roadways of west Texas are filled with 18-wheelers and commercial vehicles. These trucks are responsible for numerous accidents throughout the region. When a semitruck hits another vehicle, it strikes with devastating force. Serious injury or death can happen.
But tragically, many truck accident victims do not receive the medical care and compensation they deserve. Trucking and insurance companies see to that by fighting each and every step of the way. If you or a loved one has been harmed in a truck accident, you need a team of aggressive attorneys on your side.
We Are Determined To Win
At Wyatt Law Firm, we are relentless in our quest for justice. Our lawyers have years of trial experience, a record of success and the resources to take on powerful corporate interests. We will work tenaciously to uncover the truth and obtain maximum compensation for you.
Our firm obtained $3,113,963 in net compensation for the family of a person who died in an 18-wheeler accident.
We aggressively seek results for people throughout Texas and the nation, including the cities of San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Austin and Laredo.
The Facts Behind Trucking Accidents
Drivers And Companies Don’t Always Follow The Rules – There are extremely strong regulations in place for truck drivers and trucking companies. Despite these requirements, not every driver or company complies with the directives in place. Those drivers who operate in excess of service hours or while under the influence of drugs or alcohol increase the chances that an accident could happen.
Trucks Are Almost Always On The Roads – There’s no offseason for truckers or trucking companies. Even during the nationwide Covid-19 pandemic, big rigs are still all over the roads. It is an easy way to transport goods throughout the country or state. You can’t avoid sharing the road with trucks. You just have to be prepared and extra cautious when around them on highways or other roadways in your neighborhood.
The Injuries Are More Serious – The size and weight of the trucks makes them impossible to maneuver or stop. Cars can hit trucks in spots that offer little to no protection for the passenger vehicle’s occupants, such as collisions with a truck’s underride guards or side skirts. Accidents that involve sudden lane changes or abrupt stops are very difficult for motorists to avoid. If an accident happens, those in the car can suffer traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries, and in some cases, there may even be the loss of life. These are not just inconvenient fender-benders. These are life-changing crashes.
TEXAS’ “DEATH HIGHWAY”
While it is true that a trucking accident can happen at almost any place at any time, there are some roadways in Texas where an alarming number of serious wrecks have occurred over the years. One of the more dangerous roadways in the state is Route 285. This roadway runs through the Permian Basin in Pecos County and Reeves County, and is frequently traveled by trucks traveling to and from oil drilling sites in the area. In the past decade, over 100 people have been killed in accidents on this road. This number is substantially higher than other roads in the state.
Truckers in this region are often new to the job, and face significant demands on-the-job. They often find themselves working 14 hours a day or longer, which makes it difficult for them to get the rest they need between trips. Due to their inexperience and heavy workloads, the chance that they will make a tragic mistake is incredibly high. Companies push the drivers to do more in a shorter amount of time to make more money, and these behaviors place all motorists in the region at risk.
Don’t Let An Insurance Company Take Advantage Of You
After being injured in an accident, you might not know what to expect. When the insurance company calls, expressing seemingly genuine concern about your condition, know that they might not be all that concerned about your condition. They are looking for any information they can use to lessen the amount of compensation they will be responsible for in your case. This is true even of your own insurance company, who is more concerned about their bottom line than your health, even after you have paid your premiums on time over the years.
When a big rig accident happens, trucking companies and their insurers take fast action to protect their interests. They have a team of investigators at the accident scene collecting evidence they can use against you. You need to know how they act, because if you make a mistake, you could end up costing yourself significant compensation that you will need to make ends meet while you are recovering.
Insurance companies are highly experienced in lowballing settlements and shifting liability onto anyone but themselves. Don’t let this happen to you. Before you speak with any insurance company, we strongly recommend that you seek legal counsel in order to protect yourself.
We Will Fight For You
At Wyatt Law Firm, we have the investigative resources needed to uncover the truth. We will thoroughly review every aspect of your case and document the negligence of all liable parties. We will fight for you every step of the way, seeking the best possible settlement or jury award for you.