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Because Truckers Are Held To A Higher Standard
Trucking accidents are a special type of motor vehicle accident that requires specialized knowledge of the federal and state regulations of the trucking industry. Because of this, not every injury attorney has the experience to handle 18-wheeler accidents. Commercial drivers (truckers) are held to a higher safety standard than regular motorists. Often, these drivers operate rigs weighing up to 80,000 lbs. Because large vehicles like 18-wheelers are capable of causing severe accidents, truckers are required to undergo specific training and certification to safely handle various traffic and weather conditions.
At The Daws Law Firm, PLLC, we’ve seen firsthand the devastating results of when a truck driver doesn’t follow protocol, drives dangerously or does not take adequate precautions. Because of their sheer size and weight, those involved in semi collisions are often left with massive medical bills and property damages. We’ve spent years helping Southeast Texans recoup after these tragic accidents.
When Safety Isn’t First
Specific safety regulations mandate that truckers perform detailed pre-trip inspections of their rig, drive only so many hours in a given day and keep detailed driver logs. Trucking companies are also required to perform detailed background checks of driving history and testing before hiring prospective truck drivers. Unfortunately, we have seen time after time truckers and trucking companies violate these basic safety standards, endorse a culture of unsafe habits for the sake of profit and put innocent people at risk.
Companies can inadvertently encourage bad driving by making speed, delivery and mileage incentives part of the drivers’ pay structure. When this happens, accidents tend to follow.
We Are On Your Side. Call Today.
If you have been injured in an 18-wheeler or commercial trucking accident, the attorneys of The Daws Law Firm have the experience and knowledge with trucking regulations and practices to help you aggressively pursue your claim against the trucking company. We have successfully helped clients who have sustained serious injuries because of 18-wheeler collisions. We have recovered millions of dollars in trucking cases and are ready to help you. Call our offices in Beaumont, Texas, at 409-838-6000 or use our online form to request an appointment for a free case evaluation.