Helping You Seek Justice After An 18-Wheeler Accident
According to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, a loaded 18-wheeler can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. This is why an 18-wheeler accident can result in severe personal injury and property damage, even at low speeds. If you are involved in an 18-wheeler accident, an experienced personal injury attorney at The Law Office of Abrar & Vergara can help you file the proper claims against those responsible.
Unlike other motor vehicle accidents, 18-wheeler crashes often involve multiple parties and can quickly become complicated. At The Law Office of Abrar & Vergara in El Paso, we take the time to thoroughly investigate your case, gather evidence and build a unique legal strategy tailored to your circumstances.
Multiple Liable Parties Can Make 18-Wheeler Cases Even More Complicated
In an 18-wheeler accident, there could be multiple liable parties. This is because the 18-wheeler may be operated by one company, while the trailer and cargo may be the responsibility of another company. This could also mean there might be multiple insurance policies and carriers. One of the first steps in an 18-wheeler-related personal injury case is determining what caused the accident and who may be at fault.
Large commercial trucks are difficult to drive, and simple mistakes or negligence can cause devastating accidents. Common causes of 18-wheeler accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted or reckless driving
- Driving while intoxicated
- Improperly loaded cargo
- Maintenance issues
- Poor road or weather conditions
In determining liability in your case, we will consider the truck driver, trucking company, cargo owner, the maintenance company and the truck manufacturer. If poor road conditions contributed to your accident, we can also look into local and state governments.
We can assist you in the preservation of evidence by sending out notices to all those responsible. Without immediate notice, these companies could try to fix any defects and put the 18-wheeler back on the road, which could result in the destruction, degradation or disappearance of potential evidence that could have helped your case.
Don’t Wait To Get Started On Your Case
In Texas, you only have two years to file a personal injury claim after the date of your accident. Our attorneys at The Law Office of Abrar & Vergara will help you from the very start of your case. We pride ourselves on ensuring that our clients are comfortable at every stage of their case. When you have questions or concerns, we always promptly respond. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 915-845-9621 or complete our online contact form.