Commercial trucks are the most dangerous vehicles on the road today. In fact, as the number of commercial and recreational trucks increases, the greater the risks for passengers, drivers and pedestrians on the roadways. Most of the trucking accidents in Texas are caused by a combination of a truck’s unique characteristics and its performance capabilities, including the limits associated with acceleration, braking, visibility and the drivers’ ignorance or carelessness.
UPDATE: Up to 6,000 Faulty Big-Rig Trailer Hitches May Be on the Road
July 7, 2015 — Four years after problems with the Fontaine Ultra LT trailer hitch were discovered and 17 months after a deadly crash in Ohio, federal safety officials have opened a safety investigation.
January 27, 2015 — A jury in Santa Fe, New Mexico has awarded $165 million to the family of a woman and child who were killed when a FedEx truck slammed into their vehicle. Click here to read more.
The Clark Firm Obtains $8.5 Million in Texas Truck Accident Lawsuit
Collen A. Clark represented a client who was awarded $8.5 million for injuries in a truck accident. In a 20-month span, The Clark Firm, LLP has achieved $22 million in compensation for our clients.
The truck accident occurred when a truck driver for an oil rig-moving company was driving on I-20. He crashed into a bridge abutment without hitting the brakes. As a result, his truck stuck out onto the highway several feet. Our client was following behind and clipped the edge of the truck, flipping his 18-weeler rig, and causing severe injury to our client’s legs. Although the initial accident report indicated that the driver of the first truck fell asleep, our investigation showed that methamphetamine use likely played a role in the crash. Click here to read more.
FedEx Truck Accident Lawyer
Drivers of FedEx delivery trucks are under pressure to deliver their packages as quickly as possible. Even drivers with the best intentions can operate their vehicle in a negligent, hazardous, or careless manner, resulting in a truck accident with another vehicle, cyclist, or pedestrian.
What types of trucking accidents are common in Texas?
The types of truck accidents most common in Texas consist of rear end accidents, left turn collisions, stop signs, running red lights, speeding, out of control motor vehicles, drunk drivers, rollovers, unsafe lane changes, and broadside collisions.
Who Is Responsible?
Determining who was responsible for the accident is essential to prove negligence and liability. In investigating truck accidents, we work with accident investigators in measuring skid marks, reviewing data, analyzing information, and inspecting log books. In some cases, accidents are caused by negligent drivers in passenger vehicles. Other times, the truck driver is responsible. Exposing negligence is essential for assigning fault and recovering full compensation.
Been in an accident in Texas? Know your rights.
If you are not certain of your rights, consult a lawyer of your personal choice. Your insurance company will always be represented by trained adjustors or by an attorney. You should ignore any attempt by a representative of the other party to influence you against the advice of your own attorney.
Do I Have a Trucking Accident Lawsuit?
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The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more that 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $260 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact us for a free case review.