18 wheeler accident
The streets and freeways surrounding Houston, TX are some of the busiest in Texas both for commuters and for commercial drivers. Due to the high volume of vehicles on the road at all times, commercial truck drivers must be extremely aware of their surroundings to avoid harming other drivers. Because of the heaviness, the height, and the overall size of commercial trucks, commercial trucks can cause a great deal of harm to standard vehicles if a collision occurs.
were you involved in an 18-wheeler accident?
Although federal trucking standards have been put in place in order to create safer driving atmospheres, many truck drivers will bypass necessary procedures producing a danger to those who might share the road. For this reason, it is important that drivers harmed by commercial truck drivers seek legal services right away. Drivers harmed in such accidents may be compensated for medical expenses and more.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, contact the attorneys at The Cedrick D. Forrest Law Firm today. Our attorneys are aggressive and will fight to get you maximum compensation and protection.
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causes of trucking accidents
Truck accidents are very common and are usually the result of truck driver negligence, distracted truck drivers, tired drivers, or trucking company negligence.
Some of the most common practices linked to truck accidents are:
When a truck driver demonstrates negligence by changing lanes without checking for adjacent traffic.
When a truck driver fails to maintain their vehicle.
When a truck driver does not pay attention to traffic.
When a truck driver falls asleep at the wheel.
When a truck driver has used an illegal substance which prohibits unsafe driving.
Some of the most common include sideswipe accidents, rear-end accidents, jackknife accidents, rollovers, and underride accidents.
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18-wheeler accident lawsuits
The experienced personal injury attorneys at The Cedrick D. Forrest Law Firm can help you build a strong case that establishes negligence and recovers the compensation you need by conducting a thorough investigation of the 18-wheeler trucking company.
It's important that your attorney know where to look to find the evidence that will prove your case and maximize your recovery. After a traumatizing accident, our desire is to remove as much stress from you as possible, which means we will take care of all the investigation, paperwork, phone calls, insurance, and other issues so that you can recover from your injuries.
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