Trucking accidents can have devastating consequences given the sheer size of the vehicle involved. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were 177,942 tractor-trailer and bus crashes in 2019 alone, with 4,937 of those crashes resulting in fatalities and 94,971 resulting in serious injuries.
The Texas truck accident attorneys at the Lidji Firm have experience representing victims of truck accidents in wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits, including accidents between cars, SUVs, and Small Trucks with large 18 wheel commercial trucks and buses throughout Texas and the United States.
Large commercial trucks must be maintained and examined to ensure that that are in safe working condition, and trucking companies have a responsibility to inspect their trucks to make sure that they are properly maintained. When truck parts, such as the brakes, brake lights, trailer hitches or the engine, are not in safe working condition, accidents can happen and cause disastrous results.
Truck drivers also have an obligation to be cautious drivers, obey the rules of the road and take appropriate safety precautions to prevent accidents. If a truck driver fails to properly inspect his or her truck or drives in a negligent or reckless manner, the truck driver may be held liable for any damages, injuries or deaths that occur as a result of an accident.
Commercial trucking companies understand the risks and liabilities that their large trucks present. Therefore, they are prepared to investigate an accident as soon as it occurs so that they can assemble as much information as possible to help prove their case. Accordingly, it is all the more important to contact a skilled Texas auto accident attorney like us at The Lidji Firm if you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident with a large commercial truck. We will promptly investigate the accident by gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and reviewing accident reports and other applicable documents.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident, contact the skilled Texas trucking accident lawyers at The Lidji Firm to schedule a free consultation to discuss how we can help pursue your legal rights and remedies following your trucking accident.