Truck Accident Lawyers in Garland
Texas has thousands of miles of roads and highways and literally thousands of big rigs move all kinds of products through the state each week. This is the major method of transporting goods like grocery store items, fast-food products and goods for retail.
Though we all want our local stores and restaurants to get the products they need to restock their shelves each week, a loaded 18-wheeler can be a serious threat to other drivers. For one thing, a fully loaded truck and trailer can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, but the average automobile only weighs 3,500 pounds. It’s not hard to tell who will win in a freeway accident.
The driver and any passengers in the auto stand to receive serious or even life-threatening injuries. That’s why the laws of the state of Texas are very strict when it comes to 18-wheelers. There are a number of restrictions and guidelines that drivers must follow. They are required to keep a log book. They can only drive for a certain number of hours/miles each day. They also have weight limits for the materials they are carrying.
In spite of all these laws, each year motorists are seriously injured in accidents with big rigs. Truckers get in a rush and break the speed limit, their brakes are worn, or their trailer is loaded improperly. There are dozens of reasons for accidents involving 18-wheelers. Sometimes the drivers just get sleepy but don’t want to pull over. Other times, they get bored and decide to text a friend or talk on the phone to a family member.
Distractions like these can result in the driver not reacting in time to stop his truck. Injuries are almost always more severe when a tractor/trailer is involved. If you get hit from behind, you could easily get whiplash or a broken neck. Get hit in the side or head-on and it could be much worse.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident with a semi-truck, you may be entitled to recover damages such as lost wages, medical bills and others. The Garland law firm of Zinda Law Group PLLC has extensive experience handling cases like this and we understand how stressful it can be for families.
Our lawyers are experienced and compassionate professionals who know the laws pertaining to the trucking industry. We have handled cases like this for other Texans and we can help your family as well.
We do a full investigation into the accident so we can get to the bottom of what happened. We check log books, weigh station records, and even the shipping manifest to see how the cargo was loaded. Our investigators can inspect the truck to make sure all equipment was working properly at the time of the accident.
At Zinda Law Group PLLC, we work with victims to help them receive the compensation they deserve for their pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills. Please contact us today to schedule your free legal consultation. One of our Garland personal injury lawyers will sit down with you and evaluate your case so that you can understand your legal rights.