It seems like the traffic around Hurst gets more and more congested each day. Large 18 wheeler trucks are particularly common, passing through the area on their way to the far side of the metroplex or perhaps out of state. Anyone who's experienced driving in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford area of Dallas-Fort Worth knows that traffic can be difficult at the best of times; so when you get a dangerous semi truck driver who thinks that he can just bully all the smaller cars and motorcycles out of his way, the results can often be fatal.
Now, as a Texas personal injury lawyer, I know that not all truck drivers are bad. Most are good, hardworking people and I've represented many of them in accident claims over the years. Like anything in life, however, there are some who don't take other people's safety as seriously as they should. Yet as professional drivers they have a responsibility to do so.
Most of the time, commercial tractor trailer collisions in Texas are the result of the trucking company putting unfair pressure on the drivers to cover extraordinary distances in an unreasonably short amount of time. This inevitably leads to drivers feeling forced to break some rule in order to meet their goals and keep their jobs. Sometime it means they speed or try to save tim by failing to complete regulated safety checks of their vehicles, but oftentimes it's a case of them driving too far, for too long without getting enough sleep. Behind the wheel sleep can be a killer - especially when you're driving the biggest rig on the road and you're pulling several thousand pounds of weight behind you.
In a truck accident injury claim, your case will usually be against the trucking company themselves since they are often large enough corporations that they self-insure. But that doesn't mean they'll make it easy for you to get the money you deserve to pay your medical bills related to your accident. They will fight you every step of the way because the more money they have to pay to people hurt because of the way they do business, the less profitable they become. It is essential to have an experienced truck accident lawyer fighting in your corner.
For a free consultation on your case, call us now toll free at 800-354-6275 or locally at 817-294-1900.
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