Some of the worst car crashes in the McKinney areas are caused by negligent 18-wheeler truck drivers. By and large, truckers are honest and hardworking individuals who take pride in safe driving habits and who recognize their responsibilities. Unfortunately, as a McKinney personal injury attorney, I know that not all professional truck drivers are so cautious. Some truckers seem to think that because they’re driving a tractor trailer, oil tanker, or semi that they can simply bully other vehicles regardless of whether they have right of way or not.
Sideswipe accidents are a perfect example of this mentality. Sideswipe accidents can occur when a large truck tries to change lanes without proper care, attempts to enter the freeway from the entrance ramp, or make an unsafe maneuver on a city street. When such a collision occurs, it is often the result of aggressive and reckless behavior on behalf of the truck operator.
When a bully is in charge of a large vehicle, it’s only a matter of time before a disaster occurs. Since the average truck weighs about 80,000 lbs, when it collides with a smaller passenger vehicle such as a car, pickup or motorcycle, the occupants of that vehicle will likely suffer catastrophic injuries requiring hospitalization, surgery and possibly months of physical therapy and rehabilitation. Some of the worse truck sideswipe accident injuries I have encountered as a McKinney personal injury lawyer include broken bones, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, amputation, blunt force trauma, and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Dealing with the Negligent Trucking Company After a WreckIf you or a member of your immediate family has been injured in an auto accident caused by a negligent truck driver anywhere in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, it is critical that you are informed of your legal rights before attempting to deal with the motor carrier company or their insurance representatives. The people who will be contacting you are trained professionals whose job it is to deny your claim or pay you as little money as possible. Attempting to reach a solution without an experienced truck wreck attorney is a very bad idea, particularly as you are likely facing thousands of dollars in medical bills and who know what other consequences as a result of the injuries you have sustained.
Speaking with a board certified personal injury lawyer is an absolute must of you or someone you love has been hurt in a McKinney truck wreck accident. Call the Anderson Law Firm today for a completely free, no obligation consultation with a truck wreck expert to discuss your unique situation. Call toll free at 800-354-6275 or locally at either 214-327-8000 or 817-294-1900.
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