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Trucking Accidents Risks And Next Steps

Catastrophic accidents involving 18-wheelers and semi-haulers in Texas happen every day. Unfortunately, truck accident injuries frequently result in life altering circumstances and death. The most important thing to do after an accident is to get medical help right away.

You or your loved one may notice that the trucking company’s insurance representatives may be at the scene of the accident. Sometimes, they arrive even before emergency responders. Insurance companies may aggressively pursue a statement or offer you a quick settlement. In these situations, do not speak with the insurance representative before you speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Call Juan L. Guerra, Jr. & Associates in Houston to consult with a lawyer who is well-versed in personal injury law.

Regulations Governing Commercial Trucks

The safety of our roads is a high priority, especially in cities like Houston, where the number of commercial trucks is on the rise. While all drivers must follow local and state safety regulations, commercial vehicle drivers have additional safety rules set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). These regulations cover extensive safety measures, including:

  • Comprehensive maintenance schedules
  • Proper vehicle inspection prior to each delivery
  • Preventative vehicle loading standards
  • Accurate driver time logs recording dates and miles
  • Stringent licensing requirements
  • Exacting driver training

If you have injuries after an accident involving a commercial truck, a detailed investigation will examine any regulatory violations and their impact on your personal injury claim. Sometimes, liability extends beyond the driver to third parties, such as manufacturers of defective parts.

The Importance Of Legal Representation For Commercial Truck Injury Claims

Getting through the aftermath of a trucking accident can be hard without legal support. Truck-related collisions can lead to devastating injuries or loss of life, making the guidance of a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer vital. Insurance companies often rush to offer settlements to accident victims. Accepting these offers too quickly can negatively affect your long-term health.

Do not settle for less than you deserve. At Juan L. Guerra, Jr. & Associates, we will help you understand the full extent of your injuries and the compensation you are entitled to. We do this by listening to your side, working with others to obtain the accident reports, independent investigations and gathering your medical records to establish liability. Attorney Juan L. Guerra, Jr., will hold negligent drivers accountable for your damages involving medical costs, lost income, future income, and pain and suffering.

Talk To A Trucking Accident Attorney

After experiencing a catastrophic trucking accident, reaching out to us for help can be difficult. Mr. Guerra will be on your side to handle negotiations and communications with insurers and third parties. If you or your loved one has been in a commercial truck collision in the Houston area, send an email or call Juan L. Guerra, Jr. & Associates for a free consultation to begin the process of seeking justice and fair compensation.