Injured in a Lufkin Truck Accident?
Lufkin Truck Accident Attorneys Can Help You
Big rig trucks, with their massive size and steel frames, have the potential to cause serious damage to other vehicles on the road. Over 500,000 truck accidents take place in the United States each year and, when they do, innocent people in the smaller vehicles suffer the most. While many factors can contribute an accident, in most cases, the trucking company, driver or manufacturer could have prevented it if they had exercised more caution. It takes an attorney who has extensive knowledge, experience and determination to achieve the most satisfactory outcomes in these cases. The Lufkin truck accident lawyers at Mike Love and Associates help to find the cause of your accident and obtain ample compensation for your pain and suffering from responsible parties.
Finding the Cause of the Truck Accident
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has set forth clear guidelines that trucks of all types must adhere to, including:
- Mandatory record keeping of all hours of service
- Drug and alcohol prevention programs for drivers
- Training requirements for drivers
- Maintenance and repair requirements
Drivers and trucking companies sometimes believe that ignoring these rules is something they can get away with. A long list of other factors could have contributed to your accident, such as driver error, truck problems or drug and alcohol abuse.
Our Lufkin truck accident lawyers know about the maze of requirements trucking companies must uphold. We know what to look for when investigating the source of your accident, and we thoroughly investigate the accident for each client to present the most convincing case possible.
While the majority of trucking accidents involve large semis, delivery trucks also account for a large portion of accident cases. Drivers of these vehicles have to rush to meet deadlines and stay on schedules, and many of them neglect basic safety precautions and traffic rules to do it. In their haste, delivery drivers may resort to risky actions, such as failing to yield right of way, running traffic lights and driving at high speeds.
How Our Law Firm Can Help
It is important contact an attorney immediately following an accident so that the attorney can gather evidence and contact the right people while everything is still fresh. Medical bills and lost wages can accumulate quickly as well. In the worst-case scenario, a poor choice on the part of a driver or trucking company caused the wrongful death of someone close to you. Our Lufkin truck accident attorneys can help you recover a settlement that will support you financially after the loss of a loved one. We are committed to offering caring assistance and aggressive representation to each of our clients in their trucking accident cases. Contact us today so we may begin working for you.