You’re paying for your injury—by the truckload.
Money. Many truck drivers are often paid by the load. This means that the more they carry and the faster they get it to their destination, the more money they stand to make. It may be tempting to bend the rules for a higher paycheck-but they're not only putting themselves at risk.
Lax regulations. Since intrastate trucks in Texas do not cross the state lines, they are not subject to federal laws and regulations. This means that many of the safety standards put in place, such as maximum hours a driver can work or load size he can carry may be overlooked.
Mishandled cargo. Dump truck drivers haul aggregate, or fine pieces of gravel, to building sites. The problem is, if these trucks aren't up to code, or the driver is not extremely cautious, those piece of gravel can drop from the truck at high speeds, chipping your windshield and causing distraction from the road.
Careless driving. Anyone can be guilty of careless, distracted, or drowsy driving-but when you're a semi driver hauling a load of several tons on a major highway, the risks are much greater to those around you. If the consequences of improper truck driving can be severe, so should the penalty.
We know that being hit by an 18-wheeler on Loop 820 is a much more serious collision than if you were hit by another passenger vehicle. The insurance companies know it, too: there are different laws governing truck crashes, and a different claim process. Depending on the truck, its company, and the location of the crash, your claim can get tied up, reshuffled, and grow endlessly complicated. At the Hart Law Firm, we have experience dealing with these kinds of crashes, and the insurance laws regarding commercial trucks. We're always ready to provide you with responsible legal advice and handle the paperwork, so you can relax and take time to heal.
Don't let a company tell you that they're not liable for your injury! Get advice from a board-certified Texas injury attorney today. We represent clients throughout the great state of Texas including Irving, Grapevine, Arlington, Colleyville, North Richland, Bedford, Hurst, Euless and all points in between. Contact us online or call us directly at 817.830.4888 for your free consultation.