Truck / 18-wheeler accidents have become more common in Plano because at any given time, countless trucks and other similar huge vehicles are on its roadways. Drivers of these heavy vehicles can be a serious threat to other motorists on the road if they do not pay proper attention, drive unsafely or go on the road while fatigued. The weight of an average truck is around four times that of an ordinary vehicle. This disparity can become very deadly if a collision occurs.

Truck drivers are especially trained and are normally hardworking and competent. They are required to follow certain safety procedures that other drivers are subjected to. Trucking companies are also mandated to follow certain compliance standards and rules like limiting the number of hours that a driver should spend on the road. If these rules are violated, the trucking company is liable for any accident that may result, and to compensate the victim for his or her injuries.

Truck / 18-wheeler accidents often result in serious injuries or wrongful death. The most common injuries that can be sustained by a victim include spinal cord injuries, comatose, brain injury, dismemberment, concussions, fractures and broken bones. If you are a victim of a trucking accident, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your damages from the responsible party. These can include medical expenses, future medical bills, loss of income, property damage, pain, future loss of income, suffering and loss of consortium. In addition, punitive damages can also be awarded to you in case of serious wrongdoing or negligence, so that truck / 18-wheeler accidents do not happen again in the future.

Truck / 18-wheeler accidents may result from negligent actions such as hazardous merging, inattentive driving, tailgating, failure to stop, speeding, dangerous passing or turning, driving under the influence and failure to observe appropriate speed in adverse weather conditions. Establishing the cause of trucking accident is essential in the success of your claim. In Plano, a skilled Truck / 18-wheeler accident injury lawyer from The Goolsby Law Firm can help you obtain evidence that will prove the liability of the driver, the trucking company or the manufacturer of the vehicle and to get the compensation that is right for the injuries you suffered.

An attorney can do several things for you if you are victim of truck / 18-wheeler accidents. We can file any equitable relief that is necessary such as pleadings to prevent the truck from being repaired, which could alter or destroy the evidence and writs of sequestration. We can have an investigator obtain measurements and photos or arrange an accident reconstruction if it is necessary to do forensic work. We will also file the lawsuit immediately, fight for your rights and build a compelling legal case.

In Plano, the personal injury attorneys at The Goolsby Law Firm know that a severe and possible permanent injury or the loss of a loved one is a very devastating personal experience. Hence, we will treat you compassionately as a family member instead of just a client. Call us today for a free consultation.

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