Collisions involving an 18-wheeler devastate drivers and passengers alike.
The typical passenger vehicle simply cannot withstand the size and weight of a semi-truck.
Victims can expect years of doctor’s bills, medical expenses, and lost wages. Permanent disability is common.
Some even lose their lives.
However, while the victims recuperate in the hospital the trucking company and their insurance providers will notify their legal teams. Those lawyers will do everything to protect their company’s bottom line as cheaply as possible.
That’s why it’s important to hire the right Truck accident attorney.
A good 18-wheeler accident attorney can help you fight the trucking and insurance companies and get the compensation you deserve.
Contact the law offices of Grant & Flanery to schedule your free case assessment. Our Tyler truck accident lawyers will help you understand your rights and take the next step in your 18 wheeler truck accident case.
Darren Grant & Matt Flanery are board-certified personal injury trial lawyers, and the law offices of Grant & Flanery have extensive experience handling commercial truck accident cases. If you’ve been in a truck accident, they’re the law firm that will be able to help you the most. From the initial consultation until the final verdict, they’ll work tirelessly for you and your family.
During your free consultation, our lawyers will listen to the details of your case and help you determine whether or not you should pursue damages.
If you elect to start a case, your lawyers will begin collecting the evidence and hiring experts that they will present evidence to the defendant or a judge.
When the lawyers finish collecting evidence, your case may go to either trial or settlement negotiation, either of which will determine the case.
Whether your case went to trial or was settled out of court if it is successful you will be awarded financial compensation for damages.
Commercial trucks and 18-wheelers can be extremely dangerous. When an 18-wheeler hits a passenger vehicle, motorcycle, or pedestrian, the chances of serious injury and fatality are extremely high. In 2006, in the state of Texas alone there were almost 7,000 truck accidents that resulted in injuries. There were almost 500 fatal crashes.
Each year, there are more than 400,000 accidents involving commercial vehicles, and 18-wheeler accidents account for as many as 5% of all accident-related injuries.
Commercial vehicle accidents account for 14% of accident-related deaths.
At the Grant & Flanery Law Firm in Tyler, TX, we’ve investigated dozens of accidents involving commercial vehicles. They’re more complicated than traditional car accident cases. The driver, trucking company, their insurance provider, or the company whose products are being shipped all may get involved in the case.
All or some of those parties may be at fault, but their lawyers will make sure they pay little to nothing in compensation.
Commercial vehicle accidents are complicated, and often you’ll not only be dealing with the driver who caused the accident but the company who employs them. In a personal injury case involving a tractor-trailer accident, your attorney will be responsible for determining whether one or both of these parties may be at fault for the incident.
A driver can be determined negligent if they’re guilty of reckless driving. This can include breaking traffic laws, like speeding or running a red light. It can also include legal but dangerous driving. A driver using their phone may be guilty of reckless driving, for instance.
If a commercial vehicle is hauling inappropriately stowed or overweight cargo, and part or all of that cargo is responsible for the accident, the driver and maybe the trucking company may be at fault for the accident.
There are federal laws regulating how much a driver can drive at once or in total. Unfortunately, a lot of drivers push those limits, driving through the night or without regular breaks. If a driver has done this, they will be liable for the accident they caused.
Individual drivers are responsible for maintaining their vehicles to a road-worthy standard. Commercial trucking companies are responsible for maintaining their fleets. If they have failed to do this, they may be at fault for your accident.
Our experienced team of attorneys investigates each case to discover the cause of your accident, whether it is the negligent hiring of an unsafe driver, substandard maintenance of fleet vehicles, or a blatant disregard for the safety provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Regulations.
Rest assured, the commercial truck accident lawyers at Grant & Flanery know what victims of 18-wheeler accidents and their families legally deserve compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and sometimes even death.
A good big rig accident lawyer can help. Grant & Flannery has the skills, resources, and courtroom experience to make sure the insurance companies pay you what they owe.
If you’ve been in an accident with a commercial vehicle, the law offices of Grant & Flanery are here to help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
A commercial vehicle accident is complicated. After hiring the law professionals at Grant & Flanery, they’ll work tirelessly to ensure you’re compensated fairly for your 18-wheeler accident.
When you hire Grant & Flanery, you can always expect us to:
-Help you understand your case
-Conduct investigations into the facts surrounding the crash
-Document and preserve evidence to use in court
-Communicate with insurance companies on your behalf
-Negotiate the highest possible payout for your big rig accident
AAfter a crash involving a semi-truck, it’s probably in your interest to consult a lawyer as soon as possible even if it’s just a precaution.
You especially need to find a truck wreck attorney if you’ve experienced:
-Damage that resulted in the loss of property
-An injury requiring medical treatment
-The wrongful death of a loved one
-Other financial damages
Wrecks involving a big rig or another large vehicle can be devastating, both in terms of time and cost. If we find that the trucking company or operator is at fault, you may be entitled to compensation that will cover most or all of your expenses.
In one Florida case involving a fatality, a local trucking company employed a driver with 29 previous moving violations. It took a lawsuit to get them to finally change their hiring policies. At Grant & Flanery Law firm’s Tyler office, we’ve investigated plenty of accidents. We know firsthand the things these companies will do to save a dime and can help determine if they were at fault for your accident.
You should contact a semi-truck accident lawyer if you suspect the driver or trucking company is at fault. Defining fault is part of the legal process, but successfully litigated cases typically involve:
- Companies that failed to hire qualified, well-trained drivers
- Companies that have hired drivers with a history of drug use or a substandard driving record
- Drivers who violated the rules of the road or safety regulations
- Cargo companies who failed to properly secure the contents of the trailer
- Lack of routine maintenance of vehicles and trailers
- Improperly labeled hazardous cargo
The best way to find out if the trucking company may be at fault is to book a consultation with one of our 18-wheeler accident attorneys. It’s free, and they can help you understand the details of your case.
Our offices are located in the heart of downtown Tyler, TX.
Darren Grant and Matt Flanery are both Texas board certified in Personal Injury Trial law and have decades of experience helping East Texans fight trucking companies and their insurance providers.
If you’ve recently experienced a car wreck as the result of commercial driver negligence, we can help you.
It’s important to act fast. Insurance companies will overwhelm you with bills to encourage you to accept a settlement payout substantially less than what they owe you.
If you want more information about how Grant & Flanery can help you with your commercial vehicle accident, schedule a free consultation.
If we accept your case, you pay no upfront costs or legal fees. Schedule or call us now!
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