Tractor trailers, or 18-wheelers, and commercial trucks are undeniably large vehicles that can, and usually do, cause collateral damage if they wreck or hit another vehicle while under operation. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the truck driver may be the only one hurt; if the accident happens on a busy roadway, however, the chances of injury to other drivers increases, and the chances of grave injury also goes up. If you or someone you know was victim to an 18-wheeler accident in Fort Worth and suffered personal injury, lawyer representation by a competent attorney may be able to get you compensation.
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It is worth noting that a truck driver needs to be competent at operating the vehicle, and also needs to be alert at all times. To this end, there are rules and regulations in place at most trucking companies that set guidelines for their drivers.
In the interest of finishing a drive, though, some drivers might ignore the rules and regulations that govern their job. Or, perhaps, they work for a company that has lax standards on the safe operations of their 18-wheelers.
Cases where an accident may occur with an 18-wheeler include:
- Driving a commercial motor vehicle
- Failing to yield
- Running a stop light or stop sign
- Changing lanes improperly or failing to maintain lane integrity
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Hitting you from behind
- Violating any traffic law relating to control of a motor vehicle
- Reckless Driving
If you or someone you love has been involved in a traffic accident in which an 18-wheeler or commercial vehicle was involved in Fort Worth, you may be able to seek compensation through a personal injury case.
If it can be demonstrated that the accident was caused through reckless driving or negligence on the part of the truck’s driver, there may be a personal injury case worth looking into.
If you have suffered a personal injury from an 18-wheeler accident in Fort Worth, call an attorney you can trust, give The Law Office of Paul Previte a call right away.