A simple search of commercial tractor trailer accidents (18-wheeler trucks) will reveal that these accidents are serious, and they are occurring with increased frequency throughout the state. Accidents involving commercial trucks are often the result of reckless driving by fatigued, untrained, inattentive, or otherwise negligent drivers.
Because these types of accidents generally occur on U.S. and Texas highways, and at much higher speeds, trucking accidents are usually catastrophic and involve severe injuries and sometimes death. Unfortunately, the commercial trucking industry has grown so accustom to these types of accidents that they view them as the cost of doing business, and have developed practices and procedures to deal with them in the most economical way they can find. Frequently, this begins with the company immediately dispatching their own investigators to the accident scene to preserve evidence and question witnesses most helpful to them. Rarely, do such investigators attempt to discover or preserve evidence helpful to the victims and/or their families. As a result, it is extremely important for anyone who has been involved in an 18-wheeler accident to get an experienced lawyer on their side as quickly as possible in order to preserve crucial evidence and determine whether the trucking company, the driver, or the trailer owner was responsible for causing the wreck.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a commercial trucking accident, contact the attorneys at Gilman & Allison, LLP for a free confidential consultation and evaluation of your case.