A distracted big rig driver is a big deal

A distracted big rig driver is a big deal

On Behalf of | Feb 25, 2017 | Truck Accidents |

It is downright nerve-wracking to share a Texas roadway with a tractor-trailer. Nothing spells stress like a big rig barreling up behind or beside another vehicle on the highway. It goes without saying that when the driver of one of these massive vehicles decides to take to the passing lane, it is usually frightening for nearby motorists.

Commercial trucks and their drivers are subject to special regulations. For instance, there are laws regarding weight and how many hours truckers can be on the road without rest. That’s not to say every trucker obeys the law, however. Stories abound of drivers suffering extreme fatigue or, worse, some who operate their vehicles under the influence of amphetamines to stay awake.

When a sleepy or reckless driver of one of these enormous vehicles causes an accident, the results are often devastating. Many motor vehicle accident fatalities each year result from tractor-trailer accidents. Victims who survive are often left partially or permanently disabled.

The road to recovery after a big rig accident in Texas can be long and arduous. Families often suffer undue financial stress, as well, when medical bills and other expenses related to a particular incident take a toll. Marynell Maloney Law Firm, PLLC is dedicated to helping those who have suffered injury due to truck driver negligence. We typically begin the process by investigating a claim and identifying all possible sources of liability. From there, we can enlist expert testimony as needed in order to seek the maximum compensation available for damages.