Ever driven on a Texas highway in heavy traffic? If so, you likely encountered one or more tractor-trailers in your travels. Nothing can cause sweaty palms behind the wheel more than a barreling big rig coming so close in your rear view mirror that it looks like it might drive straight through the backseat of your car. Truckers are not immune to traffic regulations and, like all other motorists, must obey the stringent laws that are meant to help keep them and all who share the road as safe as possible.
A tractor-trailer collision often occurs when a truck driver is overly tired or otherwise distracted while driving. Bringing 40 tons of steel to an unexpected and urgent halt is nearly impossible. Trucks of this size typically cause devastating damage upon impact, to vehicles and to motorists. Many times, an initial crash leads to chain reaction collisions with other vehicles in the vicinity caused by the sheer force of the original impact.
Injuries suffered in crashes involving semi-trucks are often catastrophic, if not fatal. Many recovering victims later learn their injuries were entirely preventable had truck drivers not been negligent in some way. The medical care and subsequent living assistance often necessary in recovery from severe accident injuries is very expensive.
Many Texas accident victims are unprepared to meet such costs. Marynell Maloney Law Firm represents anyone faced with undue financial strain as a result of a big rig accident that caused him or her to suffer personal injury. To begin the process, we can investigate your situation to help identify possible liable sources, as well as what damages may be included in your claim.