Tyler, Texas 18-wheeler Truck Accident
Each time we meet an 80,000 18-wheeler on a Texas highway death passes within a few feet of us. If one of these semis strays across the center line and hits a 3500 pound passenger car the auto and its occupants will be demolished. The drivers of these big rigs should be held to a higher standard and their negligent behavior should be vigorously pursued.Semi Truck Wreck Attorney
Semis or 18-wheelers used in long haul trucking, because of their heavy weights and high speeds, cause some of the most serious injuries including paraplegia, brain injuries and wrongful death. Fatigue, brought about by long hours on the road, is one of the leading causes of accidents involving these big rigs. The introduction of Mexican trucks and drivers pursuant to the authorization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has made the Texas highways even more dangerous. Mexican trucks are usually considerably older than their U.S. counterparts and are often in poor maintenance condition.
Illegally or unsafely parked trailers are often the cause of accidents. Flatbed trailers parked for the night on poorly lit roadways are difficult for motorists to see and their owners should be held responsible for the resulting injuries and damages.Truck Accident Insurance
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations require that 18-wheelers have at least $750,000 in liability insurance. Because many truck insurance policies are written in $1,000,000 increments and many umbrella policies are designed to have a $1,000,000 primary policy we most often see $1,000,000 primary policies in these cases.Dump Truck Accident Attorney
Dump trucks are involved in a large number of accidents. These trucks, like log trucks, commonly transport their loads moderate distances. Aging dump trucks and log trucks are often in poor repair. Dump trucks usually travel off of the paved roadway to both load and unload. They are loaded by heavy equipment operators in pits that are selling rock, gravel, clay or other material by the ton. Dump truck companies usually charge to deliver material by the ton. Both the loaders and the drivers have an economic incentive to hurry.After A Truck Wreck
Truck accident victims should retain a truck accident attorney as soon as possible after an accident. We have had many family members contact us from the hospital or even soon after a fatal truck wreck. Truck drivers are trained to call the trucking company immediately after an accident, often even calling the dispatcher before calling the police or for an ambulance for their victims. The company, or the insurance company that covers it, often gets a representative on the scene within days or sometimes even hours after the accident. These “damage control” people have been known to remove and destroy evidence. Key witnesses become increasingly difficult to find with each passing day and physical evidence, such as skid marks, fades. Victims should always call the police and identify witnesses if possible. The first response of a trucking company is ALWAYS to blame the victim. You should have a Truck Accident Attorney on your side.
Tyler, Texas, is located in Smith County in the heart of East Texas. Tyler has become both the commercial and banking center for all of East Texas and an educational center being the home of the University of Texas at Tyler and Tyler Junior College. The medical community includes East Texas Medical Center, Trinity Mother Frances Health System, and the University of Texas Health Center at Tyler. Tyler is the county seat of Smith County and its courts include three county courts at law with expanded jurisdiction, four state district courts, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas – Tyler Division. Thus there are numerous courts in which a Tyler 18-wheeler Truck Accident Lawyer might file a serious personal injury case. Earl Drott has handled serious personal injury cases in all of the local courts.
Earl Drott Law is located in South Tyler. From the Smith County courthouse square in downtown Tyler proceed south on Broadway Avenue to the intersection with Front Street. Turn left on Front Street and proceed to the intersection with Beckham Avenue. Turn right on Beckham Avenue and proceed south until the intersection of South Beckham Avenue/Highway 110 and Golden Road. The Bank of America building will be on the right. Earl Drott Law is located on the fourth floor of the Bank of America building.
After more than thirty-four years and thousands of personal injury cases there is virtually nothing that we haven't seen and successfully handled. There is no substitute for experience. If you want the assistance of an experienced Board Certified Personal Injury Attorney in the Tyler / Longview / East Texas area contact us today.