Common Causes of Truck Wrecks in Texas
In an effort to meet tight deadlines or line their pockets, unscrupulous truck drivers and shipping companies have been known to cut corners. Whether it is overloading a cargo container to save on expenses, or working multiple shifts to the point of mental and physical exhaustion, there are many ways that individuals within the trucking industry put profit ahead of public safety. Dismissing even the most basic rules in any industry can lead to catastrophe, especially when the rules concern the operation of an 80,000 lbs. vehicle.
With more than 25 years of experience in the field, The Law Offices of WT Johnson understands the ins and outs of the trucking business and have worked on numerous truck accident cases in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Victim’s rights are our top priority and we will work tirelessly to find the cause of your accident. No matter how big the company, or their legal team if they are responsible for your injuries we won’t quit until you’ve been suitably compensated, even if this means litigation. Contact our office today for more information or to schedule a consultation.
The number to call is (214) 231-0544.
Who Is At Fault?
It is often more difficult to decipher the cause of a trucking accident, than a typical car accident. Numerous factors often come into play, tracing back to the driver, trucking company or even the owner of the cargo. We make sure to evaluate every piece of information, at every level, in our effort to uncover any negligent acts, including:
- The Trucking Companies - Like so many industries today, the shipping and hauling business is a competitive one, with profits often being the driving force behind most decisions. When it comes to a company’s bottom line, it is all about keeping costs low and returns high. Many trucking entities have been known to skimp on training, maintenance, guidelines and appropriate deadlines in order to keep the books in the black.
- The Driver - Like the company they drive for, truck drivers face serious competition when it comes to job security. Often working as independent contractors, it is up to the driver to make sure his business is running smoothly, efficiently and profitably. Failure to do so can mean loss of employment. However, in order to stay one step ahead of their fellow driver, some shippers will resort to staying up too long, speeding or taking unnecessary risks.
- Cargo Company - In some instances however, trouble originates at the port or warehouse where the shipment was picked up originally. Cargo companies are sometimes guilty of overloading or improperly handling containers, all in the name of speed and profit.
Contact The Law Offices of WT Johnson
Don’t let the size or resources of a trucking company’s legal team intimidate your family into silence. Put our 25 years of experience to work for you. Give us a call at (214) 231-0544 and schedule a confidential consultation today.
If you would like to discuss your claim with a member of our team, don't hesitate to call us at (214) 231-0544. We're ready to help you, and won't rest until you receive the settlement you deserve.