As a result, cases involving large truck wrecks differ from ordinary car accident cases. Texas attorneys with experience handling 18-wheeler truck accident claims understand these differences and use them to the advantage of their clients.
Here are just a few of the special considerations and risks that injured motorists and their attorneys must account for when tackling a truck crash case:
- Truck drivers are subject to special rules. Federal regulations govern how long a commercial truck driver can drive before taking a break, what drivers can consume, and what they are allowed to haul. It’s important to know whether a driver was following the rules when an accident occurred.
- Trucks are also subject to special rules. Commercial 18-wheelers are inspected regularly and must meet certain minimum safety requirements. Companies are also examined regularly for compliance.
- The truck’s “black box” may capture key information about a crash. Large trucks are often equipped with a “black box” recording device that keeps track of key data, like changes in velocity, engine functions, or whether the driver slammed on the brakes at a crucial moment. Gaining access to the data recorded by the “black box” can reveal crucial information about how an accident occurred.
Overcoming the traumatic aftermath of a truck wreck can seem overwhelming or even impossible, but with a strong legal team on your side, you can obtain the money you need to begin rebuilding your life. Call The Law Office of WT Johnson at (214) 231-0544 for a comprehensive case evaluation today.