Amarillo Truck Accident Attorney
Representing Personal Injury Victims since 1988
Truck accidents involving massive commercial vehicles such as 18-wheelers or semis can result in disastrous consequences, especially for the occupants of passenger cars. Fully loaded commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, compared to 3,000 pounds for autos. Because of their sheer size and weight, any collision between one of these trucks and a passenger car can result in serious, often fatal injuries.
Call (806) 424-4108 now or contact Quackenbush Law Firm online to request a consultation about your case.
When such injuries are the result of negligence on the part of the trucker, their employer, or entities in charge of roadway conditions, these parties can and should be held responsible. Quackenbush Law Firm is dedicated to pursuing justice on behalf of accident victims who endured injuries and other damages in a truck accident. Our Amarillo truck accident lawyer provides 30+ years of knowledge, trial experience, and a commitment to pursuing optimum compensation in such cases.
Truck Accident Facts & Consequences
Truckers and trucking companies must adhere to federal and state regulations, such as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. These regulations govern all trucking vehicles that cross state lines. Violations of these regulations can play a part in trucking accidents.
Causes of trucking accidents can include:
- Driver fatigue
- Untrained or undertrained drivers
- Improperly loaded cargo
- Failure to abide by traffic laws
- Distracted driving
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Other driver error
- Faulty maintenance of trucks
- Defective truck parts or equipment
If a truck carrying hazardous or inflammable materials is involved in the accident, resulting injuries may be extremely severe and last a lifetime. Secondary injuries may ensue, such as burns and respiratory problems caused by toxic cargo. All truck accidents can result in injuries ranging from head, neck, and spinal cord damage to broken bones, organ damage, loss of limbs, and more.
Contact Quackenbush Law Firm as Soon as Possible
In the wake of an accident with a large 18-wheeler, it is crucial that you contact our firm as soon as possible. It is commonly known that trucking companies will try to avoid liability by tampering with and even destroying evidence at the scene. Our firm will get to work immediately to preserve evidence that may be critical to your claim, as well as use a forensic reconstruction team to help determine the cause of your accident.
Let us handle your claim while you recover. Call (806) 424-4108 today.