Corpus Christi Truck Driver Negligence
Truck drivers, like all motorists, have an obligation to be cautious drivers, obey the rules of the road, and take appropriate safety precautions to prevent accidents, but they are also subject to additional laws and regulations.
These laws vary by state. Some are federal. It can take an experienced truck accident attorney, like ours at Carabin Shaw, to see where the load originated and where it was going to tell which laws apply.
Truck drivers are often expected to make strict delivery quotas or adhere to tight and unrealistic schedules on long hauls. This not only creates stress and exhaustion, it often causes drivers to cut corners where safety is concerned and predisposes them to using drugs that help them stay awake for longer hours than the law allows them to drive.
There are federal and state rules on how many hours in a row the driver may drive and how long a rest period is mandated between driving sessions. If these rules are violated, it can take an experienced attorney to look at the driver’s log books and the company’s manuals and handbooks to determine if the driver was at fault for driving too much or the company pressured or mandated that they drive too much. This van greatly effect liability and your case.
Driving while fatigued threatens the safety of both the truck driver and other motorists on the road. An exhausted truck driver can be just as dangerous as a drunk or intoxicated truck driver. A truck driver that does not follow federally mandated work hour limits may be considered negligent, and thus responsible for any injuries that result.
If a commercial truck driver has injured you or someone close to you, avoid making a statement or signing releases for the insurance adjuster.
You really need to call an experienced Corpus Christi Truck Accident Lawyer to help you fight the insurer and the trucking company. They will have good lawyers, experienced investigators and veteran expert witnesses ready to take your case apart. We have the same type of people ready to go to work for you to make your case stronger and get you the best possible recovery available under the law.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Corpus Christi truck crash caused by truck driver negligence, you could seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering by filing a personal injury claim with an experienced truck driver negligence attorney.
There are many types of possible damages In such cases. Our attorneys can tell which ones apply to your case. Let us help you get to recovery you deserve.
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