Victoria Commercial Vehicle Accidents
If you or a family member has suffered a personal injury or tragic loss as a result of an accident or collision with a semi-truck or other large commercial vehicle in the Victoria area, you and your family may be entitled to damages. You need an attorney to address the issue of compensation and reparation after a commercial trucking accident, and the lawyers at Carabin & Shaw possess the qualifications and experience you need on your side in trying times. If you live in the Victoria, Texas area, there is a Victoria commercial vehicle accident attorney with our firm willing to fight for your right to compensation following any and all Victoria commercial vehicle accidents.The Clear and Present Danger of Trucking Accidents
In the densest traffic areas of the United States, 1 in 4 automobiles is a semi-truck. In fact, semi-trucks comprise almost 5% of all freeway traffic. Due to the large variance in vehicle size and weight – not to mention speed – from other automobiles, trucks of this size may pose a serious threat to other drivers in nearby vehicles.
Trucking accidents may be caused by an endless combination of external variables. Unfortunately, drivers of these commercial vehicles are all too often underqualified, overworked, or placed in charge of a large vehicle before proper background checks and/or biographical research into job history and personal records have been sufficiently gathered.
Companies frequently select employees through a hasty hiring process without drug screening or research into driving records and police records. This negligence increases the possibility of a company hiring a driver with a history of substance abuse, up to and including DUIs and arrests for various types of recklessness. Other times, drivers are hired and placed behind the wheel of a big rig without the company providing the training that is necessary for semi-truck operation. The lawyers at Carabin & Shaw in Victoria take all of this into account when building a victim’s case against a trucking company’s oversight.
The unfortunate truth is that even the most qualified and highly trained truck drivers can create a hazard on the road due to lack of sleep, workload, or pressure of delivery deadlines. More unfortunately for victims, the driver’s trucking company will most always side with their employees in the case of Victoria 18 wheeler accidents. That is where a Carabin & Shaw Victoria commercial vehicle accident attorney comes into play.Carabin & Shaw Stands Up to the Trucking Industry
Our attorneys believe that commercial drivers must be held to a higher standard when it comes to driving on Texas roads. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries because of the negligence of a commercial trucking driver, the attorneys at Carabin & Shaw can help.
Commercial truck drivers should be completely qualified and selected only after a period of special training on proper safety regulations governing. But this is not always the case, and it can put peripheral drivers at serious risk. Truckers and trucking companies routinely ignore those laws and procedures in order to meet strict delivery deadlines. Sometimes, that can lead to truckers piloting these huge vehicles on little sleep and occasionally even under the influence of substances to remain awake.
These cases often involve negligence by the driver of the commercial vehicle. One of the most common causes of these accidents is distracted driving, including cellphone use while driving (texting, calling, etc.). Other times, a lack of training or experience driving a commercial vehicle may be the root cause of their negligence or inability to operate vehicular machinery.
The attorneys of Carabin & Shaw’s Victoria division will take all necessary investigative steps to determine what caused your accident, as well as help you recover maximum damages for all accident-related expenses. These professionals have experience pursuing claims against all manner of trucks and trucking sectors, including:
- Moving trucks
- Federal Express trucks
- Allied Van Lines
- City garbage trucks
- City or metro buses
- Greyhound buses
- Tourist buses
- Shuttle buses
- Fire trucks
- Delivery trucks
- Oil trucks
- And many others
To discover what compensation can be recovered from commercial vehicle accident injuries and damages in and around Victoria, TX, call our lawyers right away. Do not attempt to negotiate with the trucking companies and their insurance companies on your own before consulting with a professional lawyer. Our legal team of attorneys in Victoria possesses the experience necessary to deal with the types of cases, and, if needed, prepare for trial. We will review the specifics of your case and help prepare a solid legal plan to obtain you the compensation that you deserve.
For a free consultation, call our Victoria office at 361.485.1400 or toll-free at 1.800.862.1260, day or night.