Plano Truck Accident Lawyers
18-Wheeler, Semi-Truck, and Tractor-Trailer Accidents
A commercial vehicle truck usually weighs more than 10,000 pounds, while many 18-wheelers weigh up to 80,000 pounds, some 40 times more than a car. Such a huge weight difference often means that in an accident involving a truck and a car, it is more likely that the occupants in the car will be injured more seriously. Statistics show that in accidents involving trucks and passenger vehicles, 98 percent of fatalities are occupants of the passenger vehicle. The injuries of those in these passenger vehicles can be very severe, including brain injuries, paralysis, spinal cord injuries, multiple fractures, burns, disfigurement, and even death.
Truck accidents can be legally complex, requiring investigative methods that are not typically used when an accident involves two cars. The Plano truck accident injury lawyers of Zinda Law Group have the sophisticated legal knowledge and experience necessary when you or a family member is injured in a semi-truck accident. We also have the resources and experts that are needed to thoroughly investigate your case and provide you with the personal, aggressive representation you deserve.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
It is the responsibility of the truck driver to ensure that his vehicle is always mechanically sound and that the rules of the road are always followed. Sadly, approximately 100,000 drivers of other vehicles, their passengers, and pedestrians are injured in 18-wheeler accidents each year. Some of the reasons for these accidents include:
- Prescription drug use
- Over the counter drug use
- Unfamiliarity with roads
- Driver fatigue
- Driving too fast
- Irresponsible, reckless and aggressive driving
- Illegal maneuvers
- Improperly loaded trucks
- Insufficient truck inspection and maintenance
- Exterior distraction
- Inadequately trained drivers
- Employer negligence
Experienced Plano Truck Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured by an 18-wheeler, the Plano truck injury attorneys of Zinda Law Group can help you seek the compensation you deserve. We have the knowledge, experience, and resources to help you pursue maximum recovery for medical bills, property damage, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Call our Texas truck accident lawyers today at 800-863-5312 to get started with a free consultation.
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