truck wreck

Big Rig Collision - What Now?

Submitted by jrlaw on Aug 26th, 2010

A lot of the Dallas car accident cases that make their way to court are big rig crashes. These accidents can be devastating for those involved and, oftentimes, they can mean the loss of someone’s life. There is a vital time frame, however, after the accident when you’ll be presented with several options. If it’s clear that you’re not at fault, it’s likely that one of those options will be a settlement from the trucking company. This is not always your best option, even though it may seem like the company is being generous with you.

A big rig crash will almost always involve a sizable company. In some cases, you may be hit by an independent operator, but these small business people are a rare sight these days. The large trucking companies have certain obligations they have to meet under the law. Among the most important of these obligations is that they maintain their trucks properly and that their drivers are well-rested and provided with all that they need to do their jobs safely. These companies, to avoid an even bigger problem, will oftentimes offer settlements to drivers they’ve injured due to their negligence.

The Luck Few-Surviving a Truck Wreck

Submitted by jrlaw on Jun 9th, 2010

Anyone who survives a big rig crash should count themselves as lucky. While these trucks and the people who drive them constitute an important part of modern society, they also have very real responsibilities related to their trade. When they don't live up to them, the result is quite often death and disaster. These trucks can weigh over 100,000 pounds, in some cases, and when they're cruising down the highway at 70 miles per hour there is little that stands a realistic chance of surviving a wreck. If you do make it out, you may be eligible for damages.

Semi truck can be very safe vehicles if they're properly-maintained and deadlier than anything else on the road if they're not. Trucking companies have a responsibility to keep their trucks in good repair and to meet a host of safety standards set up by the federal and state governments. In some cases, the company may have been slack in living up to these standards and, when that is the case, they are likely financially liable for all the damage that they cause to you, whether it's to your property or to your person. A lawyer will know for sure.

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