While every accident case is unique, crashes involving commercial trucks require special handling. If you are injured or a loved one is killed in a crash involving a commercial semi-truck, you need an attorney with experience handling truck crash cases. The Button Law Firm is committed to representing victims of truck crashes and would be happy to hear about your case.
Why Truck Crash Claims Are Complicated
Obviously, trucks are bigger than cars, but the differences are deeper than that when considering a claim against a commercial truck driver. Several factors work to complicate these cases so that they require a lawyer with truck-crash experience. Truck crashes often result in the following complications:
- Catastrophic injuries. Motorists who are hit by a truck often suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries. Paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, loss of limbs, and multiple fractures require long recoveries and sometimes even lifelong care. The attorney representing the victim must take the potential for exorbitant and long-term costs into account before agreeing to a settlement. He should also be skilled in handling wrongful death claims.
- Extensive investigation. Determining the cause of a truck crash can be a difficult process. The truck driver’s employer is likely to attempt to hide evidence of fault, and it will take an experienced attorney to know how to go about collecting the truck’s black box, the drivers’ hours-of-service log, truck inspection and repair records, and more. This process must start as soon as possible before evidence is destroyed.
- Multiple-party liability. Because many truck drivers are working for someone else when they are involved in a crash, his or her employer may share some liability in the crash. An experienced truck crash attorney will know when a maintenance issue, driver credentials, or hours-of-service violation indicts the employer as well as the driver.
- Violation of federal law. Truckers and trucking companies are subject to federal regulations, including hiring and licensing requirements, hours-of-service guidelines, and truck inspection and maintenance requirements. It is important that an attorney representing the victim of a truck crash is aware of these laws so that he can determine when a violation may have contributed to the crash.
Button Law Is Your Go-to Truck Crash Law Firm
Attorney Russell Button has represented the victims of all kinds of truck crashes in Texas, and he is prepared to fight for you. If you were injured or a loved one was killed by the driver of a commercial truck, connect with us through the link on this page. We will be in touch shortly.