Brownwood Texas Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck Accidents involving collisions between commercial trucks and cars almost always result in life-changing injuries or tragic deaths. When you consider a typical fully loaded commercial truck can weigh over 80,000 pounds, while an average passenger car weighs approximately 3,000 pounds, it is easy to envision the disastrous consequences that can result.
Anyone who has driven knows how terrifying it can be when an 18 wheeler gets a little to close on the highway and there is a perfectly valid reason for our fear. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study showed that trucks weighing over 10,000 pounds account for about 500,000 accidents a year. Of these 500,000 accidents it is estimated that approximately 5,000 of these crashes result in death.
Aftermath of an 18 Wheeler Accident
Truck drivers are trained on procedures to follow immediately after an accident. As soon as the truck wreck is reported, the trucking company and their insurance company immediately begin preparing to defend their driver. It is not uncommon for the insurance company to have their accident reconstruction expert at the scene within minutes of the accident.
On the other side, injured parties and the families are likely reeling from the accident and contacting a Truck Accident Attorney is the farthest thing from their minds. Once they realize they need help handling their claim, the insurance company has already gained a significant advantage.
Having an experienced Personal Injury Attorney to represent you is the key to getting you on equal footing with the trucking company. We are experienced in all state and federal regulations governing truck drivers and trucking companies and have successfully handled numerous truck accident cases against large trucking companies. These cases are best handled by an attorney who is familiar with the processes and procedures specific to 18 wheeler accidents.
Our Brownwood Texas Truck Accident Lawyers will take all steps necessary to maximize the value of your case including the use of accident reconstruction experts, economists, investigators, medical experts and experts in transportation regulations, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, Department of Transportation Regulations and the Texas Transportation Code.
Trying to take on a trucking company and the insurance company behind it is a difficult challenge but it is one that the lawyers at the Law Offices of Jason M. Johnson are prepared for. So if you or a loved one has suffered serious injury as a result of a truck accident, contact our Brownwood Texas Truck Accident Lawyer immediately for a free consultation and case evaluation.