Tractor Trailer Accidents
Have you been injured by a Big Rig?
Living in West Texas anywhere near I-20 means you deal with 18-wheelers regularly. These massive trucks present tremendous risks to the occupants of other vehicles also traveling the highways of West Texas. Low Law Firm aggressively pursues trucking companies for the injuries caused by the negligence of those trucking companies and their drivers. As the daughter of a trucker, Tara Gilmore-Low was raised around big rigs and the regulations surrounding these big trucks. She understands the inner workings of the trucking companies and the rules they have to follow.
Trucking accidents are some of the most deadly motor vehicle collisions we face because of the size and weight disparities between a huge commercial truck and passenger vehicle. A loaded tractor-trailer can weigh more than 20 times that of normal passenger vehicle.
Tractor-trailer litigation can be very complicated. Your attorney must also possess an extensive understanding of the complex matrix of state and federal regulations governing the trucking industry. Oftentimes these trucking companies violate the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration guidelines with impunity. They won’t monitor hours of service requirements, they encourage drivers to speed to deliver a load more quickly, they won’t properly screen drivers before hiring and many of them ignore drug abuse. The list of violations goes on and on, but Low Law Firm understands these violations and knows where and how to find them.
Negligence of Trucking Companies and Truck Drivers
For the most part truck drivers are incredibly conscientious and fastidious in their determination to do their job correctly. However, many of these drivers work for companies that force absurd delivery requirements or hours of service requirements on them. The companies put profit over safety. This approach creates an environment for mistakes, errors and negligence…all of which leads to accidents and injury when left unchecked. Low Law Firm will take the trucking company to task on these violations. Tara Gilmore-Low and her team of investigators and trucking industry experts will work very hard to expose these violations and make sure that you and your family are compensated fairly.
Preservation of Evidence
The sooner you engage Low Law Firm the better. The longer you wait the greater the opportunity the trucking company has to put that truck back into service and you will lose critical evidence. Trucking companies are notorious for hiding evidence and correcting “mistakes.” Our investigators and trucking company experts need to visit the scene and inspect the truck as soon as possible after the accident. It is imperative that photographs are taken of the scene, the truck, your vehicle and any of other property involved in the accident. Physical evidence such as skid marks, accident debris, yaw marks, gouge marks and fluids can disappear very quickly after an accident.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to the negligence and carelessness of a trucking company, don’t wait to contact the attorneys at Low Law Firm today.
How can Low Law Firm help you?
Facing the aftermath of these devastating accidents is frightening. Oftentimes people are not sure what their rights are, what options are available to them or what issues they will face. The attorneys at Low Law Firm will give you practical advice about your legal options. We will advise you how to protect your interests when facing the money and power of a trucking company. We will answer your questions along the way and explain the legal procedures being utilized. Low Law Firm will work very hard to prepare your case for successful settlement or trial.