No one – and we mean no one – wants to get up close and personal with an 18 wheeler. Accidents involving 18 wheelers are among the most serious, and there can be several factors contributing to 18 wheeler accidents. Just the size of the truck alone (usually over 10,000 pounds) means that there’s usually no such thing as a simple fender-bender. Generally speaking, if you are involved in a collision with one of these behemoths, you’ll be making a call to a Houston 18 wheeler accident lawyer.
One out of every eight accidents in the United States involves an 18 wheeler. Their size, of course, makes them hard to control and unwieldy in adverse conditions. You can probably think of several news reports of weather-related accidents involving multiple 18 wheelers. Other factors that can come into play are mechanical failure (possibly due to poor maintenance), driver fatigue or other impairment, or careless loading. If you’ve become involved in an accident involving an 18 wheeler, a Kirkendall Dwyer LLP Houston 18 wheeler accident lawyer can help.
Trucking accidents are nearly always multi-faceted. If an accident is due to a driver’s negligence, substance abuse, driving while fatigued, falsifying log books, or presenting falsified medical documentation, you need a lawyer who will investigate all these possibilities and be prepared to act on your behalf to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.
Our Houston 18 wheeler accident lawyers work with you to ensure that you received the compensation you deserve. If you’ve come out on the losing end of a dispute with an 18 wheeler, right now you have enough to deal with. So focus on your recovery, and let us handle your case. Call Kirkendall Dwyer LLP at 877-503-1595 for a free consultation.