A Houston 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer Can Help Get Bad Drivers Off the Road
Many people think that personal injury and car accident lawyers’ work is just getting compensation for injuries, vehicle damage, time off of work, and pain and suffering. However, if you’re in an accident – especially an accident with a commercial vehicle, which is likely to be very serious – and you live in Texas, a Houston 18 wheeler accident lawyer can help you with more than just the money that’s owed to you.
In March of 2012, a commercial truck driver rear-ended a family on their way to a soccer game. Everyone in the family’s vehicle sustained injuries, and their pickup truck was totaled. The driver of the truck, fifty-six year-old Johnny Raymond Rodriguez, was driving in excess of the speed limit when he hit the Armondo Olachia family’s pickup. His blood alcohol level, three hours after the wreck was still elevated, at .065, and Rodriguez has several prior DWI convictions.
The Olachias’ attorneys have won $9.5 million for the family in pain and suffering, lost wages, hospital bills, and damage to their vehicle. If you live in Houston, and you’re involved in an accident anything like this, you’ll want to talk to a Houston 18 wheeler accident lawyer, like the ones at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP, immediately.
The Olachias and their attorney are incensed that Rodriguez has been able to continue to maintain a commercial driver’s license, and that he is still employed with a trucking company. A Houston 18 wheeler accident lawyer can help you on both the civil side of your case, to help gain compensation, and on the legal side, which can keep a criminal driver off the road.
If you are concerned for your own peace of mind and the safety of others, call Kirkendall Dwyer LLP today to learn about your civil and criminal suit options in a car wreck.