Accidents Caused By Parked Trucks in Beaumont

Were you injured in a collision with a parked truck? Our attorneys can help.

The dangers of 18-wheelers to automobiles are innumerable, particularly when they are parked near moving traffic. A collision with a parked truck can have deadly results, so it is critical that truck drivers adhere to traffic laws and take safety precautions to warn oncoming vehicles. At Brasher Law Firm, PLLC, our Beaumont personal injury attorneys want to help you pursue legal action against negligent drivers who do not follow standard protocol for parking their trucks.
Our primary attorney, Clint Brasher, has numerous credentials to his name that recognize his successful and zealous advocacy for his clients. He is board certified in personal injury law, which means that he is one of few lawyers who can claim expertise in his field. Additionally, he has been rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell® and was named to the list of “Top 100 Trial Lawyers.” Thus, you can be confident that your case is in the hands of an attorney who knows how to win.

Can I seek compensation if I rear ended a truck?

When a truck is parked along the shoulder or in a moving lane of a highway, it is the responsibility of the truck driver to ensure that approaching cars have sufficient warning. Thus, even if you rear end a truck, you may not be at fault. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, truck drivers are required to use emergency signal flashers when stopped, and must also place warning devices in the direction of opposing traffic. Regulations for the use of warning devices for stopped trucks include:
  • A signal must be placed ten feet from the truck in the direction of oncoming vehicles
  • A signal must be placed 100 feet from the truck in the center of the shoulder or lane
  • If stopped within 500 feet of a hill, curve, or any other obstruction, a signal must be placed 100 to 500 feet from the truck in the direction of approaching traffic
When the driver of a parked truck fails to take the necessary precautions to warn oncoming traffic, the consequences can be deadly. At Brasher Law Firm, PLLC, we want to help you hold truck drivers accountable for their negligence. If you were injured or lost a loved one due to an unsafely parked truck, you have the right to take legal action. Call now to find out how Brasher Law Firm, PLLC can help.

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When a truck is parked, especially if it is done so illegally or without proper visibility, the risks of rear-end and underride accidents are exponentially greater. These collisions can cause catastrophic injuries and can even be fatal, and you deserve to be compensated for the damages you have suffered. Our Beaumont injury lawyers believe that you should be covered for any medical expenses, emotional distress, and loss of wages.
Our firm is dedicated to your success, so we work only on contingency fees. This means that unless we recover compensation on your behalf, you won’t owe us a dime. It is our goal to provide quality counsel at affordable rates, so that we can help individuals pursue justice for the consequences of negligence. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a parked truck, we’re ready to help you fight.

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