Hit by a negligent truck driver? Let us help you file a claim.
Southern Texas is a hub of commercial activity. Due to its proximity to the Gulf, Beaumont is constantly trafficked by 18-wheelers and, therefore, sees a number of serious truck accidents each year. Most of these accidents are the result of negligent truck drivers who have failed to take necessary precautions before changing lanes, making a turn, or passing through an intersection.
Commercial truck drivers must undergo extensive training in order to obtain the commercial driver’s license, since big rigs require extensive skill and awareness to operate safely. Drivers who fail to look for cars in their “blind spot” or who fail to maintain their vehicle can cause a serious accident. Speak with a personal injury lawyer from Brasher Law Firm, PLLC today if you have been hit by a truck driver.
Our firm has handled numerous truck accident cases and will take immediate action to gather evidence against the negligent driver. We will use the evidence to build and present a strong case to the insurance company in order to obtain a fair settlement. If they refuse to offer you what you deserve, we will aggressively litigate on your behalf. Attorney Clint Brasher is board certified in personal injury trial law.
Truck Accidents Caused By Aggressive Driving
It’s well known that aggressive driving can cause accidents. Unfortunately, truck drivers have numerous reasons to drive aggressively. For instance:
- Drivers often get paid by the job instead of by the hour. Therefore, the faster they get from point A to point B and complete the delivery, the faster then can begin another job and make more money.
- Drivers often push themselves past safe driving limits and federal trucking regulations, leading to fatigue, the abuse of drugs and alcohol, and then dangerous and aggressive driving.
Truck and 18-wheeler accidents involving aggressive driving can be very complex. Your Beaumont personal injury lawyer must fully investigate the accident, prove that the truck driver caused the accident and negotiate or litigate for the full financial compensation that you deserve.
Truck Accidents Caused By Fatigued Drivers
When you have an opportunity to perform a service and make $100, you would choose to do so over providing the same service for $50. The inclination to maximize payment for a job performed is natural and makes sense. Unfortunately, truck drivers make similar decisions, but at great risk to other drivers on the road. How? By driving more hours than is legally allowed, or by driving past the point where driver fatigue sets in. Most people don’t realize that truck drivers are often paid by the job.
The faster a job is completed, the more money they may make. However, federal regulations dictate that drivers can drive just eight hours at a time. When drivers exceed federal limits and accidents and injuries or wrongful death occurs, victims and their families may be owed compensation. At Brasher Law Firm, PLLC, we have investigated numerous truck accidents and are committed to obtaining the facts that can be used to bolster your claim. Our investigations usually involve:
- Examining bills of loading and comparing them to the driver’s logs
- Ensuring that the driver’s logs are accurate
- Assessing the information contained in a truck cab’s computer systems
- Subpoenaing the driver’s message services, cell phone records and black box records
Don’t Settle Your Case Without Investigating the Facts
By determining that drivers violated hours of service, we have recovered compensation for numerous clients injured by fatigued drivers. Do not settle your case with a trucking company without first consulting with a Beaumont personal injury attorney, and do not accept a lawyer’s word that your case has little or no value; he or she may not have taken the time to uncover evidence that proves wrongdoing on the part of the truck driver. Instead, you should our firm for a no-charge consultation. Founding Attorney Clint Brasher is board certified in personal injury trial law and can provide the effective representation that you need.
Trust in a Firm with Decades of Legal Experience
Our experience both in personal injury claims and insurance claims means we have the investigative skills, legal knowledge and negotiation and courtroom skills needed to pursue your best-possible result. Our track record includes many millions of dollars in compensation following tractor trailer accidents in Texas and Louisiana. For more information, please contact our firm for a free initial consultation.
Our attorneys have 22 years of combined legal experience and are licensed to practice in Texas and Louisiana. This includes the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas and the Western District of Louisiana. In addition, Attorney Brasher is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, proving that he is capable of recovering extensive compensation for your damages.
When my daughter died in a trucking accident in Wisconsin, I didn’t know what to do. Clint had represented me before and knew me and my family. We hired him to investigate the loss. He was at the scene of the wreck within days. He was able to get all the information to his team of experts. We found out that the driver had exceeded his hours of service. I thank Clint for helping us through this difficult situation.Robert Laurent
The DPS officer told us it was our daughter’s friend, not the driver of an 18-wheeler, that was the cause of our daughter’s death. We didn’t know where to turn. Clint Brasher helped us through a difficult time. And, when the truck company offered us a decent settlement, it was Clint who told us to wait because he didn’t feel something was right. We trusted him. We found out later that the driver was using illicit drugs and exceeding the speed limit. Once Clint got all of the information, we were able to resolve the case on our terms.Lisa TrentWinnie, Texas