Tractor / Trailer Injury
Tractor-trailers, semi-trucks and 18-wheelers are much heavier than any sport utility vehicle or sedan. Big rig trucks are capable of causing massive damages when involved in a collision with a typical auto. Truck accidents can be serious and costly. Regardless of the severity of your injuries, you need a dependable truck accident attorney to represent your accident claim.
Law suits arising from truck accident require consideration of factors which are not often seen in other types of claims. When investigating truck accidents, attorney Carolyn Ostovich analyzes the number of hours the driver has been on the road, both on the day of the crash and throughout the week, as well as the weight of the truck and how this weight was distributed.
Multiple state and federal laws and regulations apply to trucking companies, truckers, and their insurance providers. A driver may be permitted to drive a range of hours, depending on a variety of circumstances. An experienced truck accident attorney like Carolyn Ostovich can establish the relevant facts and applicable regulations and laws to prove your claim.
Before every trip, a truck must be thoroughly inspected. This inspection includes top and bottom lights and reflectors, all mirrors and windows, the truck's entire engine compartment as well as the drive and trailer axles.
The truck driver may be held lialbe for damages if he was negligent in his pre-trip inspection. An experienced truck accident lawyer like Carolyn Ostovich can identify the proper procedures involved in a truck inspection and how they relate to your truck accident claim.
Knowledgeable truck accident attorneys understand trucking laws and regulations, as well as how these laws apply to your lawsuit. Our truck accident lawyers have experience in dealing with trucking companies and their insurance providers. Carolyn Ostovich has represented individuals involved in truck accidents in Wichita Falls and throughout Texas, and she will work tirelessly to obtain the settlement that you deserve.
If injured in a truck accident, you should:
- Obtain a necessary complete medical examination. Initially some injuries may not be noticeable; however, some injuries could be life threatening if not treated.
- Contact an experienced truck accident attorney.
If you or a loved one was injured in a trucking accident in Wichita Falls or anywhere in Texas, please call 940-761-2000 or e-mail us to speak with our Texas truck accident attorney, Carolyn Ostovich