With increased trucking traffic on major Texas roadways such as Highway 302 and Highway 18 that run through West Texas and New Mexico, injuries and fatalities due to the negligence of Truck Drivers and the companies that employ them so to has increased.
No matter how careful a commercial trucking company is, there is always the chance that one of its vehicles may be involved in an accident. Commercial trucks are often bigger than passenger vehicles, and their heavy loads create risks while driving and in collisions. Furthermore, the truck drivers of my youth are not the drivers we are seeing today. The drivers of today are no longer the safest drivers on the road. These drivers have less credentials and are overworked by their employers.
Commercial trucks hauling sand, gravel, oil, and natural gas, have very large blind spots, which can contribute to accidents with smaller vehicles. Drivers of commercial vehicles may not see smaller vehicles that may be driving in their blind spots. This can lead to collisions. Other incidents may occur when the company that owns the commercial vehicle fails to properly secure its cargo.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries, trauma, or financial loss due to someone else’s reckless driving, driver fatigue, speeding, or other negligent act, then a truck and semi-solution may be reaching a monetary settlement with the trucking company responsible for your accident. In others, litigation may be necessary if you're looking to obtain the compensation you deserve.
I understand how devastating an accident with a truck can be and I am dedicated to working through the process as quickly and painlessly as possible. I am here to answer all of your questions, present you with your full range of legal options, and most importantly, help you seek justice. If you or a loved one has suffered from a trucking accident, please contact The Fostel Law Firm at 432-606-8770 or fill out the contact form below.