18 Wheeler Crash Tips and More
Roadside accidents and car crashes may happen anywhere in Texas. The consequences of being involved in a car crash with an 18-wheeler vehicle can lead to permanent and/or deadly injuries.
At the Law Offices of Rodolfo “Rudy” Ruiz, PLLC we understand the immediate concerns involved in 18-wheeler crashes. When you get hit by an 18-wheeler vehicle, the potential for lifetime permanent injuries and/or death rises simply because of the weight and force of the 18-wheeler vehicle. The driver of a bigger vehicle like an 18-wheeler needs to take extra precaution when driving on the road. For example, a loaded tractor-trailer can take up to 40% farther than a car to make a complete stop.
If you or someone you know is involved in an 18-wheeler crash, it is important that you seek legal help as soon as you can to preserve the evidence of the collision. Our office will make sure that the 18-wheeler involved in the crash is not destroyed, repaired, or moved to an unknown place before you are able to pursue legal action against the insurance company and/or people who caused the crash. It is also important to preserve evidence from the driver of the 18-wheeler like the text messages or conversations between the driver of the 18-wheeler and the employer.
Drivers of 18-wheeler vehicles must follow certain laws, policies, and regulations when on the road. For example, a driver of an 18-wheeler vehicle can only be driving for a certain number of hours a day. It can be deadly for a driver of an 18-wheeler vehicle to drive on the road when they are tired, stressed, or over worked.
In addition, every driver of an 18-wheeler vehicle is required to have undergone serious training to understand the safety in driving a vehicle the size and weight of an 18-wheeler. Our focus is to ensure that we make a detailed analysis of the laws, policies, and regulations and to make sure that the driver of the 18-wheeler vehicle did not violate any rules or break any laws.
There are also many laws, policies, and regulations that the employer of the driver of the 18-wheeler vehicle must follow. The employer is required to have done a thorough background check on the driver. The employer is also required to have a system in place to teach the driver of an 18-wheeler vehicle the laws, policies, and regulations on how to drive a big vehicle on the road.
Our job is to make sure that the driver of the 18-wheeler vehicle and the employer of the drive follows all the rules necessary for your safety. If you have been hit by an 18-wheeler vehicle, call the Law Offices of Rodolfo “Rudy” Ruiz, PLLC and we will fight for you. Call and ask for attorney Rodolfo “Rudy” Ruiz and set up your free and personal consultation today.