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You Deserve Answers After an 18-Wheeler Crash

For many people, the time after a semi-truck crash is filled with pain, uncertainty, and stress. Putting your life back together might feel like an insurmountable challenge. But it shouldn’t be that way.

At Will Adams Law Firm, we understand what you’re going through after a crash. We know how difficult the recovery process is, and we’re committed to helping people get back on their feet.

We can help you understand your options, make the best choices for your future, and guide you through the legal process with dignity and respect.

Ready to schedule a private, complimentary meeting with one of our personal injury attorneys?

Fill out this simple online contact form or give our office a call at 1-800-559-0593.  

What Causes Big Truck Crashes in Texas?

Although an essential part of our economy, semi-trucks cause a shocking number of crashes and deaths every year. In Texas, big trucks contributed to at least 589 deaths in 2018—a number that’s far too high.

Semi-trucks are some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road because of their size and weight. Fully loaded, a tractor-trailer can weigh up to 30 times the average family car. When they collide with another vehicle, the forces are massive and potentially life-threatening.

There’s also a lot that can go wrong and cause a crash. Some common causes of truck wrecks include:

  • Speeding or driving too fast for the conditions 
  • Unsafe maneuvers and lane changes 
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol 
  • Overloaded or improperly loaded trailers 
  • Driver fatigue or drowsy driving 
  • Poor weather conditions or bad roads 
  • Defective or poorly maintained trucks and truck parts 

Other times, the trucking companies are to blame. Trucking companies have one goal: to make money. This can lead irresponsible companies to cut corners when it comes to safety. These shortcuts can cause crashes or make them worse. Common misconduct includes:

  • Incomplete or sloppy repairs 
  • Inadequate maintenance 
  • Insufficient training for drivers 
  • Negligent hiring  
  • Pressuring drivers to drive extra hours or skip mandatory rest breaks 
  • Overloading trucks  

These reckless decisions contribute to truck crashes every year, but it shouldn’t be this way. Negligent trucking companies and reckless drivers should be held accountable when their actions cause someone else harm.

But trucking companies are also notorious for hiding evidence that could help crash victimsThat’s why it’s so important to work with an experienced Texas truck crash lawyer after you’ve been in a wreck. We know how to investigate big companies’ wrongdoing, hold them accountable, and offer injured people the support they need.

“Will treats his clients with great kindness and compassion. He fully understands the pain and injustice each victim is going through. This compassion and understanding allows Will to prosecute your case to the fullest. Will is tenacious in pursuing what he feels is the correct settlement for his clients.”

- B & ES – Dallas, TX

“Will, Chris & Sarah. K and I just want to thank you so much for everything you’ve done for us and our family. Throughout this process you have kept us informed and been patient with us (especially me) as we navigated through unchartered territory. Putting things in your hands allowed Karl and I to focus on him getting better.”

- SC – Katy, TX

“Hi Will, I just wanted to take a minute and let you and your wonderful staff know just how much we appreciate each one of you! All of you have been so great to us. Y’all have always answered any and all questions immediately and never left us hanging or wondering about anything. All of you have made this.”

- SB – Katy, TX

"Dear Sarah, you are the best legal assistant in the history of such creatures of legend and lore. (And Brian is in the tribe too) Do take a copy of this email to your next annual performance review... you have raised the bar. Thank you for all your help!"

- AM – Houston, TX

"I wanted to thank you both for a job well done and for an outcome that far exceeded my expectations. I appreciated your expertise and your thoroughness of preparation, as well as keeping me informed of the possible outcomes at each major point.Will, I think that Chris did an excellent job and wanted to bring that to your attention."

- MJ – Katy, TX

Will Adams Law Firm Can Handle Even the Most Complicated Truck Wreck Cases

Trucking accidents aren’t like car crashes. In addition to the truck’s size, these cases often involve multiple parties. It takes a skilled attorney to investigate trucking accidents, identify who was at fault, and take the necessary steps to hold them accountable. 

This process poses many challenges: 

  • The trucking industry must follow both Texas and federal laws. Your attorney will have to sift through multiple rules, regulations, and the company’s logbooks to uncover the truth. 
  • Evidence can disappear quickly. Skid marks on the road, electronic logs, surveillance footage, and damaged vehicles can disappear unless you take the proper legal steps to preserve them. 
  • Big trucking companies have aggressive legal teamsWhen a crash happens, they are ready to defend themselves and will try to escape the consequences of their actions. 
  • You might have multiple legal claimsYour lawyer can identify all of the at-fault parties, including the driver, their employer, the company that loaded the trailer, and manufacturers that made defective parts. When there’s more than one cause of your crash, only the most highly skilled and experienced attorney can uncover every possible cause and hold the negligent accountable. 
  • You have to consider a lifetime of damagesThe insurance company might try to undervalue your injuries. If you need long-term care, you must calculate these costs into your case’s settlement value. Otherwise, you might be left empty-handed in the future. 

To get a fair outcome, injured people and their families need an attorney who knows the ins and outs of the trucking industry and how to hold those responsible accountable. 

At Will Adams Law Firm, we are no stranger to complex trucking cases. We have the experience and skills necessary to help the injured get their lives back on track. Our team will fight to make sure that the people or companies involved take responsibility for their actions 

Will Adams Law Firm Is Ready to Hear Your Story

We know life after a truck crash isn’t easy. But working to get the compensation and closure you deserve shouldn’t be a burden. At Will Adams Law Firm, we make your recovery our priority. We treat every client with dignity, empathy, and respect, and fight hard to ensure they get a fair outcome and the compensation they deserve.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a crash with a semi-truck, or someone you love has been killed by an 18-wheeler, you may be owed financial compensation. At Will Adams Law Firm, we can help you understand how much, what your options are, and what to do next—at no risk to you.

Get started today by scheduling a complimentary case evaluation with one of our personal injury attorneys. We’ll meet with you privately to learn more about what happened and help you take the next best step.

Ready to schedule a private, complimentary meeting with one of our personal injury attorneys?

Fill out this simple online contact form or give our office a call at 1-800-559-0593.  

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References

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. (2020, September). Large Trucks Involved in Fatal Crashes by State, 2008-2018.  Retrieved from https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety/data-and-statistics/large-truck-and-bus-crash-facts-2018#A4