Lawyer For People Injured In 18-Wheeler Accidents
Truck accident personal injury litigation is unique for a variety of reasons. In the first place, the extent of the injuries are often catastrophic and life-changing because of the size and weight of the vehicles involved. In addition, commercial trucking companies operating in West Central Texas are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and are required to follow a complex set of rules regarding driver training, vehicle and trailer maintenance and record-keeping, and hiring practices.
Finally, large over-the-road freight companies are required to carry a minimum of $750,000 in personal injury liability insurance (compared to the $30,000 per person/$60,000 per accident minimum for personal auto liability insurance), and many carry higher limits or self-insure for additional damages in the event of a catastrophic injury or death caused one of their drivers. As a result, accidents involving 18-wheelers are aggressively investigated to protect truckers and trucking companies from liability and large damage claims. In fact, most commercial truck insurers strive to have retained accident investigators on the scene within hours of the crash.
Where To Turn First
If you were injured or lost a loved one in an accident involving a semitruck or industrial vehicle in West Central Texas, don’t talk to an insurance representative until you talk to an experienced Abilene truck accident attorney. Allen Law Firm is one of the recognized names in personal injury litigation serving clients throughout West Central Texas.
Attorney Greg Allen has been working in the field of motor vehicle accident insurance claims litigation for nearly 25 years, including representing injured individuals and the families of those killed in accidents with commercial trucks, as well as being lead defense counsel for trucking companies and their insurers defending personal injury claims. He understands the evidence and knows how the insurance defense lawyers and truck company will protect themselves from liability.
“In accidents involving large trucks and commercial vehicles, you will be fighting against an experienced team of insurance defense lawyers. You need and deserve the same level of experience on your side of the table.” Attorney Greg Allen
Common types of truck accident claims include serious injury and wrongful death resulting from:
- Truck driver speeding or reckless driving
- Truck driver DWI, prescription and nonprescription impairment
- Truck driver fatigue, asleep at the wheel
- Distracted truck driver, truck driver texting
- Truck maintenance violations
- Unsafe load
- Truck driver licensing violations
- Trucker violations in construction zones
- Other FMCSA violations
We Are Here To Help If You Are Injured In A Truck Accident
Call the firm’s office in Abilene at 325-309-6533 or send an email to schedule a consultation with attorney Greg Allen.