Seguin Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyers

Tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, double-trailers (22-wheelers), and large trucks (semi-trucks) can cause devastating injuries when they crash into smaller vehicles. These crashes are often violent, resulting in a rollover, roof crush, vehicle occupant ejections, and permanent life-changing injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and death. Every year, nearly tens of thousands of large trucks are involved in traffic accidents in the United States. A staggering number. They leave devastation in their wake. Approximately 5,000 of these accidents involving semi-trailer trucks result in fatalities. A collision with a large truck causes one out of every eight traffic fatalities. Not surprisingly, most of the deaths and injuries involve the passengers of the vehicles struck by tractor-trailers. Truck drivers typically escaped without severe personal injury. More on this website

Some regulations govern these large commercial trucks. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which used to be known as the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), requires tractor-trailer and other large truck operators to obtain a commercial driver’s license and undergo limited drug and alcohol testing. See FMCSA Regulations. These federal regulations have been adopted by and are enforced by the Office of Motor Carrier Compliance in the Department of Transportation and Highway Patrol. Drivers are also required to keep detailed logs outlining their routes and travel. However, many truck safety advocates question the effectiveness of the licensing and testing program.

Safety experts say the most significant problem is truck driver fatigue – tired or falling asleep at the wheel. Truck drivers are permitted to drive 11 hours after 10 consecutive hours off-duty. Also, drivers may not drive beyond the 14th hour after coming on-duty, following 10 hours off-duty. While this system is monitored by the driver’s logs creating an honor system among truck drivers to report their hours voluntarily, unfortunately, many truck drivers are not paid by the hour but by the job. Accordingly, the incentive is to drive as much as possible and deliver as many goods or jobs as possible for many truck drivers.

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Were you involved in a tractor-trailer accident or an 18-wheeler accident? Did this tractor-trailer or 18-wheeler accident cause or contribute to your own or loved one’s serious injuries? Do you need a truck accident lawyer? A semi-accident attorney? If you or your loved one has suffered severe, permanent injuries and wage loss due to a highway accident involving a large truck, call us to speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer and accident lawyer.

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