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Many View Dirt Haulers are Dangerous Hazards on Texas Streets and Highways

Many View Dirt Haulers are Dangerous Hazards on Texas Streets and Highways

Not to belabor the point, but over the years, dump trucks and gravel haulers have been responsible for a large percentage of big commercial trucking accidents. There are several reasons for that.
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Other than general traffic laws, there is very little oversight in this industry because it is not considered interstate commerce. Rarely do loads of earth cross state lines. So that leaves it to individual states themselves to monitor and administer any laws passed by states to govern earth haulers. And in Texas, such laws are virtually non-existent. Secondly, dump trucks and gravel haulers are near the bottom of the “trucking food chain.” Being a driver of such a rig is not what many consider to be a “plumb” job. And because of this, the earth hauling industry is often either the last stop for drivers who can’t find work in the over-the-road trucking industry (or have been run-off because they have a penchant for wrecks), or the first stop for those with little experience.

The trucks themselves are generally not in the best of shape either. Earthmoving contractors are in a very low profit-to-return industry. And since these rigs can cost as much as $125 thousand dollars second-hand (and twice that amount if new) it takes many years of hauling dirt and gravel to-and-from job sites. Maintaining these rigs is expensive. So that is done as-absolutely necessary rather than on any preventative scale. And finally, since in the construction business time is money, the rigs are overworked and the drivers are underpaid. They have to meet brutal and uncaring schedules; often with more than one driver keeping the rig going (and earning) 24 hours a day.

So when you add all of this up, does it really surprise you that large dump trucks and gravel haulers are viewed by the public-at-large to be dangerous, road-hogging, always in-a-hurry nuisance? But we have one final fact to share if you need even more convincing. A higher-than-normal number of large earth-moving trucks are underinsured (if they have liability insurance) or self-insured. So when one of them hits you and your innocent family, winning compensation is probably going to be very difficult. And all of this should reinforce the real need for an experienced trucking wreck attorney to assist your quest for rightful compensation when someone causes a needless, negligent wreck.

Our Law Firm has decades of experience handling personal injury litigation in dump truck and gravel hauler accident cases. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by one of these road monsters, our expertise significantly increases your odds to receive the fairest compensation possible for the injuries and pain you have suffered. We’ve helped deliver millions of dollars to hundreds of accident victims in Texas. So if you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident anywhere in Texas, our experienced accident lawyers can win the best compensation possible for you.

Call us today at 1(800) 862-1260 (toll-free) for a free consultation to begin your road to total recovery so you and your family can resume your life.

Personal Injury Law – Spinal Injury Lawyers

Spinal Injury Lawyers

Any type of spinal injury can be incapacitating, including back injuries. Anyone suffering from a complete spinal cord injury faces tremendous physical and financial challenges. When someone else is responsible for causing your personal injury, our lawyers can help you recover compensation.personal injury law - spinal injries

Types of spinal injuries

There are many different types of spinal injuries. Incomplete spinal cord injury is where only a partial dysfunction occurs. While one side of the body may be completely paralyzed, the other side may not, and you may be able to move your arm or leg on that side. With a complete spinal cord injury, both sides of the body have equal dysfunction, such as paralysis on both sides.

Complete spinal cord injuries also have other medical classifications. Tetraplegia or quadriplegia involves spinal injury at the neck, which results in paralysis and muscle strength loss from the neck down, affecting all four extremities. Paraplegia occurs lower in the back and results in paralysis of the lower half of the body, including the legs. More on this webpage

Causes of spinal injury

Motor vehicle accidents are the most prevalent cause of spinal cord injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 46 percent of spinal injuries result from motor vehicle accidents, 22 percent result from falls, 16 percent from violence and 12 percent from sports accidents. In the most severe cases, spinal injuries lead to wrongful death.

Back injury symptoms

If you suffer from a back injury in a car accident or truck accident, you should see a medical professional. Symptoms of a back injury often include the following:

Back pain
Urinary or bowel problems
Numbness or tingling in the buttocks, leg, foot or groin
Leg weakness
Fainting
Inability to walk
Rely on a spinal injury law firm with experience

Our attorneys have decades of combined legal experience. We offer a free consultation to discuss your spinal injury and how we can help you recover compensation. We take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you owe no fees unless we recover on your behalf. Please contact us to arrange a consultation.

You Need an Experienced Attorney: Do You REALLY Think You Can Handle This Yourself?

You Need an Experienced Attorney: Do You REALLY Think You Can Handle This Yourself?

It’s remotely conceivable. But let us ask you this. Would you play professional football without the proper training and experience; much less the physical capability? Of course, you wouldn’t. You wouldn’t last past the opening kickoff.

A non-attorney doesn’t have the accumulated – and vital – knowledge or experience to effectively investigate a complicated big rig accident, or negotiate a fair settlement with insurance companies, or successfully represent him or herself in court. Litigating an 18 wheeler accident-related injury cases is extremely complex. And attorneys who don’t have a deep background in personal injury or commercial truck accident cases don’t have any better chance than you of winning reasonable compensation. So why would you even entertain such a critical, foolish idea: especially when tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars are at stake? accident attorneys

Under-representation in personal injury commercial accidents is like asking to get creamed by your opponents. And they’ll be tickled to oblige you. The laws and procedures involved are so complex, and the playing field is clearly tilted in the favor of the trucking companies, their insurance providers and attorneys. Your opponents have deep pockets and years of experience winning these exact kinds of cases you now consider.

Successful litigation (or settlement negotiation) in a truck-related personal injury lawsuit demands that the representing lawyer have a very thorough knowledge of civil procedure and an ability to devise the perfect strategy – based on the evidence – to battle the defendants, their insurance companies and adjusters, as well as their crackerjack defense lawyers. Legal novices don’t have any of that. And rookie-lawyers don’t have enough. So if you do it either of those ways, you’ll feel like Rodney Dangerfield: you’ll, “get no respect.” And without respect, you don’t get paid. This is why an experienced and highly, respected Texas big rig accident injury attorney who has spent years taking on the insurance companies and their lawyers – like our Law Firm – and beaten them, is a powerful weapon in your fight for fair accident injury compensation.

And if you’re thinking about taking up a relative or friend who is a lawyer’s offer to represent you, stop a minute and consider this. Even though he or she might be looking out for your best interests and pledges to fight hard for your rights in a big truck accident case, unless this person is an experienced personal injury lawyer with demonstrated skill in beating trucking companies and their insurance carriers, your attorney friend’s good intentions might be more akin to taking a knife to a gunfight.

Your friend-relative lawyer might have a difficult time emotionally detaching him or herself from issues surrounding your case simply because of that personal investment. Big-rig injury law is quite intense and extremely contentious. Your attorney must be pragmatic, focus solely on the facts of a case at all times and be very cool under in order to succeed for you. What happens if that friend or relative lawyer doesn’t win or accepts a less-than-fair settlement because he knows how badly you need the money now? How will you feel about your friend or relative then: and for how long? You will be very wise to keep your family members and friends out of your legal business when deciding who will represent your big rig injury liability lawsuit most effectively. But by all means, welcome their support during this trying time in your life.

Our Law Firm has decades of experience handling personal injury litigation in large truck wreck cases. If you or a loved one has been hit by one of these monsters and you are blameless, our expertise assures that you should receive the fairest compensation possible for the injuries and pain you have suffered or if a wrongful death of a loved one has occurred. We’ve helped deliver millions of dollars to hundreds of negligent accident victims in Texas. So if you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident in Texas, our experienced accident lawyers can win the best compensation possible for you.

Call us today at 1(800) 862-1260 (toll-free) for a free consultation. Get on the road to recovery so you and your family can get on with your lives.
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