Cochran Texas | Truck Wreck Lawyers in Texas
A wreck with a truck is a lot different than a wreck with a car. Hiring a truck wreck attorney should be one of the first things you do after treating your injuries. Most trucking companies have serious legal resources. Going up against them takes a lawyer like those at Cochran Texas who know how to deal with these issues.
Driving on the highway can be terrifying. Especially when you are sharing the road with trucks that are twice your size. If you get in an accident with a commercial truck, the outcome can be awful.
Trucks can cause wrecks due to many reasons. Each case is different.
Some of the most common causes of truck wreck cases include:
- Tired truck drivers
- Truck is too heavy or isn’t loaded right
- Poor truck upkeep
- Distracted truck drivers
Keep in mind, if your situation doesn't fit under any of these categories it does not mean we can't help. Call us at 800-THE-FIRM for a FREE review and consultation about your unique situation.
What do I do if I’m in a wreck with a large truck instead of a car?
If you are in a wreck caused by a large truck or big rig, the truck driver’s employer may be responsible.
Many commercial trucks have "black box" technology. This box records data about the truck. This includes things like the location, speed and braking of the truck when the wreck happened.
Call Cochran Texas as soon as possible. We can help make sure any evidence of the accident is saved before it is changed or lost.
Who is responsible if a truck causes a wreck?
It depends on a couple of things. Was the driver working for a trucking company? Was the driver doing something related to the job when the accident happened? If the answer to both of these questions is yes, then the trucking company is usually responsible.
When should I call a lawyer if I am in a car wreck?
In Texas, you have two years from the date of the wreck to file a lawsuit. Two years can happen before you know it. You should contact Cochran Texas as soon as possible to get advice about what to do.