Waco Texas Truck Accident Attorney
Some of the most serious cases we handle arise from crashes involving 18-wheelers. When you consider the sheer difference in the size and weight of a passenger car as opposed to that of a semi-truck, then it's easy to see why. Semi-trucks can weigh between 40,000 and 80,000 pounds, while your auto only weighs around 4,000 pounds. That truck is at least ten times as heavy as your car.
Those involved in accidents with trucks this size often sustain very serious injuries. If you are hit from behind, you can easily receive whiplash or even a broken neck. If you are hit head-on, there are a number of life-threatening injuries you might receive including facial lacerations, broken neck or back, and head trauma. The impact of an accident is so great it often causes severe or fatal injuries to the occupants of the car. In most cases, the truck driver walks away with minor injuries.
We stand up to negligent trucking companies
Often, these accidents happen as the result of negligence on the part of the truck driver or the transport company. But the trucking companies are rarely willing to give victims the justice they deserve. They may try to blame you for the accident or contest the extent of your injuries. That’s why you deserve an experienced Texas lawyer on your side.
The legal team at Chad Jones Law, P.C. has extensive experience in handling these types of cases. We know the law pertaining to the trucking industry. We can get to the bottom of what happened, including checking log books, weigh station records, and even the shipping manifest to see how the cargo was loaded. Our investigators or an expert in such matters can examine the truck in an effort to determine if the brakes and other equipment was working properly at the time of the accident.
Please call us today to schedule your free legal consultation. Attorney Chad E. Jones can help you make an informed decision about your accident. Call our Waco office at (254) 230-0883 or toll free at (800) 645-6637, or contact us online. We return calls after hours and look forward to speaking with you.