Holding Trucking Companies Liable For Unsafe Drivers Causing Accidents
There are few things scarier than getting into a collision with a tractor-trailer.
Due to the difference in size, a truck accident is likely to have serious
consequences. Truck accidents happen too often, and many of them are caused
- Carrying loads that are too heavy
- Inadequate driver safety training
- Running stop signs
- Fatigued drivers driving more hours than allowed
The truck driver’s employer is responsible for making sure all of its employees are properly trained and all of its equipment is safe. At Kerby and Wade, we are familiar with trucking safety regulations and can determine if a company is in violation. Accidents involving 18-wheelers (semi-trailer trucks) and commercial tractor-trailers can lead to serious injuries and even death. Sadly, many of these accidents are preventable. The trucking industry is thriving across Texas and New Mexico with more trucks on the road than ever before. Most often the companies and individuals operating these tractor-trailers follow the laws and are responsible; however, there are many that do not. Cutting corners, improper hiring, improper maintenance and overworking drivers can often lead to deadly results for others sharing the highway.
When you hire a lawyer due to a trucking accident, there are several matters that need to be dealt with immediately. The team at Kerby and Wade regularly works on these cases and is prepared to provide immediate attention to the preservation of evidence, downloading of data, scene reconstruction, interviewing of witnesses and any action necessary to provide you the best possible representation.
More often than not, the injuries suffered in a trucking accident are far worse than those not involving a tractor-trailer, merely because of the size and speed at which 18-wheelers operate. Our lawyers not only focus on the accident itself, but your injuries, medical costs, health insurance subrogations, hospital liens, lost wages and other monetary issues that you will suffer due to no fault of your own. We will fight hard for what you are entitled to, while diligently keeping you informed along the way.
At Kerby & Wade, our lawyers fight on behalf of the victims of negligent drivers and companies. With over 50 years of combined experience, we are skilled at reviewing evidence, working with experts and preparing a case for trial. Board Certified in Personal Injury by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, David Kerby has the expertise that you need when pursuing compensation for your injuries.
Contact Kerby & Wade if you are facing serious injuries caused by another driver’s negligence. Call 806-793-7600 to schedule your free consultation. We serve Lubbock, Midland/Odessa, El Paso, Pecos, Lamesa, Hobbs, Carlsbad, Artesia and areas across the Permian Basin, South Plains and New Mexico.