Lubbock Truck Accident Lawyers
Given the large population of Lubbock, Texas, a vast number of large commercial trucks on the roadway are inevitable. Adding to the city’s size, Lubbock’s proximity to Mexico means that foreign trucks that might not be up to U.S. regulations are also on the highway.
The sheer size and number of trucks in Lubbock, Texas make them exceptionally dangerous. When a motor vehicle accident involves a traditional car and a truck, the car is at a serious disadvantage. The usual trucks involved in truck accidents in Texas include, but are not limited to:
The unfortunate truth is that many truck companies value speed of delivery over the safety of their drivers and of the other drivers on the road. As a result, safety does not come first. When companies prioritize profit over the public safety, people get hurt and killed. We here at Loncar Associates are committed to holding truckers and trucking companies responsible for injuries they cause in Lubbock, Texas. There are a myriad of reasons why truck accidents happen, including but not limited to:
Poor maintenance on the trucks based on company policies
Poor maintenance due to worker oversight
Trucks that have been overloaded (usually, this in order to maximize profits)
Drivers that are overtired, sometimes due to their own carelessness and sometimes due to heavy demands from the trucking companies
Drivers that ignore poor weather conditions and choose to drive anyway
Aggressive truck drivers
Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol
It is important to determine the cause of the accident. In doing so, the attorneys at Loncar Associates will know the proper course of action to take in getting compensation for your injuries. This includes finding which parties to name as defendants, deciding what claims to bring, and determining the proper amount of compensation to ask for.
There are many different types of truck accidents that occur in Lubbock. Many of these are avoidable. Because of the nature of large commercial trucks, there are a variety of ways in which they pose a danger to traffic safety. Some examples of dangerous truck accidents are:
Jackknife Accidents: These accidents are caused when the driver of a truck somehow loses control of his trailer. The way that the truck is attached to the trailer means that when the driver loses control, the trailer and truck can fold into one another, like a jackknife. This is extremely dangerous because the truck and trailer cover multiple lanes of highway and can topple over, cause multi-car pileups on fast moving highways.
Bad Brakes: Due to their size, trucks take much longer to stop than traditional vehicles. When the brakes in a truck are bad, it can lead to catastrophic results.
Loncar Associates has a great record of success in truck accident claims in Lubbock, Texas. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, the skilled and experienced attorneys at Loncar Associates can help. Contact your Lubbock truck accident attorneys now for your free consultation.