Trucking And Commercial Vehicle Accidents In Killeen, Texas
Tractor-trailer, semi, 18-wheeler and commercial vehicle trucking accidents almost always result in serious injuries. If an accident does not result in serious injuries, it frequently results in the fatality of an innocent victim. If you or a loved one has been involved in a highway trucking accident, it is important to seek assistance from a skilled and experienced attorney.
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Helping Injured Victims For Over 25 Years
At Michalk, Beatty & Alcozer, L.P., our lawyers have been representing truck accident and personal injury victims for more than 25 years. We are known for aggressively representing clients against the insurance company.
We are trial lawyers who have the experience necessary to handle even the most complex injury claims. Our Killeen truck accident attorneys are proactive when it comes to resolving issues, and we are committed to providing each client with the individualized attention he or she deserves.
Answers To Frequent Questions About Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Unlike a typical car crash, there are often many parties involved after an accident with a truck or commercial vehicle. A collision with a large vehicle can often leave you wondering what you should do next. Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about trucking accidents.
What Are Some Of The Most Dangerous Highways In Central Texas?
Some of the most dangerous highways in Central Texas include I-35, US-183 and SH-130. These highways see a high volume of traffic, including commercial trucks, which increases the risk of accidents. Drivers also tend to drive faster on these roads, increasing the potential severity of an accident.
What Are The Most Common Causes Of Truck Accidents?
The most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Failure to conduct proper inspections
- Failure to load a truck properly
- Distracted driving
- Cargo that is not properly secured
These factors can all contribute to accidents, which are often more severe due to the size and weight of commercial trucks.
What Steps Should I Take After A Trucking Accident In Texas?
Immediately after the accident, the trucking company will hire a lawyer to represent its interests. It is equally important that you have a strong advocate on your side.
After an accident, you should check for injuries and seek medical attention. Talking to a medical professional about the accident is important, even if you do not have obvious injuries that require emergency room care.
You should also contact the police and file a report. You will need as much information about the accident as possible, including:
- Contact information for the driver and the trucking company
- Photos of the scene of the accident
- Contact information from any witnesses
We take the initiative when investigating the details of the accident and know how to look for more information that can point to the cause of the accident. We will work with accident reconstructionists, medical experts and other resources who can provide authoritative testimonials about the cause of the accident and the extent of your injuries. Our lawyers are here to stand by your side.
Are Commercial Truck Drivers Required To Have Special Training Or Licenses?
Yes, commercial truck drivers are required to have special training and licenses. In addition to a standard driver’s license, they must also obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and pass a specialized test. They are also subject to federal regulations governing the number of hours they can drive, rest periods and other safety requirements.