Texas Trucking Accident Lawyers
Midland – Odessa, TX
Nationwide, there are hundreds of thousands of semi truck accidents that occur each year. Many of these accidents result in serious injuries or fatalities because semi trucks are very large, extremely heavy and can cause devastating damages.
The number and severity of semi truck accidents are not likely to decrease. The trucking industry continues to grow and more truck drivers are constantly operating semi trucks on roads and highways that are shared by people and families.
Causes for Semi Truck Accidents
Semi truck accidents are often caused by:
Driver fatigue. Truck drivers are often paid per mile or per load which must be delivered within a set deadline. Some delivery deadlines are unrealistic which can cause truck drivers to hurry and not get enough rest. Although there are regulations limiting the number of hours truck drivers may operate a semi truck, many drivers continue to drive over the permitted hours when they are tired.
Distracted Driving. Cell phone use is a very common distraction that takes a truck driver’s attention away from the road. Eating and other communication, navigation and entertainment devices also distract truck drivers.
Vehicle maintenance issues. Trucking companies are required to properly maintain their semi trucks, but often fail to perform required maintenance. As a result, many semi trucks driving on roads and highways are unsafe and dangerous which can cause serious auto accidents.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
The trucking industry is highly regulated by many federal and state laws and regulations including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations are complicated and thorough and address many different aspects of the trucking industry and their truck drivers and regulate everything from driver qualifications and hours of service or work hours to the repair and maintenance of trucks and trailers.
Unfortunately, trucking companies and truck drivers often fail to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and other federal and state laws and regulations. The result is unsafe vehicles that weigh 80,000 lbs. or more and unsafe drivers who are not qualified, fatigued or under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. The consequences many times are catastrophic accidents that result in serious injuries and wrongful deaths.
Contact an Experienced Trucking Accident Lawyer
Recovering from the injuries and repairing the property damage following a semi truck accident is stressful. Losing a loved one in a trucking accident can be devastating. To effectively represent a person or a family in a trucking accident case, the attorney must be very experienced and knowledgeable regarding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and many other federal and state laws and regulations. An experienced truck accident attorney at The Garriga Law Firm can help you through these difficult times and fight for the justice you deserve.
Mr. José Luis Garriga has represented individuals and families in trucking accident cases for over 30 years and is very experienced and knowledgeable regarding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and many other federal and state laws and regulations that apply to trucking companies and truck drivers. Mr. José Luis Garriga knows how to prove that the trucking company and/or their truck driver violated laws and regulations which caused or contributed to the cause of a trucking accident.
The Garriga Law Firm works on a contingency-fee basis, so there are no attorney’s fees if there is no recovery.
You are not alone in your fight for justice. Please contact The Garriga Law Firm in Midland-Odessa, Texas and New Mexico for a free consultation.
OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
The Garriga Law Firm serves individuals and families throughout Texas and New Mexico in many different types of personal injury and wrongful death cases involving:
- Trucking/ Semi truck accidents
- Oilfield accidents
- Drilling rig accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Construction accidents
- Explosion accidents
- Electrocution accidents
- Fall accidents
- Structural collapse accidents
- Trenching accidents
- Drowning accidents
- Burn injury accidents
- Product liability cases
- Spinal cord injury accidents
- Amputation accidents
- Head injury accidents
- Neck injury accidents
- Shoulder injury accidents
- Knee injury accidents
- Leg injury accidents
- Broken bone accidents
At The Garriga Law Firm, we have a simple philosophy:
- Develop trusting relationships with the people we represent and treat them with dignity and respect.
- Be compassionate towards each client and help them through this difficult time in their lives.
- Fight aggressively for each client and obtain the justice they rightfully deserve.
Our focus is you and your best interests. We provide personal attention to each individual we represent. Our motto, “Justice is for those willing to fight,” demonstrates our commitment to pursuing your case to trial or appeal, if necessary, to obtain the justice you rightfully deserve.