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Truck Accident Victim Attorneys Who Fight For You

Commercial truck companies are in business to make money, which means getting shipments delivered on time, no matter what. To increase profit, companies often place an emphasis on speed over safety, which leaves motorists unnecessarily vulnerable and at risk of serious injury or death. At The Carlson Law Firm, our attorneys have successfully handled countless personal injury claims against large trucking companies and insurance carriers, and are well-versed in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations that may affect your claim. Contact us today for a free consultation if you were involved in a crash with a commercial truck.

Accidents involving large trucks and other heavy commercial vehicles are more likely to result in catastrophic injury or loss of life. Insurance companies and trucking companies fight hard to limit payout to victims of a large truck accident. There are many types of negligence that can cause fatal trucking accidents, including:

Fatigue

Truck drivers are under strict guidelines that regulate hours of service and amount of sleep required. But the pressure to meet deadlines or a misjudgment of fatigue level often leads to serious accidents.

Speeding

Because trucks maneuver, accelerate and decelerate differently than cars, they are more difficult to control, especially at high speeds. Speeding behind the wheel of a truck is an inexcusably negligent and illegal act.

Drug / Alcohol Abuse

Operating a truck under the influence of alcohol, prescription or non-prescription drugs can lead to catastrophic consequences.

Poor Maintenance

Poor maintenance can lead to dangerous events such as tire blowouts, defective steering, jackknifing, improper trailer attachment, transmission failure and more.

Equipment Failure

Defective brakes, tires, design errors and failure to install object detection systems are just a few examples of the various equipment failures that may lead to serious injury or accidental death.

Inexperience

The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration includes several regulations regarding the training and testing of commercial truck drivers. However, these regulations are not always adhered to.

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With Carlson, You've Got Knowledge and Experience On Your Side

The legal system is complex. Effectively navigating the various U.S. courts requires legal counsel not only to fight for you but also to ease your stress, worry, and confusion. For people struggling with the pain of a personal injury, it can seem overwhelming.

Whether you are looking for assistance in personal injury, mass torts, medical malpractice, bankruptcy, criminal defense, or family law, you can be confident about placing your trust in our proven legal team.

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About The Carlson Law Firm

At The Carlson Law Firm, we’ve been protecting the rights of personal injury victims and their families since 1976.

We employ more than 40 lawyers in 12 locations across the state of Texas and are able to represent clients throughout the United States. Our highly-skilled trial attorneys are experienced advocates who share our firm’s commitment to client service. Our attorneys are accessible for clients around the clock and work tirelessly to discover new and innovative legal options to ensure our clients receive the maximum compensation available.

There's a Carlson Law Firm Near You

With 12 locations throughout Texas, there’s a Carlson Law Firm near you. We have law offices located in Killeen, Temple, Waco, Round Rock, Austin, San Antonio, Laredo, Bryan, Lubbock, and Corpus Christi.

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