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112 West 8th Ave, Suite 1000
Amarillo, TX 79101-2314
Phone: (806) 373-1515
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18-Wheeler Big Rig Truck Wreck News
Every year, the roads are filled with more large commercial trucks (18 wheelers, big rigs, semi trucks, etc.) that dominate the road shared with much smaller, personal vehicles the rest of us drive. The increase in truck traffic has also caused a rise in commercial truck collisions. Driver error is the number one cause of truck collisions, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Unfortunately, if you or your family has been harmed by a truck driver's negligence, the trucking company and their insurer are not going to just hand over fair compensation. In fact, they and their investigators and lawyers will start to work immediately to limit their liability at your personal expense.
Our firm's primary office is in Amarillo, a central location between New Mexico and Oklahoma, which are all connected by Interstate 40, a roadway with heavy truck traffic transporting goods from coast to coast. Our attorneys are licensed in all three states.
The 18-wheeler semi truck wreck attorneys at Lovell, Lovell, Newsom & Isern, LLP have substantial experience in handling truck collision cases. This experience includes immediate investigation of the collision scene, truck company, and its driver, not to mention the experience and skill in preparing and trying a large truck wreck case.
If you or you family have been involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle please give the 18-wheeler truck wreck attorneys at Lovell, Lovell, Newsom & Isern, L.L.P a call for a free consultation. (806) 373-1515.
18-Wheeler Truck Wreck News
September 21, 2012
Bicyclist Killed by UPS Delivery Truck
According to the Randall County Texas Department of Public Safety, a Louisiana bicyclist was killed after being struck by a United Parcel Service delivery truck on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2012.
The UPS delivery truck, driven by Albert Ray Smith, was passing 56 year old, Michael H. Hutchings as he was riding his bicycle eastbound on the shoulder of State Highway 217 east. He was struck in the head by the UPS truck's side view mirror and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The incident is still under investigation.
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The Amarillo attorneys at Lovell, Lovell, Newsom & Isern, L.L.P represent bicyclists and motorcyclists that have been injured and killed by negligent drivers.
The Amarillo law firm of Lovell, Lovell, Newsom & Isern, LLP recently represented a husband and wife involved in a catastrophic collision with UPS and Danny Herman Trucking, Inc.
The collision caused the fatality of one spouse and resulted in significant permanent injuries to the surviving spouse.
September 13, 2012
18-Wheeler Tractor Trailer Wreck Kills Driver
Officials continue to investigate a 18-wheeler semi-truck wreck which took the life of a Dimmitt truck driver in Castro County shortly after noon. The horrific 18-wheeler semi-truck wreck occurred as the two 18-wheeler tractor trailers collided with each other on County Road 614 West of County Road 507 near Dimmitt. The force of the crash ejected one of the drivers who was pronounced dead on the scene while the other driver was taken to the hospital in Dimmitt with severe injuries. Authorities are unsure whether speed or alcohol contributed to the massive 18-wheeler truck wreck.
September 10, 2012
Man Killed In 18-Wheeler Semi-Wreck Near Round Rock Texas
Round Rock police are requesting information on the fatal semi-truck wreck which took the life of of a 59 yr old man when an 18-wheeler tractor trailer t-boned his car causing massive damage. The wreck occurred as the man drove through the Hester's Crossing intersection and the I-35. The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene while the semi-truck driver was uninjured.
September 10, 2012
Fiery 18-Wheeler Truck Wreck Kills One
The Southbound 41 near Lemoore was closed for hours after a fiery 18-wheeler accident claimed the life of one person and severely injured three others. The semi-truck wreck occurred when the driver failed to slow down and slammed in a Chevy pickup which then burst into flames. The sheer impact of the tractor trailer crashing into the truck pushed the vehicle into other automobiles on the highway. The 18-wheeler semi-truck and two vehicles were on fire as emergency crews arrived on scene.
What to do after an Accident
- CHECK FOR INJURIES - After checking to see if you or any other passengers are injured, say as little as possible about the accident. Apologizing or making excuses can be taken as an admission of fault.
- REPORT THE ACCIDENT - Report the accident right away. If you are driving for your employer, report the accident to your employer and include information such as the date, time, location of the accident, and whether or not anyone is hurt.
- SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION - Obtain medical attention quickly. Because some injuries may not be noticeable immediately, you should err on the side of caution and see a doctor regardless of how your feel.
- CONTACT YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY - Notify your insurance company.
- MAINTAIN DETAILED RECORDS - Keep detailed records of everything involving the accident; you may need to use these details as evidence.
- OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE - Whether you are the driver of a passenger vehicle or the driver of a commercial vehicle, you will need a knowledgeable and experienced truck accident attorney for advice on how to handle your case.
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