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 Amarillo 18-wheeler 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.
The Texas 18-wheeler attorneys at Lovell, Lovell, Newsom & Isern, LLP have also prepared and presented lectures on commercial truck litigation to attorneys at statewide continuing legal education seminars. The 2007 paper authored by Tim Newsom for the Advanced Personal Injury Law Course sponsored by the State Bar of Texas can be accessed with the link on left side of this page.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an 18-wheeler truck wreck please contact us the Texas 18-wheeler truck wreck attorneys at Lovell, Lovell, Newsom & Isern, L.L.P at 806-373-1515 for a free case evaluation by one of our experienced 18-wheeler semi-truck wreck attorneys.
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.