No one likes to feel overmatched. This is especially true in situations where we may face the potential of being injured. For this reason, some motorists choose to purchase large automobiles. When traveling on Texas roadways, many drivers just feel more secure in extra-large pickup trucks and SUVs. The reality is, no passenger vehicle is a match for a big-rig truck.
If a passenger vehicle is in a collision with a tractor-trailer, it is almost certain the passenger vehicle will suffer the most damage. The frightening thing is that there are so many possible causes of truck accidents.
Truck driver negligence is certainly a factor in many truck accidents. Drivers make critical errors in judgment by allowing themselves to be distracted by cell phones and texting. Or their driving skills may become impaired due to fatigue or the consumption of alcohol or drugs.
If a truck has not been properly maintained, then it may only be a matter of time before the brakes fail or a tire blows out while traveling at a high speed.
Because of the size mismatch, truck accidents frequently leave victims with severe injuries. Some injuries, such as broken bones and deep lacerations are painful and can take a long time to heal. Accident victims who suffer brain injuries or spinal injuries may never completely recover. Such injuries could call for the victim to require lifelong care.
If you or a member of your family has been injured in a truck accident and needs compensation for medical expenses and other associated costs, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Tyler & Peery may be able to offer you assistance. You can read on this website about our ability to handle all types of truck accident cases.