Truck Accident Victims Should Be Compensated

There are more than 30,000 injuries and more than 3,000 deaths from collisions involving 18-wheelers (semitrucks) and other commercial vehicles every year. We have more than our fair share in Bell County because of I-35.

It takes experience and resources to maximize your recovery against a major trucking or transportation corporation.

Besides the obvious errors such as driving too fast, tailgating, unsafe lane changes, additional contributing factors include:

  • Safety defects in the truck: underride guards, defective air brakes, etc.
  • Unqualified drivers: vision impaired, high blood pressure, bad record, etc.
  • Fatigued drivers: falsified log books, violation of drive time rules
  • Faulty equipment or maintenance: especially the air brakes
  • Overloaded trailers: overweight affects stopping distance

Here at Cure & Francis, our attorneys focus on protecting your rights. Contact attorney John R. Francis today or fill out our personal injury intake form.

Working Hard To Win Compensation For Your Accident

I am personal injury lawyer John R. Francis at the law firm of Cure & Francis in Temple and Killeen, Texas.

In one death case, I discovered that the truck driver was blind in his left eye. This truck driver never saw the car driving in the left lane beside him until it was too late. I proved that the company knew this and even had three other vision impaired drivers driving in Texas.

In another death case where the truck driver ran a yield sign, I found that the truck driver had five DWIs and over 20 traffic tickets in a five-year time period, but was still driving. If the company had reported these violations as required by Federal law, this dangerous driver would have been suspended, and this collision and wrongful death would have never happened.

In one case, I uncovered that the truck's air brakes were not properly adjusted, causing the fully loaded truck weighing 80,000 lbs. to travel twice as far as it should have before crushing the back of my client's car, killing a child in the back seat.

Liability

Too many trucking companies hire inexperienced and unqualified drivers that are dangerous to the driving public. Even qualified drivers can make mistakes if they are encouraged or allowed by trucking companies to violate Federal driving restrictions or they are given unsafe equipment. These companies must be held accountable when they cut corners on training, maintenance or safety.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

For skilled counsel concerning your 18-wheeler truck accident, contact accomplished personal injury attorney John R. Francis at Cure & Francis with offices in Temple and Killeen, Texas.