Skillful Midland Truck Accident Lawyer

Because of the sheer size of big rigs, injuries in accidents with them are often especially severe. If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident in Texas, you may be anxious about what the future holds for you, both physically and financially. While we can’t take away your pain or injuries, a Midland truck accident lawyer from Hanna Law Firm can work to get you compensation if the accident was caused by the negligence of the truck driver or another party.

Call our Midland office today at 432-606-2378 for a free case evaluation. We also have offices in Abilene, Odessa and Sweetwater.

Experienced Truck Accident Lawyers in Midland, TX

How Do Commercial Truck Accidents Happen?

Learn Some of the Common Causes of Crashes

A causation study by the FMCSA showed factors that contributed to fatal accidents. Here are some of them:

  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Over-the-counter and prescription drug use
  • Driving too fast for conditions
  • Misjudged speed of other drivers
  • Followed other vehicles too closely
  • Exercised poor judgement or control
  • Brake problems
  • Roadway problems
  • Unfamiliarity with roadway.

However your accident happened, it’s probably causing you physical and emotional pain, in addition to worry about how you will pay your bills. We want to relieve your financial stress. Contact us today for help.

Statute of Limitations in Truck Accident Cases

Texas has a two-year statute of limitations for bringing lawsuits in personal injury and wrongful death truck accident cases. The clock generally begins running on the date you were injured (or discovered your injuries) or the date your family member died. There are exceptions to these rules, however, so be sure to speak directly with an attorney if you are getting close to the deadline. In any case, it’s always best to speak to an attorney as soon as possible after an injury accident when the details are still fresh in your mind and evidence is more easily available.  

Tracking the Dangers of Trucks on the Road

Texas leads the country in injury and fatal trucking crashes. Every year in Texas, on average, nearly 700 people are killed and approximately 11,000 injured in large truck and bus accidents, according to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) statistics. Not surprisingly, because of the sheer size and weight of big trucks, some of which can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, most of the victims are in other vehicles. Nationwide in a single recent year, over 80% of fatalities in large truck crashes were to others, including occupants of other vehicles and pedestrians and bicyclists, not to truckers themselves. While most truck drivers strive for safety, those who don’t make the state’s roads and highways dangerous for everyone. Every person who gets behind the wheel has a duty to drive safely, including truck drivers. When they fail in that duty and cause injury accidents, they should be held accountable.

Reach Out to a Truck Accident Lawyer in Midland

Compassionate Legal Help during Difficult Times

Don’t go it alone when you are recuperating from an injury crash or mourning the loss of a loved one. A truck accident lawyer at Hanna Law Firm can relieve the pressure of bringing a lawsuit by handling the process for you while you focus on physical and emotional recovery.

To speak with one of our Midland truck accident lawyers call 432-606-2378 or reach out to us online.

In addition to our Midland office, we have offices in Abilene, Sweetwater and Odessa. We provide free consultations, so you have nothing to lose by talking to us about your accident, and you may have much to gain.