Truck Accidents happen all the time in Texas – in fact, if you’ve driven on the roads in Texas, I’d venture to guess that you’ve had a close call with a commercial truck or 18-wheeler. The simple fact is these trucks that we share the road with can be incredibly dangerous. It’s because of this that the trucking industry is so heavily regulated. Did you know that truck drivers are limited BY LAW on when and how often they’re allowed to drive? Did you know that trucking companies have a responsibility to hire safe drivers?
Despite being such a heavily regulated industry, 18-wheeler drivers and trucking companies often disregard the responsibilities they have to people like you, and other drivers on the road. Unsurprisingly, when these regulations are ignored, wrecks happen and injuries result.
Mr. Klinck has handled trucking cases all across Texas – these cases have involved fatigued drivers, negligent hiring and training by trucking companies, intoxicated truck drivers, general negligence, and many other causes of action.
Trucking companies and the insurance companies which insure them will try a number of tactics in order to undermine your injuries and try to draw questions surrounding the circumstances of your recovery. A past example of the lengths which these companies will go to was the hiring of a private investigator to perform video and audio surveillance of the injured person for WEEKS at a time to try and compile short clips showing the injured person on a “good day.” Then the trucking company and insurance companies use those photos and recordings in an attempt to argue that the claimant was not really injured, or not injured as bad as they had claimed.
As an experienced Truck Accident attorney and former Defense Attorney who has represented trucking companies and worked closely with insurance companies, Mr. Klinck can anticipate the tricks and traps set out by the trucking companies and their attorneys.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a truck accident, please contact Klinck Law for a free, no-obligation, case evaluation to discuss your rights and options.