Fatigued Drivers Choose To Drive. Hold Them Accountable For Accidents
Tired truck drivers in Texas put everyone on the road at risk. Highway truck accidents are routinely caused by such drivers, who try to drive a few extra miles cross country instead of stopping for mandatory breaks. But you don't need to be on a highway in Houston or Galveston to get involved in a truck accident with a sleepy trucker. Delivery trucks driven by overworked drivers can be just as dangerous on any side street or rural road in Texas.
If you were injured or a loved one was injured or killed in a truck accident, you will need a Galveston truck accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood who has helped numerous people throughout Texas dealing with such complicated truck accidents. The firm knows how important each case can be for a family. That's why the Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood works so hard for victims of serious truck accident injuries. Gene S. Hagood is a Texas truck accident lawyer who believes strongly in holding people accountable for their actions.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, an arm of the Department of Transportation that regulates the interstate trucking industry, has "hours-of-service rules" that spell out how long drivers can operate at one time. Truck companies face pressure to deliver their good quickly and may put pressure on their drivers to ignore those rules.
The Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood knows the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations or FMCSR inside and out and will cite them in a fatigued truck driver accident case.
This is one of the many reasons why you need an experienced attorney handling a complex truck accident lawsuit. Your case might seem straightforward. Don't be so sure. Often, even the most seemingly simple legal cases can quickly become complicated. That's why it's critical you have a knowledgeable, experienced Texas personal injury lawyer driven to succeed on your side.
A Texas tired truck driver accident attorney who will put experience to work for you
Building a case against a tired truck driver who caused an accident takes more work than you might think. One of the most difficult things is clearly proving that the truck driver did fall asleep at the wheel. Sometimes, the truck driver might deny falling asleep. Other times, the driver might try to claim you or another driver did something to cause the accident. A skilled attorney at the Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood knows exactly how to handle such scenarios and knows how to get truck accident victims the compensation they rightfully deserve.
This includes compensation for all past and future medical expenses related to your injuries. It includes any lost wages if your injuries left you unable to work. We may also pursue other damages, including financial compensation for disability and pain and suffering. Our firm is not interested in making a quick settlement with the insurance company that helps them save money. We fight for a resolution of your case that meets your needs.
The legal team at the Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood is passionate about helping truck accident victims. Attorney Gene S. Hagood is on the national advisory board for the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), which is a national association of committed lawyers who have joined together to eliminate unsafe and illegal interstate trucking practices. Click on attorney Hagood's profile in APITLA for more information.
Expect more. Contact the Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood. Call (800) 632-9404 and schedule a free case evaluation today. You can also reach us in Houston at (713) 888-0390 or in Galveston at (409) 945-5757. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help you get your life back on track.