Reckless Truck Drivers in Austin
One of the leading causes of Texas truck accidents is the reckless conduct of the driver behind the wheel of the 18-wheeler, tractor trailer, semi or big rig. Although state and federal regulations impose certain duties on truck drivers and establish the standard of care that they owe to others on the road, truckers frequently fail to live up to those standards. When a truck crash occurs, however, they frequently get away unscathed. Statistics indicate that only 16 percent of those seriously injured or killed in truck accidents are the truckers.
At The Bob Richardson Law Firm, we believe that reckless truckers and their insurance companies need to be held accountable when they harm innocent motorists. We also believe that truck accident victims should be fully and fairly compensated for their injuries and losses.
For more than 30 years, The Bob Richardson Law Firm has protected the rights and interests of truck accident victims throughout Austin, Waco and the surrounding Texas communities of Round Rock, Georgetown, Killeen, Temple, Cedar Park, Lakeway, Taylor and Belton.
To learn how we can help you with your Texas reckless truck driver accident, call us today toll-free at 800-880-5100 or use our online form. We can provide you with a free case evaluation, and we won’t charge you for our services unless you recover a verdict or settlement.
Recklessness Causes Texas Truck Wrecks
Reckless conduct goes beyond mere negligence. A reckless truck driver is one who operates his mammoth commercial motor vehicle (CMV) with utter disregard for the safety of others. Examples of reckless truck driving include:
- Hitting the road without any form of pre-trip inspection of the truck, cargo and emergency equipment.
- Failing to secure a load that can become loose and pose a major hazard.
- Texting or talking on a cell phone while behind the wheel of a massive big rig.
- Driving while drowsy or beyond the time limits established by state and federal rules.
- Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, including illegal drugs or prescription medication.
- Driving too fast for conditions, such as snow, ice, rain or fog.
- Making sharp turns without leaving enough space.
- Backing up without maintaining a proper lookout for other vehicle.
- Stopping on the shoulder of the road without using warning signal flashers or markers.
At The Bob Richardson Law Firm, we will work tirelessly to make sure that you and your family are fully and fairly compensated for any harm you suffer at the hands of a reckless truck driver. We will thoroughly investigate how your accident occurred, track down the responsible parties, consult with our highly qualified experts and use the latest in technology to present a compelling and persuasive case on your behalf. We won’t back down from reckless truckers – and their insurance companies – when they try to shift the blame and avoid responsibility.
Contact Our Texas Reckless Truck Driver Accident Attorneys Today
Texas has a two-year statute of limitations for Personal Injury and wrongful death cases. Depending on the parties involved in your trucking accident, the deadline for taking action may arrive even sooner. That’s why it’s important to contact a skilled and experienced Texas trucking accident attorney immediately after you’ve been involved in a wreck.
If you need legal assistance with your trucking accident case in Austin, Waco, Round Rock, Georgetown, Killeen, Temple, Cedar Park, Lakeway, Taylor, Belton or the surrounding Texas communities, call The Bob Richardson Law Firm today toll-free at 800-880-5100 or use our online contact form. We can provide you with a free case evaluation.