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Abilene TX and surrounding areas - 18-Wheeler – Semi Truck Accidents

18-wheeler trucks are gigantic. They can weigh 80,000 pounds or more and the damage they can do is similarly immense. Accidents involving trucks can result in millions of dollars in property damage, soaring personal injury medical costs, and loss of life. There are few road accidents that can be as catastrophic as those involving an 18-wheeler truck. Individuals or families who have been involved in an Abilene truck accident with an 18-wheeler need the Galbreath Law Firm, a firm with experience going up against trucking companies

Causes of 18-Wheeler – Semi Truck Accidents

Truck drivers face long hours and tight deadlines in order to meet the demands of their job. And while most truckers are well-trained, capable drivers who get to and from their destinations without incident, sometimes disastrous accidents occur because of a truck driver’s negligence. Even sometimes the best truck drivers fail at getting the job done safely. Some reasons may include:

  • Driver fatigue- Fatigued truck drivers due to working long hours and-or violation of Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations which govern the maximum number of hours a truck driver may operate an 18-wheeler truck
  • Truckers driving under the influence
  • Overloaded trucks/cargo
  • Unsecured cargo- Unsecured loads that result in a lost load or spilling
  • Failure to maintain the vehicle including the tires, brakes, or other mechanical parts
  • Failure to abide by the strict regulations for the maintenance of trailers
  • Insufficient training or experience- Improperly trained drivers and-or truck company loaders
  • Speeding, recklessness or general truck driver negligence
  • Negligent hiring or negligent retention of a reckless or unqualified driver
  • Distracted driving
  • Unrealistic delivery schedules
Who is Responsible for the damages?

Any number of individuals or entities can be responsible for an 18-wheeler semi trucking accident, including the vehicle’s driver, the trucking company that employs the driver, the shipping company, or the manufacturers of truck parts that are found to be defective. The Galbreath Law Firm knows what to look for in determining liability. We have the skills and resources necessary to hold liable parties accountable for accident-related losses, damages or injuries.

When should I contact an attorney at Galbreath Law Firm?

You should contact Jeffery Galbreath an experienced Abilene injury attorney as soon as possible after your semi-truck accident. Initially, you will only be concerned about the injuries you and your family have received during the crash. As you worry about healing, the trucking company and their team of lawyers, as well as their insurance company, will not be thinking of helping you; instead, they will be working to protect their best interests.

The truck accident attorneys at Galbreath Law Firm in Abilene Texas know just how bad it gets when large trucks cause accidents. Victims that are involved in 18-Wheeler Semi Truck Accidents suffer from spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, major organ damage, loss of limbs and most devastating, death.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident involving a large truck, you need an experienced truck accident attorney who will fight for you. At the Galbreath Law Firm, we know what it takes to stand up to the legal teams of large trucking companies. Our attorneys have experience with helping families secure payment for medical bills, ongoing care, property damage, pain and suffering, loss of income, loss of work capacity and the loss of companionship. Time is of the essence in these types of cases, so it’s important to act as soon as possible. Contact the Galbreath Law Firm today for a free consultation.

Does experience matter?

If you were about to have major surgery, would you want a doctor fresh out of medical school, attempting the surgery for the first time? Would you be willing to risk your life to give them a little experience? Most likely, your answer would be no.

While truck accident attorneys are not surgeons and do not have the physical wellbeing of their clients in their hands, they can forever alter an accident victim’s life. An inexperienced truck accident lawyer has not seen the impact that large trucks can have on individuals and families. You need to employ an experienced attorney from the Galbreath Law Firm that has the skills and the reputation needed to get maximum compensation for your injuries and losses.

The lawyers at Galbreath Law Firm are known as tough defenders of their clients’ rights. This means that before the case even goes to a judge, the insurance company already knows what they are up against and are more willing to offer a fair settlement after the 18-wheeler semi-truck accident.

In most cases, we offer our legal services at Galbreath Law Firm on a contingency basis so that you do not pay anything unless we obtain compensation for your injuries.

Call for a free consultation and speak with one of our experienced attorneys today! 325-437-7000.