Literally thousands of 18-wheelers travel our roads each day and while most of the truck drivers behind the wheel are safety-conscious professionals, many are not. In fact, countless Texans and Oklahomans are injured and killed each year due to the negligence of truck drivers and trucking companies. From outdated safety equipment, to fatigued drivers, to moving violations such as speeding and unsafe lane changes, 18-wheeler accidents can occur for a number of reasons. Regardless of the reason for the accident, with tractor trailers, cement mixers and other large trucks often weighing in excess of 60,000 pounds, the results are often catastrophic. To make sure that your family is protected, you need accident and injury lawyers with the right experience.
To make sure that your family is protected, you must call The Washington Firm as soon as practically possible after an accident with an 18-wheeler or commercial truck. Once The Washington Firm is hired we get to work immediately, preserving evidence and contacting witnesses. In some cases we file suit within days of the accident in order to get court orders in place to prevent trucking companies and other corporations from destroying evidence. However, our work does not stop there.
As a part of making sure we obtain compensation for our clients, we subpoena driver-logs, maintenance records, criminal history, safety records, training manuals, disciplinary history for the driver and the company, employment history for the driver, and information about other lawsuits against the company. However, we do not stop there.
At The Washington Firm, we believe it is necessary for lawyers to leave the office, roll up their sleeves and talk to people. Many people are surprised when Nate or Katrina personally show up to take their statements and walk through the accident scene with the witness or client. This often works to our clients’ benefit as the insurance company lawyers realize that The Washington Firm has a better relationship with the witnesses and a better understanding of how the accident occurred. This practice usually results in significantly increased settlement offers for our clients. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident with an 18 Wheeler, call the experienced Dallas, Fort Worth and Oklahoma City 18-Wheeler Accident attorneys of The Washington Firm.