Fully loaded 18-wheelers can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds or more. When truck driver error leads to a truck's collision with a smaller vehicle, these large trucks can cause extensive personal injury and wrongful death. Many people experience injuries that change their entire lives.
At the Tylka Law Firm, in League City, Texas, we represent people who have been seriously injured in semi-truck accidents of all types. If an injury has affected your life or the life of a family member, we urge you to talk with one of our lawyers about your needs. Our focus is on helping you get things back on track.
There are many ways that truckers can be negligent, careless and reckless when operating commercial vehicles. Many of the Texas truck driver error cases that our attorneys handle have occurred because of:
- Driving while ability impaired by alcohol
- Driver fatigue
- Improperly loading cargo
- Improper maintenance
When You Suspect the Driver Was Drinking: Galveston Truck Driver DWI Lawyer
Texas law is especially harsh on vehicle operators with commercial driver's licenses (CDLs). While non-commercial drivers are considered to be drinking and driving when their blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08 or greater, commercial drivers are considered to be impaired when their BAC is .04 or greater.
But, drivers' ability isn't just impaired by alcohol. A recent study released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) found that 44 percent of truckers who were involved in serious collisions were taking prescription medication or over-the-counter drugs at the time.
At the Tylka Law Firm, we begin collecting evidence from the moment we take your case. This includes information about whether the truck driver involved had drugs or alcohol in his or her system as well as whether the driver had a history or similar problems.
Truck accident evidence becomes more difficult to collect the longer injury victims wait after a trucking accident, so it is critical that you contact us as soon as possible. At the Tylka Law Firm, we provide free personal injury consultations for injury victims and their families. To get started, call now or contact us online. Hablamos español.