Some of us drive so much that we may arrive to our destination—and especially if it is a familiar one—not even remembering how we got there. That can be a disturbing realization but it is common when we are overly familiar with a route. For others, driving in traffic, and especially busy Houston, is an extremely anxiety-inducing exercise. You may feel extremely small on the road in a car, especially in comparison to semi- or 18-wheeler trucks. This is because your vehicle is considerably smaller and unfortunately, could be crushed in an accident.
Trucks may be responsible for bigger crashes, but that is directly related to their size. Often though crashes where the truck drivers are negligent often happen because of exhaustion. Despite much more organized laws today regarding the amount of time truckers can drive, there are ways around that. A drowsy truck driver is, however, a true menace for everyone on the road. The same goes for a distracted driver—and while it is highly disturbing to imagine a car driver texting and driving or taking their eyes off the road—it is exponentially worse for a truck driver to do so; however, it happens all the time. Along with driving under the influence, speeding, and ignoring a variety of different traffic rules put in place to keep everyone safe.
In the case of an accident between a truck and another traveler, the injuries can be catastrophic. One or more passengers may be killed, or injuries may be so debilitating they are permanently injured and unable to work for a long period of time or indefinitely. Injuries may include amputation of limbs during the accident, broken bones and sprains, neck injuries, whiplash, spinal issues and paralysis, bad concussions, traumatic brain injury and more.
If you have been hurt, do not speak with the insurance adjustors as they are not on your side, no matter what they say! Let your attorney handle the case and all communications for you, as soon as possible. If you do have a strong case, your attorney will be able to handle all the talking masterfully, while you focus on getting better from the accident.
If you have been injured in a truck accident due to the negligence of others, this is not the time to go it alone! Attorney Sgt. Pike has developed a system to combat the various forces in the trucking industry attempting to defeat the rights of those wrongfully injured or killed. Based on his training and experience as a Special Forces Operator (Army Green Beret), Attorney Sgt. Pike activates the Truck Accident Response Team or T.A.R.T. ™ immediately after being hired in appropriate cases. T.A.R.T. ™ then deploys to the area of the crash.