Commercial Truck Accidents/18-Wheeler Tractor-Trailer Injuries

Trucking accidents can lead to serious injuries. We are experienced trucking accident attorneys and we will help you get the recovery, and the peace of mind, that you deserve.

An accident involving a passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler can have serious, and even disastrous, consequences. These massive trucks carry tremendous force when they collide with another object or vehicle. There are many reasons why these accidents occur - a truck driver's negligence, lack of maintenance on the vehicle, and even bad weather. The most common causes of truck accidents are:

  • Lack of driver training
  • Drug or alcohol use
  • Speeding
  • Inclement weather
  • Brake problems
  • Unfamiliarity with roadway
  • Poor road conditions
  • Distracted driving
  • Hours of service violation
  • Fatigue
  • Unsafe lane changing
  • Failure to maintain proper distance
  • Aggressive driving
  • Poor truck maintenance
  • Overloaded or improperly loaded cargo

Other commercial vehicles cause serious personal injury and death, as well. These vehicles include:

  • Heavy duty pickup trucks
  • Fire trucks
  • Delivery trucks
  • Box trucks
  • Oilfield equipment/service trucks
  • Tankers
  • Garbage Trucks
  • Cargo trucks
  • Big rigs
  • Moving vans
  • Tow trucks
  • Bus crashes
  • Construction trucks
  • Bobtail trucks
  • Agricultural vehicles, and
  • Oversized equipment that is being hauled on trailers

You need an attorney with in-depth knowledge of state and federal regulations that control the conduct of 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles.

It takes an experienced legal team that can provide an extensive accident investigation and analysis for tractor-trailer accident victims to get the results they deserve. The Bratton Firm has this experience. When you retain our services, you can rest assured knowing that we are on your side every step of the way.

Discuss Your Options During A Free Consultation

To speak with attorney R. Louis Bratton about your situation, please call our office in Austin at 512-477-8772. We also have an office in Port O'Connor. Se habla español.

*Mr. Bratton is a certified specialist in personal injury trial law through the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.