Eighteen-wheeler and company vehicle accidents are different from other vehicle accidents not only because the size of the vehicles involved are so much bigger than automobiles, but also because commercial drivers are subject to more safety rules and their companies typically have insurance with higher limits. These accidents can be made worse because of the freight being carried by the truck (flammable materials, for example.) Issues such as driver's logs, the amount of sleep a trucker had prior to the accident, cell phone use, driver inattention, maintenance of the tractor and trailer and use or non-use of over-sized load trailer vehicles are just some of the additional issues specific to these types of accidents.
Powell and Castillo is well-versed in the steps needed to ensure that the proper person and/or entity is held responsible for your injuries. We conduct aggressive discovery to unearth every possible misstep the 18-wheeler driver and thieir company committed that contributed to the wreck. This approach ensures that the most possible compensation available to you in the form of medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, physical impairment and disfigurement is recovered.
If you have been injured in an 18-wheeler or company vehicle accident, Powell and Castillo will help you determine whether you have a claim. If you do have a claim, it will be important to identify as many defendants as possible. Defendants could include the driver's trucking company, insurance company, employer and contractor. Any or all of those entities could be held responsible for your injuries under the law.