Seguin Truck Accident Lawyers at Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C.
Seguin truck accidents can happen for many reasons. While semi-trucks are, by their nature, more dangerous than cars and passenger vehicles, most truck drivers are safe drivers who understand the risks on the road. Unfortunately, even the smallest distraction or lapse in judgment can cause an accident.
Even one oversight during the vehicle’s maintenance or faulty brakes can cause a problem down the road, especially in Texas.
At the Seguin truck accident law firm of Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., located in Seguin, Texas, we understand the common causes of truck accidents and how accidents can happen involving trucks and passenger vehicles. Our firm thoroughly investigates accident claims to pursue maximum compensation for our clients.
Common Causes of Seguin Truck Accidents Include:
- Truck driver fatigue
- Failure to follow truck driving regulations
- Failure to properly load trucks or secure cargo
- Alcohol or drug use
- Aggressive driving
- Unrealistic schedules and expectations
- Equipment failure stemming from defects
- Insufficient truck maintenance
We will thoroughly examine your accident and all evidence in order to pursue a successful outcome at the settlement table or at trial.
How to Avoid Car and Truck Blind Spots on the Road This Year
As circumstances surrounding the pandemic lockdowns and shelters in place start to evolve, many more drivers will be hitting the road. However, as excited as we all are to get back to our normal lives, we must also remember that our normal lives include a fair amount a risk, especially when it comes to the road. As you return to driving, especially on the highway where there are a fair amount of other cars and trucks, we must remember how to identify and avoid blind spots. This can cut down on vehicle accidents and keep you and your family safer.
What is a Blind Spot?
A blind spot is an area on the road where a driver of one vehicle may not be able to see another vehicle through their rearview and side mirrors. Trucks typically have larger blind spots, as they are larger vehicles. When two vehicles cannot see each other in their mirrors, the result can often be a tragic car accident.
How to Avoid Blind Spots
When driving near larger vehicles or commercial trucks, it is important to keep your distance and to be especially cautious when driving alongside the vehicle and when changing lanes in front of that vehicle. Make sure that you never tailgate a larger vehicle with wider blind spots, as it is very likely you could end up colliding with them if they slow or stop their vehicle. Also, as the saying on many large trucks goes, you should always make sure you can see the trucks’ mirrors yourself to ensure the driver can see you.
What to Do if You Are in a Car Accident
First and foremost, if you are in a vehicle-involved accident, you should always seek medical attention and comply with first responders in order to ensure everyone is safe. Second, make sure you remember all the details of the accident and take pictures if possible. Then, after you have recovered from any immediate injuries, you could seek the help of an experienced vehicle accident and personal injury lawyer in your area. An experienced attorney can help you recover any financial damages from the crash for which you are eligible.
For more information about large truck accident causes and claims, contact our Texas truck accident lawyers for a no-obligation free consultation.
If you or a loved one of yours was harmed in a truck accident in Texas and would like to speak with an experienced Seguin truck accident attorney about filing a fatal truck accident lawsuit, please contact us at Herrman & Herrman P.L.L.C. Call our Seguin office toll-free at 361-882-4357.