18-wheelers, of course, are VERY big trucks. And if you get involved in a wreck with an 18 wheeler (also known as a Big Rig or truck), you can have a VERY big injury. Your poor little car has just four wheels; they have 18. That’s the difference. A fully-loaded 18-wheeler can weigh as much as 40 tons. The average weight of a car in the US is just over 2 tons. If you think about it, if you get hit by one of those things, you haven’t really got a chance.
Certainly, 18-wheelers are very useful when it comes to moving large amounts of things from one place to another, and they travel down Interstates 69E, 68C, and 2 and the other major Texas highways. Of course, they can also be found on the streets of Brownsville and all the other cities in Cameron County. But they do get involved in accidents.
If you are involved in an 18-wheeler accident, the very first thing to do is to take care of anyone who has been injured, but there are other things that need to be done as well. Use your phone to take photos of your vehicle, the truck, and any other vehicles involved as well. Frequently an 18-wheeler accident can involve more than just two vehicles.
Whatever else you do, don’t admit that it was your fault, even if you believe it was! It may not have been. That is a legal issue; consulting with an 18 wheeler accident attorney in Brownsville might be a very smart decision.
Contact Our Attorneys
The next thing to do is to contact us at Javier Villarreal Law Firm because we are, among other things, specialist 18-wheeler accident attorneys. Things can become very complicated with an 18-wheeler accident, especially if people have been injured, or even killed, and there are more than two vehicles concerned. There may be several parties involved, and it is our job to sort everything out and to see to it that you receive the compensation that you deserve. Furthermore, talk to us before you contact your insurance company, and don’t talk to the insurance companies of any other vehicle involved.
You have to remember that insurance companies do not like to pay out, whatever they may say in their advertising. So, in this case, they employ very expensive 18-wheeler accident attorneys themselves, who only have one job in life and that is to reduce the amount that the insurance company has to pay to the absolute minimum. We have said this before, but it is worth saying again: If the insurance company pays a lawyer – say – $200,000 a year, and that lawyer saves it $1,000,000 a year, it is going to be one very happy insurance company!
So, before anything else, make an appointment to see one of our specialist 18-wheeler accident attorneys. It won’t cost you a cent.