If You Have Been in a Truck Wreck, You Need the Services of a Specialist Attorney

Truck wrecks happen all the time in Cameron County. Since we are “on the border,” we have a lot of truck traffic coming into and leaving the United States. Mexico is a huge trading partner and it takes a lot of trucks going both ways. If you’ve been in a truck wreck, you deserve aggressive lawyer representation, one that “knows trucks”.

Truck accident attorney in Harlingen, Texas.

As a truck wreck lawyer in Cameron County, Javier Villarreal is the “real deal”. Our law firm specializes in personal injury claims for accidents of all types – slip and fall, car wrecks, animal attacks, boat accidents, construction accidents, and more – but above all, truck wrecks.

The problem with a truck wreck in Texas is that trucks are just so big and heavy. They can cause a massive amount of damage. If you get hit by another car, that is one thing. It is bad enough. But getting hit by a truck is like going into battle with Goliath: there is only going to be one winner from the accident point of view – and it isn’t you!

This is why you need a truck wreck lawyer in Cameron County that “knows trucks” and can fight the insurance company on your behalf in order to ensure that you get the compensation that you rightfully deserve.

Breaking The Law

There can be so many different factors involved in a truck wreck. For instance, there are lots of cases where truck drivers work longer hours than they are supposed to, and if they do that, they are a danger to both themselves and other road users. Here is what the law says about truck drivers breaks:

“To begin a new work period, a trucker must have ten hours off work. The total number of hours that can be worked in a work period is 60.

Each duty period lasts 14 hours, which is known as the 14-hour rule. Drivers can drive for up to 11 hours during the duty period. However, after driving for eight hours, the driver must take a break of at least 30 minutes. Breaks of any kind count against the 14 hours duty period time”.

Many a time, there are cases where the truck driver may break the rules.

Then there are cases where the company owner cuts corners when it comes to servicing his trucks in order to save money. So he doesn’t have them serviced when they should be serviced. This can make the truck dangerous.

Those are just a couple of examples of things that can go wrong, and they serve to illustrate exactly why you need a truck wreck lawyer in Cameron County that “knows trucks”.

That would be us at Villarreal Law Firm.

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