There are a lot of law firms in Brownsville, Texas. All sorts of legal specialties. At Villarreal Law Firm we specialize not just in personal injury law but in road accidents – specifically car and trucking accidents. Trucking accidents are really a niche within a niche. If you’ve been in a trucking accident, you need a legal team that understands the in’s and out’s of trucking accidents.
And there is a lot to understand, and that is why, as one of the foremost trucking accident law firms, we specialize. Trucks are big – very big – and when you get hit by one of those it can cause life-changing injuries. It’s bad enough when you get hit by another auto, but at least it is only the same size as you are. A tri-axle truck can weigh up to 36 tons when fully loaded and if traveling at only 50 mph can have a devastating impact.
What’s more, there are a lot of trucks on the roads in Cameron County, coming and going to and from Mexico and up to Harlingen to Valley International Airport. So we certainly get our fair share of trucking accidents.
A Lot Of Rules Apply To Trucks
But there are a lot of rules and regulations that apply to trucks that don’t apply to car drivers, for instance. One of these is the number of hours that a truck driver is allowed to work before he must take a break. The law recognizes that driving a heavy truck for hours on end can be tiring, and if the driver doesn’t take a break, he can make mistakes. Therefore, he must take a break at specific intervals before he can continue.
However, the simple fact is that, as one of the foremost trucking accident law firms, we know that many drivers don’t take a break when they should do, and this makes them more likely to have an accident. Maybe they just want to get the job done and get home, or perhaps they get paid by the job and not by the hour.
Here’s another thing: trucks must have regular servicing. However, we know that some trucking company owners will seek to save money by missing out servicing at the correct intervals. This means that perhaps the truck’s brakes are faulty, or tires are worn. All of these things can lead to accidents.
If you are searching for trucking accident law firms because you have been injured in a trucking accident, come and talk to us at Villarreal Law Firm. Over the last few years, we have recovered over $500,000,000 for our clients and we work on a basis of no win – no fee. You can’t lose when you appoint us to handle your case.