We Are The Truck Accident Attorneys

Semitrucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. When driven recklessly or negligently they present a danger and a hazard to other cars and vehicles on the Texas and New Mexico roadways. Commercial vehicles or "big rigs" are not held to the same standards as regular cars. Company truck drivers are on the job and expected to be alert, awake and aware of the road and traffic conditions.

Trucking companies and truck drivers fall into a different category than regular drivers. There are different rules, regulations and policies that all influence how these cases should be handled. The attorneys at Chris Pettit & Associates, P.C., all have at least 20 years of personal injury experience including representing semitruck accident victims. We can help you, too.

Semitrucks Present Dangerous Hazards To Drivers

Semitruck accidents can occur for a variety of reasons; including driver error and negligence. These accidents can also be caused by due to faulty equipment such as brake failure or a tire blow out. Semitruck drivers or companies may fail to obey the many strict state and federal regulations that are imposed on them. Driver negligence may involve:

  • Driver fatigue
  • DUI/DWI or substance abuse
  • Disregard for speed limits
  • Disregard for weather
  • Overloaded freight

Semitruck accidents and rollover accidents often result in serious injuries. These can include result in burns, broken bones and head and neck injuries include traumatic brain injury and death.

Choose Chris Pettit & Associates, P.C., For Representation

At Chris Pettit & Associates, P.C., we treat the client first. This means we focus on you and what you need. With decades of experience successfully handling semitruck accident claims we know how to pursue the compensation that is available and that you deserve. This understanding is critical because we know the special laws regulating semitrucks and their drivers. We also are skilled at locating the potential of "multiple policies." When necessary, we will work with experts to recreate the scene of the accident and prove driver negligence or equipment failure.

Talk To An Experienced Semi Accident Attorney First

Do not accept any semitruck insurance claim before you speak with an experienced attorney. Many semitruck insurance companies use settlement policies that encourage their adjusters to offer you a quick payment. This settlement is often less than what is available. If you have been in a commercial vehicle accident or company truck crash, talk to an experienced attorney today.

Call The Law Offices of Chris Pettit & Associates, P.C., and speak with a qualified semi accident lawyer. We have offices in both San Antonio, Laredo in Texas and in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Call us today at 888-592-9136 or fill out the online contact form and an attorney will respond to you promptly.