How to Avoid Filing a Truck Accident Claim in Texas

How to Avoid Filing a Truck Accident Claim in Texas

Been in an accident lately with a big-rig truck or some other large commercial hauler? Attorney Joe Brad Brock, a South Texas personal injury lawyer with a background in truck accident litigation, stands ready to help you file a claim. That’s the easy part. Or, at least, it is for those who engage Joe Brad’s services. He knows how to cut through the bureaucratic red tape, navigate Texas personal injury law, and, if necessary, defend you in court to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. He knows a few other things, too – namely, how you can avoid having to file a claim in the first place. And he’s happy to tell you how.

What it comes down to is this: The best way to avoid filing a claim is to keep your car out of a truck’s way. And the best way to do that is to learn why cars and trucks most often collide. Typically, it’s a matter of car driver error or truck driver error. Sometimes it’s a little bit of both.

Why Car Drivers Cause Accidents with Trucks

Texas car drivers frequently get themselves in trouble with big commercial trucks by not understanding the acceleration, braking, and visibility limitations of these vehicles. Common errors car drivers make that lead to accidents with these vehicles include …

  • traveling beside a commercial truck in a position where they’re in the truck driver’s blind spot,
  • changing lanes abruptly and moving too close in front of a truck,
  • moving to the right of a truck that’s making a right turn,
  • making a left turn in front of a truck,
  • failing to slow down or speed up, as necessary, when a truck begins to change lanes or merge,
  • pulling in front of a truck without accelerating sufficiently,
  • driving between two large trucks, and
  • failing to get their car completely off the highway and onto the shoulder when it becomes disabled.

Avoid these errors and the likelihood of you getting in an accident with a truck – or, at least, being the cause of one – is greatly reduced.

Of course, there are times when it’s the truck driver, not the car driver, who makes a car-truck collision inevitable.

Why Truck Drivers Cause Accidents with Cars

Commercial truck drivers are generally well trained and have driving skills honed through experience. There are, of course, exceptions. And those are the ones you have to watch out for. What typically works against truck drivers and makes them prone to accidents are …

  • too little training and experience – evident in poor driving technique and unsafe driving practices, including not driving defensively enough,
  • driver incentives that encourage driving at faster speeds and spending too many consecutive hours behind the wheel without rest, and
  • trucking company policies that reward drivers for hurrying, despite the safety risks such policies create.

If you run into a truck driver dealing with these liabilities – or, more accurately, if such a driver runs into you – you’ll want to file a claim.

Why Texans File Truck Accident Claims with Brock’s Help

Anyone injured by a big-rig truck or large commercial vehicle may be entitled to compensation. Joe Brad Brock is the lawyer many Texans have learned can get them the compensation they’re due.

If you’ve been injured in an accident with a large commercial truck, contact The Law Office of Joe Brad Brock immediately. Your first consultation is free. In it, Joe Brad will advise you on the strength of your case and help you make important decisions about filing your claim for compensation.

The lesson, then, is simple: If you can, avoid having an accident with a big truck. If you can’t, see Brock.