Our nation continues to rely heavily on the trucking industry to transport cargo across the country. Our continued dependence on these large trucks creates a continued risk of danger for all motorists on the roadways. Although many truck drivers are respectful, considerate and law-abiding, it takes only one aggressive truck driver to cause a catastrophic accident. Unfortunately, tight delivery deadlines and pressure from trucking companies push too many truckers to drive aggressively.
If you have been injured in an accident with a tractor-trailer in Tyler, Longview or anywhere else in East Texas or throughout the state, the legal team at Roberts & Roberts can help you. With over 35 years in practice, our law firm has the experience, compassion and dedication to assist you in securing the compensation you deserve for the injuries and losses you sustained in a truck accident caused by aggressive driving.
With deep roots in East Texas, the attorneys at Roberts & Roberts have developed a national reputation based on the results we have obtained for our clients over the years. The firm has been featured on dozens of television programs, including Fox and Friends, ABC Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business News, CNBC and NBC’s Dateline. If you have been seriously injured in an aggressive driving truck accident, then you need a knowledgeable attorney to guide you through the legal process. If the driver of the truck was at fault for the accident, then you may be entitled to compensation.
Contact our truck accident lawyers free of charge and explain your legal options. Call 903-597-6000 now or fill out our online contact form. We assist clients in Tyler, Longview and across Texas and the United States.
About Texas Aggressive Driving Truck Accident Lawsuits
Aggressive driving is a major contributor to accidents across the nation and closer to home in Tyler and Longview. A recent study conducted by the AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety found that a staggering 56 percent of all fatal accidents are caused by aggressive driving, with excessive speed ranking as the No. 1 factor.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), aggressive driving is “generally understood to mean driving actions that markedly exceed the norms of safe driving behavior and that directly affect other road users by placing them in unnecessary danger.” The Fatal Accident Reporting System (FARS) lists the following actions as indicators that aggressive driving likely played a role in an accident:
- Following too closely
- Improper or erratic lane changes
- Illegal driving on the shoulder, in the ditch or on sidewalks or medians
- Passing where prohibited by signs, pavement markings, hills or curves or a school bus displaying warning not to pass
- Passing on the wrong side, passing with insufficient distance or inadequate visibility or failing to yield to the overtaking vehicle
- Operating the vehicle in an erratic, reckless, careless or negligent manner, or suddenly changing speeds
- Failure to yield right of way
- Failure to obey traffic signs, traffic control devices or traffic officers
- Failure to observe safety zone traffic laws
- Failure to signal
- Driving too fast for conditions or in excess of the posted speed limit
- Making improper turns
Any motorist who is driving in an aggressive manner poses a risk to other people on the road. However, an 80,000-pound 18-wheeler poses an even greater risk because of the damage that often results when a crash occurs with a heavy truck. If you have been injured in a Tyler or Longview tractor-trailer accident and evidence shows that the driver of the truck was driving aggressively, then the truck driver and the trucking company could be held liable for the injuries that were caused by the collision.
What We Do for You
As the victim of a Texas aggressive driving truck accident you are likely experiencing a range of emotions from fear and depression to anger and frustration. At Roberts & Roberts, we understand what you are going through, and we are here to help.
Your first priority should be to seek treatment for your injuries. We can help you obtain medical treatment if you are having problems locating appropriate care. If your injuries prevent you from leaving your home or the hospital, then we can come to you for a consultation. We also understand that practical considerations such as repairing or replacing your vehicle and lost wages may be of concern to you. We can help with those matters by ensuring that your vehicle is repaired or replaced and by working to secure compensation for the wages you have lost as a result of the accident.
When it comes to investigating your case, we have a full-time investigator on staff, as well as an accident-reconstruction team on call 24 hours a day. Our vast resources and experience also allow us to call upon experts in the fields of accounting, economics, life-planning and any other area when necessary to properly prepare and litigate your case.