Valley International Airport is THE airport for Cameron County, but guess what? That means there are a lot of trucking accidents in and around Valley International Airport because of the huge number of trucks delivering loads for onward transport on aircraft there or collecting loads that have been delivered there. And a great big 18-wheeler can do an awful lot of damage.
The sheer size of these trucks means that if they happen to hit your car – even only at a slow speed – they can cause immense injuries that can very easily be life-changing. If you have been injured, or any member of your family has been injured in a truck wreck near Harlingen, you need the services of a truck wreck lawyer for Valley International Airport, and that would be us at Javier Villarreal Law Firm because we handle these on a VERY regular basis. Yes, you would be surprized at just how often truck wrecks happen around Valley International Airport.
There can be a lot of reasons why these truck wrecks happen. You can have a situation where a driver has become tired because he has worked longer hours than the regulations state and has momentarily dozed off. No doubt he has only done this either to earn more money or because his boss has told him to. Some truck drivers who are owner-drivers may take stimulants to help them keep awake so that they can drive for longer than the statutory maximum of 11 hours – which of itself seems a long time. You can also have a situation where a driver is on illegal drugs, and that needs no further explanation.
Regular Servicing Is Essential
These big trucks also need regular servicing. If the owner of the company fails to have the trucks serviced on time, all sorts of things can go wrong. Brake lights and side reflectors can be faulty which can result in a rear collision, or an under-ride collision which can be even worse, because if your car gets stuck under the rear of a truck it can be dragged for a long distance before the truck driver even notices. If a trailer hitch fails, a runaway trailer can cause untold damage.
So there are a lot of reasons why truck wrecks occur and why you may need a truck wreck lawyer for Valley International Airport who understands all the various rules and also how and why they may have been broken.
Javier Villarreal Law Firm is the leading truck wreck lawyer for Valley International Airport and the rest of South Texas. We understand what can go wrong, and how to investigate afterwards when it has gone wrong, so if you have been injured in a truck wreck come and talk to us. An initial consultation is entirely free of charge.