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Will you be a victim of a trucking accident?

 Posted on August 24, 2016 in Truck Accidents

Trucks are a common sight on the roads of Texas. In Dallas-Fort Worth, you're just as likely to be driving next to a semi-tractor trailer as you are a large pickup. Unfortunately, the high rate of semi drivers leads to a high rate of truck-car accidents, many of which cause serious or fatal injuries.

Nearly every day, a motorists falls victim to the careless driving or conduct of a truck driver in Texas. At the law firm of Jerry D. Andrews, P.C., we frequently meet motor vehicle accident victims who were injured because of these common causes of truck crashes:

  • Fatigue: Thousands of miles and long hours are part of the job description for commercial drivers. Commercial truck drivers are paid to deliver their haul on time and, some truck transportation companies pay bonuses to drivers for getting deliveries to their destination ahead of schedule. This frees up the truck for extra deliveries and spells more profit for the company. Unfortunately, this creates a desire for drivers to push themselves to stay awake beyond their capabilities. To earn a bonus, a commercial truck driver may forgo rest and sleeping time. In turn, this leads to fatigue and a much higher risk factor for a truck accident.

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How to hold a drunk driver responsible for accident injuries

 Posted on July 22, 2016 in Uncategorized

Accidents happen, even when you've taken all the precautions you can while out on Texas roads. A driver who has had too much to drink could cause an accident, leaving you or a loved one with debilitating injuries. Do you feel that drunk drivers should be held responsible for their actions? We do.

Criminal punishment is not enough if you are injured

In Texas, a drunk driver faces criminal punishment based on the number of convictions they've received in the past. However, that punishment isn't meant to help the accident victim or his or her family members. Penalties to the drunk driver like fines, loss of driver's license, and even jail time make no direct impact on the others affected by the accident.

Having the drunk driver install a preventative measure after the accident (such as an ignition interlock device) simply doesn't do anything to help the injured. In the aftermath, accident victims may have to face serious issues such as physical disabilities, medical costs and lost wages.

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Yes, you can afford to hire a lawyer

 Posted on June 23, 2016 in Uncategorized

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you may feel as if your world is crumbling down around you. A hospitalization, doctor visits, pain medications and other expenses can add up quickly, especially if you are unable to work while you heal or care for an injured family member.

Fortunately, you can hire a personal injury lawyer today without pulling out your wallet. In fact, you pay attorney fees only if you win your case. Personal injury claims are usually handled on a contingency fee basis in Texas, and elsewhere around the country. This allows you to hire a lawyer right away when you need legal help.

What is a contingency fee agreement?

If you suffered losses from an accident caused by the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation. A lawyer can help you obtain the full amount to which you deserve. For his or her legal services, a contingency fee will be charged - an amount that is contingent on you winning your case.

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