18 Wheeler Accident Attorney
The number of deaths from commercial truck crashes have been rising slowly over the past few years and there's a very human side to those statistics. In 2014, Vilma Marenco was on the way home when an oilfield truck ran a red light and hit her, killing her instantly. She was so close to home her husband heard the crash. It was later found that the truck had no insurance or proper license.
The owner of the truck, R & F Quality Transportation, had previously failed a safety audit, but made no changes. An inspection of the fatal truck found a dozen violations, including defective brakes. Marenco's husband Guillermo Gomez filed suit against the truck owner and the driver. The accident attorney who represented the Marenco family said that R & F's behavior was "callous, willful, and wanton."
In 2014, a Texas jury awarded a man and his daughter $6 million after they were involved in a 2011 accident with a big rig owned by Rig Runners of Houston. They were nearly killed on their motorcycle. The driver was found to be a heavy drinker and meth user, who was never tested by the truck company.
If you’ve been involved in an accident with an 18 wheeler, contact a 18 wheeler accident attorney as soon as possible. An experienced attorney will help you claim damages from the negligent party and get you the compensation you deserve.