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El Paso Trucking Accident Lawyer

Have You Been Injured by a Negligent Truck Driver?

Commercial trucks are massive, and very capable of causing massive damage to other drivers and vehicles on the road. When accidents involving commercial trucks and passenger vehicles occur, it is often the individuals in the passenger vehicles who suffer the most serious personal injuries. If you have been injured in a 18 wheeler accident near El Paso, TX, due to the negligence of another party, you will likely be unable to work and support yourself and your family. You will also likely have expensive medical and rehabilitation bills piling up.

By retaining the services of Ruben Ortiz, an El Paso truck accident injury attorney, who is well-versed in this unique area of law, you can significantly improve your chances of obtaining the financial compensation you need and deserve.

You don't pay anything unless you win! We only charge a 25% contingency fee when settled prior to lawsuit filing in order to help you keep more of the money you win in your settlement. Schedule your FREE consultation today. Contact us online or call (915) 308-8850.

Determining Liability After a Truck Accident

Determining liability in a truck accident can be a complex process due to the multiple parties that may be involved. These parties can include:

  • The truck driver,
  • Trucking company,
  • Vehicle manufacturer, and
  • Third-party maintenance providers.

To establish who is at fault, a thorough investigation must be conducted, often involving the analysis of accident reports, witness statements, and any available video footage. Additionally, the truck’s black box data can provide crucial information regarding the vehicle's speed, braking, and hours of service at the time of the accident.

Consulting with an experienced truck accident attorney is vital, as they can help navigate these complexities and gather the necessary evidence to build a strong case.

Truck Driver Hours of Service Regulations

Truck driver hours of service (HOS) regulations are designed to prevent accidents caused by driver fatigue, which is a common issue in the trucking industry. These regulations are enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and set limits on the number of consecutive hours a driver can be on duty and driving.

For example, property-carrying drivers are limited to 11 hours of driving within a 14-hour workday, after which they must take at least 10 consecutive hours off duty. Additionally, drivers must take a 30-minute break after 8 cumulative hours of driving.

Compliance with these regulations is monitored through electronic logging devices (ELDs) that record driving time and ensure adherence to HOS rules. Violations of these regulations can be an essential factor in establishing liability in the event of an accident.

Seeking Compensation for Truck Accident Injuries

Truck accidents can result in severe injuries and significant damages. If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident near El Paso or Hudspeth County, it's crucial to seek legal representation to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Our experienced team at Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz, PLLC is ready to fight for your rights and hold big trucking companies and their insurance providers accountable for their negligence.

Our truck accident lawyers can help you pursue compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Permanent disability

Don't let the complexities of truck accident claims overwhelm you. Contact us today for a free consultation and let us help you navigate the legal process to secure the maximum compensation for your injuries and losses.

Ready to Battle Big Trucking Companies & Their Insurance Providers near El Paso and Hudspeth County

Truck drivers and the companies that employ them are bound by numerous state and federal regulations. This, along with their enormous size, means that the big trucking companies will have big insurance providers at their side. Insurance companies will often try to save money and, many times will attempt to either minimize your claim or even point the blame in your direction and try to deny it altogether.

Ruben Ortiz at Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz is able to handle all types of truck accident cases near El Paso, including those involving:

  • Defective truck equipment
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Unsecured loads
  • Poorly trained truck drivers
  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Truck driver log violations
  • Substance abuse violations
  • Delivery truck accidents
  • Cargo truck accidents
  • Semi-truck/18-wheeler truck accidents
  • Cement truck accidents

Free Consultation - No Upfront Fees - Only Pay if and When You Win - 25% Contingency Fee When a Case Is Settled Without a Lawsuit Being Filed for All Personal Injury Cases

Ruben Ortiz is well-aware of the tactics commonly used by trucking companies and their insurance providers. As an El Paso truck accident lawyer, he is fully prepared to battle them at the negotiation table or in a court of law and ensure you are given the compensation you deserve!

Reach out to our El Paso and Hudspeth County personal injury lawyer now at (915) 308-8850 and schedule your initial consultation!

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