If you are traveling between Laredo and Dallas, there is a good chance that you will be on Interstate 35. If you are involved in an accident in the Greater Austin area, it is important to work with a lawyer who is familiar with the area and the local court system.
When sharing the road with an 18-wheeler, remember that trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and may need up to 100 yards to stop (Texas Department of Transportation). When an 18-wheeler crashes into a 4,000-pound car, simple physics can determine who will walk away from the accident. It is rare that drivers or passengers in the car will be able to walk away with only bumps and bruises.
Bonilla Law Firm understands the importance of acting quickly after an accident. Commercial vehicles, such as 18-wheelers, are required to carry certain documents, including time logs and inspection reports. Without the added motivation from an attorney, these documents sometimes disappear after accidents. The Bonilla Law Firm works to make sure the evidence in the black box is preserved. The GPS in the black box can determine the speed of the truck, which is helpful in determining who is at fault for the accident and to what degree.
If you were involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, it is important to work with attorneys who can help you receive the compensation you need for your injuries.