You may refer to commercial trucks as semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, or big rigs. Regardless of what you call them, accidents involving large trucks are deadly and catastrophic. We depend on commercial trucks to transport goods throughout the United States. However, sharing the road with these large vehicles is dangerous.
We are here for you in your time of need. Call today to speak with one of our attorneys. Our Houston truck accident lawyers have significant experience handling these types of traffic accidents. We have the resources and skills to launch a full-scale accident investigation to determine the cause of the crash and who is responsible for your injuries and damages.
Commercial trucks can weigh 80,000 pounds. Compare that to the average weight of a passenger vehicle (about 4,000 to 5,000 pounds) and you can see why large truck accidents are devastating for the occupants of the other vehicles. During 2018, 4,951 people died in large truck accidents. Eighty-two percent of those fatalities were occupants of other vehicles or non-occupants.
Contact our office by calling (713) 470-9714 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Houston truck accident lawyer. We handle claims on a contingency fee basis. You don’t pay our attorneys’ fees until we recover money for your accident claim.
During our investigation, we may retain one or more experts to assist in reconstructing the truck accident. Truck accident investigations are complex. These vehicles have black boxes that record a great deal of information. Extracting this information before it is destroyed or lost is vital. Also, obtaining records from the truck company is crucial. Our lawyers send notices to all parties advising them to preserve and maintain those records.
One of the reasons we conduct a comprehensive truck accident investigation is to obtain evidence. However, we also need to determine who is responsible for the cause of the crash. Only those parties who contributed to the cause of the accident can be held liable for your injuries and damages.
By identifying each party that might have some liability for your injury claim, we increase the chance that you can recover maximum compensation for your claim.
While poor weather conditions and road conditions can be a factor in some truck accidents, driver error is the most common cause of large truck accidents.
Truck driver error that can lead to a truck accident includes:
However, other factors can also lead to a truck accident. Defective truck parts, improperly loaded cargo, inadequate maintenance, employer negligence, errors by other drivers, and defectively designed roads or signs could also be factors in the cause of a truck accident.
The injuries in large truck accidents can be catastrophic. A large truck that collides with a smaller vehicle can crush the vehicle causing instant death for the passengers of the smaller vehicle.
Often, individuals that survive a truck accident have traumatic injuries and sustain permanent impairments. Common truck accident injuries include:
Our Houston truck accident lawyers represent clients who suffer a variety of truck accident injuries. We can work with clients to obtain a complete medical diagnosis of their impairments and disabilities for an injury claim. We also work with clients to document damages to ensure that the client receives the highest amount of compensation available for their truck accident claim.
In cases involving permanent disability, a truck accident claim could be worth millions of dollars. A lifetime of medical treatment, personal care, and loss of income is substantial. Even in cases in which the person recovers fully from their injuries, the recovery could be lengthy and very costly. For these reasons, truck accident claims tend to be very high in value.
In many cases, medical experts and financial experts are needed to estimate the future damages that a truck accident victim is likely to incur because of the injuries caused by the crash.
Yes, we strongly recommend that you hire a Houston truck accident attorney if you are involved in an accident with a commercial truck. These cases are complicated, and you are going up against a large corporation and an insurance company with unlimited resources. You need a legal team with a deep understanding of trucking regulations and laws, as well as knowing how to investigate and handle a truck accident claim.
The Houston truck accident lawyers at The Alfred Firm have the experience necessary to handle truck accident claims. There are many aspects of a truck accident claim that inexperienced attorneys may not understand fully. Make sure that when you hire a truck accident attorney, you question the attorney about previous cases and experience. Experience matters. We have what matters.
In most cases, you have just two years from the date of the truck accident to file a lawsuit. While that sounds like a long time, it is not. In a truck accident case, we need ample time to conduct an investigation. You may also require months to heal from your injuries. Beginning the work on a truck accident claim as soon as possible after the crash gives you the best chance of success in your case.
We understand that you may be confused and unsure of what steps to take next. You may have numerous parties contacting you about your truck accident claim. We can help.
Contact our office to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our lawyers. Bring a list of questions that you have, and we will review each question and concern with you. We explain the process of pursuing an injury claim after a truck accident in more detail.
Get the facts about truck accident claims from an experienced personal injury lawyer before you make any decisions regarding your claim.
Contact The Alfred Firm at (713) 470-9714 to schedule a free consultation with one of our truck accident attorneys in Houston.