Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents

Houston Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck accidents in Houston happen a lot more often that you might expect. Houston is home to several oil companies and the energy corridor has a significant number of large trucks which play a vital role in transporting oil, gas, and petroleum products to destinations throughout the United States. Houston is also a port city and a major hub for produce, durable goods, and other imports from around the world so there are even more trucks traveling on Houston roads.

Trucks and 18 wheeler semis are necessary for consumers in Houston, Texas, and throughout the United States. Trucks of all types provide livelihoods for truckers, truck owners, and trucking company managers and operators. However, trucks can contribute several dangers to other motorists and pedestrians. If you have ever seen a truck accident, you know just how much damage an 18 wheeler, semi tractor trailer, or other large motor vehicle accident can cause. Whenever an accident involves a large truck or tractor-trailer, there is almost always significant property damage along with very serious injuries. Sometimes even death can occur due to the magnitude of the crash.

Because of the type of serious damage that commercial vehicles can potentially cause due to their large size and weight, there are strict and specific rules and regulations for their operation and maintenance.

Causes of Truck Accidents

  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Overloaded truck
  • Poor truck maintenance and/or repair
  • Trucker texting while driving
  • Trucker distracted driving
  • Trucking company oversight/negligence
  • Old or improperly inflated tires
  • Failure to test truckers for drug and/or alcohol use
  • Failure to conduct trucker background check
  • Hours of service violations
  • Trucker cell phone use while driving
  • Speeding

 

Talk to a Texas Truck Accident Attorney

At Herbert & McClelland LLP, our Texas truck accident lawyers understand how important it is to act quickly and efficiently when gathering the appropriate evidence and information immediately after a truck accident. Truckers and trucking companies will work on building their defense right away, and you must be prepared to fight back with an effective legal plan.

The Houston truck accident lawyers at Herbert & McClelland LLP may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. Our firm handles Truck Accident Cases in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and throughout the state of Texas. To find out how our Texas truck accident lawyers can help you hold negligent parties liable and pursue compensation for your truck accident injuries, call us toll-free at 800-741-0718 or at 713-987-7100