Montgomery County Truck Accident Lawyer Helping Residents In The Woodlands, Conroe, and Houston
Commercial trucks are common on Texas highways. You see them on your way to and from work, school, or even when you’re out on errands. These trucks are hard to avoid, especially on our busy highways. With so many of them on the road, accidents with these vehicles are common.
The roads of the United States witness over 500,000 truck accidents each year. Of these total truck accidents, a high number end in fatalities, with statistics putting the number of deaths due to truck accidents at about 5,000 each year.
Even if you do everything correctly and obey the traffic laws, there is still a chance you’ll get into an accident with a large commercial truck. If you’ve been involved in a collision with one of these trucks, you may be able to file an accident claim against the driver, trucking company, or other parties.
Our Montgomery County truck accident lawyer has experience working with clients throughout The Woodlands, Conroe and Houston. He is a dedicated personal injury lawyer with the knowledge and resources to represent your interests after a devastating truck accident.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
The vast majority of commercial trucks are owned by corporate entities that use them for shipping or delivering goods throughout the United States. Truck drivers often spend long hours on the road and drive many miles every day. With this amount of time and distance on the road, they are more likely to be involved in an accident.
Truck Driver Error – There are many reasons why a car or pedestrian may be involved in a truck accident. Most truck accidents occur as a result of the truck driver’s negligence in driving while fatigued. More than 30% of all truck accidents are caused due to the truck driver driving without getting enough rest or sleep. Other common causes of truck accidents resulting from the driver’s negligence include:
- Truck driver failing to obey traffic laws or signs
- Truck driver being distracted or inattentive
- Truck driver under the influence of alcohol or a prescription or illegal drug.
Company Error – The company that owns or leases the truck has a responsibility to properly maintain it. Companies who regularly permit the improper loading of trucks, overwork their drivers, do not properly supervise drivers or hire drivers without proper screening may be responsible for injuries caused as a result of such negligence. Our Houston truck accident lawyer will thoroughly investigate your case to discover what company, if any, may have recklessly or negligently caused the accident and help you obtain compensation from them if they bear any responsibility.
Hazardous Conditions – Trucks and other large vehicles have much less maneuverability than smaller vehicles. Navigating construction zones and poorly maintained roads can be difficult. Severe weather can cause dangerous situations. Our Houston truck accident lawyer will thoroughly investigate your case and help you recover compensation from those who were reckless or negligent.
Common Truck Accident Injuries
A commercial truck accident often has very tragic consequences. A commercial truck can weigh more than 80,000 pounds and can be up to 75 feet in length. Considering these numbers, it is not shocking that truck accidents result in more serious injuries and deaths than other traffic accidents.
Common injuries resulting from a large truck accident include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, neck and back injuries and internal injuries. Sadly, these serious injuries will leave the injury victim and their families with mounting medical expenses, long-term or even lifetime medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other costs that can run into the millions of dollars.
Twelve percent of all traffic fatalities in the United States are caused because of commercial truck accidents. In these accidents, an alarming 98% of the time, the passengers or driver in the other vehicle is killed. If a loved one was fatally injured in a truck accident, you may be able to bring a wrongful death claim.
A wrongful death claim may compensate you for your physical, emotional and financial loss resulting from a loved one’s death. Damages that may be obtained in a wrongful death claim include your loss of maintenance, support, services, advice, and counsel, loss of love, comfort, companionship and society, mental anguish and loss of inheritance resulting from the death, and burial and funeral expenses.
Contact Our Montgomery County Truck Accident Attorney Today!
Drivers, trucking companies, construction companies, and even government entities may be responsible for causing a large truck accident. They all have powerful insurance companies and deep pockets to defend your claim against them. Our Houston truck accident lawyer will fight for your rights against these powerful companies to level the legal playing field.
Let our Houston truck accident lawyer deal with your injury claim and other legal issues while you focus on recovery. Contact us today at (713) 936-2555 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation, or use our online contact form, to find out how we may help you obtain compensation for your losses.