18-Wheeler Truck Accidents

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18-Wheeler Accidents

18-WHEELER TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYERS IN HOUSTON, TEXAS

Everyday drivers share the roads with 18-wheelers and other large trucks. Unfortunately, these trucks are involved in a staggering number of fatal accidents. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports 3,986 people died in large truck crashes in 2016. These figures don’t include the number of people who suffer serious and life-altering injuries as a result of truck crashes every year. Serious injury can leave victims disabled, unable to work, and struggling with major lifestyle changes that can impact everything from caring for family to enjoying former life activities.

According to Business Insider, the trucking industry is a $700 billion a year business. Truck companies and drivers have a responsibility to take steps to protect the safety of other drivers on the road. If the same number of people were injured by flying or by trains, for example, as are those who are injured by the trucking industry, there would likely be great public outcry. Unfortunately, we have become accustomed to truck and automobile accidents. Even so, victims have rights.

Truck companies and drivers have an immense responsibility to protect the safety of the general public. Many truck drivers are hard-working and take their jobs seriously. Unfortunately, when truck companies cut corners or when drivers fail to follow the law, deadly and dangerous accidents can occur. Victims and families have the right to hold truck drivers and companies accountable for their actions when this occurs.

If you or someone you love was hurt in an 18-wheeler accident in Houston, Texas, you may have the right to seek damages to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and rehabilitation expenses. Blizzard Law, PLLC is an 18-wheeler law firm in Houston, Texas that may be able to help.

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At Blizzard Law, we understand that choosing an attorney to represent you can be overwhelming. We work closely with clients to make them feel comfortable, informed and heard. All of our attorneys pursue their cases aggressively and passionately to make sure our client’s best interests are protected. With our extensive track record of success, you can be sure your case is in good hands. Find out how we can help during a free, no obligation consultation.

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18-wheeler accident claims differ from passenger vehicle claims because truck companies and drivers are required to follow a range of federal and local laws. When truck companies cut corners to increase their bottom lines, when they pressure drivers to break hours of service laws, or when drivers violate the law by breaking hours of service laws, accidents can happen. Truck companies are also required to follow the law when it comes to maintaining trucks and loading their vehicles. When truck companies don’t abide by these regulations, accidents can also take place. Blizzard Law, PLLC is an 18-wheeler accident law firm that understands the unique laws and regulations that truck companies are required to follow. Our lawyers can review the details of your accident to determine whether the truck company involved in your crash broke the law or cut corners. If the truck company broke the law or if the driver violated the law, you have the right to seek compensation to cover your medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Truck companies sometimes carry high limit insurance policies and you may also be able to make a claim against these policies as well. Have questions about your truck accident claim? You are not alone.

Causes of 18-Wheeler Accidents in Houston, Texas

Diesel trucks are essential for transporting all types of goods across the country, but they also carry a much higher risk of serious injuries when they are involved in motor vehicle crashes. The massive weight of semi-trucks makes them difficult to stop, and they carry a heavy impact when they collide with another vehicle. Cars don’t stand a chance when they collide with huge diesel trucks. With so much at risk, even a moment of negligence can easily lead to a tragedy when large trucks are involved in car wrecks. Some of the most common causes of 18-wheeler accidents include:

  • Failure to maintain the vehicle or its parts, including tires, brakes, and valve systems
  • Failure to obey traffic signs or lights
  • Failure to use turn signals
  • Hauling loads that exceed maximum capacity
  • Improper passing
  • Inexperienced driver
  • Operating without sufficient sleep
  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Distracted driving

These are just some of the causes of truck accidents. Blizzard Law, PLLC is an 18-wheeler accident law firm in Houston, Texas that can review your case, police reports, and other evidence to determine the cause of your truck accident. Our lawyers provide victims and their families with a free initial case review.

Liability In A Truck Accident

An accident involving a semi-truck can easily lead to devastating injuries. These damages may leave you with overwhelming financial costs, such as medical bills, lost wages, and necessary long-term care. Serious injuries stemming from truck accidents can include spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, internal injuries, and more. Victims may be able to seek compensation from several different parties  to cover their expenses stemming from these injuries. Liable parties in an 18-wheeler accident can include:

  • The company that leased the truck
  • The company which employs the driver
  • Driver
  • The loader of the truck’s cargo
  • The manufacturer of the vehicle or its parts
  • Owner of the truck

Blizzard Law, PLLC is an 18-wheeler truck accident law firm in Houston, Texas that can investigate your truck accident case and identify negligent parties so that you can receive the settlement you may deserve under the law.

Houston Truck Accident Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been involved in a collision with an 18-wheeler that was caused by negligence, you may have legal grounds to seek compensation. Whether you’ve been side-swiped by a truck on I-59 or rear-ended by a semi on I-10, the Houston truck accident attorneys at Blizzard Law PLLC can guide you through the process of holding the liable parties responsible for your damages. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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