Truck Accident Lawyer Houston
Truck accidents 4-14-06_truck_accidentinvolving 18 wheelers and other big trucks are far too common. More than half a million trucking accidents occur in the U.S. every year. Roughly one in eight traffic deaths in the country involves an 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer, or semi-truck. Some 5,000 people are killed in such accidents and more than three times that many people are injured.
Typically, injuries suffered by occupants of smaller vehicles that collide with large trucks are serious or catastrophic. Particularly when a crash causes a truck rollover, the truck driver may also be injured. Injuries incurred by truck accident victims often include back, neck and head injuries.
A serious or catastrophic injury may hospitalize an accident victim for weeks, followed by months of rehabilitation. In the case of a catastrophic injury, a truck accident victim may face a significantly altered lifestyle indefinitely.
Is the Trucking Company Responsible for the Accident?
There are times when commercial carriers place unsafe demands on their drivers, thereby exposing their drivers, pedestrians, and other motorists to the risk of injury or death by failing to insist upon adequately safe standards of operation. Additionally, in certain situations, it is incumbent upon the trucking company to properly inspect and maintain the rigs in their fleet. This includes outfitting them with standard safety equipment.
Is the Truck Manufacturer Responsible for the Accident?
No matter how safe a driver or a trucking company operates, if the manufacturer has introduced a faulty product to the marketplace, then the risk of an accident increases exponentially. 18-Wheelers are composed of thousands of components that must be manufactured to the highest levels of quality assurance in order to perform adequately. Defective brakes, tires, hydraulic systems, lights and motors are just a few components on a big rig that can cause a catastrophic accident.
Top Houston Truck accident Lawyers
Charles J. Argento & Associates - Houston, TX
1111 North Loop West
Houston, TX 77008
Simon Herbert & McClelland LLP - Houston, TX
3411 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77046
B. L. Jensen, L.P. - Bellaire, TX
Frost Bank Building
6750 West Loop South
Bellaire, TX 77401-4113
Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz
800 Commerce Street
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-587-9668 / 800-580-9121