18-wheelers and large trucks are all over our roads and highways and deliver more than 70% of the freight transported in the United States. But they are also massive, heavy, and dangerous. A fully loaded tractor and trailer can weigh up to 40 tons, requires 40% more time to stop than an average car, and can cause serious and often fatal injuries when the 18-wheeler driver makes a mistake.
If you or a loved one were hurt in an 18-wheeler accident, semi-truck accident, or any other commercial vehicle accident, call our Houston truck accident lawyers for a free, no-obligation consultation. The trucking company or its insurance provider are looking out for their best interest, not you or your family’s interests. They may claim you don’t need a lawyer and offer a quick settlement to resolve your case. But their offer is usually too low, and the settlement will release them from all liability for the accident, despite not fully compensating you or your family members for your damages.
We are available 24/7 to discuss your case and will fight to get you full compensation under the law. And we work on a contingency fee, which means that you pay nothing unless we obtain a settlement or win your case at trial.
WHAT CAUSES TRUCK ACCIDENTS?
Large trucks are complex machines that require special maintenance and must be operated by specially trained and licensed drivers. There is a lot that can go wrong and cause an accident. Following are a few of the common causes of truck accidents:
DAMAGES YOU CAN RECOVER IN TRUCK ACCIDENT SETTLEMENTS AND VERDICTS
If the truck driver or trucking company was responsible for the crash, you are entitled to recover compensation for your economic damages, like past and future medical bills and lost income, and your non-economic damages, like the physical pain and suffering and emotional distress caused by the accident. If you hire us, we will seek compensation for: