Houston Truck Accident Attorney
Were Your Harmed in a Houston Truck Accident?
Houston is a world-class city with a vibrant economy, and its home to the second-largest port in the United States. People come from all over the world to visit Space Center Houston, the Museum of Natural Sciences, the Museum of Fine Arts, Minute Maid Park, and other local attractions.
With all the visitors and daily commuters, Houston has some serious traffic problems. We have a lot of congested roadways, such as I-45, one of the most dangerous highways in the nation. Other hazardous highways include I-610, I-10, U.S. 59, and the Sam Houston Tollway.
A fully loaded big rig truck weighs over 80,000 pounds. A truck is difficult to maneuver, and it takes a lot longer to stop than a regular passenger car. When a truck crashes into a pedestrian, a motorcycle, or an automobile, the effects can be devastating.
Sadly, a lot of trucking companies cut corners to save a few extra bucks, like hiring employees with poor driving records and neglecting to service their trucks regularly. Some trucking companies even pressure their drivers to break the rules by speeding or driving too many hours.
Unsafe truckers and unscrupulous trucking companies make Houston a lot more dangerous for other drivers. If you were harmed by a careless truck driver, contact DK Law today. We’ll file a claim against anyone whose negligent actions contributed to your injuries to help you get the money you need to cover your medical bills and other expenses.
Call 281-402-8856 to schedule a FREE consultation today.
What Causes Truck Accidents?
Trucking companies need to hire experienced drivers and provide them with the training they need to do the job right. There’s a huge turnover in the trucking industry, and many companies will hire new drivers without adequately checking their references and DMV readouts to make sure they have a safe record.
It’s extremely important for trucking companies to maintain a fleet of well-maintained trucks to keep everybody safe on the road. Faulty brakes, worn-out tires, broken safety lights, and other types of equipment failure cause serious accidents that lead to severe injuries and fatalities.
Trucking is regulated by the federal government to prevent dangerous accidents. But many companies recklessly encourage their drivers to ignore federal Hours of Service (HOS) laws, which are designed to prevent drivers from logging too many hours.
Major causes of truck crashes include:
- Driver fatigue
- Unsafe lane changes
- Negligent hiring
- Overloaded trucks
- Poor truck maintenance
- Defective truck parts
- Driving too fast in icy, snowy, rainy, and foggy weather
How Your Houston Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help
Most trucking accidents could be avoided if truck drivers and their employers adhered to a reasonable standard of care. Your Houston auto accident attorney will investigate the accidents to find out what really happened. Then, your lawyer will file a claim against anyone whose negligent actions contributed to your injuries.
A personal injury claim for a truck accident includes the following types of damages:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Time missed from work
- Medical devices
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced earning potential
- Wheelchair access for your home
- Assisted living care
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Wrongful death
Proving Your Claim
Insurance companies make their money by denying claims and minimizing injuries. They will probably offer you a lowball settlement that doesn’t come close to covering the true cost of your injuries.
Mr. Khosravian at DK Law knows how to stand up to the big insurance companies. If they aren’t willing to make a reasonable offer, we’re always ready to take them to court.
After a truck accident, trucking company personnel quickly converge on the scene to gather evidence for their defense. We’re right there with them, measuring and photographing the scene of the accident to preserve crucial evidence such as skid marks and vehicle positioning.
We talk to witnesses while their memories are fresh. We also take notice of any special circumstances that would indicate whether driver intoxication or fatigue, improper truck loading, or mechanical failure played a role in the collision.
To prove a personal injury claim, you must show that your injuries resulted from the defendant’s negligence. DK Law consults with respected experts who have experience addressing the nuances of trucking accident claims. At trial, these professionals educate jurors about the causes of the accident and resulting injuries.
To prove your claim, we regularly work with:
- Trauma doctors
- Forensic engineers
- Accident reconstruction analysts
Injuries Caused by Big Rig Truck Accidents
Due to its tremendous mass, a big rig truck wreaks havoc when it crashes into a passenger vehicle. These accidents cause catastrophic injuries that require extensive medical treatment. You may be unable to return to work for a long time. And some types of severe injuries will prevent you from ever resuming your normal day-to-day activities.
Frequent injuries that result from truck crashes include:
- Bone fractures
- Crush injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Loss of limb
- Nerve damage
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Neck and back injuries
You Won’t Owe Us Anything Unless We Win Your Case
If somebody hurt you in a jackknife accident, or another other type of truck collision, then they should have to pay for it. At DK Law, we’ve won millions of dollars in settlements for our clients.
Our founder Mr. Khosravian is a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and he was selected as a Top 40 Under 40 attorney by the National Trial Lawyers.
You have two years to file a personal injury claim in Texas, but you’ll want to get started as soon as possible.
Call 281-402-8856 to learn more today or contact our Houston area office online.
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