Let Smith & Hassler, Attorneys at Law, Defend Your Rights When You’ve Been Injured in a Commercial Vehicle Accident
Accidents between tractor-trailer trucks and passenger automobiles are disastrous events. They can result in serious, debilitating injuries like amputations, brain or spinal cord injury, and head injuries, or even death.
A typical fully loaded, large commercial truck can weigh nearly 30 times more than an average passenger car. As a driver of the smaller automobile, your life is at risk when it comes to an accident with these large trucks. In 2008, Texas led the nation in the number of fatalities involving large trucks; there were 381 fatal crashes, according to information released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Houston, Texas, is the fourth largest city in the nation, with many large highways and interstates used frequently by 18 wheelers. We have represented clients who have been injured in tractortrailer accidents on our highways.
Motorists rely upon 18 wheeler drivers to operate their rigs safely and professionally, whether they’re traveling on the interstates or rural roads. Tractor-trailer truck drivers are required to carry more insurance coverage and meet higher safety standards, including many federal regulations that other vehicles do not have to meet. Violation of these standards may impose additional liability on the truck.
Even a collision with a smaller commercial vehicle, such as a pickup truck or another sedan, on the major interstates and roadways in the Houston area can lead to serious injuries.
Smith & Hassler will do a thorough investigation of the driving records, background checks, hiring practices, driver logs and truck maintenance to determine the source of negligence. Contact our firm as soon as possible to ensure that evidence such as this does not disappear.
Contact a Tractor Trailer Truck Accident Lawyer with Our Firm
At Smith & Hassler, an experienced personal injury attorney will assist you or your loved one in your case. Call (713) 739-1250 for your free personal injury consultation today.
Remember, your initial consultation is free, and you don’t pay us unless you win.