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Let Smith & Hassler, Attorneys at Law, Defend Your Rights When You've Been Injured in a Commercial Vehicle Accident

Accidents involving tractor-trailer trucks and passenger cars can be disastrous. They can result in serious, debilitating injuries like amputations, brain or spinal cord injury, and head injuries, or even death. Our truck accident attorneys fight for victims to get them the financial compensation they deserve for their injuries.

A typical fully-loaded, large commercial truck can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. As a driver of the smaller automobile, your life is at risk when it comes to an accident involving these large trucks. All it takes is for a driver to not pay attention for a few seconds, and suddenly you could be involved in a serious accident.

Houston, Texas, has many large highways and interstates used frequently by 18-wheelers. We have represented many clients who have been injured in tractor-trailer accidents on our highways.
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Motorists rely upon 18-wheeler drivers to operate their rigs safely and professionally, whether they're traveling on the interstate 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 driver or trucking company.

Even a collision with a smaller commercial vehicle, such as a pickup truck or another sedan, on major interstates and roadways in the Houston area can lead to serious injuries.

We hold negligent parties responsible

In some cases, truck driver negligence is clearly to blame for the crash. For example, the driver was drinking, texting, speeding or asleep at the wheel, that's clearly negligence.  But in other cases, the trucking company may have been acting negligently. For instance, the driver may have been given an unrealistic delivery schedule and felt speeding was the only way to meet it.

Smith & Hassler will do a thorough investigation of 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 this evidence does not disappear. In addition to examining all documentation, we will interview witnesses and bring in experts, if needed.

Trucking companies and their insurance carriers usually want your claim to go away as quickly and as cheaply as possible. But that's not good enough for us. Because we take the time to investigate the crash, when there's evidence of negligence, we'll find it. We know how to build the strongest case possible and hold the other parties accountable.

We reject lowball offers from insurance companies and take them to the negotiating table. You deserve to be fully compensated for your injuries. If the insurance company won't do what's right, we will take them to court.

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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.We know from experience that no two cases and no two injuries are the same. That's why we offer all our clients individual and personal attention. We are dedicated to getting the best possible results for you.

Remember, your initial consultation is free, and you don't pay us unless you win.