Semi Trucks And Rear End Collisions
You Deserve Justice if You've Been Rear Ended by a Semi Truck
Experienced truckers should know they need much more distance than passenger vehicles to slow down or stop. That's why responsible truck drivers leave a safe distance between their truck and the vehicles in front.
When they don't, it can result in a serious, rear-end truck accident that leaves people with severe injuries or even result in fatalities. We understand the seriousness of such accidents at Smith & Hassler. That's why our truck accident lawyers fight for the rights of victims.
Why Rear-End Truck Accidents Happen
Semi truck drivers often fail to take into account how weather and visibility conditions may influence drivers of other vehicles. Truck drivers need to be prepared for other drivers slowing down due to rain, snow or sun glare. Otherwise, they can cause a rear-end accident.
Truck drivers are negligent when they don't take proper precautions to avoid a rear-end collision.
Rear end collisions involving semi trucks typically occur when highway traffic has slowed due to a location-specific event, such as:
- A construction project
- An exit ramp
- An obstacle in the road
It's not unusual for truck drivers and trucking companies to avoid taking responsibility for accidents. That's why our legal team conducts an investigation to find out what really happened. We know where to look for evidence of negligence. We review accident reports and medical records and interview witnesses. If necessary, we'll also bring in outside experts to make our case.
Insurance companies would prefer that you go away quickly and cheaply. But when they see that we have built a strong case and are prepared for a court battle, they often agree to a favorable settlement. If they don't, we're prepared to take them to court to fight for your compensation.
Contact an 18-Wheeler Truck Accident Lawyer with Our Firm
At Smith & Hassler, an experienced truck accident attorney will assist you or your loved one in your case. Call (713) 739-1250 for your free consultation today. We handle cases in Houston and throughout Texas.
Remember, your initial consultation is free, and you don't pay us unless you win.