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18-Wheelers Have a Much Different View of the Road than Passenger Vehicles

Drivers of commercial vehicles often hit the road before dawn. In many seasons, this is the time of day when ground-level fog is thickest, and the risk of accidents increases. Getting into an accident with an 18-wheeler can leave you or a loved one seriously hurt. Our truck accident attorneys can fight to get you compensation for your injuries.

Semi truck drivers also sometimes fail to take into account that their higher vantage point makes them better able to see through road spray caused by highway driving during rainy conditions. This can cause a rear-end collision with passenger vehicles that have slowed down due to difficulty seeing in such conditions.

If you are in an accident with a large truck, remember to document the full details of your crash. This may show that the semi truck driver failed to use proper precautions. We also strongly encourage you to contact our law firm as soon as possible.

How We Can Help You

As your attorney, we will conduct our own investigation into what happened. Our attorneys know where to look for evidence of negligence. For example, the driver may have been texting at the time of the accident, or was in violation of hours-of-service regulations. We'll review all documents, interview witnesses and seek information from the truck's electronic control module (ECM), or "black box."

An accident with an 18-wheeler can leave you with serious injuries. It may take you months or years to recover, and you may need surgery, hospitalization, medication and therapy. You may lose income because you are unable to return to work. Our attorneys will determine the true value of your claim and fight to get you full compensation.

Contact an 18-Wheeler 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 handle cases in Houston and throughout Texas.

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