Experienced Houston rear-end truck accident lawyers who fight for you
Our attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve
Rear-end truck accidents in Texas often turn out to be serious accidents. That’s because of the large size of many tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, big rigs, and other commercial trucks. In an instant, you or a loved one can be seriously injured when a truck crashes into the back of your vehicle. These accidents can be especially severe if a truck crashes into your car on a highway.
Knowing what to do after a rear-end truck accident can be confusing. Even knowing what your rights are might not be clear. That’s why it’s important to talk with an experienced Houston rear-end truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. We want to meet with you at Smith & Hassler because our attorneys have more than 30 years of experience fighting for the rights of truck accident victims in Houston and throughout Texas.
How did your rear-end truck accident happen?
Rear-end truck accidents happen for many different reasons. Some of the most common causes include:
- Speeding truck drivers
- Distracted truck drivers
- Reckless truck drivers
- Drunk truck drivers
- Truck drivers falling asleep at the wheel
- Mechanical defect with truck
- Poorly maintained truck crashes into your car
Is this how your rear-end truck accident happened? Or are you dealing with another type of rear-end truck accident? It can be difficult to identify the negligent parties involved. That can make recovering financial compensation harder.
Whatever the circumstances of your Houston rear-end truck accident, we know what evidence to look for to build a strong, successful legal case.
What makes rear-end truck accidents so complicated?
You might think that your rear-end truck accident would be straightforward. A truck driver crashed into the back of your car and clearly caused your accident. The reality is many rear-end truck accidents turn out to be far more complicated than many people expect. Reasons why include:
- The truck driver denies doing anything wrong.
- The truck driver blames you for causing your rear-end truck accident.
- The trucking company refuses to provide information about your truck accident.
- The trucking company’s insurance company denies your claim.
Whatever legal issues you’re dealing with after your rear-end truck accident, we can help you every step of the way.
What should I do after my rear-end truck accident?
If you or a loved one was injured recently in a rear-end truck accident, we strongly advise we strongly advise you to seek medical attention if you have not already done so. Even if you have, schedule a follow-up doctor’s appointment because many injuries take time to develop. Then, contact our law firm as soon as possible. We can help you in many ways, including:
- Making sure your accident report is accurate
- Reviewing the so-called “black box” data from the truck. This information can include the speed the truck was traveling, the last time the truck driver took a break and other important information
- Negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf
- Representing you at all court appearances, if necessary
Our legal team investigates your crash. We gather evidence and carefully review all documentation. This helps us build a strong case that insurance companies have to take seriously. We are committed to helping you recover maximum compensation, either through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.
Let our Houston rear-end truck accident lawyers help after your crash
One of our attorneys is ready to meet with you. We can review the details of your accident and go over your legal options for recovering compensation. You can also get answers to your questions. There’s no cost and no obligation. We just want you to have the information you need to decide what to do next.
Many people wonder if they can afford a lawyer after a truck accident. Another bill is the last thing they need right now. But we don’t think you should have to worry about another expense if you’ve been hurt in a crash. That’s why we work on a contingency fee basis.
That means you owe us nothing unless we recover compensation for you. Our fee comes out of your settlement or award. We pay all the costs to move your case through the legal system. If we don’t win, we don’t get paid.
Make sure you take your rear-end truck accident seriously right from the start. Contact our law firm and schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced Houston rear-end truck accident attorneys. We can demand the money you deserve for your crash.