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Houston Truck Accident Attorneys

Injured By a Commercial Vehicle? Tell Us About Your Case.

Thousands of 18-wheelers and commercial vehicles travel the roads in Houston every day. Weighing more than 70,000 pounds, these trucks can cause serious damage in a collision. If you were injured in a trucking accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact Daspit Law Firm today to learn more about your options. We can help you seek justice through a personal injury claim.

Contact Daspit Law Firm at (888) 273-1045 to speak with a Houston truck accident lawyer.

Common Causes of Trucking Accidents in Texas

Filing a personal injury claim can be a complex process, but our truck accident attorneys in Houston are experienced in helping clients through the necessary legal procedures. We understand that every situation is unique, and we know that truck accidents can occur for a number of different reasons.

Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Unsafe Driving (Commercial Vehicle) - Although truck drivers are required to complete extensive training, they are not immune to mistakes. A truck driver could pull out in front of a passenger car, fail to use the vehicle's blinker, or drive dangerously in a number of ways. Any of these negligent actions could lead to a wreck.
  • Driver Fatigue & Impairment – Truck drivers who are tired or impaired by alcohol or drugs pose extreme dangers to others on public roadways. Fatigue and impairment can significantly slow reaction time and motor function, which elevates risk of accidents. Because a tired or impaired driver behind the wheel of a massive commercial vehicle is incredibly dangerous, there are numerous regulations in place to ensure that drivers are given proper breaks and that they are regularly tested for drug or alcohol use.
  • Overloaded or Improperly Loaded Cargo – Overloaded or improperly loaded trucks can be difficult to maneuver. Unsecured cargo can also spill over onto public roadways and create hazards. Truck drivers and trucking companies have an obligation to ensure that vehicles are properly loaded so as to reduce the risk of preventable accidents.
  • Defective Parts & Equipment – Defective auto parts and equipment are common causes of truck accidents. Defective brakes, bad tires, and even the most minor of defects can lead to devastating accidents. A defective part may also be caused by a failure to properly maintain the truck.  
  • Improperly Trained drivers – Untrained drivers are simply more prone to making errors. With 80,000 pound vehicles, even small mistakes can have big consequences. Trucking companies have the responsibility to ensure that employees receive proper driving and safety training.
  • Adverse Weather Conditions – Bad weather – including rain, snow, and strong winds – is a very common cause of truck accidents. Truck drivers should be properly trained to handle these conditions or to follow protocol for pulling off the roads when weather becomes too difficult to navigate.

Ultimately, truck drivers and trucking companies have the responsibility to take reasonable measures to address these common causes of accidents and reduce the risk of them occurring. If you or your loved one has recently been injured in an 18-wheeler accident, allow a Houston truck accident lawyer from The Daspit Law Firm to review your case.

Recovering Compensation for Your Expenses & Losses

Even when a trucking accident occurs at a relatively low speed, it still has the potential to cause very serious damage. When individuals suffer catastrophic injuries in an accident, such as injuries to the spine or the brain, the damage may last for years after the incident. And, in many cases, a truck accident will impede the victim's ability to work and leave them with heavy financial burdens.

A successful claim can provide compensation for the following:

  • Expenses for medical treatment
  • Lost wages and earning capacity
  • Physical / emotional suffering

Determining the cause is critical to proving liability and recovering full compensation. If you've been seriously injured in an accident involving a commercial truck, then it is important for you to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

FAQ Regarding Truck Accident Claims

What is a commercial truck?

The term "commercial" refers to a type of vehicle classification. Specifically, commercial vehicles are used to ship goods or transport people from one location to another. Large commercial trucks (18-wheelers, semi-trucks, etc.) and passenger-carrying vehicles like buses are heavily regulated by state and federal safety agencies.

What makes truck accidents different from typical car crashes?

Passenger vehicle accidents are very dangerous, but trucks increase the likelihood of injury and death because of their size and weight. A large truck can easily weigh up to 80,000 pounds, making it difficult to maneuver or stop. Catastrophic injuries and deaths occur more frequently in trucking accidents than other traffic crashes.

Can I sue the trucking company for my injury?

All cases are different, but victims do typically work to hold trucking companies and drivers accountable for damages. If the driver was an official employee, you may be able to hold the company responsible for negligent hiring, poor vehicle maintenance, or other violations that contributed to your accident and injuries.

Serious Car Accident I am partially responsible for the accident. Am I still eligible for compensation?

Yes. You can pursue compensation for your accident even if you were somewhat at fault for the collision. Generally speaking, you must be able to show that the other driver or his / her employer is more than 50% responsible for your injury; otherwise, you may not be able to file a successful claim.

How much is my truck accident case worth?

After a serious big rig accident, you probably want to know if you have the right to compensation. If you sustained an injury and believe that someone else is responsible for your suffering, a personal injury lawyer can help you determine the value of your claim and fight for the money that you deserve.

Factors to Consider:

  • Medical Expenses. Medical bills, such as hospitalization expenses and ongoing care, will play an important role in the value of your truck accident case. Keep a detailed record of emergency room treatment, in-home medical care, ambulance fees, physical therapy, and doctors' visits.
  • Missed Wages. After an accident, your injuries could keep you from going to work. During this time, you could temporarily lose your earning capacity and suffer significant financial hardship. If someone else is responsible for your injury, you can sue for "lost wages" to recover these funds.
  • Pain and Suffering. Depending on the severity of your injury, the court may allow you to pursue damages for physical pain connected to the accident. This applies to past and future pain. Because pain and suffering is not financially measurable, a skilled attorney may be able to negotiate a large reward for these damages.

Although it is impossible to predict the exact amount that you will recover, we can help you understand your possibilities. If you want to know how much your case is worth, schedule a free case evaluation with a Houston truck accident lawyer from our firm to discuss your legal rights and options.

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One of the most important elements of your personal injury claim is establishing who was responsible for the accident. Whether the truck driver acted recklessly or the trucking company was negligent, you should not hesitate to hold the responsible party accountable. In order to obtain the compensation you need, you will need to show the court that another person's negligence caused the accident.


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“Look no further if you need a lawyer! My daughters and I were hit from behind from a major grocery store's truck. The man admitted he was on the phone and then tried to lie. Daspit worked so hard to make sure that my girls and I would be okay. They not only got the settlement but treated us like their own family. It's so nice not to have to worry about how I will pay the medical bills for one of my girls or the time off work I missed. Now I can just concentrate on being their mom and make sure they are okay.”

At Daspit Law Firm, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to help our clients prepare a strong case. If you have suffered serious injuries in a truck accident, you do not have to face the future alone. With help from our legal team, you can alleviate your financial burdens and focus on healing. No matter how difficult your situation may seem, we are here to help you find a way through it.

Our attorneys take a personalized, hands-on approach to each of our client's cases. Whether a case is settled outside of court or taken to trial, our legal team is prepared to help our clients fight for the compensation they deserve. Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, which means that we do not collect legal fees up-front— we don't get paid unless you win!

Why Choose Daspit Law Firm?

  • Insurance defense experience
  • 24/7 availability & home and hospital visits
  • Decades of legal experience
  • 100% free initial case evaluations

Because of his previous experience as an attorney for large businesses and corporations, John Daspit has a working knowledge of how truck accident companies may fight an injury claim. Knowing how both sides of the courtroom operate allows him to build a strong case for his clients and anticipate the opponent's moves. Our legal team may be the key to your truck accident case's success.

Schedule a free consultation with us today to speak with a Houston truck accident lawyer.

Recommended Reading

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