A serious truck accident could be life-changing for victims. The force of the impact could cause catastrophic and long-term injuries, such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, multiple fractures, internal organ damage, and neck and back injuries. Many truck accidents are fatal, taking thousands of lives each year.
If you have a personal injury or your loved one lost his or her life in a Houston truck accident, the attorneys at Mike Love & Associates, LLC can help. We can go up against a trucking company on your behalf and demand fair compensation. Start by scheduling a free consultation with us.
A truck accident claim is not like a standard Houston car accident claim. It involves a trucking company and federal trucking laws. These factors could affect your personal injury lawsuit. You may need to navigate laws by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to find out if the truck driver or company was in violation. You may also need to file a claim against a large and powerful insurance provider – one that will not want to maximize your payout. Help from one of our East Texas truck accident lawyers can resolve these issues for you. Your personal injury attorney will take care of tough negotiations and red tape while you rest and recover.
Most truck accidents trace back to the same main group of causes. Human error is a driving force behind trucking accidents in Texas. Truck drivers and others on the roadway can make careless or reckless decisions that compromise the safety of everyone else on the road. It only takes one poor choice behind the wheel to cause a devastating truck accident.
Identifying the cause of your truck accident in Houston is one of the first steps toward obtaining a fair compensation award. The person or company ultimately behind your truck accident could be financially responsible for your medical bills, lost wages, property repairs and other damages.
The trucking company that oversees the truck and driver will be responsible for most accidents. Trucking companies are vicariously liable for on-duty drivers. An act of negligence from the driver, such as texting and driving or speeding, will become the responsibility of the company. The company will also be accountable for its own acts of negligence, such as failing to adequately train its drivers.
In other truck accident cases, a party such as a cargo loader could be legally responsible for failing to reasonably prevent the accident. If the truck lost a load on the road, those who loaded the truck may have broken federal load securement rules. We have also brought cases against the City of Houston for dangerous roads, as well as manufacturing companies for defective parts. Work with one of our personal injury lawyers to find out who may owe you compensation. We have experience fighting and winning against many types of defendants.
At Mike Love & Associates, LLC, we provide free consultations at no obligation to potential clients. You can ask questions and trust the answers you receive from one of our truck and car accident attorneys to be true. Our initial case reviews come at zero risks to you as a client, with no fees upfront for counsel. Let our Houston personal injury lawyers help you work through the details of your trucking accident case today, beginning with a phone call to our local East Texas law office. Call (713) 752-0100 or contact us online.