Injured in a Truck Accident in Houston?
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Compared to other accidents, truck accidents often result in more life-threatening
and catastrophic injuries. The massive weight and size of commercial trucks
pose a huge danger to other drivers, while at the same time insulating
the truck driver from serious harm in an accident. For this reason, the
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has established a number of
federal truck regulations for trucking companies and drivers to follow, such as:
- Mandatory rest breaks
- Adherence to loading restrictions and carefully secured cargo
- Proper training for drivers
- Regular vehicle maintenance
- Mileage limitations
- Completion of vehicle inspection reports before and after each trip
Unfortunately, not all truck drivers follow these regulations, resulting
in accidents that cause severe damage to other vehicles.
If a negligent truck driver has caused your accident, then please
call our firm as soon as possible!
Our Houston truck accident lawyers are ready to assist you in recovering
your rightful compensation.
The Faster We Get Started, The Better It Is For You!
Mere hours after the accident, physical evidence like skid marks and scuffs
will begin to disappear from the scene, especially once police barriers
have been removed. Before evidence has all but eroded, you should contact
our attorneys. We will make sure to collect any necessary evidence that
could prove the truck driver was at-fault. The sooner you hire a truck
accident lawyer, the sooner we can get started on your case.
Common Causes of Trucking Accidents in Houston
While commercial truck drivers are often very skilled and patient drivers,
they are still subject to make mistakes. Unfortunately, because of the
size and weight of their vehicles, any mistake can be fatal. Therefore,
drivers have to be particularly careful so they are not negligent and
subsequently the cause of someone's injury or death. Here are some
examples of common truck accident causes:
Truck Accident Statistics For the Houston Metro Area
Houston is an important commercial hub for the trucking industry. An unfortunately
high number of trucking accidents occur around the city. In Harris, Ford
Bend, and Montgomery Counties alone, more than 4,600 trucking accidents
occurred in 2012, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
Of these numbers, 1,985 people were injured as a result, and an additional
33 people were killed.
The Cox Pradia Law Firm, P.L.L.C. Protects Injury Victims
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a trucking accident, discuss
your case with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney from our law firm.
We are dedicated to our clients and we are passionate about protecting
the rights of injury victims throughout the state of Texas. With more
than three decades of collective experience and a dedication to the best
interests of our clients, we are uniquely equipped to look out for your future.
To learn more about
The Cox Pradia Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
and how we can help,
call our office
today to schedule your
free initial consultation
with a truck accident attorney on our team.