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Injured in a Truck Accident in Houston?

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Compared to other car 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.

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 or a car 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 Houston truck accident attorney on our team.

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