An Experienced Truck Accident Law Firm in Texas
There are thousands of 18-wheel trucks and other commercial vehicles traveling the roads of Texas every day. These trucks often cause severe damage during a collision, as they can weigh more than 70,000 pounds. If you’ve been injured in a trucking accident, you could be entitled to financial compensation. The Bonner Law Firm would be happy to provide you with a free consultation and help you obtain the justice you deserve for your personal injury claim. Learn more about truck accidents and get in touch with our experienced legal team today.
The Most Common Causes of Trucking Accidents
Our truck accident attorneys are here to help you navigate through the complex personal injury claim process. We treat every client as unique because we know no two accidents are alike. Some common causes of truck accidents in Houston include:
Truck drivers are not immune to mistakes. They can drive dangerously in many ways, including pulling out in front of a car or failing to use their blinker.
Driver Impairment or Fatigue
Tired or impaired truck drivers pose extreme dangers to other drivers on the road. Commercial drivers are regularly tested for drug and alcohol use and given proper breaks to ensure they’re well-rested. That means if they do injure you while being tired or impaired, you could benefit financially.
Defective Parts or Equipment
Common causes of truck accidents include defective parts and equipment like brakes, tires, and more. Failure to properly maintain the truck can also be to blame.
Overloaded or Improperly Loaded Cargo
Unsecured cargo can spill onto the road and create hazards, an overloaded or improperly loaded trucks can be challenging to maneuver.
Adverse Weather Conditions
Bad weather like snow, rain, and strong winds often cause truck accidents. Truck drivers are trained to handle these conditions and pull off the road when the weather makes driving too challenging.
Improperly Trained Drivers
Small mistakes can have big consequences when behind the wheel of such a large truck. If a driver was not trained properly, you could benefit.
Get the Compensation You Deserve From Your Accident
Even trucking accidents at low speeds can cause serious damage and significant injuries. Catastrophic injuries to the brain or spine may last for years after the accident, and your inability to work could leave you with heavy financial burdens. Successful claims may provide you with compensation for expenses for medical treatment, lost wages and earning capacity, and physical and emotional suffering. If you’ve been seriously injured in a trucking accident, you need an experienced and aggressive attorney on your side. The Bonner Law Firm would be happy to provide you with a free consultation, so contact us today.