Houston Truck Accident Lawyer
Have you been involved in an 18-Wheeler truck accident?
As tractor-trailer traffic continues to increase on Houston roadways like I-10, Highway 59, Highway 290, I-610, I-45 and State Highway 288, the risk of being involved in a tragic truck accident with a Commercial Motor Vehicle also increases. Unfortunately, 18-Wheeler accidents are some of the worst causing unparalleled injuries and deaths. Every year thousands of motorists are killed or seriously injured by the negligent operation of Commercial Motor Vehicles including: tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, dump trucks, freightliners, and many other commercially oriented trucks. Padua Law Firm’s, PLLC truck accident attorney in Houston aggressively works to achieve justice for personal injury victims and the surviving families of motorists killed in 18-wheeler wrecks. We have a truck accident attorney that has fought for Truck wreck victims throughout Houston and the State of Texas.
It is imperative that you seek the legal help of a solid Houston 18 Wheeler accident lawyer as soon as you can.
The large trucking corporations that own and operate 18-Wheelers and other commercial vehicles typically have very experienced staff on call 24 hours per day who are instructed to immediately investigate truck accidents and do everything they can to minimize the liability of the company or their insurers. They will collect information with ONLY the interest of their clients (i.e. trucking companies and Insurance Companies) in mind. Therefore, it is critical that you also contact a reputable truck accident lawyer as soon as possible and level the playing field.
Your truck accident lawyer at Padua Law Firm will immediately begin an investigation, collect valuable evidence, and fight hard for you to receive the compensation warranted by the injuries stemming from your 18-wheeler accident in Texas. Some very time-sensitive investigation and collection of evidence that a savvy attorney can do includes:
- Acquire Driving History Logs and other mandatory Truck inspection records
- Acquire Alcohol and Drug Tests
- Vehicle Maintenance Records
- Obtain the “Black Box” that most 18-Wheelers have and contain valuable speed, acceleration, and brake information
- Obtain information regarding the load including receipts and bills of lading
- Secure photos, witness statements, and law enforcement reports
- Examine the scene of the accident for skid/tire marks and the vehicles damage
With so much Commercial Truck traffic passing daily through Texas Interstates, the potential for serious injuries or fatal tractor-trailer accidents is high. An experienced attorney can help you maximize the compensation that you should receive for your suffering and injuries.
If you have been injured in a trucking accident anywhere in Texas, it is in your best interest to Contact the Padua Law Firm. Our experienced and qualified truck accident law firm knows what to look for and how to quickly conduct an investigation.
Common Causes of 18-Wheeler /Commercial Vehicle Accidents in Houston
Many things can lead to 18-Wheeler and other commercial truck accidents. Regardless of why trucking accidents occur, they can cause horrible injuries and even death. Most 18-Wheeler accident attorneys and experts agree that common causes include:
- Driver fatigue due to excessive driving hours
- Impairment, whether alcohol or other drugs, of the truck driver** (See Below)
- Overweight loads and failure to properly secure loads
- Speaking on cell phone and text messaging
- Reckless driving
- Speeding-Failure to Control Speed
- Failure to maintain a proper lookout
- Negligent hiring and retention of non-qualified drivers
- Failure to properly train drivers
**No truck accident lawyer can deny that one of the most common characteristics of fatal truck wrecks is impairment of the driver caused by either alcohol or other drugs,. In 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that 35% of all traffic deaths occurred in accidents in which at least one driver had a blood alcohol level of .90 or higher.**
We offer free consultations and provide our services in 18-Wheeler and Commercial Truck accident cases on a contingent-fee basis. This means you will not pay us anything in attorney fees unless we are able to obtain compensation in your case. Call 713-840-1411 or contact us via email to schedule your free, no obligation consultation.
At Padua Law Firm, you will find a lawyer that can represent truck and 18-wheeler clients in all of Texas including the cities of Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, the Woodlands, Sugarland, Conroe, Dickinson, League City, and Galveston.