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Houston Texas is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States and with it comes one of the largest industries for commercial trucks and vehicles. Most commercial truck accidents cause an injury and the chances of severe bodily injury as a result of a truck crash are increased due to the size and weight of these automobiles. Trucking companies often employ their drivers by paying them by the mile in an effort to get goods from point a to point b quicker. This requires truck drivers to engage in excessive hours on the road. However, this increases the likelihood of an automobile accident. The Houston Truck Accident Attorney is the one to call if you have been in an accident with a 18-wheeler.

If I’ve been hit by a Truck do I need a Lawyer?

If you’ve been injured by a commercial truck or an 18-wheeler, you could have suffered a head injury, a herniated disc or budge disk, a spinal cord injury, a head injury, or worse yet, it could be a catastrophic situation. Don’t put your financial future and the future of your family at risk. Do not try to deal with the trucking company and the insurance company on your own. You need an experienced attorney and legal team who has represented victims like you in the past. Don’t be a victim twice. Contact the Houston Truck Accident Lawyer.

Economic recovery after a 18-wheeler accident  or commercial vehicle crash in the state of Texas includes the following:

  • Physical and Mental Anguish
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Reasonable Damages for both past and future medical expenses
  • Physical Impairment
  • Survival Damages in the event of Wrongful Death

How can an experienced 18-Wheeler Accident Attorney help me?

Most trucking lines have regulations. These regulations include but are not limited to: how long a driver can, how they must operate equipment, or the training and medical certifications required to obtain before they can drive. There are also regulations on truck maintenance and equipment care.

Commercial Vehicles and Trucking Companies carry a special type of insurance called a commercial policy. These types of insurance policies act to blanket and protect the company in question in the event that a negligent employee of their company causes bodily injury to another or if they are responsible for the wrongful death of another person. These policies are special because they carry a seven figure liability coverage amount; in excess of $1 Million. This however, does not mean the company and the insurance company are just going to hand over this sum of money to coverage damages. In fact, it means they will fight even harder to protect themselves from having to pay any claim at all. That’s where we come in.

In order to win your case you may need to prove company did not maintain their vehicles. You may also need to prove they did not enforce proper requirements on their drivers. You need an attorney that is familiar with semi truck accident lawsuits. An Attorney that can help you prove that you are a victim of negligence.

Some common 18 wheeler truck cases are:

  • Truck driver was overly fatigued
  • Driver was not licensed
  • The driver was inebriated
  • Truck driver was distracted
  • The truck was not properly loaded and secured
  • The truck did not receive proper maintenance

Who Is Responsible For Your Truck Accident?

After you have seen a medical professional to check your injuries, the most important stage in an 18-wheeler accident case is research and investigation. This is were an attorney with traffic accident background is needed. At Walker Texas Lawyer we will handle the research and investigation. This is when we compile evidence to demonstrate how your accident occurred and who is responsible for your injuries or the death of a family member. We work hard to sift through information that can be collected, including combing through logbooks and trucking company records and downloading data from electronic on-board recorders.

The following may ultimately be responsible for your accident:

  • Truck Driver: The driver may be at fault if they failed to conduct pre-trip inspections. Also, if they drove to fast, failed to brake, or made illegal turns the drive may be at fault. Additionally, if the driver was distracted, was using a cell phone, or impaired behind the wheel, They may be at fault.

  • Trucking Company: Trucking Carriers that expose their staff, motorist or others to unsafe conditions or risk of injury could be at fault. If A Carrier promotes long driving hours, hires workers without proper paper work, or does not maintain their vehicles, they could be at fault.

  • Truck Manufacturer: A Truck Manufacturer could be at fault if the 18 Wheeler’s components are defective. This includes tires, brakes, gears and more.
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What can an Experienced Commercial Truck Accident Lawyer do for me?

Commercial Vehicles and Trucking Companies carry a special type of insurance called a commercial policy. These types of insurance policies act to blanket and protect the company in question in the event that a negligent employee of their company causes bodily injury to another or if they are responsible for the wrongful death of another person. These policies are special because they carry a seven figure liability coverage amount; in excess of $1 Million. This however, does not mean the trucking company and the insurance company are just going to hand over this sum of money to coverage damages. In fact, it means they will fight even harder to protect themselves from having to pay any claim at all. That’s where we come in.

Walker Texas Lawyer has fought on behalf of over twenty thousand clients and knows first hand the peace that comes with justice. If you or a loved one find yourself in this situation, you will need an experienced lawyer. One who has a track record of success in litigating these cases and fighting on behalf of their clients. Don’t be a victim twice by attempting to deal with the insurance company on your own. Call the 18-Wheeler Accident Attorney.

Why choose Walker Texas Lawyer

Walker Texas Lawyer is an experienced truck accident attorney.  He has handle many truck accident cases and knows how to work with insurance companies and the legal system to provide you the compensation you deserve.  At Walker Texas Lawyer, our first concern if you are in a trucking accident is that you are safe.  Once you are taken care of then we will listen to you and your memories of the accident.  We will work to help you with the losses you have suffered.  Losses such as, pain and suffering, lost wages and property damage.

We will investigate.

Trucking companies are held to high standards of safety. James Walker will perform a full truck accident investigation.  Our Goal is to determine if all the rules and regulations were met.  Was the employer or driver negligent?  Was there a part failure? Walker will talk with witnesses.  He will reconstruct the accident and bring in experts to examine. Additionally, he will check maintenance logs, driver logs, safety inspections, GPS records, and truck accident reports.

We will handle all insurance claims for you

The insurance company and trucking company will have lawyers on their side. You need an experienced 18-wheeler and commercial vehicle accident attorney.  Insurance companies may act like your friend, but they are not in the business of paying out.  That’s why you need an experienced lawyer to represent you in fighting them

If you or a loved one has been in a accident involving a truck, call Walker Texas Lawyer.  He is the Houston Truck Accident Lawyer.  Call us today at: 713- 552-1117

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