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Hurt in a truck accident in Houston? If so, you need the help of an experienced and compassionate Houston truck accident lawyer. If the accident was due to someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Following a truck accident, you may be dealing with severe injuries that make it difficult or impossible to earn a living. When the insurance company does not cover all of your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages, you need an attorney who will fight for the full and fair compensation that you deserve.
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Truck accidents can result in catastrophic injuries due to the sheer size and weight of an 18-wheeler or commercial vehicle when it collides with another vehicle. While truck accidents can occur due to a host of reasons, they are often the result of negligence – be it a negligent trucker or negligence on behalf of the trucking company. The accident may even be caused by negligence on the part of the manufacturer. A personal injury attorney can identify all the liable parties and hold them responsible for their negligent actions or inactions.
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Why should you hire us?
- We have won over $1 Billion in client recovery
- We have several record-setting trial lawyers
- We treat you like family
- We represent victims around the country
- We give back to the community
- There's absolutely no fee unless we win
WHY DO YOU NEED A TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER?
If you were injured in a truck accident in the greater Houston area, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. You need a Houston truck accident lawyer who has extensive experience in representing accident victims and knows how to build a strong case and pursue all the available types of compensation.
The key to proving negligence in is establishing causation that the truck driver, the trucking company, the truck manufacturer, or another party, was responsible for the injuries you suffered in the crash.
The parties that can be held liable for a truck accident include but are not limited to:
- Truck driver
- Trucking company
- Truck owner
- Cargo loader
- Parts manufacturer
- Freight forwarding company
- Owner of the cab
- Owner of the trailer
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What Damages Can I Recover?
Texas uses a modified comparative fault standard when awarding damages. Modified comparative fault follows the 51% rule, which means that the injured victim cannot receive compensation if they are determined to hold 51% or more of the responsibility for a truck accident. A court may also reduce your compensation amount according to your level of fault. For example, if you are deemed to be 20% responsible and the other party is 80% at-fault, your total recovery is reduced by 20%.
The attorneys at Williams Hart can help you recover maximum compensation for a variety of damages, including for:
- Medical bills
- Emergency room costs
- Rehabilitation costs
- Property damage
- Lost income
- Lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Physical limitations
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful death
- Punitive damages
Answering Your Questions
Truck Accident FAQS
Truck accidents are one of the most complex personal injury cases because there are often multiple liable parties involved. Because of the variety of parties being sued, the extensive information and evidence needed to prove liability, and the trucking industry’s rules and regulations, an attorney can ensure that all the applicable parties are sued and their negligence is proven.
It is in your best interest to contact a truck accident attorney as soon as possible after the accident. The sooner a lawyer gets started on your case, the better. The attorneys at Williams Hart offer free, no-obligation consultations, so you have nothing to lose by calling us right away. If you wait too long, you run the risk of losing important evidence from the accident and even the right to sue. In Texas, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is two years. After the deadline passes, you will no longer be able to sue for your injuries.
Common causes of truck accidents include but are not limited to driver fatigue, speeding, aggressive driving, reckless driving, distracted driving, driving while intoxicated, bald tires, improperly loaded cargo, defective brakes, and a lack of blind-spot mirrors.
Yes. Truck drivers in Texas must follow all state and federal rules and regulations, such as limiting driving hours, not using mobile phones, keeping driver logs, and attending to regular maintenance. A truck driver is negligent when they fail to follow the rules and regulations.
You may receive a call from the trucking company’s insurance company shortly after the accident. If this occurs, you should decline to answer their questions and refer them to your attorney. Because the insurance claims adjuster who calls represents the trucking company’s insurance company, they are likely trying to find reasons to dispute or undermine your claim. You may also be pressured into unknowingly admitting fault. Your lawyer will know how to correspond with the insurer without compromising your claim.
What Should You do AFter an accident?
- CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY - It is imperative that you file an accident report with the police, even if you think the damage is minor..
- SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION - Even if you feel OK, you should see a medical professional.
- STAY AT THE SCENE AND RECORD INFORMATION - Take photos and record as many facts about the accident as possible while waiting for emergency personnel.
- IDENTIFY WITNESSES - Collect as many eye-witness accounts as you can, including the person's name and contact information.
- CONTACT AN ATTORNEY Contact Williams Hart to discuss all aspects of your truck accident case.
A History of Delivering Results
Examples Of Client Recovery
Obtained a $117,000,000 jury verdict for the family of a man killed in a plant explosion. The matter was settled for a confidential amount after trial.
Recovered $22,980,000 for a family that lost their husband and father in an explosion caused by the negligence of a large corporation.
Obtained $20,000,000 jury verdict for the victim of an assault. The matter was settled for a confidential amount following the jury verdict.
Obtained $11,000,000 jury verdict in a trial that resulted from the death of a husband and father in a motor vehicle accident with a commercial truck. The case settled after trial for a confidential amount.
Types of Trucks Involved in These Accidents
There are many types of commercial vehicles or trucks that are involved in collisions everyday. While most people us the generic term “truck”, here are some specific types of trucks that our team has seen impact our clients.
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