Texas Semi-Truck & Trucking Accident Injury Lawyer
Trucking accidents can cause serious injuries, usually to the occupants of a much smaller passenger vehicle. When you are injured in an accident with a big rig, it is crucial that you contact an injury attorney right away to discuss your legal rights to compensation.
Commercial trucking companies and their insurance companies are notorious for offering very little to truck accident victims. Thousands of people are injured in trucking accidents every year, only to be offered far less than they deserve for their injuries.
Each Texas trucking accident lawyer at Williamson, Sears & Rusnak knows what you are entitled to and will fight to get you fair compensation.
Experienced Truck Accident Injury Lawyers
Our injury lawyers are well versed in Texas commercial vehicle laws, and can assist you if you have been injured in a semi-truck or another type of trucking accident. We can review your claim and advise you of your legal options. If you are the victim of a trucking accident, contact our personal injury lawyers today for your free consultation.
What Damages Can I Recover In A Truck Accident Lawsuit?
Victims of trucking accidents may be entitled to compensation for reimbursement of medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, property damage, lost wages, pain & suffering, and mental anguish. Ongoing medical bills or treatments may be considered if your injuries are expected to effect you for the rest of your life.
If your family member was killed by a negligent truck driver, you may have the right to recover damages for the loss of your loved one. Contact Williamson & Rusnak to arrange a free case evaluation about your semi-truck or other trucking accident claim with an attorney at our Houston Texas office.
Who Can be Sued in a Trucking Accident Case?
There are numerous possible defendants in a trucking accident claim, including:
- The driver of the truck
- The owner of the truck or trucking company
- The owner of the trailer
- The truck’s commercial company
- The owner of the merchandise being transported
- The entity that loaded the truck
Large Truck Accident Causes
Truck accidents happen every day, for a wide variety of reasons. Factors, or a deadly combination of them, can lead to serious injuries for innocent victims in a passenger vehicle. Big rigs are by definition, big, and can cause great damage to a smaller vehicle or the occupants inside. Stopping a large commercial vehicle in a short amount of time can be problematic, and brakes, tire or wheel related defects are common.
Common Causes for Semi-Truck Accidents can include (but are not limited to):
- Overloaded trailers or trucks
- Faulty or poorly maintained brakes
- Adverse driving conditions (fog, snow, rain, or smoke)
- Aggressive or reckless driving
- Excessive speed
- Lack of driver training
- Over fatigued drivers
- Unsafe or outdated safety systems, reflectors, lights, and other warning devices
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failure to yield the right of way
Contact Williamson & Rusnak for a case evaluation and determine if you are entitled to money for your trucking accident injuries.