When an automobile accident in Texas involves any kind of commercial truck, the potential for serious injuries is greatly increased, and if you’ve been hurt in such an accident, you need an experienced Houston truck accident lawyer on your side. Contact The Gonzalez Law Group today to learn more about these accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one.
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Commercial truck crashes are far more complicated than traditional car accidents not only because the causes can be more difficult to determine, but additional parties not directly involved in a collision could also be liable. Victims who suffer severe injuries in these cases frequently will be pushed into accepting settlements offered by insurance companies for the negligent parties, but it is important to understand that the settlement amounts initially proposed are rarely anything near what victims are actually entitled to. Our Houston personal injury attorneys can help pursue the full compensation to which you are entitled.
Types of Commercial Truck Accidents in Texas
Certain kinds of wrecks are limited to commercial vehicles. Many of the different types of accidents depend on the directions of commercial trucks and other vehicles were traveling when collisions occurred, but some of the most common types of commercial truck collisions in Texas include:
- Rear-End Accidents
- Head-On Collisions
- T-Bone Collisions
- Rollover Accidents
- Jackknife Accidents
- Underride Accidents
- Override Accidents
- Lost Loads
Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents
Virtually all commercial truck crashes require additional investigations to determine the causes and negligent parties. It is important to seek legal representation as quickly as possible after an accident, as trucking carriers will look to cover up or destroy any incriminating evidence.
The Gonzalez Law Group is familiar with handling commercial truck crashes caused by factors such as:
- Driver Fatigue
- Failure to Maintain
- Driver Error
- Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
- Reckless Driving
- Distracted Driving
- Defective Parts
- Overloaded Vehicle
Commercial Truck Accident Liability in Texas
Undoubtedly, the biggest difference between a common car accident and a commercial truck crash concerns who may be liable afterward. A truck driver may have been at fault, but most drivers do not have the personal insurance limits or assets necessary to pay the types of damages sought by most commercial truck accident victims.
Some of the other parties that could be liable for certain kinds of truck accidents may include, but are not limited to:
- Truck Owners
- Truck Driver Employers
- Maintenance Companies
- Truck Part Manufacturers
- Drivers and/or Owners of Other Vehicles
- Freight Owners
Contact a Houston Truck Accident Lawyer
Did you suffer serious injuries or was your loved one killed in a commercial truck crash? Our firm is here, and we are ready to fight for the justice you and your family deserve. Contact The Gonzalez Law Group today to learn how we can help.