Houston Truck Accident Attorney
Where you involved in a collision?
Semi-trucks greatly outweigh passenger vehicles and when they are moving at high speeds, collisions with cars can be catastrophic. Giant 18-wheeler trucks can be especially dangerous if the operator is distracted, fatigued or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Each year, negligent truck drivers kill hundreds of individuals in the United States and
in 2003, Texas saw a staggering 438 fatal truck accidents. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or
killed because of a semi-truck, it is important that you contact an attorney.
Determining Liability in Truck Accident Cases
There are a lot of reasons that truck operators get involved in collisions with passenger vehicles and determining who is at fault may be difficult. There are strict regulations put into place by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulating how long commercial drivers are allowed to be on the road without adequate rest, but still, long hours and distances can cause fatigue. Poorly maintained trucks, improperly secured loads and even weather conditions can all be to blame for traffic collisions. Alcohol and truck operations are strictly monitored and drivers can only have a legal limit of only .02%. Still, with these heavily enforced regulations, rear-end accidents and other collisions still occur every year.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a collision with a semi-truck, you deserve compensation. Truck accidents can involve multiple cars and there could be many people to blame for the accident. Poorly maintained brakes could put the driver at fault, broken hitches may put the manufacturer at fault, improper load weights and unsecure loads may put the loaders at fault; all of these faults needs to be examined by an experienced Houston personal injury attorney. When you work with Nielsen & Mukerji, LLP, we will investigate every aspect of your case and determine who is liable. You do not need to go another day suffering from another person's negligence without representation.
Speak with a Houston truck accident lawyer today to schedule your free case evaluation.