Truck Accident Lawyer Houston

The Pursley Law Firm Houston truck accident attorney can help you if you have been injured in an accident in Harris County or in Dallas, Forth Worth, Houston or Austin.

Large tractor trailer, semi, 18 wheeler, or other trucks which fall into the large truck category weighing 10,000 pounds or more cause a sizeable portion of the traffic fatalities in the nation every year. Many people who have suffered personal injuries or property damage from a large truck accident tend to have more serious injuries and property damage, most often with a total loss of property, compared with smaller motor vehicle accidents. Such large truck accidents include those caused by driver error, driver fatigue, use of unsafe equipment, or those involving drunk and otherwise impaired drivers which are an all too common occurrence in semi, tractor trailer, and 18 wheeler collisions and rollovers. Multiple vehicle pile up accidents are also more common when a large truck is involved.

According to the NHTSA (National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration), fatalities from large semi truck accidents have increased in the State of Texas in the period from 1994 to 2005. In 2005 in Texas, the number of semi-truck fatalities from crashes involving large trucks was up from what it was in 2001 (502/486) 14% total in Texas compared to 12% nationally. Although the main reason for most large semi truck accidents is driver fatigue and exhaustion, there are also cases of those injured in semi, tractor trailer, and 18 wheeler truck accidents, collisions or crashes resulting from defective products or design, such as defective seatbelts, tires, brakes, or gas tanks.

The accidents and resulting injuries and property damage are often more severe when large trucks are involved because of the lower amount of maneuverability and lower driver visibility. As an example, 18 wheeler, semi and tractor trailer trucks take a lot longer and farther to come to a complete stop than smaller vehicles. So, even if the truck driver was fully alert and quick to respond, the truck does not necessarily have the ability to stop or avoid a collision. In many circumstances, a large truck is not even able to remain upright in the accident, which additionally increases the level of injury and damage. While you may have sustained serious or life altering injuries that require a longer than expected recovery period, it is still important to make sure you do not suffer financially through any lost wages from this interruption to your life, and make sure your (or the party at fault's) insurance company will pay for future treatment relating to your injury. It is important to have an accident attorney that is able to specifically deal with the trucking and related trucking insurance companies to gain duly owed compensation for fatality, injury or damages. Experienced Houston truck accident lawyers will discuss your situation and go over the options available to you. Our semi truck accident attorney in Texas also will work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately.

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