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Truck Accident Lawyer in Sugar Land

SERVING CLIENTS THROUGHOUT THE GREATER HOUSTON AREA

Truck accidents can involve complex litigation, as there may be multiple parties that can be held liable. It is essential to speak with an experienced truck accident attorney before accepting any settlement offer. Insurance companies rarely have your best interest at heart and will often try to get you to settle quickly for the least amount of money possible. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Texas regularly ranks as having some of the most dangerous roads in America. As home to some of the largest commercial areas in the nation, it is not surprising that many of these car accidents involve large trucks.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

According to National Safety Council, Texas had the most fatal crashes involving large trucks when compared with all other states in 2020. Additionally, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Texas saw a 40% increase in fatal truck accidents per million people between 2010 and 2020. 

 Accidents involving large trucks, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, and semis are rarely minor. Many involve serious injury or even death. If you are injured in a truck accident, you need to hire an attorney as quickly as possible.

In truck accidents, there may be several contributing factors that led to the accident; some of the most common factors include the following:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Speeding
  • Failure to brake in time
  • Driver inexperience
  • Lack of training
  • Unstable cargo load
  • Poorly maintained brakes

Even if you believe you are partially at-fault for the accident, you may still be able to recover. No matter what the circumstances of your case, you should always consult an attorney.

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At the Karam Law Office, our truck accident lawyers will help you get the most favorable outcome available in your case. We serve clients throughout the Greater Houston area in Sugar Land, Fort Bend, Galveston County, Brazoria County, and beyond. You will never pay fees unless we recover money on your behalf. Contact our office today for a free consultation.

Types of  Truck Crashes in Houston & Beyond

There are many types of accidents that can occur involving a large truck (defined as having a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 10,000 pounds). Some of the most common, according to the FMCSA, include:

  • Collision during transport
  • Overturn or rollover
  • Explosion/fire
  • Jackknife
  • Cargo equipment loss or shift
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Large truck accidents happen most in rural areas and on Interstate highways, and nearly one-quarter involved injuries or a fatality. You are more likely to be involved in a collision with a large truck, such as an 18-wheeler, at night, and on a weekday.  Crashes involving large trucks may involve one other vehicle or several.

Who Is Liable for a Truck Accident in Texas?

In Texas, liability in a truck accident can fall on multiple parties, including the truck driver, the trucking company, the manufacturer of the truck or its parts, or a government agency responsible for maintaining the roads. Determining liability can be complex and requires investigation into the cause of the accident.

A trucking company can be held liable in a truck accident if it is found that the company failed to properly maintain the truck, failed to properly train the driver, or failed to properly supervise the driver.

Additionally, if the company encouraged or allowed the driver to engage in illegal or unsafe driving practices, such as driving for extended periods without rest, the company may also be held liable. The company’s compliance with federal trucking regulations can also be a factor in determining liability.

 

Get Legal Help After a Truck Accident in the Houston Area

If you have been injured in a large truck accident, you deserve experience you can count on. You deserve an aggressive advocate that will always fight hard for you and your family. At the Karam Law Office, we are seasoned trial attorneys, who know what it takes to win cases. We operate with a client-first mentality, always putting you and your family’s interests first.

Contact our office today for a free consultation. We will cover all expenses in your case so that you never pay anything out-of-pocket. We only get paid if you receive a settlement in your case. You should never have to suffer because of someone else’s mistake or wrongdoing.