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Underride accidents may involve the manufacturer as well as the trucking company
In any truck accident, the liability picture can be quite complex, much more so than an accident involving only passenger cars. That’s because the cab and the trailer usually have separate insurance, and each company’s liability may vary depending on the circumstances of the crash. We may be able to hold the trucking company liable if they failed to adequately supervise the driver or maintain the vehicle, for instance.
But in accidents involving underride, there’s another party that is often liable: the company that manufactured the trailer. Because underride accidents can be so devastating, most trailers are required to use guards to help prevent smaller vehicles from sliding under the trailer. Unfortunately, these guards may fail to actually prevent accidents, perhaps because they are poorly designed or manufactured using low-quality materials. If that’s the case, you may have a product liability claim against the manufacturer.
Whether your case is against the trucking company, the manufacturer, or both, you need a Houston underride accident attorney with significant resources and experience on your side. That’s why you need to contact us.
We help Houston residents recover after catastrophic accidents
Our attorneys have extensive experience handling complex injury and product liability cases in Houston and throughout Texas, and we know how to take on the trucking companies, vehicle manufacturers and anyone else who owes compensation to our clients. Our legal team will review documents, thoroughly investigate your accident, take a hard line in negotiations and face the trucking company in court if necessary.
Don’t try to take on the trucking company alone after an underride accident. Get a trusted Texas attorney on your side. Call our Houston office at (713) 955-7854 for a free case evaluation.