Personal Injury

Houston Truck Accident Lawyer

Why hire an 18-wheeler accident attorney?

Every day, commercial trucks carry their cargo down the streets and highways of Houston. These trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. And when they're involved in an accident, people can be seriously injured. The Houston truck accident lawyers at Tracey Fox & Walters help people get financial compensation for their injuries.

A truck accident can happen in different ways. The driver may have not adjusted well to poor road conditions. A truck could jackknife, or rear-end a car. Or perhaps the truck was not loaded properly, and cargo fell off the back of the truck.

All types of truck accidents can lead to someone getting hurt. Some injuries suffered in truck accidents are relatively minor-such as cuts and bruises, sprains and torn muscles or ligaments. Others are more serious-broken bones, burns, and damage to internal organs, for example. Many injuries are serious and instantly change a person's life. These include amputation, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries.

Being involved in a truck accident can also affect people financially. Suddenly, they are faced with surgery, hospital stays, therapy and doctor's visits. Insurance may not pay for all of these costs. What's worse, the injuries may have left them unable to work and earn money. It doesn't take long for the bills to get out of control, especially with more serious injuries.

If you've been hurt in a Houston truck accident due to someone else's negligence, we can help. Our experienced attorneys have recovered financial compensation for thousands of clients injured in accidents. We know what it takes to get results.

A law firm that gets results

Truck drivers and trucking companies are required to follow federal guidelines regarding hours of service, training and testing for drugs and alcohol. A violation of these guidelines can be considered negligence.

That's why we investigate truck accidents ourselves. We leave no stone unturned when looking into what happened. We regularly review police reports, medical records and trucking company documents. We can identify and interview witnesses. We will also seek to get information from the truck's electronic control module (ECM)-also called the "black box." This device contains valuable information such as how fast the truck was going before the accident.

We will look for any evidence that proves the driver was speeding or operating recklessly. We'll also look for signs the driver was distracted, drowsy or drunk. Take a look at our truck accident FAQ page for more information on how we investigate accidents.

The amount of financial compensation in your case will depend on many details. But generally, victims of truck accidents involving negligence can seek compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Physical impairment
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

You may also be able to seek punitive damages. Because every case is unique, we encourage you to schedule a free case evaluation with our law firm to get a sense of how much compensation you may be entitled to receive.

Insurance companies and trucking companies have only one goal - to make your case go away quickly for as little money as possible. Our goal is to get you the maximum compensation you deserve. We take the time to build a strong case. Many times the defense sees how strong our case is and we are able to get the rights results for you through a negotiated settlement.

It's important to talk to a truck accident attorney as soon as possible after your accident. The sooner we can start investigating your crash, the more we'll be able to preserve valuable evidence of negligence. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, contact us today at our Houston office.