You Have Rights After an 18 Wheeler Truck Crash
How Can a Houston Truck Accident Lawyer Help?
If you are in an accident with an 18 wheeler, then it is hard to imagine a scenario where the crash does not result in a catastrophic injury or death. Unfortunately, despite the presence of trucking safety standards meant to keep our roadways safe, preventable 18 wheeler accidents continue to be a problem. Due to the devastating nature of truck accidents, the trucking industry is heavily regulated in an effort to stop the negligence of truck drivers and trucking companies from leading to preventable accidents.
Houston truck accident lawyer Phillip Brantley has been dedicated to defending the rights of truck accident injury victims and their families in Houston and nationwide since 1989. At Phillip Brantley & Associates, P.C., we offer free consultations. An experienced truck accident attorney can tell you exactly what your legal rights are and what options you have available to you. Knowing this information will allow you to make decisions that are in the best interests of you and your family. In addition, every second you wait to call, the trucking company is building a case to discredit you. Additionally, evidence valuable to your case could be lost. Finally, you must carefully monitor the statute of limitations for trucking accident lawsuits, which tells how long you have to file suit. If you think we can help, then call us now at (800)964-4053 for a free case review.
Truck Accident Causes
Common causes of 18 wheeler truck accidents include:
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or over-the-counter or prescription medications
- Depowering the front brakes
- Driving while fatigued
- Failing to properly attach trailer
- Speeding or driving too fast for the conditions
- Distracted driving, such as texting and driving
- Insufficient driver training and/or experience
- Imbalanced load in trailer or rounding a curve too quickly, which could lead to a rollover accident
- Defective equipment or improperly maintained truck, which could lead to brake failure, tire blowouts, steering mechanism problems
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Trucking companies and their insurers deal with the aftermath of 18 wheeler crashes on a daily basis. What happens once one of a truck company’s semis is in an accident? Its insurance company and its legal team descend on the accident scene to gather evidence to build a case against you. At Phillip Brantley & Associates, P.C., we respect the trucking industry and what it provides to our country and community. However, Attorney Brantley has seen the lives of individuals and families destroyed simply because a truck driver or trucking company was not following procedure or acted recklessly in causing an 18 wheeler crash.
To learn more about 18 wheeler crashes and what our law firm can do to help you, fill out our online contact form or call us to schedule a free consultation. Houston truck accident lawyer Phillip Brantley has the experience and dedication to help your family now.