Houston Personal Injury Lawyers
The Houston metropolitan area is one of the highest volume commercial traffic areas anywhere in the United States. With such high traffic density, accidents are frequent and often devastating for those involved. When a commercial vehicle causes an accident, the sheer weight and force can result in life-threatening injuries, if not fatalities. Although companies are required to follow statutory laws to help ensure the safety of their drivers on the roads, many drivers continue to push the limits by driving without sufficient rest or with an unsafe load.
How Do Truck Accidents Happen?
Because of the size and weight of 18-wheelers, the smallest malfunction or mistake could cause devastating accidents. For this reason, there are many potential causes of trucking accidents. Some of the most common causes include:
- Overloaded trucks
- Fatigued driving
- Driving under the influence
- Inexperienced drivers
- Improper passing
- Failure to use signals
- Faulty maintenance
- Defective truck parts
Why Choose Walston Bowlin Callender?
It is critical to preserve specific evidence following an accident to ensure a proper investigation can take place; therefore, time is of the essence. Walston Bowlin Callender has the ability to respond quickly and provide the answers you need. We pride ourselves in offering one-on-one free consultations to help you and your family in this time of need. Depending on the specifics of the accident, you and your family may be entitled to recover past and future medical expenses and loss of income, among other potential damages.
Houston Truck Accident Lawyers
People injured in catastrophic accidents or accidents involving large commercial trucks need the assistance of an attorney familiar with the laws surrounding transportation requirements. If you or a loved one was recently injured in a truck accident, you need an attorney to assist you with investigation of the incident to determine what recourse you might have against the trucking company, the driver, and any other responsible parties. If you have questions about whether you have a claim or just need someone to answer your questions, call Walston Bowlin Callender today.