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Houston Truck Accident Lawyer

Houston 18-Wheeler Accident & Injury Lawyer

Houston is home to one of the largest airport systems and one of the world’s busiest ports, making it an international transportation hub. Large commercial trucks frequent the greater Houston area helping to distribute goods throughout the country. Unfortunately, many 18-wheelers and semis on the road make it more likely that an accident could occur. If you are injured in a truck accident, you need an experienced lawyer who understands the complexities of these kinds of accidents. At Criaco & Samperi, we exclusively handle plaintiff litigation, ensuring that our clients receive the dedicated representation they need. Call our office to speak directly with a Houston truck accident lawyer today.

What Makes Trucking Accidents Different From Car Accidents?

Truck accidents involving large, commercial vehicles like 18-wheelers and semis are rarely minor. Many times, truck accidents result in catastrophic injury, most often to someone other than the driver of the truck. Because of the high likelihood of serious injury, it is crucial to consult an attorney if you have been involved in an accident with a large truck. Every year there are thousands of accidents involving commercial vehicles. As reported by the Texas Department of Transportation, Harris County regularly leads the state in commercial vehicle crashes, injuries, and fatalities. Because of the weight, size, and design of large trucks, accidents tend to be more severe, particularly when smaller vehicles are involved.

Common Types of Trucking Accidents

There are several types of trucking accidents that can be caused by a number of different factors. In accidents involving 18-wheelers or other large trucks, it is not uncommon for there to be more than one liable party or multiple insurance policies. It is always advisable to discuss your case with a Houston truck accident lawyer prior to accepting a settlement. Common types of trucking accidents include but are not limited to: 
  • Rollover accidents
  • Jack-knife accidents
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Wrong-way driver
  • Head-on collisions
  • T-bone collisions
  • Tire blowouts

Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

Determining the cause of a truck collision can be difficult without the help of an engineer or accident reconstructionist. There may be several factors that led to the accident, and more than one party that can be held accountable for your injuries. It is not uncommon to pursue litigation against the driver, owner of the trucking company, a manufacturer, or mechanic. Leading causes of truck accidents include:
  • Improperly loaded cargo
  • Poor vehicle maintenance
  • Distracted driving
  • Impaired driver
  • Fatigued driver
  • Speeding

How Do You Determine Who Was At-Fault for the Accident?

It is not your responsibility to determine fault. In most cases, a law enforcement officer will conduct an investigation and make an official report. However, this report may not be definitive in determining who was at-fault for the accident and who can be held liable.  An independent investigation is recommended if you were injured in an 18-wheeler or semi-truck accident. A seasoned lawyer may subpoena maintenance logs, safety records, driving logs, and other evidence to determine what caused the accident and who you should pursue damages against.

Do I Need a Lawyer If I am Involved in a Truck Accident?

It is always in your best interest to consult with an attorney if you are seriously injured in a truck accident. At Criaco & Samperi, we offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation with a knowledgeable Houston truck accident lawyer. Your best chance of getting the maximum compensation after your accident is with the help of an attorney. Without the help of an attorney, you may end up settling for far less than your claim is worth. Insurance companies may offer you an early settlement in hopes of avoiding expensive litigation. Insurance representatives may attempt to pressure you into accepting, knowing that you may be unable to work and need the money to pay medical bills.

Why Hire Criaco & Samperi?

At Criaco & Samperi, we are doing things differently. Our commitment to each of our clients is to provide upfront, honest legal representation. We want you to make informed decisions about your case and your recovery. When you retain our firm, you will always work directly with an attorney.  We have a proven track record of success. Our principal attorneys, Ciro Samperi and Adam Criaco, have personally handled hundreds of personal injury cases. They know how to negotiate with industry giants and, as skilled litigators, will take your case to trial when necessary to get you the best possible outcome in your case.

Get a Free Case Evaluation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, contact Criaco & Samperi for a free case evaluation. All consultations are free and confidential. A truck accident can cause irreparable harm. Let our Houston truck accident lawyers help you get the largest recovery available in your case. We have proudly represented injury victims throughout the Houston area for over a decade. Get the compassionate, dedicated representation you deserve.

Contact our office at 346-312-0080 for a free, no-obligation consultation today.

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