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18-Wheeler Truck Accidents in Houston

Have You Been Hurt? Call (281) 975-0031!

18-wheeler truck accidents are different from car accidents and should be treated as such. Due to the great disparity in the size and weight of semi-trucks, the injuries sustained by the occupants of a passenger vehicle struck by an 18-wheeler will be much more severe and life-threatening. Even seemingly minor impacts from an 18-wheeler can lead to life-changing injuries and or in the worst case, fatalities.

Our lawyers at Gaines Law, P.C. have represented numerous clients who have been victimized by these situations and know how to pursue the financial restitution our clients are entitled to. We are well-versed in the laws surrounding truck accidents and can utilize our extensive background to advocate on your behalf. We get to work right away developing a compelling claim on your behalf.

If you have been the victim of a truck accident, call (281) 975-0031 for a free case evaluation with our experienced team.

Common Causes of 18-Wheeler Accidents

The federal government limits the number of hours a trucker or other professional driver can drive in a day, but driver fatigue is still a common cause of 18-wheeler accidents. This is because truck drivers are under constant pressure to break the rules in order to make more deliveries.

Some common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Fatigued drivers operating vehicles longer than legally allowed per day
  • Trucks loaded over their legal weight limit losing control
  • Truck owner neglected to give 18-wheeler regular maintenance
  • Companies hiring drivers who do not have the proper driving qualifications

If an 18-wheeler driver broke the law, we can find out. We obtain the driver's logbooks, dispatch logs, delivery records, weigh station records and even truck stop credit card transactions to determine exactly how many hours a truck driver has worked in the days and weeks leading up to the accident.

This is important to your case as any violation of these rules could make them liable for the injuries caused by the accident if they were at fault. Once we prove that the 18-wheeler driver was negligent, we then focus our efforts on identifying additional responsible parties and building a case for medical and economic damages.

Why Hire Us?

Regardless of the reason the truck crashed into you, you need an experienced truck accident attorney who understands the importance of establishing liability early in your case and identifying all responsible parties. Our firm works with highly experienced accident investigators and accident reconstruction specialists. When you hire us, we investigate your claim with a sense of urgency and use every available resource to establish liability.

What Does Compensation Cover?

Because 18-wheeler wrecks often lead to devastating injuries, we also work with orthopedic doctors, physical rehabilitation specialists, state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostic centers, and other medical experts to identify and treat your injuries. We work with renowned and respected economic experts to establish the economic value of your claim.

We fight to recover all damages to which clients may be entitled, including:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Mental anguish

If you or someone you love was injured or killed in an 18-wheeler wreck, let us put our experience and resources to work for you. Our team is made up of aggressive and zealous truck accident lawyers in Houston.

Call (281) 975-0031 today. We are ready to fight on your behalf!

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