Hard-Working Truck Accident Attorneys Serving Injured People Throughout Montgomery County
Taking a hands-on approach to your legal needs after a serious crash
When a large commercial truck is involved in an accident, the results can be devastating — including serious injuries and substantial property damage. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Texas trucking accident, speak with an experienced and established lawyer at Hope & Causey, P.C. in Conroe. We know these types of injury claims inside and out, and we deliver the personal attention and sound legal guidance you need and deserve during a difficult time. To meet with a legal professional with an unwavering focus on winning on your behalf, call on our respected firm.
Truck accidents may be the result of many different factors
Commercial trucks, including tractor-trailers and 18-wheelers, are large and have a lot of parts and pieces of equipment, and thus there are many things that can go wrong and lead to an accident. These factors may be the result of a driver error, neglected maintenance or a number of other issues outside of the control of the truck driver or trucking company. The following are the most common causes of these crashes:
- Aggressive driving: In some cases, truck drivers may feel the need to speed or drive aggressively to meet tight shipping deadlines, endangering others on the road. It’s important for drivers and trucking companies to maintain reasonable schedules to avoid this situation.
- Driver fatigue: There are strict federal regulations on how long truck drivers may operate their vehicles before taking a mandatory break. However, some drivers violate these rules, again in an effort to meet shipping deadlines. This can lead to drowsy driving, reducing reaction times and increasing the risk for a crash.
- Overloaded trucks: When a tractor-trailer is improperly loaded or is too heavy, it could cause the driver to more easily lose control and cause an accident. In some cases, the result could be a rollover or jack-knife crash.
- Unlicensed or untrained drivers: Trucking companies bear the responsibility to ensure their drivers are properly licensed and trained before allowing them to hit the road. A failure to perform adequate background checks and engage in the right training procedures could lead to inexperienced truck drivers operating unsafely.
- Equipment problems: Blown tires, engine failure and other issues are also common with 18-wheelers. To help prevent these problems, trucking companies need to make sure they perform regular maintenance on their trucks.
The fact that there are so many factors contributing to trucking accidents means it takes a skilled personal injury attorney with our firm to investigate the cause of a crash and determine fault, following up with swift legal action on your behalf.
Speak with a reputable trucking accident lawyer today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, call on the dedicated personal injury attorneys at Hope & Causey, P.C. right away. We have offices located in Conroe, Kenedy, San Antonio and Houston. Call us today at 936-441-4673 or contact us online for a free consultation.