Houston Truck Accident Lawyer
Safeguarding Your Rights After an 18-Wheeler Collision
After being injured in an 18-wheeler crash, it is important to contact
a truck accident attorney as soon as your health allows. Many 18-wheeler
or over-the-road truck companies have professional insurance defense investigators
that are not working for your benefit.
When there is a crash involving one of their trucks, they may have an investigator
on the scene within hours. You may still be receiving treatment in the
emergency room while they are working to find ways to limit their liability
and blame you for the accident.
Need our team to represent your interests? Contact us today for a
free confidential consultation.
Call now at (713) 489-6566.
Experienced Lawyers for Complicated Cases
18-wheeler crashes that cause serious injuries are often very complicated,
with many corporations and insurance companies involved. The U.S. government
launched stronger trucking safety regulations in 2010. The Federal Motor
Carrier Safety Administration issued the Compliance Safety Accountability,
requiring increased safety reporting, enhanced data-gathering (on-board
recorders), different levels of intervention, and new terminology.
At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson, our Houston personal
injury lawyers provide comprehensive representation to clients with
personal injury or fatal accident claims stemming from 18-wheeler crashes. Our team's
experience with truck accidents will be important to clients seeking to
recover from such traumatic crashes. We have experience with trucking
industry regulations, insurance companies, and accident investigations.
Common Causes of 18-Wheeler Collisions
There are many possible causes for a truck accident. Some include:
- Driver negligence or mistakes
- Failure to maintain the truck
- Dangerous roads & highways
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Truck driver fatigue
- Employer negligence
- Trucks and rigs are defective
- Improper packing of the cargo
In some cases, the truck driver is not the only one at fault. Often, an
improper load weight distribution can cause the truck to handle poorly.
The truck may have been improperly maintained, causing the brakes or steering
to fail. Management's expectation of driver delivery times may also
exceed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act regulations.
How Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson Can Help
At our personal injury firm, we have the professional resources to:
- Thoroughly investigate the truck accident
- Determine what insured parties share liability for damages
- Present a solid case for fair money damages
We handle all truck accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means,
if you do not recover money damages in a settlement or jury award, you
will not pay attorney's fees.
Work with a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney
When you contact Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson for
a free consultation to discuss your truck accident injury, we will fully
explain how personal injury law and federal regulations affect your case,
and how we can help you hold a negligent company liable, anywhere in the
country. We are proud of our record of success in obtaining full and fair
settlements from some of the largest freight carrier trucking companies
in the nation.
If you have been injured or have suffered the
loss of a loved one, don't fall prey to the offers of negligent trucking companies.
Contact our offices to discuss your case with a Houston truck accident attorney.