Protecting Tractor Trailer Accident Victims in Houston
Helping Injured Victims Throughout Texas
A tractor-trailer carrying cargo can cause extensive damage in an accident. In addition to the sheer weight and mass of the truck, the cargo can cause even greater injuries in a collision. At McDowell Law Group LLP, we represent clients who have been injured in tractor-trailer accidents and help them get the compensation they deserve.
We represent clients who have sustained all types of catastrophic injuries in a tractor-trailer accident, including:
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Neck and shoulder injury
- Burns and disfigurement
- Loss of limb or amputation
Overloaded Truck Accidents
Government regulations have set maximum weight limits for commercial trucks. A typical semi truck's weight is not supposed to exceed 80,000 pounds. Unfortunately, some trucking companies overload their vehicles to deliver more goods and make more money. This can lead to catastrophic accidents on the road.
Unsecured cargo and oversized loads can be dangerous for many reasons:
- Cargo can fall out if a truck hits a bump
- Wind can cause cargo to fall
- Goods that fall on the roads can cause collisions
- Overweight trucks can be harder to maneuver
At McDowell Law Group LLP, we help clients who have been injured in accidents caused by overloaded trucks. Our Houston overloaded trucking accident lawyers are experienced at handling all types of truck accident cases, including accidents caused by unsecured or overloaded cargo. We can help you go after the compensation you deserve for your injuries or help you pursue a claim after the loss of a loved one in a truck accident.
18 Wheeler Accidents in Houston
One of the leading causes of truck and 18-wheeler accidents is truck driver negligence. Trucking companies are heavily regulated, and truck drivers are expected to meet a number of safety standards. Unfortunately, this does not always happen.
The following examples of truck driver negligence cause countless injuries and unnecessary deaths each year:
- Driver fatigue
- Failure to secure load/cargo
- Overloaded/overweight loads
- Poor driving
- Drunk driving
Trucking companies are quick to deny any wrongdoing on part of their employees. They also have their own insurance companies who act quickly after an accident or collision happens.
We Work Hard to Help You Seek Justice
If you have been in an accident with a tractor-trailer, also known as a semi-truck, it is important for you to hire a Houston semi-truck attorney as soon as possible to safeguard the evidence in your case. Witness memories fade and black box data as well as GPS information can quickly vanish as the truck is repaired and returned to the road.
At our firm, we will work quickly and diligently to preserve the evidence necessary to support your claim. By collecting and analyzing the evidence, our Houston tractor-trailer accident lawyers will work to show driver negligence, inattention or fatigue. We will work to hold the all negligent parties accountable for your injuries or your loss of a loved one.
Our attorneys will work to secure the compensation you need and deserve after a tractor-trailer or 18-wheeler accident to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and compensation for your pain and suffering.
Talk to Our Houston Semi Truck Accident Lawyers for FREE
To discuss your options for seeking maximum recovery in a truck accident or rollover, contact our compassionate attorneys today. At our personal injury firm, we also represent clients in Galveston, Beaumont, Bryan, Huntsville, Pasadena and throughout Texas.
We provide FREE case consults to all clients. No recovery, no fee.