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Houston Truck Accident Lawyers at Carabin Shaw - Semi-Truck Injuries & Damages

With over 8,500 commercial vehicle crashes reported in Houston in 2022, the city’s auto accident numbers continue to rise as its population and development ventures expand. Included in the list of commercial vehicle collisions are 18 wheeler crashes, which are some of the most devastating accidents that can be experienced on the road. If you or a loved one has recently suffered in such an accident caused by the negligence of another, the expert Houston truck accident lawyers at Carabin Shaw are here to assist you during this difficult time.

Call 800-862-1260 at any time of day or night to schedule your free case review.

Recent 18 Wheeler Accidents in Houston Tx
  • March 2024: A major trucking crash involved a passenger vehicle. The 18 wheeler was flipped on its side.
  • January 2024: A big rig crash caused a massive fire on the Katy Freeway. The truck malfunctioned, which caused the driver to lose control and hit another vehicle.
  • December 2023: A fatal crash occurred when an 18 wheeler collided with an SUV. The crash ripped off the roof of the SUV.

While these semi-truck accidents may seem like everyday occurrences if you live in a big city like Houston, they alter the lives of those involved and their families. Victims often feel overwhelmed with medical bills, treatments, surgeries, pain, and more. Entrusting your case to a 18 wheeler accident lawyer in Houston means that you can focus on healing and recovery while we ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

What Makes 18 Wheelers So Dangerous
  • Its height, weight, and length mean a much longer stopping distance and much more power in a collision.
  • Large blind spots around the sides and back of the trailer.
  • Tire blowouts that can happen suddenly and can cause the truck to veer out of control.
  • Driver fatigue caused by attempting to meet tight deadlines within an already demanding schedule. Truck drivers may also drive throughout the night where vision is more difficult.
  • These vehicles have to be constantly properly maintained or they are much more likely to have mechanical failures.
Pursuing a Personal Injury Lawsuit or a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

If you were seriously injured in a trucking accident, a personal injury lawyer will work with you to prove that another party was negligent, thus causing your injuries. This process includes investigating the accident, compiling evidence, communicating with insurance companies, adhering to all applicable Texas laws and regulations, and more. Your chosen semi truck accident attorney in Houston should have experience reaching a suitable settlement, whether it be in court or outside.

If a collision or accident resulted in the death of a loved one, a wrongful death lawsuit may be able to restore some sense of justice. A spouse or close relative will usually file the lawsuit, which aims to again prove fault and negligence and seek damages. Consulting with an attorney allows families to gain more insight into what damages may be available given the specific situation.

Examples of Negligence
  1. A prominent trucking company hires a driver with a history of reckless behavior. That driver causes a head-on collision with another car while swerving between lanes. Both the driver and the 18 wheeler company may be held liable for negligence.
  2. A faulty brake line bursts on a flatbed truck and the brakes fail completely causing the driver to rear-end a passenger car. In this case, the trucking company, mechanic, and/or parts manufacturer may be held accountable.
  3. A night shift loader noticed a damage on a crate that he just loaded onto an 18 wheeler. He is tight on time, so he skips securing it properly. Later the crate smashed into a car in the opposite traveling lane. The cargo loader and trucking company may be held accountable.

Each case has its own details and specific circumstances. Because of the complex nature of these cases, it’s best to discuss your accident with a lawyer as soon as possible following the accident.

Injured in a Houston Truck Accident? Call Now for a Free Consultation. (Time is of the Essence!)

The Houston trucking accident attorneys at Carabin Shaw have decades of experience representing victims of negligence across the state of Texas. We’ve won millions on behalf of our clients, and we will fight just as relentlessly for you.

Read over our client reviews to learn more and call us 24/7 at 800-862-1260 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. Our English and Spanish-speaking legal professionals are standing by to assist you.

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