Causes of Truck/18-Wheeler Accidents
Committed to a Fair Outcome Following Serious Injuries
When injuries result from a truck accident, financial compensation is not guaranteed, even when injuries are severe. A thorough investigation of the case can reveal the cause of the accident and can often also prove which negligent acts on the part of the driver or trucking company led to the crash. The result is a stronger case and, often, maximum compensation.
At the Texas law firm of Tritico Rainey, PLLC , in Houston, we have handled numerous truck accident cases involving semi trucks, 18-wheelers, big rigs, tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles. If you have been injured in a trucking accident or lost a loved one in a vehicle accident involving a commercial vehicle, we can conduct a full investigation, work to determine the cause of the accident, and pursue a fair outcome.
Understanding What Caused Your Accident Can Help Your Case
After numerous investigations, we have learned that trucking "accidents" are rare. Most injuries and deaths resulting from preventable errors on the part of truckers and trucking companies. Common causes of 18-wheeler accidents include:
- Sleep deprivation
- Overloaded trucks
- Poor truck maintenance
- Poorly maintained tires, brakes, steering and brake lights
- Failure to conduct regular inspections
- Driver negligence
- Unsecured loads
- Lack of driver training
- Improper log records, which can hide excessive driving and driver fatigue
- Improperly maintained trailer hitches and pumps
Our investigation can include inspection of black box chips and the analysis of drivers' logs, as well as the use of accident reconstructionists and medical experts. For a no-charge discussion of your truck accident injury case, contact our office.
For experienced legal representation following a truck/18-wheeler accident, call the attorney team at Tritico Rainey, PLLC We offer free initial consultations, are available for evening and weekend appointments, and employ Spanish speakers. We are centrally located in the Historic Heights District near downtown Houston inside the loop. To contact as lawyer, call (866) 719-1434 or (713) 581-8203.