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Houston 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyers Represent Clients and their Families throughout the United States

Accidents involving 18-wheelers typically leave victims suffering severe injuries that affect their lives in ways that they could not have previously imagined — medical bills they can’t afford. Job duties can no longer perform. Pain and suffering don’t go away. These consequences scratch the surface of what life is often like for individuals who suffer catastrophic truck accident injuries.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured during a truck accident, an 18-wheeler accident lawyer is here to help. With decades of combined legal experience, Morrow & Sheppard has successfully handled matters involving more than $1 billion. We know what it takes to hold trucking companies accountable, and we have the skills, resources, and determination to make sure you recover the compensation you deserve. Securing just compensation requires a prompt investigation and the ability to avoid mistakes that could jeopardize your rights. To make sure you have the best chance to secure maximum compensation, contact us online for a free consultation today, or call us now at (800) 489-2216.

Common Causes of 18-Wheeler Accidents

The purpose of investigating is to determine the cause of the accident. Why did the 18-wheeler lose control? Was the driver drunk or distracted? Was he or she asleep behind the wheel? These are just a few of the most common reasons for these accidents.

Who Is Liable for Injuries Sustained in a Serious Truck Accident?

Once we determine the cause of the accident, then we can identify the party (or parties) that are responsible. In most cases, the trucking company will be to blame, but there are several other parties that could be financially liable as well. A Houston 18-wheeler accident lawyer at Morrow & Sheppard will seek to identify all of the responsible parties so that we can improve your chances of securing maximum compensation as quickly as possible.

Important Steps After an 18-Wheeler Accident

While an attorney must investigate the accident, there are several key steps that victims can (and should) take personally in the aftermath of a collision involving an 18-wheeler. As soon as possible after the accident, you should:

  • Record Key Information – If you are physically able, take photos with your phone at the scene of the accident. If not, try to write down everything you remember once you have received medical treatment. License plate numbers, business names, and logos on the side of the truck, the details of the crash site, weather conditions, and the damage to each vehicle involved are all key pieces of information you will want to provide to your attorney.
  • Seek Medical Attention – Even if you feel well enough to take photos, seeking medical attention should still be your top priority once you leave the crash site. This will help ensure that any internal injuries do not go untreated and create a record linking your injuries to the collision.
  • Talk to an Attorney – Again, launching a prompt investigation is critical, and this requires that you speak with an experienced truck accident attorney. You will also want to have your lawyer deal with the insurance companies so that you can preserve your claim for maximum compensation.

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A Houston 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer Can Help You

To speak with a lawyer at Morrow & Sheppard LLP about your 18-wheeler accident, contact our office and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation as soon as possible. You can reach us by phone or online 24/7, so call (800) 489-2216 or submit our consultation request form now.

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