Tractor trailer accidents are an all-too-common occurrence on the highways and interstates that criss-cross the Houston area. Unfortunately, many truck drivers simply aren’t equipped to control their vehicles under emergency circumstances, and more still make other dangerous mistakes – like texting or drinking – behind the wheel.
But, truck drivers aren’t the only ones who cause tractor trailer accidents. Oftentimes, trucking companies hire under-qualified drivers to save money, and some make their drivers spend too many hours on the road. Likewise, shipping companies can overload or improperly load cargo, which can lead to traffic-halting pileups as well. Then, of course, there are problems with the tractor trailers themselves.
In short, there are many, many issues that can lead to tractor trailer accidents, and this means that accident victims and their families often have many opportunities to seek compensation for their losses.
At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we have extensive experience helping tractor trailer accident victims seek just compensation for their losses. We know the catastrophic effects that these injuries can have – not only in terms of physical injuries, but in terms of pain, suffering and emotional harm as well. In addition, tractor trailer collision victims often end up facing not only exorbitant medical bills from the accident, but ongoing medical expenses that, in many cases, can last for the rest of their lives. This, of course, is on top of the loss of income sustained as a result of being unable to work after the collision.
In fatal accidents, it can be nearly impossible for family members to truly comprehend the full scope of their loss.
Due to the extensive physical, emotional and financial losses that most tractor trailer accident victims and their families suffer, it is critically important that they exercise their right to seek financial compensation. Many accident victims suffer hundreds of thousands – or even millions – of dollars in damages. If you do nothing, you could end up paying for someone else’s mistake for the rest of your life.
Don’t let this happen to you. Let our experienced and passionate attorneys fight for the compensation you deserve.
Following a tractor trailer accident, there are a number of steps you should try to take in order to maximize your chances of securing just compensation. For example, you should:
This list is not meant to be exhaustive, and for legal advice you need to speak with an attorney. When you contact us, one of our experienced truck accident lawyers will help you understand your losses and walk you through the steps you need to take to protect your legal rights.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident involving a tractor trailer, we urge you to contact us so that we can help you secure just compensation for your losses. To get started with a free, no-obligation consultation about you claim, please call (800) 489-2216 or contact us online today.
Don’t let your rights be jeopardized.