Utility Truck Accidents

Utility trucks present many unique risks for drivers, passengers and pedestrians in the Houston area. From clogging up roadways to making sudden starts and stops, utility trucks often interfere with traffic and create dangerous situations that can lead to serious accidents and life-changing injuries.

If you or someone you love has been seriously or fatally injured in an accident involving a utility truck, we can help you fight for just compensation. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience, and we have helped numerous clients secure favorable settlements and court verdicts for injuries resulting from utility truck accidents. Victims’ losses from truck accidents are often far greater than they realize, and at Morrow & Sheppard LLP we make sure our clients do not unknowingly settle for less than they deserve.

Utility Companies Serving the Greater Houston Area

We handle personal injury and wrongful death claims against all regulated and unregulated utility companies serving Houston, Texas. Many of these companies have investigators and defense attorneys at the ready, and they have coverage from insurance companies that will do whatever it takes to avoid compensating accident victims for their losses. As a result, filing a successful claim for compensation requires experienced representation, and in order to protect your rights you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.

Our attorneys are available to handle cases against utility companies including, but not limited to:

  • Aqua Texas Utility Inc.
  • AT&T UVerse
  • Blue Bell Manor
  • CenterPoint Energy
  • City of Houston
  • Comcast Cable
  • Direct TV
  • DISH Network
  • Earthlink
  • Entergy
  • MCI/Verizon
  • Nitsch & Son Utility Co.
  • Northland
  • Phonoscope
  • Reliant Energy
  • Southern Water Corporation
  • Sprint
  • Suddenlink
  • TXU

Who Is Liable in a Utility Truck Accident?

Under Texas law, as a general rule, employers are liable for the acts of their employees undertaken within the scope of employment. So, if you were injured in a collision with a utility truck and the driver of the truck was distracted, fatigued or driving recklessly, the utility company will most likely be liable for the accident. As a result, you do not have to worry about the utility worker coming out of pocket to compensate you for your injuries.

Of course, there are other options as well: Did a defect with a crane or other piece of equipment on the truck cause the accident? Was the utility truck improperly repaired or maintained? Did another driver cause a multi-vehicle collision? These are the types of questions we will investigate so that we can seek maximum compensation for your medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other losses.

Injured in a Utility Truck Accident? Call for a Free Consultation.

If you would like more information about pursuing a claim for compensation after an accident involving a utility truck, we encourage you to contact us for an initial consultation. The consultation is free, and we do not charge any legal fees unless we secure a financial recovery. To find out if you are entitled to a financial recovery, call (800) 489-2216 or inquire online today.

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