From oil truck accidents in West Texas to semi-truck accidents in Houston, Texas, we’ve seen it all. Large commercial trucks haul the goods we need to survive. However, our reliance on large commercial trucks comes with a caveat—they’re dangerous. When a semi-truck or tractor-trailer crashes, these serious auto accidents are often fatal for the occupants of passenger vehicles. Due to their heavy weight and large size, semi-truck accidents are more likely to cause catastrophic injuries and death than other types of accidents. If you have been involved in a truck accident that has caused you serious harm, it is vital to understand your options for compensation.
Contact a Houston Truck Accident Lawyer Today
At Ceja Law Firm PLLC, our skilled personal injury lawyers have helped truck accident victims who’ve been seriously injured in Houston. We understand how complex truck accident cases can become, which is why we begin investigating truck accident cases immediately. Ceja Law Firm PLLC has the resources and skills to obtain the compensation you deserve after being injured in a Houston truck accident. Contact Ceja Law Firm PLLC today to schedule your initial consultation.
Types of Truck Accident Cases We Handle
As with other auto accidents, most truck accidents are caused by driver negligence or recklessness. In many cases, a dangerous combination of circumstances leads to a devastating truck accident. There may be only one person or company at fault, such as the negligent truck driver, or there may be several at-fault parties from whom you can pursue compensation.
Adverse weather conditions, overloaded trailers, defective equipment, and inadequate maintenance can cause devastating truck accidents. Additionally, many truck accidents are caused by a trucking company’s failure to fire drivers with alcohol and drug abuse problems. Our lawyers have successfully handled many different types of truck accident cases, including the following:
- cement truck accidents
- dump truck accidents
- injured truck drivers
- tanker truck accidents
- truck rollover accidents
- tow truck accidents
- underride accidents
- jackknifing accidents
- garbage truck accidents
- fatal truck accidents
Substance Abuse in the Trucking Industry
Recent studies on the role of drugs and alcohol and truck accidents have demonstrated that substance abuse is a major issue in the trucking industry. Truck drivers are expected to complete long-haul drives as quickly as possible so they can receive payment and move on to the next job. The quick turnaround expectation influences many truck drivers to take stimulants to stay awake longer and complete jobs quickly.
Unfortunately, stimulants can be just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated from alcohol. When a truck driver’s drug or alcohol consumption causes a truck accident, the victim can bring a lawsuit against the truck driver. Suppose the victim can demonstrate that the trucking company failed to use reasonable care when hiring the employee or failing to fire the employee. In that case, the victim may be able to pursue compensation from the trucking company as well.
Why You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer
Coping with a devastating injury after a truck accident is challenging. You may be facing extensive medical bills, lost wages, and an uncertain financial future after the truck accident. Trucking companies have significant resources on their side. Most trucking companies have staff, investigators, and attorneys who will help them avoid paying victims compensation for their injuries. They may even send investigators to the truck accident scene to begin gathering evidence so they can deny paying claims.
At Ceja Law Firm PLLC, we will immediately help you begin pursuing compensation through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Our lawyers know how to negotiate aggressively with commercial insurance companies. We will not let the insurance company, investigators, or representatives from the trucking company take advantage of you. Discussing your case with a lawyer as soon as possible after the accident will help you protect your right to compensation and give you the best opportunity to obtain the compensation you deserve.
We Negotiate Aggressively on Your Behalf
Our lawyers have extensive experience countering the tactics used by trucking and insurance companies. We’ve seen them make nearly every excuse possible for causing a devastating accident that seriously injures or kills innocent victims. They may threaten victims, hire lawyers, and try to get away with taking zero financial responsibility for their driver’s negligence.
When you work with an experienced lawyer from our law firm, you can rest assured that we will hold the insurance and trucking company accountable. Our lawyers have extensive negotiation skills and will demand fair treatment from the insurance company. When an insurance company fails to treat our clients fairly, we will take them to court. We have won several record-setting victories by refusing to back down to trucking and insurance companies, even when they are among the largest.
Damages Available in Truck Accident Lawsuits
Trucks are heavy and large, making the injuries they caused to passengers and smaller vehicles devastating. At Ceja Law Firm PLLC, our trucking accident lawyers are focused on ensuring that our clients have all the compensation they need to live as comfortably as possible after the truck accident. If you’ve been seriously injured in a traffic accident, you should be able to have the best medical care available and be able to care for yourself for the rest of your life.
Under Texas law, successful plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits are entitled to multiple types of compensation. Economic damages include easily quantifiable damages such as all current and future medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and the cost of medical equipment. Successful plaintiffs are also entitled to non-economic damages for their pain and suffering, disfigurement, and disability. We will work with experts to determine the true value of your personal injury case so we can pursue the total amount you need going forward.
Contact a Houston Truck Accident Lawyer Today
Have you or your loved one been seriously injured in a Houston truck accident? If so, the sooner you discuss your case with an experienced lawyer, the better. Your lawyer will be able to investigate your case and negotiate aggressively for the best outcome possible. Contact Ceja Law Firm PLLC today to schedule your free initial consultation.
Ceja Law Firm PLLC helps clients with truck accident cases throughout Harris County and the Greater Houston Area including Pasadena, Baytown, Sugar Land, Bellaire, Galveston, Texas City, Jacinto City, and more.