The Woodlands Truck Accident Lawyers

When improperly handled, trucks can represent one of the deadliest threats on the roads and highways. In 2014, FindLaw reported* on various statistics provided by the NHTSA:

Of the 104,000 truck crash injuries in 2012:

  • 76,000, or 73 percent of those hurt, were occupants of other vehicles.
  • 25,000, or 24 percent, were occupants of large trucks.
  • 3,000, or 3 percent, were non-occupants of vehicles — meaning bystanders, pedestrians and cyclists.
  • 2,843, or 73 percent of those killed, were occupants of other vehicles.

This means that drivers in other vehicles are more than three times more likely to be injured than truck drivers when they are involved in accidents and are more than four times as likely to be killed. When people are injured by commercial trucks, however, the companies have immense resources used to limit or even deny payouts altogether. As such, it is crucial to partner with a skilled legal team that can fight back and protect your rights if you have been injured in a trucking accident.

The Houston, Texas, attorneys at Grimes & Fertitta, P.C., have experience working on cases involving:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Improper or incorrect loading
  • Lack of maintenance
  • Improper safety
  • Improper driver training
  • Jackknifing accidents

The importance of decisive action cannot be overstated in these cases. Get in touch with our lawyers as soon as possible to protect your rights.

Hit by a truck? Contact us via email or at 281-407-8256 to schedule a consultation to discuss your 18-wheeler wreck issues with one of our lawyers.

*http://blogs.findlaw.com/injured/2014/03/truck-accident-injuries-up-18-nhtsa-report.html