Who Is Responsible For Truck Accidents?

Because trucks are so large and dangerous, it can be difficult to determine exactly who caused an accident. However, it is critical to determine the responsible party so you can maximize your chances of recovering the compensation you need for your medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.

At Grimes & Fertitta, P.C., in The Woodlands and Houston, Texas, we have a strong record of results holding responsible individuals, businesses and insurance companies accountable for the pain and suffering their negligence has caused. We can help you determine who is responsible for your truck accident, which may include:

  • The truck driver — In most accidents caused by a tractor-trailer or other large vehicle, the driver is at least partially responsible. Truck drivers often work long hours and it is not uncommon for them to become exhausted or distracted.
  • The trucking company — The driver's employer may also be legally responsible for the accident, particularly if it failed to provide adequate training, rest stops or safety gear.
  • An equipment manufacturer — A defective part or improper installation may cause a truck to malfunction that results in serious injury or even wrongful death. We will examine all available evidence to find out exactly what caused the accident.
  • A municipal body or local government — If a dangerous road condition like excessive potholes, insufficient street lighting or an unmarked construction zone contributed to the wreck, the owner of the dangerous property may also be found partially responsible.

What If The Accident Was My Fault?

Even if you think you may have contributed to the accident, an attorney can help you protect your interests and pursue any appropriate compensation. It is important that you talk to a lawyer before giving any statement to an insurer or other party to avoid compromising your case.

Holding The Responsible Parties Accountable

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With more than 35 years of experience investigating and building injury claims, we will identify every responsible party, determine their role in the accident and take steps to pursue any appropriate compensation on your behalf. Our past results include millions of dollars recovered on behalf of accident victims in Houston, The Woodlands and surrounding communities in Texas.

Please contact us at 281-407-8256 or 800-584-3973 toll free to schedule a free initial consultation. In personal injury matters, we only collect attorney fees if we successfully recover compensation for you.