Truck Accident FAQs

Texas has around 80,000 miles of roads and every driver has to share those roads with commercial trucks. Those vehicles are several times larger and heavier than most personal vehicles. It makes them very dangerous in the event of an accident.

If you or a family member was injured in an accident with a commercial truck, the attorneys at Grimes & Fertitta, P.C., in Houston and The Woodlands can answer your most urgent questions, starting with these.

How is a truck accident different from another motor vehicle accident?

The main difference is the size and power of commercial vehicles. In addition to that, the ownership and operating rules around commercial vehicles are complicated. Often, semitrucks are owned by large companies that have vast resources to defend claims and pay claims.

What are the main causes of truck accidents?

Truck accident causes are largely the same factors as other motor vehicle accidents. Driver fatigue, driver negligence, poorly designed or maintained roads and equipment failures are common.

Corporate pressure that leads to overloaded trucks and drivers working longer shifts can compound the hazards.

Who is responsible in a commercial truck accident?

In the case of truck accidents, since ownership can be so convoluted, determining responsibility can be challenging. For example, it could be:

  • The driver
  • The manager of the shipping company
  • The municipality that did not properly maintain the roads
  • The manufacturer of the truck's brake pads

At Grimes & Fertitta, P.C., our attorneys will work with you to decide how best to proceed with your claim.

Experienced Legal Counsel On Your Side

Commercial trucking accidents are terrifying and the injuries that result from them can be catastrophic. Do not face this difficult time alone. Speak with one of our lawyers at either our Houston or The Woodlands office by calling 281-407-8256 or 800-584-3973 toll free. You can also reach us by email using our online form.