From a serious head injury to loss of life, the outcome of a truck accident is often devastating. At Grimes & Fertitta, P.C., we understand how painful these crashes usually are and the uphill challenges that victims of truck crashes may face when trying to recover. In Houston, Texas, a number of factors sometimes play a role in truck wrecks, from truck driver fatigue to chaotic roads or a negligent truck company. Furthermore, we know how important it is to closely review every detail of an accident and help victims understand their legal options.
Whether a distracted truck driver causes an accident or someone gets behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, there are many reasons these tragedies continue to take place. Additionally, truck crashes have different outcomes. While some result in loss of life, others may leave those involved seemingly unscathed.
Unfortunately, some truck accident victims are not always aware of the long-term consequences they will have to endure. For example, it may take years to identify certain injuries (such as a traumatic brain injury) and realize just how difficult it will be to deal with these injuries. As a result, it is important for someone who has been involved in a trucking accident to thoroughly analyze their situation and possibly meet with a legal professional before they agree to an insurance company's settlement offer.
Please take a look at our auto accidents page if you would like to find more information on what to do after a truck accident.