Many trucking companies and truck drivers adhere to federal safety regulations and conduct trucking operations safely. However, there are some out here that willfully and knowingly disregard these regulations and operate trucks with negligence. And a car is no match for an 80,000-pound 18-wheeler.
When a commercial truck is poorly maintained and operated and gets into an accident with a car, there is a high probability that the car driver and/or passenger will be seriously injured or even killed. The injuries you sustain in this type of accident can take months, even years to fully heal. This means a massive medical bill that insurance may not cover.
If you were injured in a truck accident, you need to speak with an attorney about your case. A Houston truck and car accident injury lawyer from de Lachica Law Firm can provide you with aggressive counsel against the truck driver and trucking company and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
The Truck Driver Is Not the Only One Liable
Car drivers and their passengers who are injured in a trucking accident are entitled to compensation for all parties involved. The list of parties responsible for safe design, manufacture, maintenance, and operation of commercial 18-wheeler trucks can be a long one. If negligence occurs anywhere in the chain of responsibility for truck safety, the culpable parties can and should be held responsible.
For instance, if the truck accident was caused by poor truck maintenance or a failure to thoroughly screen the driver before hiring him/her, the trucking company can be held liable for the accident. If the truck itself was poor designed or had any other type of defects, the truck manufacturer may be held responsible.
How Our Houston Truck and Car Accident Injury Lawyer Can Help
If you have questions following the serious injury of yourself or a loved one caused by a car accident with a large truck, the Houston truck and car accident injury lawyer at de Lachica Law Firm, PLLC can help. Not only will we investigate the details of the accident, but we will research the truck driver’s history, the truck’s maintenance history, and many other factors to determine all the parties who are at fault. We will learn who is truly responsible for your truck accident and where the resultant injuries lie. Then we can help you claim a fair and just compensation for your loss by holding those responsible accountable in court.
Don’t wait before the evidence disappears. Schedule a free case evaluation now by contacting de Lachica Law Firm or calling (713) 292-2980.