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Truck Accident Attorneys in Houston, TX

Large truck collisions are common on surface roads, highways and freeways.  Driver fatigue, overwork, inattention, following too closely and carelessness can lead to collisions.  Because of the huge weight and size disparity between 18-Wheelers, Tractor-Trailers and other Heavy Trucks and the average automobile, these types of collisions often result in serious injuries and sometimes death.

In large truck collisions it is important to secure the vehicle so as to examine the brakes and download the information from the data recorder, or “black box.”  Driver fatigue can sometimes be supported by the drivers’ logs.  Large truck drivers are subject to strict limits on hours of service.  Qualcomm data and other GPS based systems for long-distance or “over the road” drivers can sometimes prove inconsistencies in the drivers’ logs.  Unfortunately, professional drivers often have strict deadlines or “per the load” or “per mile” pay, all of which can encourage them to speed and cut corners.

Common scenarios involve speeding, wide right turns, lane drift, and failing to “manage the space” around the large truck, such as following too closely or turning when unsafe. 

If you or a loved one has been injured or if your spouse, son/daughter or parent has been killed in a collision with an 18-wheeler, tractor trailer or heavy truck, contact one of our personal injury lawyers in Houston for an initial case review.

For more information on a particular trucking company, visit the “safer database,” safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/.

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