According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Tractor trailers comprise 12% of all accidents, and Texas is one of the ten states with the highest number of fatal large truck crashes. Needless to say, the bigger the rig, the bigger the accident. As a result of the jobs that most large trucks are tasked to do, many of these accidents occur on Houston’s interstates and freeways.
While large and small vehicles commonly crash for similar (drowsiness, distraction, speeding, or driving under the influence), 18-wheeler accidents are far more devastating because of the tiny margin of error truck drivers are granted and the magnification of consequences due to the sheer size of the vehicle. If you’ve been injured in such an accident, you can request a free consultation so Simon & O’Rourke can begin working for you as your Auto Accident Lawyers.
Accidents involving semi-trucks can be much more convoluted than those involving passenger vehicles. Were you in an accident with the driver his or herself, the company employing the driver, or the manufacturer the truck (if the accident is due to vehicle failure)? Or, are all three entities (and their lawyers) going to be involved? Complexity like this means should make contacting Personal Injury Lawyers like Simon & O’Rourke a high priority.
While your insurance company may be helpful at first glance, they are often looking after their own bottom line and may not put their full effort into getting the compensation that you deserve. There are hundreds of State and Federal laws and statutes that may come into play with these types of accidents, and you will need expert help to get the results that you’re after when proceeding through an often times arduous physical and emotional recovery.
Simon & O’Rourke Law Firm has the expertise to win your case, the dedication to help you through your hard times, and the courtroom skills to get you the highest level of compensation possible for medical procedures, hospital stays, medications, loss of income, or physical therapy costs. Fill in the online form to schedule a free, no obligation consultation at our Webster office. Simon & O’Rourke also serve the Greater Houston and Galveston Areas – Clear Lake, Pasadena, Friendswood, Galveston, League City, Deer Park, and more. We’re ready to help!