Houston Truck Accident Injury Lawyers
Houston Semi Crash Attorneys Serving Clients In Texas And Nationwide
A semitruck accident can cause serious injuries, wrongful death and extensive property damage. Whether on the highway or construction site, truck accidents usually involve serious injuries such as broken bones, facial injuries and other catastrophic injuries. Have you or a family member been the victim of a truck accident? Talk to an experienced Houston truck accident attorney about obtaining a maximum recovery.
Former Harris County Attorney Michael P. Fleming is Board-Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has more than 27 years of courtroom experience, legal knowledge, and tenacity to help accident victims obtain maximum compensation for personal injuries and wrongful death.
Contact our motor vehicle accident law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation. We accept trucking accidents resulting from:
- Driver intoxication
- Driver fatigue
- Driver inattention
- Driver negligence
- Faulty equipment
- Improper securing of load
- Inadequate driver training
- Poor maintenance
- Safety violations
- Trailer disconnects
Why Choose Us?
Attorney Michael P. Fleming has been selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers list since 2007. He is also one of the very few lawyers in the entire country to have had the privilege of arguing and winning a case before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Federal Regulation Of Trucks
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration places safety requirements on:
- Driver qualification
- Hiring and supervision
- Record keeping
- Maintenance of vehicles
- Notification of driver violations
- Alcohol and controlled substances
- Insurance requirements
Accidents involving 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers and other big rig trucks involve the investigation of federal regulations. We will act quickly to preserve evidence and determine if there were any federal safety violations.
Causes of Truck Accidents – Truck Drivers
A trucking accident can be caused by any number of factors, such as:
- SpeedingTruck driver fatigue
- Brake malfunctioning
- Improper securing of loads and overloading trucks
- Truck driver alcohol or drug use
When a hazardous substance or liquid is being transported, an 18-wheeler accident can be especially dangerous. Many large trucks transport flammable and other hazardous liquids. Accidents involving these vehicles can cause serious burn injuries and other injuries affecting large numbers of individuals.
Causes of Truck Accidents – Other Vehicle Drivers
Many truck accidents are caused by the other driver’s negligence. At the law firm of Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C., we have handled many trucking accident cases involving a variety of factors, such as:
- Driving in the “no-zone” area of the truck, such as in the blind spot or behind the truck
- Swerving or cutting in front of truck
- Driving too close behind truck
- Drunk driving
Proving Fault in Trucking Accidents
In any truck or 18-wheeler accident, proper investigation is critical to determine responsibility. Our Houston personal trial injury attorneys have extensive experience handling truck accident cases of all types.
We investigate safety inspection reports, maintenance logs, gps logs, and state and federal certifications to determine what responsibility the truck driver holds. We also examine skid marks, provide witness testimony, examine driving conditions and other critical accident scene evidence. Sometimes, individuals other than the driver can be held liable for an accident if they are guilty of negligent entrustment.
What Will We Do For You?
We will listen
The truck accident attorneys at our Houston personal injury law firm will listen carefully to your memories of the accident. We will also listen to how the truck accident injuries have affected you and what losses you have suffered — physical injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, and property damage.
We will investigate
Trucking companies are held to high standards of safety. We will examine records to determine if those standards have been met. We will check maintenance logs, driver logs, safety inspections, gps records, state and federal certifications, and truck accident reports. We also examine skid marks, witness testimony, driving conditions and other critical accident scene evidence.
We will handle all insurance claims for you
The insurance company and trucking company will have lawyers on their side. You need an 18-wheeler wreck attorney prepared to prove fault. Insurance companies take our law firm seriously knowing we will take personal injury cases to trial.
Contact Our Trucking Accident Firm
If you or a loved one is a victim of a semi crash, contact our Houston law office online or call us at 713-221-6800 today. We offer a free initial consultation.
We accept truck accident injury cases nationwide.