The Callahan Law Firm
440 Louisiana Street, Suite 2000
Houston TX 77002
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Trucking Equipment Failures
Houston, Texas Truck Accident Lawyer
The matchup between a large truck or big rig and a passenger car or light truck is entirely one-sided. Any collision between the two is likely to result in serious injuries or fatalities to the occupants of the passenger car.
If you have been injured - or if a family member has been killed - in an accident caused by a large truck or 18-wheeler, you have the right to full and fair compensation. Depending on the injuries sustained, damages can include those for past and future medical expenses, loss of earnings, physical impairment, mental impairment, pain, and mental anguish, as well as burial and funeral expenses. The Callahan Law Firm of Houston, Texas, is experienced and qualified to handle these large truck accident cases. Just as importantly, our attorneys have an unwavering dedication to pursuing justice on behalf of our personal injury clients. We work aggressively to develop the case and position it for maximum recovery whether through settlement or trial. Contact our office to schedule a free case evaluation.
Did You Know?
Although large trucks and 18-wheelers account for a small percentage of total vehicles on our nation's highways, they account for a high percentage of injuries and fatal accidents.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2004 large truck accidents caused 12 percent of all road fatalities although commercial trucks accounted for only 4 percent of all registered vehicles. Also during 2004, 116,000 people were injured in large truck accidents.
Equipment Failure Is a Common Cause of Trucking Accidents
Equipment failure is a common cause of trucking accidents in addition to truck driver negligence and carelessness. When we represent trucking accident victims and their families, we conduct a thorough investigation to uncover any possible equipment failure that may have caused or contributed to the accident. We examine the truck's maintenance records, the driver's logbook, the data collected by the truck's "black box" and other evidence. Our experts will also inspect the truck itself to determine potential causes of the crash including equipment failure such as defective tires, defective brakes, defective braking systems, inadequate reflectors, inadequate lighting, etc.
If equipment failure caused or contributed to the crash, that can strengthen your case against the truck driver and the trucking company and can result in additional claims against other entities such as maintenance contractors, manufacturers of the defective equipment, installation companies as well as the distributor and seller of the equipment.
Contact The Callahan Law Firm
If you have been injured or have lost a family member in a trucking accident, our lawyers have the experience, resources and dedication to give you the legal representation you and your family deserve.
We offer free case evaluations to potential clients throughout Texas. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. We do not get paid unless and until you make a recovery, whether by settlement or judgment.
Call us at 888-224-7020 or send us an e-mail.