Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers
Everyday American commerce hurtles along our highways in 80,000 pound trucks. When one of these giant semi-trucks crashes into a passenger vehicle, it can be catastrophic.
Texas is one of the three states with the largest number of semi-trucks operating, an average of 210,000 big rigs. The sheer number of trucks and passenger vehicles in Texas and in its largest city, Houston, means that accidents happen with tragic frequency. Perhaps it has happened to you.
The Callahan Law Firm in Houston, Texas represents individuals and families in injury cases resulting from semi-truck accidents. While we cannot take away the physical, mental and emotional trauma, we can bring our experience, skill, and passion for justice to help you or a loved one in time of crisis.
Semi-truck accidents can be the result of complex circumstances through which our attorneys can skillfully steer to a successful result on your behalf. It is critical that you have the right semi-truck accident lawyer working for you.
Michael Callahan is a former mechanical engineer and board certified personal injury trial attorney, a combination that makes him uniquely qualified to pursue your case. If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a semi-truck accident, the attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm are here to help.
In the Houston area and throughout Texas, we encourage truck accident victims to contact us for a free consultation.
Types of Trucks
There are many types of commercial trucks. The following are examples of the kinds of commercial trucks as well as the dangers they can pose:
Semi-trucks which is a combination of a tractor unit and one or more trailers that can carry freight. Semi-truck are also known as 18-wheelers and tractor-trailers. These trucks can be seen on almost any major roadway.
Other types of commercial trucks and commercial vehicles include cement trucks, garbage trucks, dump trucks, tanker trucks, box trucks, flatbed trucks, tow trucks, oil field service trucks, and buses.
Types of Truck Accidents
Just as there are many types of commercial trucks, the types of accidents vary greatly also.
- Rear-end Accidents
- Lost Load Accidents because a truck’s cargo is not loaded or secured properly
- Head on Collisions
- Wide Turn crashes where the truck driver steers left before making a right turn
- Underride Accidents in which devastating injuries are caused when a passenger vehicle crashes into the back or side of a truck’s trailer
Truck Accident Causes
The causes of accidents are many, but some common causes are:
- Over-aggressive driving including speeding and unsafe lane changes
- Driver Fatigue
- Driver Inattention
- Following too closely, also known as tailgating
- Inadequate Driver Training
- Distracted Driving
- Texting and driving
- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs
- Improper Maintenance of the Tractor or Trailer
Contact the Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer in Houston Who Will Fight for You
If you have been seriously injured or tragically lost a family member in Houston or elsewhere in Texas from an accident involving a semi-truck or other commercial vehicle, call or e-mail our truck accident lawyers now. We work on a contingency basis, meaning we only get paid when we win a judgment or settlement on your behalf.