Truck Driver Negligence Attorney in Houston
Commercial truck drivers have a responsibility to operate their large trucks with care. They share the roads with passenger cars and others that are no match in a collision with a big commercial truck. A truck driver’s carelessness on the job can result in serious and often times fatal injuries to innocent people.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one as the result of a trucking accident, you need to hire an experienced personal injury attorney. At The Callahan Law Firm located in Houston, Texas, we have a history of successfully representing individuals and families in commercial truck accidents involving truck driver negligence, and have successfully obtained six and seven figure jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of our trucking accident clients. To speak with our attorneys and schedule a free case evaluation, contact our offices today.
THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO BE PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS
Drivers of large commercial trucks are required to have a special type of driver’s license known as a commercial driver’s license (CDL). As a result, commercial truck drivers are supposed to have a higher level of knowledge, experience, skill and physical ability compared to a driver of a passenger vehicle who has an ordinary driver’s license.
To obtain a CDL, the applicant must pass a written test and a driving test in the state where the licensed is issued. This means the licensed commercial driver has special skills and knowledge when it comes to operating large trucks. They are professional truck drivers who we expect to adhere to a higher standard when driving.
And additional knowledge and skill is required when operating specialized commercial trucks. For example, special endorsements may be required on the CDL if the truck driver will be driving any of the following vehicles:
- A truck with double or triple trailers
- A truck with a tank (a tanker truck)
- A truck carrying hazardous materials
The lawyers at The Callahan Law Firm know the rules and regulations pertaining to commercial truck drivers who drive trucks on Texas roads, and know how to hold those drivers and their companies accountable when their carelessness or recklessness cause harm to others.
THE INVESTIGATION AND TRUCK DRIVER NEGLIGENCE
After of a trucking accident, it is essential that the crash be properly investigated to gather the facts and preserve critical evidence. If you and your family want full justice, all factors that caused or contributed to the crash must be determined so that all responsible parties can be held accountable.
Truck driver negligence that often results in serious truck accidents include:
- Unsafe lane changes
- Driver inattention
- Driving while tired or fatigued
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs such as methamphetamines
- Driving with an improperly secured load
- Driving with an unbalanced load
- Driving in excess of the maximum allowed hours or miles per day
Contact The Callahan Law Firm for Truck Accident Negligence
The Callahan Law Firm has a long history of successfully representing people in trucking accident cases. From the time we are retained through settlement or trial, we will work aggressively for you against the negligent truck driver and trucking company to make sure you and your family are treated fairly and get full justice.
For a free consultation, contact us at 713-224-9000 or toll free at 888-224-7020 or send us an email. We accept cases on a contingency fee basis which means that our office is paid only if you make a recovery.