CASES WE HANDLE
18 WHEELER ACCIDENT
Most 18-wheeler accidents result in serious injuries or death. Each year in the U.S. there are more than 400,000 accidents involving large trucks at an average of 10 fatalities daily.
In 2018 in Texas there 37,515 collisions with commercial motor vehicles. Those collisions resulted in over 600 deaths. 58 of those deaths occurred in Harris and contiguous counties.
The trucking industry is governed by a set of rules create by the State and federal Government which are designed to protect the public. Many collisions can be attributed to unsafe hours-of-service and tired drivers. Even though strides have been made to make commercial trucks safer and to encourage safe driving lax enforcement by trucking companies remain a major problem on our highways.
Catastrophic collisions still occur every day in Texas, the Gulf Coast, and throughout the United States. Regardless of whether the victim is a professional truck driver or the occupant of a passenger vehicle, our lawyers can help.
At Herbert Trial Law, we know these cases can be complicated as they involve sophisticated defendants, multiple parties, and complicated law that govern the trucking industry.
Trucking carriers and their insurance companies will go to great lengths to avoid responsibility to for collisions they cause. In fact, many of the larger commercial trucking companies maintain 24 hour collision response teams to investigate collisions immediately when they happen. But make no mistake their goal is not to conduct an independent investigation; they arrive on the scene to begin building a case against you. They have teams of lawyers, adjusters and industry experts on call whose only job is to avoid responsibility.
If you are involved in a collision with a commercial vehicle you need someone that will fight aggressively for your rights. We take an aggressive approach to every case we handle. This means we research, investigate, and develop the case as if it is headed to trial. This helps give us a strong position at the negotiating table and allows us to be ready at a moment's notice to head into court and advocate on behalf of our clients.
The attorneys at Herbert Trial law are experienced in handling all types of 18 wheeler accident cases. We have handled commercial trucking wrecks all over the state. We have handled everything from minor wrecks to deaths caused by 18 wheeler collisions. Most of these accidents require an attorney who has the experience and resources to being an investigation immediately by traveling to scene, retrieving the “black box” data from the truck and placing the trucking company on notice that the law requires them to preserve the vehicle and all its parts and all of its records for a later inspection. Our firm has its own team of lawyers, investigators and industry professionals who will work on your side to hold trucking companies responsible.
If you have been in a trucking accident you are about to enter a world of adjusters and denials. The “safety” professionals that work for trucking companies have decades of experience in denying your claims and making sure you are never compensated for your losses and injuries. The clock is ticking against you and you may be relying on someone at a trucking company head office to choose not to destroy the evidence and records which may be vital to proving your case.
Herbert Trial Law offers a FREE consultation, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you don’t have to wait to know your rights.
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