Sugar Land Truck Accident Attorney
Truck Accidents Cause Serious Injuries
Statistics show that 98% of the fatalities in truck-other vehicle accidents are the occupants of the other vehicle. This is understandable-weighing in at over 80,000 pounds, an 18 wheeler tractor-trailer weighs up to 40 times as much as the average car. The injuries to those in passenger vehicles can be very severe. Brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, multiple fractures, disfigurement, burns, and even wrongful death may result from a truck accident.
Truck accidents require investigative techniques that are not usually necessary when there is a collision between two automobiles, or between a car and a pedestrian. A Sugar Land personal injury lawyer with The León Law Firm, P.C. has years of legal knowledge and experience investigating complex truck accident injury cases. We will use this expertise to aggressively represent you and your loved ones to recover the damages that you need and deserve for medical treatment, lost wages, disability, rehabilitation, and pain and suffering.
Causes of Truck Accidents
To minimize the potential of accidents caused by a large truck, it is the obligation of truck drivers to always be clear-headed, and to drive safely. Their truck must be in top operating condition. These guidelines are not always adhered to, resulting in about 50,000 trucking accidents each year, with 5,000 fatalities. Causes of these accidents include:
- Alcohol and drug use
- Driver fatigue
- Reckless and aggressive driving
- Improperly loaded trucks
- Insufficient and improper maintenance
- Manufacturing or design defects
- Poorly trained drivers and maintenance employees
- Employer negligence
Truck accidents can cause catastrophic injuries. We are tenacious negotiators with trucking companies' insurance carriers who insist on offering you an unfair settlement. We take your rights seriously, and will fight to ensure that those who are negligent take responsibility for their actions.
Contact a Sugar Truck Accident Lawyer today for the aggressive representation you are entitled to.