Houston Truck Accident Attorneys
Injured in an Big Rig Accident? We Help Clients Nationwide.
When an 18-wheeler truck accident occurs, serious injury or death is likely to occur. Each year in the U.S. there are more than 400,000 accidents involving large trucks, including commercial box trucks and tractor-trailer combinations. In 2005 alone, 3,920 fatalities occurred in truck accidents involving 18-wheelers or some other combination-unit truck. That's an average of 10 fatalities daily resulting from truck accidents. Recently these numbers have not been getting any better.
In fact, the FMCSA Administration revealed that 2010 data showed there was actually an increase in the number of fatal truck accidents.
- In 2009, there were 3,380 people that were killed in fatal accidents.
- In 2010 this number rose to 4,000 people killed in fatal crashes.
Many attribute this to the current unsafe hours-of-service regulations and tired drivers. Even though tremendous strides have been made to make commercial trucks safer and to encourage safe driving, there is still a long way to go; catastrophic and even fatal accidents 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 Houston truck accident lawyers can help.
At Arnold & Itkin, we know these cases can be complicated as they involve issues such as causation, multiple parties, and more. Truck carriers and insurance companies will do whatever it takes to keep from being held responsible. You need to fight aggressively for your rights. You need our firm. 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.
Our clients deserve fair and full compensation. We won't settle for less.
Truck accident faq
Should I Accept an Insurance Settlement After my Truck Accident?
Never. You should always speak with an attorney before accepting a settlement offered by the insurance company after your truck accident. Frequently, insurance settlements are lower than survivors deserve and are designed to get them to accept less while signing away their ability to pursue further damages. During a free consultation, Arnold & Itkin LLP will listen to your case and help you decide what steps you should take next.
What Do Truck Accident Lawsuits Help With?
Truck accident lawsuits help accident survivors and their families receive the compensation that they need after an accident. A lawsuit can help someone recover losses from medical bills, time lost at work, future medical care needs, and so much more.
Who Is at Fault for My Truck Accident?
Since every accident is different, fault varies from case to case. While negligent truck drivers are at fault for accidents, their employers might also be responsible for failing to hire and train a safe employee. In some instances, truck operators can be responsible for an accident after failing to properly maintain their fleet.