Houston Truck Accident Attorney

TRUCK ACCIDENTS INCLUDE 18-WHEELERS, COMMERCIAL BOX TRUCKS AND WORK TRUCKS.

Accidents involving large, commercial 18-wheelers or large box trucks can cause a lot of damage to your vehicle as well as serious personal injuries.  According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were over 5,000 large truck and bus accidents that resulted in fatal crashes in 2018.  Over 176,00 people were injured in that same year.  Commercial trucking and their insurance companies are very good at minimizing compensation for at-fault accidents.  Seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you!

The Molina Law Firm has been representing accident victims for over 20 years helping them navigate the sometimes complex legal fight against the insurance carriers.  Remember that when you retain Attorney Rick Molina, you pay nothing up front and we only collect a percentage of the compensation you receive only when we have won your case.  Don’t go against the insurance carriers alone.  Attorney Rick Molina will aggressively represent you and fight on your behalf.  We have the knowledge, resources and experience to get you all the compensation for your loss, pain and suffering.

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What to do after a truck accident

Accidents involving large commercial trucks almost always results in serious injuries so your health is the number one priority.  There are steps to be taken if you have been involved in a 18-wheeler or large truck accident.  We have detailed some of the steps here but accident scenes are usually chaotic and busy.  These steps are some of the more broad, important things that should be taken care of.

Your health should be your number one priority. If you have been hurt seek medical attention. If first responders suggest that you go to the emergency room, follow their advice. An emergency room doctor can help detect initial injuries and possible issues that may come later. Additionally, they may detect any disabilities that can be long term or permanent. They will document these injuries and help your personal injury attorney when you decide to pursue an injury claim.

If you or someone at the accident called 911, the local police will show up to perform the initial investigation.  They will ask a lot of questions, cooperate and answer honestly but make sure you do not make comments that indicate that you were at fault.  Answer the questions directly and do not elaborate.  Even the smallest statements can be used against you by the insurance companies to deflect fault from their clients.

If you or someone you know is able, take photos of the accident scene.  Include photos of the vehicles involved as well as the accident scene such as the intersection, road conditions and any possible contributing factors like construction or obstructions.

Once you leave the accident scene or have been treated at the hospital, contact the Molina Law Firm so that we can get the details of your case and let you know what to expect.  We offer free consultations and you never pay a fee unless we win your case.  18-wheeler accidents can get very complicated and they will have many resources to minimize the compensation you get.  Attorney Rick Molina knows the trucking laws and he knows Houston.

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Truck Accident Statistics

According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), there were 6,369 crashes involving commercial motor vehicles in 2019.

  • There were 36 fatalities associated with those accidents
  • Over 124 suspected serious injuries
  • Over 1,084 possible injuries

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Frequently asked questions about truck accidents

Motor vehicle accidents that involve large commercial trucks has a higher chance of serious personal injury or death.  As such, victims of these types of accidents will realize substantial financial and health damages.  Your physical and financial well being could be at stake.

  • Commercial Truck Drivers are governed by rules and regulations involving their training, on-the-road time, driving while tired or under the influence.  The company that they work for can be held liable for their actions.
  • Carrier Companies are regulated in terms of vehicle maintenance, hiring practices, driver training and other laws that can help determine liability in the event of an accident.
  • Insurance limits of trucking companies and truck operators are much higher than that of normal, civilian drivers due to the serious nature of injuries that are possible in large, 18-wheeler truck accidents.

If the driver of the 18-wheeler was at fault in the accident, an experienced truck accident attorney will look at the driver, the trucking company, vehicle and equipment manufacturers to determine who can be held responsible.  In most car accident claims, the amount of compensation that can be received is usually limited by the insurance policy.  In cases involving trucking companies, the insurance limits are much higher and with faulty equipment or gross negligence by trucking companies, large awards can be obtained for serious injuries.

Unfortunately, insurance companies have a conflict of interest in terms of who’s interest they have at heart.  Insurance carriers tend to look at their bottom line when it comes to payouts.  Insurance policies typically have maximums but insurance carriers will try to minimize their payouts.  As such if an insurance company offers you a settlement, then first seek the advice of a personal injury attorney.  When you accept a settlement check, you absolve them of any future liability.  You may not have considered other out of pocket expenses that you will not be able to be compensated for.

Talk to Attorney Rick Molina Today!

When you have been involved in a 18-wheeler or commercial truck accident, the damages may be significant and your injuries can be serious.  It is important that you hire an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you so that they can determine how much you have lost and get you compensated properly.  Attorney Rick Molina and the Molina Law Firm is here to help.  We will aggressively represent you by thoroughly investigating the case, gathering all pertinent information, determining present and future pain, suffering and loss then maximizing your compensation.

We work on a contingency basis so you pay us nothing up front and a percentage when we win your case.  We have helped hundreds of people over the past 20 years to get back on their feet after serious injuries and we can help you!

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