Large trucks are a common sight around Houston, and it is safe to say that not many of us think twice about them we see them. It is important to remember, however, that large trucks can cause extremely serious injuries when they are involved in accidents.
A recent incident in Houston shows just how dangerous these vehicles can be. According to a report at KHOU.com, a furniture truck flipped onto two other vehicles on the I-45 feeder road on March 23rd. The truck flipped over after it was hit by another vehicle. One woman was transported to the hospital and was expected to recover from her injuries.
Truck Accidents are Often the Result of Negligence
Many truck accidents are caused by the negligent conduct of truck drivers, entitling victims to recover compensation for their losses. There are a wide variety of types of negligence that can cause accidents, including speeding, distracted driving, drunk driving, ignoring hours-of-service regulations, or failing to properly inspect a vehicle. When victims can show that their accident was the result of negligence, they can recover for their losses, such as:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Loss of quality of life
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
Do Victims Need to Retain a Lawyer?
Many truck accident victims wonder whether they should hire a lawyer. While there are some questions that have complicated answers, this is not one of them. Accident victims should always retain a lawyer. An experienced attorney will evaluate your case, communicate with the insurance company on your behalf, and ensure that any settlement that you accept adequately compensates you for your losses. When you have an attorney working on your case, it allows you to focus on your recovery and moving on with your life. Best of all, there are no up-front costs associated with retaining a personal injury lawyer, and you will only need to pay legal fees if your lawyer obtains compensation on your behalf.
Call a Houston Truck Accident Attorney Today to Discuss Your Case
If you have been hurt in a truck accident, you should call our office immediately. Texas big-rig lawyer Stewart J. Guss is committed to helping people hurt by the negligence of others recover compensation for their injuries. To schedule a free consultation Mr. Guss, call our office today at 713-766-5883 or contact us online.