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When is a Commercial Trucking Company Liable for Accidents, Injuries & Fatalities in Texas?

At the Hollingsworth Law Firm, our Houston 18-wheeler accident attorneys know there is a lot of confusion after a collision with a commercial truck in Texas. Most crash victims do not know where to turn, or who could potentially be responsible for an accident that involves so many moving parts, including the truck driver, trucking company, or any of the multiple third parties that move the trucking industry forward each day.

Unfortunately, crashes involving large commercial vehicles, including semi-trucks, account for an average of 130,000 serious injuries and 5,000 fatalities each year across the country, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Because of the number of individuals and companies that work together to make the trucking industry a success, determining who is liable for the crash takes an experienced investigator to pinpoint who is responsible.

We can help. Our Harris County personal injury lawyers combine decades of experience, skill, and resources to ensure each of our cases is outlined to include each liable party associated with our clients’ crashes, injuries, or the losses of their loved ones.

In many cases that includes the trucking company. Here is why.

When is a Trucking Company Liable for an 18-Wheeler Accident in Texas?

Just as the truck driver or another third party may be liable for 18-wheeler and other commercial vehicle crashes, the trucking company may also be responsible for the injuries or fatalities that occur.

This is why Texas truck accidents are unique: Multiple parties often share the liability, and each must be pursued after the crash to ensure our clients have access to the maximum financial recovery they need to move forward with confidence.

Some of the more common reasons trucking companies may be negligent and liable for these crashes may include, but are not limited to:

  • Hiring truck drivers without conducting background checks or ensuring they can pass medical, drug, or alcohol tests.
  • Overlooking the truck driver’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrationguideline violations, including failing to keep property records or driving logs, and exceeding the Hours of Service Regulations.
  • Hiring inexperienced drivers or failing to professionally train them before putting them to work.
  • Putting potentially dangerous trucks on our Texas roadways by failing to maintain their fleets.
  • Placing profits over safety by asking drivers to speed or use shortcuts that can jeopardize other motorists.

If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a commercial vehicle accident in Texas, our Houston truck accident lawyers want to help ensure you are holding the proper party — or combination of parties — liable for your full financial recovery.

Contact Our Skilled Truck Accident Attorneys in Houston, Texas Today

If you or someone you love has been injured or lost their life in a Texas truck accident, contact our dedicated Houston personal injury lawyers at the Hollingsworth Law Firm today by calling 713-637-4560 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

Our skilled bilingual personal injury lawyers and support staff represent clients throughout the state of Texas on a contingency basis, so you never pay any legal fees unless we win your case.

If you are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve, so are we. Let us take the lead.

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