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Although they occur less often than car accidents, collisions involving 18-wheelers — also known as semi-trucks, big rigs, and tractor-trailers — and other large, freight-bearing commercial motor vehicles produce some of the most devastating results.
Due to the sheer size and weight of these trucks, they are not able to maneuver and brake as quickly as the average passenger vehicle. The mechanical components of commercial trucks also have to be watched closely, as they wear down and break rapidly.
Because of this, trucking companies and truck drivers alike hold a heavy responsibility to ensure their trucks are in good operating condition, and that these vehicles are operated safely. Unfortunately, negligent operation, maintenance and other types of carelessness often result in avoidable accidents.
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Call (877) 661-9900 or fill out a complimentary case evaluation form immediately if you or a loved one was injured in an accident with a big rig.
For victims injured in truck accidents, the severe repercussions make financial compensation a necessity. This is why the Houston personal injury attorneys at Stern Law Group work tirelessly on behalf of truck accident victims and why we do everything in our power to ensure that their insurance claims and personal injury lawsuits are successfully resolved.
Recent Victories for Truck Accident Victims
- $180,000.00 Settlement
Client was rear ended by an 18-wheeler and sustained severe neck and spine injuries. Stern Law Group was able to secure a $180,000.00 settlement.
December 2013 - $2,250,000.00 Settlement
Our client was struck by an 18-wheeler and, as a result, suffered traumatic lower back injuries. We were able to secure a $2.25 million settlement.
October 2013 - $805,000.00 Settlement
Our client suffered serious foot, lower back, and shoulder injuries after being hit by an 18-wheeler truck. Stern Law Group was able to secure an $805,000.00 settlement.
Commercial Trucking Regulations
The first step Stern Law Group and its investigators take when dealing with a tractor trailer accident is to uncover whether there were any violations of commercial trucking regulations. If the truck driver or his/her employer violated trucking industry regulations, they could be held at-fault for your accident and therefore responsible for paying your damages. Browse some of the common trucking regulations and violations below:
Learn About Truck Accidents
Whether you have already been injured or are simply interested in learning more about this important subject, you can find helpful insight on this website. Feel free to review the following topics or to call a truck accident lawyer at our Houston law offices to discuss your unique case.
By the Numbers: Truck Accidents
Interested in learning more about truck accidents? Taking an in-depth look at statistics for these traffic collisions can help you understand how frequently they occur and how many lives they impact. We have compiled statistics from the Texas Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Causes of Truck Accidents
There are many different scenarios that may lead to a truck accident. This may include drunk driving, a distracted driver, heavy weather, mechanical failure or an overloaded truck. Looking at the potential causes of truck accidents can help you identify what may have caused your collision and even how to avoid an accident in the future.
When a semi-truck or tractor-trailer jackknifes, this means that the trailer portion of the truck folds inward, creating a shape similar to a pocket knife. This is a potentially deadly type of accident that may involve a number of other vehicles in an out-of-control truck's path. Our team is familiar with taking on these cases and can offer experienced help.
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Answers to Your Questions
One of the biggest questions people have after being involved in a big rig accident is, Who is responsible? Get answers to your questions by viewing our helpful FAQ. To speak with an attorney directly about your questions, call Stern Law Group at (877) 661-9900.
Truck accidents require aggressive legal representation because trucking companies and their insurance providers have seemingly endless resources that they use to ensure that injured victims are paid as little as possible.
Their goals revolve around preserving their financial well-being, not around helping victims and families recover. Whether your case involves a jackknife accident, multi-vehicle pileup, road departure, or any other type of accident, Stern Law Group is prepared to assist you in filing a claim and fighting against the trucking company.
Our firm will thoroughly analyze your case in order to determine, establish, and convincingly present evidence of a truck driver's negligence and liability. Our extensive knowledge of federal trucking regulations and the common causes of truck accidents can prove indispensable in building the strongest claim possible. Having worked on countless truck accident cases, we have the insight and familiarity with the common mistakes made by truck drivers.
Why You Need a Truck Accident Attorney at Stern Law Group
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, then you need to work with a firm that has the experience and dedication to win. With more than 150 years of combined legal practice and numerous truck accident cases under our belt, you should not hesitate to reach out to Stern Law Group as soon as possible after your accident.
We have the tools to achieve success and we fight to win. Contact a Houston truck accident attorney today.