Causes of Truck Accidents

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Truck accidents can result from a variety of negligent actions. A driver may be fatigued from trying to make deadlines or working too many hours. A trucking company may fail to conduct proper maintenance on the vehicle. Or, a product may be defective.

With more than 12 years of experience, our attorney knows how to identify the negligent party and hold them responsible for your truck accident injuries. Contact us for a free consultation.

You pay nothing unless we win your case. At the personal injury law firm of The Gerardo Cantu Law Firm, P.C. in Houston, Texas, we handle all trucking accident cases on a contingency basis.

Trucking Regulations

The trucking industry is subject to state and federal regulations designed to prevent serious accidents. However, these regulations are too often ignored. The result is serious and devastating truck accidents that could have been prevented.

Some common causes of truck accidents are:

  • Failure to properly maintain the vehicle
  • Failure to keep and enforce accurate log books
  • Failure to conduct background checks and hire safe drivers
  • Insisting that a driver work long hours to meet deadlines
  • Improperly loading cargo

In some instances, there may be more than one party at fault. For example, when trucking companies fail to enforce total driving hours, their employees can become fatigued, resulting in driver errors. Trucking company negligence can also lead to hiring unsafe drivers who drink or use other controlled substances while on the job.

Our Houston truck accident lawyers, investigators and team of experts thoroughly analyze your truck-car accident to determine who is responsible for your injuries or loss. We may be able to collect compensation from both the truck driver’s and the trucking company’s insurance in these cases.

Types of Accidents

Our firm handles all types of truck-car accidents resulting from the negligence of others:

  • Semi rollover
  • Truck jackknife
  • Head-on collisions
  • Side-swipe collisions
  • Forcing cars off the road
  • And more

At The Gerardo Cantu Law Firm, P.C., we work hard to obtain the best possible results for you.

Contact us for a free consultation: Call us or send us an e-mail. Get in touch with us today to discuss your accident with an experienced Houston attorney.

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