Houston Truck Rollover Accident Lawyer
Large 18-wheelers, weighing as much as 80,000 pounds, travel through Houston by the thousands on a daily basis. And because drivers are paid a flat fee regardless of how quickly they deliver their cargo, many of them drive at excessive speeds to arrive as early as possible so they can move on to the next job.
But a speeding 18-wheeler is prone to rollovers, which can cause the truck to skid across multiple lanes of traffic and cause serious injury or death to passing motorists. Other causes of truck rollover accidents include:
- Swerving to avoid obstacles;
- Falling asleep at the wheel or driving while drowsy;
- Pulling off on to a soft surface;
- Improper loading; and
- Distracted driving
Houston Truck Rollover Accidents
Texas truck accidents resulted in 562 deaths and 8,181 injuries in 2012. Negligence on the part of the truck driver and the truck driver’s employer were at the heart of many of these accidents. Failure to properly train truck drivers, load imbalances, failure to perform maintenance on the trucks and even failure by the employer to properly screen employees’ driving history could all be the basis for a claim of negligence on the part of the truck driver and his employer. If the negligence caused the injury or death, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, including payment for loss of income, medical bills and pain and suffering.
The Houston truck rollover accident lawyers at Baumgartner Law Firm will conduct a thorough examination of your case, including crash reports, maintenance records, even toxicology reports on the truck driver, to determine whether there was negligence on the part of the truck driver or his employer. We have recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for our clients over the course of our 25 years in practice, and will fight to get you what you deserve.
Let Baumgartner Law Firm Help You Recover
If you have been injured in a truck accident, the Houston truck rollover lawyers at Baumgartner Law Firm can help. We are one of the top ranked Houston personal injury law firms, and part of that success is due to our limited caseload – we take only the most serious personal injury cases to ensure that we can give each client the personalized attention he deserves. Our promise is to help you recover maximum compensation, or you don’t pay a dime.