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A study published last year by global data and software company INRIX ranked Houston as the 11th most congested city in the United States. More disconcerting is an August 2018 analysis by the Houston Chronicle of federal highway data over a sixteen year period. The report indicates that roads and highways in Houston are the deadliest in the country. The Chronicle’s report equates the number of deaths on Houston roads to three fully occupied 737 airliners crashing each year and killing everyone on board. For a truck accident lawyer, the details of these accidents comes as no surprise.
Many of the accident-related deaths and injuries suffered by drivers and passengers involve large trucks. The sheer number of vehicles on the road make it difficult to avoid being in proximity with these large vehicles and, unfortunately, many truck operators pose a threat to drivers of passenger vehicles.
As a driver, you expect to arrive at your destination safely. Statistically, however, each time you get behind the wheel of your automobile, you are at considerable risk of being involved in a serious accident, quite likely with a large truck. When this happens, you or your passengers may incur serious injury.
After a Truck / 18-Wheeler Collision
When you’ve been injured in an auto accident as the result of another driver’s negligence, it is imperative you understand your rights. The moments immediately following a collision are fraught with anxiety and confusion especially if you’ve been hurt. Fortunately, a Carabin Shaw truck accident lawyer serving Houston is your best resource in seeking compensation for your injuries.
Many of the large trucks involved in auto accidents are owned by large corporations. These companies may or may not be local and they are often difficult to track down. Even after you’ve made contact with them, you might find them uncooperative or hesitant to admit any fault for the actions of their drivers. This might leave you feeling frustrated and confused about what steps you should take.
The insurance companies representing the company-owned trucks often have teams of lawyers representing the interests of their clients. They will look for ways to deny any liability or, in the event they do accept responsibility for the accident, they may try to persuade you to settle for far less than what is fair. They may ask you to sign a release, take a statement from you, or ask to review your medical records. This is why you need the help of a truck accident lawyer in Houston.
The attorneys of Carabin Shaw understand what it takes to protect your rights as an accident victim and they know how to deal with the big corporate lawyers and insurance companies representing large trucks.
After being injured in an accident with a large truck, you’re left to deal with the anxiety of what to do next. You may be out of work. You may have concerns about long-term disability. All of this may leave you concerned about your best next step.
If the accident involves the death of a loved one, you may also have the added pressure of funeral expenses and loss of income, not to mention the emotional trauma such an occurrence can bring.