After an 18-Wheeler Crash, Call Our Houston/Galveston Area 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer
18-wheeler trucks and other big rigs involved in accidents often cause very serious injuries, including brain injuries, lost limbs, back, neck and spinal cord injuries. These life-changing injuries can interfere with your obligations to your family and your job, which in turn can limit your ability to pay your bills and even to do things you once enjoyed.
If you or someone you love was injured in an 18-wheeler accident in the Houston and Galveston area, you can count on the Tylka Law Firm in League City, Texas. Attorney Lawrence M. Tylka understands the complex causes that can make truck accident injuries so devastating. He will do everything possible to help you recover after a collision with an 18-wheeler or other large truck. Call us now. We can help.
Driver Errors and Trucking Company Errors Cause Accidents
Truck drivers and trucking companies are under pressure to deliver goods on time no matter what. Unfortunately, that often means that safety can suffer as a result. The following are some of the most common causes of 18-wheeler accidents:
- Driver inattention or driver errors — at highway speeds or on city streets — is one of the most common causes of 18-wheeler accidents. The driver may be checking an on-board computer, a GPS system or talking or texting on a cell phone.
- An 18-wheeler truck driver may drive too many hours and not get appropriate rest. Drowsiness — and sometimes drugs that combat drowsiness — can cause accidents.
- An improperly secured or unsecured load can cause the truck to be dangerously unbalanced, especially when combined with rapid lane changes and aggressive driving.
- Maintenance is critical, especially for an 18-wheeler carrying tons of cargo. Tires must be secured and monitored. Brakes and other crucial equipment must be in good repair. Side mirrors and other visibility tools must be in good repair and properly placed.
If a loved one has been in a fatal truck accident, or if you or a loved one has been seriously injured, a call to an experienced Texas 18-wheeler accident attorney can start an investigation that can lead to the compensation the victim and family need.
When Justice Matters... We Will Be There for Our Clients
At the Tylka Law Firm, we are there when you need us, not just when it is convenient. Contact us by phone or by e-mail about your 18-wheeler truck accident case today. Attorney Lawrence M. Tylka's cell phone (713-829-6048) is available 24 hours a day. We provide free personal injury consultations. Hablamos español.