Truck Accident Lawyer in Fort Bend County
Aggressive Representation for Serious 18-Wheeler Trucking Accidents
You may have seen the aftermath of an 18-wheeler trucking accident on the highway or witnessed one happen in real time. These can be horrific accidents involving serious injuries and death, as well as significant property damage.
If you or someone you love was injured in an 18-wheeler trucking collision caused by another driver’s reckless or negligent behavior, you may be able to file a claim against the responsible party.
Why Call Our Truck Accident Attorney?
Our 18-wheeler truck accident attorney in Katy is experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to handling trucking accident claims throughout Fort Bend County. By applying his prior experience and unique understanding of what it takes to win financial compensation for his clients, attorney Shane McClelland can help you get what you deserve after you’ve been injured. Don't wait, get in touch with our truck accident attorney in Fort Bend County.
Please take advantage of a free case evaluation with the Law Office of Shane McClelland. Schedule yours today by calling (713) 242-1302 or filling out our online contact form to speak with a truck accident attorney in Fort Bend County.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Nearly one out of every eight deaths on roads throughout the United States involves an 18-wheeler or semi-truck. Here are some of the most common causes:
A common cause of trucking accidents involves the limited field of view that truck drivers have from their cabs. Despite mirrors in place to mitigate blind spots around their trucks, some areas are still obstructed from the driver’s perspective. This can make turns, merging, lane changes, braking, and other maneuvers under certain circumstances potentially deadly.
You might think drivers hauling massive loads wouldn’t speed, but the pressure of deadlines, fatigue, inexperience, and more can encourage a lead foot. Speeding 18-wheelers are practically accidents waiting to happen because their own weight added to the weight of their hauls makes them incredibly hard to safely slow down at a moment’s notice. Such a vehicle suddenly braking from high speed can take hundreds of feet to come to a complete stop, and the driver may even lose control doing so.
Hours of Service Violations
Lastly, a driver under pressure to meet deadlines may be less concerned with the safety rules of the road. They may drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, engage in aggressive driving, and do other things that no driver – especially a professionally licensed and trained driver – should do.
If you have been involved in a 18-wheeler accident, get in touch with our truck accident attorneys in Fort Bend County. Call the Law Office of Shane McClelland today at (713) 242-1302.
Why Do 18-Wheelers Cause Such Devastation?
Collisions that occur between cars of a similar size can no doubt cause serious injury or death, but it can take much less for an accident involving a big rig and a smaller vehicle to be just as serious. This is because 18-wheelers are much heavier and larger than commuter cars, which may not be able to adequately protect occupants from a collision with a big rig. Even slow-speed accidents between these different kinds of vehicles can mean bone fractures, traumatic brain injury, herniated discs, and other severe injuries.
Damages Can You Recover in a Trucking Accident Claim
If you incurred medical costs as a result of your injuries sustained during a collision with an 18-wheeler or other larger vehicle, our 18-wheeler truck accident attorney can help you fight for fair and just compensation.
You may be entitled to recover damages as compensation for:
- Medical care expenses related to the accident (past or future)
- Emergency room care
- Surgical procedures
- Emotional distress
- Expenses for medications
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Lost wages (compensation for missed paychecks, paid time off, and other work benefits that would have otherwise been received while you were recovering from your injury)
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of consortium and physical intimacy
- Loss of enjoyment in life (you may no longer be able to do activities you once loved)
- Disability and disfigurement caused by the accident
Shane McClelland is ready to fight for you when you need help with a truck driver accident. He can help you hold those responsible for your accident accountable for their negligence whether they’re the truck driver, trucking company, manufacturer of the vehicle, or any other party who contributed to the accident. Don't wait, contact our personal injury law firm today.
Learn more about how you can fight back after an 18-wheeler trucking accident. Calling the Law Office of Shane McClelland at (713) 242-1302 or reach out to us online for help from our truck accident attorneys.
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