Our Houston personal injury lawyer at Charles J. Argento sees large commercial trucks traveling through our Texas residential neighborhoods and inside the city delivering to restaurants, bars, and retail locations every day.
In fact, it is difficult to travel through Harris County without encountering Amazon, UPS, FedEx, and other large delivery vehicles that are trying to keep up with consumer demand.
The difference between these large trucks and Semi-Trucks that frequent our Houston interstates is that most of these drivers are not required to have a Commercial Drivers License. Because of the lack of credentials necessary to drive one of these oversized vehicles, our Houston residents are suffering significant injuries in collisions with delivery drivers where they live, work, and entertain.
The bigger question becomes, who is responsible for the damages caused during these crashes?
The answer is, it depends. Here is what our Houston residents need to know.
Who is Liable for a Commercial Truck Accident, Injuries & Fatalities in Houston, Texas?
Large cargo vans that are common on our Houston roadways are often operated by drivers who are paid through incentive-based compensation.
That means the more they do, in less time, the more they make. When corporations place profits over safety, they allow inexperienced drivers to get behind the wheel of these large vehicles.
These drivers often fail to comply with federal and state safety regulations, which can lead to traffic accidents that can lead to serious injuries or even death.
At Charles J. Argento, our Houston commercial truck accident attorneys will investigate each detail of your crash with one of these oversized vehicles to determine who was liable, so we can hold them accountable for your full financial recovery.
That may include the trucking company for negligent driver screening, improper training, or inadequate supervision of delivery truck drivers.
In other cases, it may be the driver who was responsible for the crash if he or she was speeding, impaired, or distracted by personal or corporate electronic devices.
In some cases, multiple parties may be liable for your damages. When they are, we will pursue each insurance policy available to produce the best outcome for your unique case.
Contact Our Experienced Commercial Truck Accident Lawyer in Houston, Texas for Help
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a vehicle collision caused by a negligent commercial truck driver in Texas, contact our experienced car accident attorney in Houston at Charles J. Argento today to schedule a free consultation by calling 713-225-5050 or by contacting us online.
Our law firm does not get paid until we obtain a settlement or verdict for your unique case.