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Our Houston truck accident attorneys at Charles J. Argento know that 18-wheeler collisions occur throughout Texas every day. When they do, the crash requires a skilled Harris County personal injury lawyer to determine who is liable for the accident, injuries, and fatalities that result, so our clients can pursue the maximum financial recovery they deserve to get their lives back on track.
That includes commercial vehicle accidents caused by semi-trucks that are not properly inspected or maintained, which puts everyone on the road at risk of catastrophic injuries or losing a loved one.
The question is, who is liable for 18-wheeler accidents caused by mechanical failures in Texas?
We have answers.
Who is Liable for Mechanical Failure Truck Accidents, Injuries, and Fatalities in Texas?
At Charles J. Argento, our Houston truck accident attorneys know 18-wheeler collisions happen for multiple reasons. Whether it is a negligent truck driver or trucking company, or overloaded or unsecured cargo caused by another third party, they typically result in severe injuries and tragic fatalities.
When mechanical problems lead to a truck crash, the most common parts that fail on a potentially 80,000-pound commercial truck include:
- Brake Failure.
- Steering System Failure.
- Tire Failures.
- Transmission Failure.
Trucking companies have a responsibility to inspect and maintain the commercial vehicles in their fleet regularly. When they detect mechanical problems, they must be repaired immediately, or the truck should be sidelined until the repairs are made.
When companies fail to meet this responsibility, the risk of an accident caused by mechanical failures increases, and other motorists can be seriously hurt.
At Charles J. Argento, our skilled truck accident lawyers in Houston will investigate your 18-wheeler crash, and the mechanical failures that caused the collision, outline your injuries, and pursue the trucking company’s insurance coverage for your full financial recovery.
Should we uncover another third party — or combination of parties — is liable for the truck’s mechanical failure, we will pursue the individual, party, or entity’s liability insurance coverage too, to ensure our clients have access to the maximum financial recovery for their unique damages.
Contact Our Houston Truck Accident Attorney for Help Today
If you were injured or lost a loved one in an 18-wheeler accident caused by a mechanical failure or another form of negligence in Texas, contact our experienced personal injury 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.