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Houston Truck Accident Lawyer

There has been a rise in recent years in truck and 18-wheeler accident numbers in Texas. This trend is especially worrying because it has occurred despite stricter safety regulations and better safety tools for truckers. The sad truth is that despite the improved measures in place to make our roads safer, many truck companies and drivers are still negligent enough to cause devastating accidents on our highways.

If you or someone you love has suffered from a Texas truck accident, you may be striving to get compensated. A tractor-trailer accident case can be a lot more complicated than a regular car crash case. But the Cook Law Firm is on your side. We are ready to help you with your legal needs.

Why A Truck Accident Case Is Different

Compared to passenger car crashes, an accident involving a large commercial vehicle is a more complex case. One reason is that trucks such as 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, dump trucks, big rigs and tankers are typically commercial vehicles. In a trucking accident case, you could be dealing not just with the truck driver but also with the trucking company, and it is likely that this company is backed by a large insurer and a powerful team of lawyers.

Another unique factor in a truck crash are the laws and standards that regulate the trucking industry. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has specific rules on truck driving hours, cargo loading, vehicle maintenance, and the like. These rules are crucial in establishing a party’s negligence in a truck wreck, so you want a lawyer who is well-versed with these laws in particular.

It is wise for you to choose a Houston truck accident attorney who is experienced and successful in handling truck accident cases. It takes competence and in-depth legal experience to effectively navigate trucking laws. It also takes a fearless attorney to effectively stand up to the large companies involved. Cook Law Firm combines these qualities to help you win what you rightfully deserve.

Texas Truck Accident Facts and Figures

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of fatalities from large truck accidents in Texas has been steadily rising since 2013. In 2015 alone, there were 561 of these fatalities, up from 553 in 2014 and 535 in 2013. The counties with the most large truck accident deaths in 2015 were Harris County, Dallas County, Travis County, Tarrant County and Smith County.

Despite these tragic deaths, truckers continue to violate safety rules. The Road Check program of the Department of Public Safety has found that about 27 to 30 percent of commercial trucks in Texas should not be operating at all due to safety problems that may be life-threatening. Some of these problems are defective brakes, unqualified drivers, intoxicated drivers, bald tires, and inoperable safety lights.

In light of these statistics, it is all the more important that you fight for justice after a truck accident. Your fight could give you not just monetary compensation to help you recover from your losses, but also peace of mind knowing that you stood up against a negligent party.

Arm Yourself With an Effective Lawyer

A truck accident case may not be easy, but the Cook Law Firm is proficient in cases like yours. Attorney Andrew Cook has been winning accident injury cases for years, helping injured victims get back on track after their accident. Let our firm fight for you to get what you rightfully deserve.

Talk to us about your 18-wheeler, tractor trailer, semi-truck or any other large commercial vehicle accident. Call us today for a free case evaluation.

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