Whether you call the semis, 18-wheelers, or tractor trailers, commercial trucks are the biggest things on the road. As a result, accidents involving trucks can be extra destructive. Like any vehicle accident, truck accidents can cause serious injuries that lead to big medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, there are a number of unique circumstances surrounding commercial trucking accidents that require specialty knowledge. Attorney Mark W. Collmer of Collmer Law Group has been helping Houston clients recover fair compensation for their injuries since 1982 and has extensive experience involving commercial truck accidents.
Negligence in Commercial Trucking
Truck drivers can face a great deal of pressure to meet certain distance quotas. Even though there are laws governing what trucking companies can and can’t ask of their drivers, rules often get bent. When they do, the consequences can be catastrophic. Fatigued driving, distracted driving, speeding, and driving under the influence all constitute negligence. If you are injured by another party engaging in any of these behaviors, you are likely entitled to compensation. And if the negligence was the result of a company policy or failure of oversight, you may have an even bigger case.
Big Trucks, Big Insurance Companies
Commercial trucking accidents can involve a number of complicating factors. Truck drivers often operate across state lines and can have different relationships with their employers. Generally, trucking companies are big businesses, which means they’re backed by big insurance companies. These insurance companies deploy substantial resources to ensure that they pay as little as possible to claimants, which is why it is imperative to hire an experienced commercial truck accident attorney for your case.
Serving Houston for Nearly 40 Years
A serious injury can impact just about every area of your life for years to come. Fortunately, you’re not alone. Collmer Law Group has a proven record of helping personal injury victims get justice for their claims. We’ll work with you to develop a strategy so you can get the largest compensation package possible to give you a strong financial foundation as you get healthy.