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Houston, Texas Commercial Truck Accident Attorneys
Like other industries, how commercial truck companies do business these days has been affected by the global economy. Unlike earlier times when a single trucking company was responsible for a driver and his truck, today multiple companies are often involved in the ownership, loading, maintenance and operation of a semi. Consequently, when a truck accident happens, one company might be responsible for the driver, another for loading the truck, another for the truck's maintenance and yet another for the ownership of the vehicle. As a result, liability may extend beyond the driver or the parent company the employs him or her. At the Krist Law Firm, we review the causes and factors involved in a truck accident in order to apportion liability appropriately and recover fair compensation for our clients.
If you've been seriously injured in a truck accident, it's important to understand how liability is apportioned among the different parties involved. For more information, contact truck accident attorneys at the Krist Law Firm to schedule a free consultation.
Determining Liability in a Truck Accident
Multiple lines of liability may be involved in a single truck accident. Our attorneys review the cause of a truck accident and review the role played by each of the following factors:
- Owner of the truck — In cases where a driver does not own his truck the owner of the cab or trailer is responsible for its maintenance and upkeep. Was the truck properly maintained? Contact our truck accident attorneys.
- Truck driver — Was the driver drunk, driving under the influence, or driving in excess of the amount of allowable drive time hours? Contact our truck accident attorneys.
- Loading company — The company that loads a truck can be held liable for accidents that result from an improperly or overloaded vehicle. Contact our truck accident attorneys.
- Truck driving vendors — Companies that provide drivers to trucking companies on a contractual basis can be held liable for negligence on the part of their drivers. If a driver is improperly trained, licensed, or screened, his or her employer bares legal responsibility. Contact our truck accident attorneys.
- Equipment Manufacturer — Did an equipment failure cause a truck accident? Here, the manufacturer or the owner of the truck may be liable for defective or poorly maintained equipment. Contact our truck accident attorneys.
- Leasing company — A company that leases a semi can be held responsible for the integrity and safety of the truck. Contact our truck accident attorneys.
- Road design and maintenance — Federal and state agencies can be held liable for accidents that are caused by defective road designs and poor highway maintenance. Improper signage, poor water drainage, lack of guardrails, or potholes can all be attributable to defective road design and improper road maintenance. Contact our truck accident attorneys.
Contact Truck Accident Lawyers at the Krist Law Firm Today
Like other industries, trucking companies have resorted to outsourcing in order to save money. As a result, there may be multiple parties that share liability in a truck accident. To schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you, contact truck accident attorneys at the Krist Law Firm today.