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Houston Side Impact Truck Accident Lawyer
Broadside truck accidents, more commonly known as T-bone truck crashes, are among the deadliest and most tragic on roads and highways throughout Houston and Texas. When side impact accidents involve a commercial truck, the impacts are, far too commonly, potentially deadly. Inattentive, rushed, or intoxicated commercial truck drivers may inadvertently cause collisions with smaller vehicles, whose drivers are especially exposed to risk and injury. If you’ve been involved in a T-bone crash with a commercial truck, it is important to seek representation from a qualified Texas truck accident attorney who will fight to protect your legal rights. After a T-bone crash with a commercial truck, your injuries may require a lengthy recovery. Medical bills likely are more than your family can manage, and you may not know where to turn for help. An attorney can investigate your crash and gather the evidence to support your claim.
Side Impact Collisions with Trucks Are Incredibly Dangerous
Causes of Side Impact Truck Collisions
- A driver doesn’t look both ways before merging onto a street
- A truck driver blows through a stoplight or stop sign at an intersection
- A driver does not exercise caution when pulling out of or into a parking spot
- Parking lots — where drivers are exiting and entering parking spots
- Intersections — where lights or stop signs may be (but aren’t always) present
- Busy streets — where vehicles may be turning
Right of Way Cited in Many Intersection Truck Crash Accidents
What Are Some Injuries Common in T-bone Truck Crashes?
- Head injuries - Can include concussion and other traumatic brain injuries, or cuts from shattered glass.
- Neck injuries - Can include herniated discs or whiplash, where the neck extends unnaturally as the head snaps from the force of the impact.
- Back injuries - Can include herniated discs, nerve damage, spinal cord damage, or paralysis.
- Chest, Abdominal, and Pelvic Injuries - Can include crushing injuries from a buckled car frame.
- Limb Injuries - Can include broken bones or dislocated limbs.
- Soft Tissue Injuries - Can include muscle, tendon, and ligament sprains, strains, and tears.
- Broken Bones - A driver is usually exposed when T-boned; as a result, he or she commonly suffers broken bones.
- Tissue Damage - An especially forceful impact may tear, impact, bruise, or otherwise harm muscle tissue.
- Lacerations - Flying glass or displaced metal may cause deep wounds and gashes in the wake of an accident.
- Paralysis- A driver may become paralyzed if an accident is forceful and severe enough.
Critical Questions Following a Side Impact Truck Accident
- What effort did the driver make to avoid the accident? This question can be answered through witness testimony and an analysis of the scene of the crash. Tire marks, debris and an evaluation of where the truck impacted with your vehicle or other obstacles can help determine whether the truck was accelerating or decelerating at the time of impact.
- Does the driver have a record of past violations or incidents? Trucking companies are responsible for holding their drivers accountable and checking their prior histories before bringing them onboard. If the driver has a history of reckless behavior or violating the law, the employer can be held accountable as well.
- Was poor maintenance a factor in the accident? One way that companies cut corners is to skimp on inspections and repairs, so gaining access to the maintenance records of the truck can reveal whether it was maintained correctly before the incident.
- Can a product liability claim be filed due to defective equipment? Manufacturers that sell defective or poorly designed tires, brakes, and other critical equipment can be held liable if the components failed to perform as it was designed.
- What was the state of the driver at the time of the accident? Reviewing work logs and investigating whether those logs were forged can reveal whether fatigue was a factor in the incident. Additionally, it is crucial to demand drug testing to determine if the driver was under the influence of a controlled substance at the time of the accident.
How A Texas Truck Accident Attorney Can Help You
Attorney, John D. Pascoe and the Pascoe Law Firm, is responsible for the content on this website, principal office and only office located in Friendswood, Texas. Servicing: Alvin, Angleton, Atascocita, Austin, Bay City, Bacliff, Baytown, Beaumont, Bellaire, Brazoria County, Brookside Village, Brownsville, Clute, Conroe, Clear Lake, Clear Lake Shores, Chambers County, Corpus Christi, Channelview, Cypress, Dallas, Danbury Dickinson, Deer Park, East Houston, El Largo, Freeport, Friendswood, Fresno, Fort Bend County, Fort Worth, Galveston, Galveston County, Greenspoint, Gulfgate, Harris County, Hitchcock, Houston, Houston Heights, Huffman, Humble, Huntsville, Harlingen, Jefferson County, Katy, Kemah, Lake Jackson, La Marque, La Porte, League City, Laredo, Liberty County, Manvel, Memorial City Houston, Midtown Houston, Missouri City, Montgomery County, Montrose Houston, McAllen, Nassau Bay, North Houston, Orange, Pasadena, Port Bolivar, Port Arthur, Pearland, Richmond, Rice Village, River Oaks, Rosenberg, Rosharon, Rio Grande Valley, Santa Fe, San Antonio, San Leon, Seabrook, Shoreacres, Sienna Plantation, South Houston, Sugar Land, Southbelt Ellington, Spring, South Padre Island, Texas City, Taylor Lake Village, The Woodlands, Tiki Island, Tomball, Victoria, Uptown Houston Galleria, Webster, West Columbia, West University Place, Weihmar, and throughout Texas.