Pascoe Law FirmTRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER
Principal office located in Friendswood, Texas.
Available to service League City, Webster, Pearland, Galveston, and the surrounding areas within Texas.
Hockley Truck Accident Lawyer
Proudly Servicing Hockley, TX
Claims Involving Commercial Truck Accidents?
What does an insurance claim entail after Collision with A Large Truck?
Proving Your Truck Accident Claim?
Proving your truck accident claim will involve looking at the case historically and from multiple perspectives. Responsible parties could extend beyond the truck driver to include: the owner of the business for whom the truck driver was working, individuals most recently charged with inspecting the truck or its cargo, and even the manufacturer of the truck, in cases where the truck was defective. Establishing the causes of the collision will also aid in proving the truck accident claim. Claims could be filed for:
- Driving too many hours, in violation of federal regulations
- Improper or negligent truck maintenance
- Unsafe driving practices (generally detectable by reviewing the truck’s event data recorder)
Causes of Truck Accidents in Hockley?
At a certain point, you might not be concerned with the “why” or the “how” of your accident. You were there, it happened, and now you have to get through it and get back on your feet. But the details of why the collision occurred are crucial in proving another party’s fault in court. It is essential to understand the situation clearly and gather the proper evidence. In most situations, it isn’t hard to figure out why the collision occurred. Many trucking accidents are caused by:
- Negligent hiring, retention, or training
- Defective Trucking Equipment
- Speeding or moving violations
- Driver fatigue or distraction
- Driving under the influence
- Bad weather
- Runaway trucks or trailers
Lack of Training of Truck Drivers?
Defective Trucking Equipment That Causes Truck Accidents?
Companies have an obligation to provide their truck drivers with a large commercial truck that is in a proper working order, and drivers are expected to routinely inspect the trucks and their loads to ensure safety. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations require truck drivers to inspect their vehicles prior to driving for the following issues:
- Lighting devices and reflectors
- Steering mechanism
- Rear-vision mirrors
- Windshield wipers
- Parking brake
- Coupling devices
- Service brakes
At the end of a trip, drivers must re-examine these items, as well as the wheels, tires and emergency equipment. Any defects must be noted in the post-trip inspection report and promptly corrected by the trucking company. When unsafe equipment was a factor in the tractor trailer accident that caused your injuries, our lawyer will work to discover the lapse in protocol that allowed the defect to go unnoticed or unaddressed.