Rely on a Tractor-Trailer Accidents Lawyer in Houston to Fight for You
Tractor-trailer accidents in Texas can be extremely serious. In many cases, tired truck drivers from across the country or even from Mexico get involved in serious truck accidents in Texas after driving for hours on end without a break. Other times, 18-wheelers cause multiple injuries in serious, high-speed highway truck accidents.
Whatever kind of tractor-trailer accident in Texas you're dealing with, a Texas truck accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood can help. We can hold the drivers and the trucking companies accountable for their negligence. With more than 30 years of experience, the big rig accident lawyers at the law firm know how to thoroughly investigate such complicated accidents. More importantly, they know how to assemble this information into a rock-solid case designed to get clients the compensation and closure they rightfully deserve.
An accident involving an 18-wheeler typically leads to serious or even fatal injuries. The tractor-trailer is a giant on the road compared to the smaller passenger vehicles. Extreme forces involved in the accident typically result in injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, internal injuries and spinal cord damage. We have seen truck drivers walk away from an accident without a scratch, while the occupants of the smaller vehicles are taken away by ambulance.
A Texas tractor-trailer accident lawyer who works tirelessly for victims' rights
Tractor-trailer accidents are especially complicated because many different companies may be potentially liable in such accidents. There's the company that owns the truck cab itself. Sometimes, a different company owns the trailer. And the contents of the trailer itself might even involve a third corporation. And in each case, there are often several different insurance companies involved, representing each company's interests.
If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a trucking accident, you will need someone on your side making sure your rights are protected every step of the way. A Houston truck accident lawyer is prepared to fight for you today. Gene Hagood is deeply familiar with rules and regulations spelled out by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, an arm of the Department of Transportation that regulates the interstate trucking industry. These are known as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations or FMCSR, and we often cite them while representing clients in truck accident cases.
In some cases, a tractor-trailer wreck can be traced back to a driver who exceeded the hours-of-service limits. The hours of service rules indicate how long drivers can operate at one time. Truck companies want to move their cargo quickly. They may put so much pressure on their employees that the drivers ignore the limits and drive to the point of fatigue. We will not hesitate to cite any FMCSA regulation when handling a truck driver negligence case.
Handling the insurance companies - making sure they pay
At the Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood, we also know how to deal with insurance companies and give them the evidence that shows the extent of the losses you have suffered. We know the first offer they make is often far less than what they're actually willing to pay tractor-trailer accident victims. That's why we fight so vigorously for our clients. We understand how critical it is to get people the money they rightfully deserve to cover the true cost of a truck accident.
We can build a strong case that the insurance companies can’t ignore. If we can establish that negligence led to the accident that caused your injuries, they should take your case seriously. And if they see that we are ready to fight for you in court, they should become much more interested in negotiating a settlement that meets your needs.
If you are represented by the Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood, you will have an experienced team that is passionate about helping truck accident victims.
Attorney Gene S. Hagood is on the national advisory board for the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), which is a national association of committed lawyers who have joined together to eliminate unsafe and illegal interstate trucking practices. Click on attorney Hagood's profile in APITLA for more information.
It's time to hold negligent trucking companies responsible for their actions. Contact the Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood. Call (800) 632-9404 and schedule a free case evaluation. Best of all, if you choose to hire us, you pay us nothing if we don't win. That's because we work on a contingency fee basis. No tricks. No games. Just straightforward, honest legal advice from an experienced Houston personal injury lawyer fighting for your rights.