Causes of Truck Accidents

Hildebrand & Wilson, LLP Jan. 7, 2021

Truck Wreck Lawyers in Texas

Though they are quite common, a truck accident may not be an “accident.” Many of the causes of trucking accidents can be controlled, making travel safer for not only the trucks, but also for individuals in the vehicles that share the road with trucks. Our attorneys at Hildebrand & Wilson, LLP are knowledgeable and experienced truck accident attorneys. They are able to handle your truck accident case.

There are many different factors that may contribute to a truck accident, including:

  • Unsafe road conditions

  • Driver negligence

  • Driver intoxication

  • Excessive speed

  • Driver fatigue (falling asleep at the wheel)

  • Improper truck maintenance

  • Defective trucking equipment or malfunction of equipment (brakes, tires)

  • Improperly loaded or unbalanced cargo

  • Load shifting

  • Unsecured loads

  • Inadequate road signage

  • Truck that becomes disabled in a lane of traffic (such as with a tire blowout)

Trucking accidents often result from mistakes and negligence committed by the truck driver or trucking company. Our lawyers are able to examine all aspects of the situation, including driver log books, the driver’s driving history and maintenance records.

Though truck accidents frequently involve large trucks known as semi trucks, tractor trailers, or 18-wheelers, trucking accident also are caused by:

  • Dump trucks

  • Cargo trucks

  • Garbage trucks

  • Transport vans

No mater the type of truck that collided with your vehicle or the complexity of the accident, we are able to help clients with the legal issues related to the truck wreck or accident. Our lawyers at Hildebrand & Wilson do not shy away from taking a case to trial. Our trial lawyers have obtained many large awards and settlements involving truck accidents and other personal injury matters for our clients.

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To learn more about your rights and options for seeking compensation after a truck wreck, contact us immediately. We do not charge our clients any attorney’s fees until we reach a successful resolution on their case. If you or your loved one cannot make it to our office to discuss your truck wreck claim, our lawyers can travel to meet with you. We help clients from throughout Texas, including Houston (Harris County), Conroe, Galveston, Victoria, Beaumont, Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Laredo, McAllen, Harligen, Brownsville, Waco, Dallas, Fort Worth, Longview, Tyler, Marshall, Texarkana, Pearland (Brazoria County), Angleton, Bastrop and more.