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Experienced Commercial Trucking Accident Attorney

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Advocating for Victims of Semi Truck Accidents Nationwide

When hiring a lawyer to handle your trucking accident case, you want someone who is experienced and tenacious. You want a lawyer who has the financial resources to develop your case properly. You want a lawyer who can take your call any time of the day or night. At Thomas J. Henry, our truck accident lawyers can do all of that and more.

We understand how difficult it is to work when you have been severely injured by an 18-wheeler or other commercial vehicle. That is why we can advance your court costs and litigation expenses. We can also advance money for living and medical expenses interest free*. You spend nothing and you pay no attorney’s fees unless we win your case. We do this because we have the confidence that comes with experience.

18-WHEELER ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS WITH A WINNING HISTORY

Thomas J. Henry has handled a multitude of 18-wheeler accidents over the past two decades and continue to handle many of the largest 18-wheeler accident cases throughout Texas and the United States. Whether the company is small or large, our success is not an accident; it is because we understand how trucking companies operate.

In addition, Thomas J. Henry understands how truck drivers are supposed to handle themselves in the operation and use of commercial motor vehicles. We have consistently demonstrated through expansive discovery, depositions and massive use of experts how trucking companies and drivers have caused not only injuries but deaths that were completely unnecessary. If trucking companies and drivers follow the appropriate safety rules prescribed by federal and state law, many people would still be living a full and prosperous life.

Knowing who and where to sue is critical. Thomas J. Henry has the knowledge and expertise to make sure your case is handled correctly. In some cases, you may have grounds to recover actual and punitive damages, which can compensate you for all expenses, past and future, which have occurred since your accident. We make sure all the details of your case have been researched so you receive the compensation you deserve.

UNITED STATES LARGE TRUCK ACCIDENT STATISTICS

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2015:

  • 11.2 million large trucks were registered in the United States
  • An estimated 433,000 police-reported traffic crashes occurred involving large trucks
  • 4,067 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks
  • Large trucks accounted for eight percent of all vehicles involved in fatal accidents
  • An estimated 116,000 people sustained injuries in crashes involving large trucks
  • Of the fatalities that occurred in large truck crashes in 2015, 84 percent were occupants of other vehicles or non-occupants, such as pedestrians or bicyclists
  • About one out of every four fatal crashes involving a large truck occurs on an interstate highway
  • States with the most fatalities in traffic crashes involving large trucks:
    • Texas — 561
    • California — 296
    • Florida — 225
    • Georgia — 182
    • Ohio — 167

REPRESENTING VICTIMS OF TRUCKING ACCIDENTS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES

Thomas J. Henry has helped injured victims throughout the nation stand up against some of the largest trucking companies in the world and obtain real results.

INJURED IN A LARGE TRUCK CRASH? CONTACT THOMAS J. HENRY

If you or a loved one have suffered a serious injury after being involved in an 18-wheeler accident, contact Thomas J. Henry immediately. Our experienced commercial trucking injury attorneys are available to respond to semi-truck accidents at any hour, day or night. Our lawyers understand that the immediate acquisition of evidence is paramount to understanding how the accident occurred. We will take immediate action on your case.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Remember, your choice does matter. Contact us today for a free legal consultation. Attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

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18-Wheeler Accident FAQs

Do you have questions after being injured in a semi-truck crash? Check out the following FAQs. If you don’t find your answer below, contact us and speak with an experienced Texas truck accident lawyer.

  • Who can I sue after a trucking accident?

    Some truck drivers own their own rig while others are employees of trucking companies, sometimes driving vehicles that the employer has leased from another company. Determining the exact nature of an employment relationship between a truck driver and a trucking company is often just the first step in identifying all of the parties that can be held liable for negligently causing an accident. Our truck accident lawyers can examine the facts of a particular accident, identify each of the relevant parties, and assess their potential liability.

  • How are semi-truck accidents different than accidents involving other types of vehicles?

    Trucks are required to carry higher amounts of insurance coverage. The drivers must also meet higher safety standards than other vehicle drivers. Trucks travel in interstate commerce and therefore, are subject to many federal regulations that do not apply to other vehicles. Trucking companies also have responsibility to perform background checks prior to hiring drivers and must periodically evaluate existing employees. Drivers are subject to limits on the number of hours they can drive in a given day. Drivers are also subject to testing for drugs and alcohol, both randomly and in the event of an accident. Violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation Act can provide the basis for establishing fault on the part of the trucking company and it’s driver.

  • How is liability proven in a semi-truck accident?

    In order to get the compensation you deserve following an 18-wheeler accident, you must be able to prove liability. You can do this by presenting two primary types of evidence: testimonial and material. Testimonial evidence can include detailed accounts from witnesses and evaluations from experts. Material evidence can include photos of damages to vehicles and physical injuries, video footage of the accident, tire marks on the road, and even driver logs and inspection records. Our semi-truck crash lawyers are experienced in handling these kinds of cases and will take immediate action to obtain and secure evidence.

  • Do I still have a viable claim if I was injured in an 18-wheeler accident caused by a mechanical issue?

    Whenever you’ve been injured in a semi-truck accident, there are many potential causes that can lead to the wreck. Mechanical failures, including worn tires, defective brakes, inadequate safety systems, or unsecured cargo could have been prevented if the trucking company kept up proper maintenance schedules for their vehicles. These can all be grounds for a trucking accident lawsuit.

  • What is a company vehicle?

    A company vehicle is any car, van, truck, or other vehicle that is owned and operated by a company to be used by employees or agents of that company. These vehicles can be used to carry employees, transport passengers, and haul goods and equipment. Tractor-trailers, cement mixers, cars used for ridesharing services, and corporate automobiles are just a few of the many different types of company vehicles on the road. When the employees operating these vehicles cause a crash, the employer or company may be held liable for negligent hiring practices and supervision, failure to properly train their employees, and more.

  • Can I hire a Texas lawyer if I live in another state?

    Yes, you can hire a Texas lawyer if you live in another state. No matter where you live, it is important to find a lawyer who has the necessary legal resources, experienced staff, and dedication to help you obtain the best results for your case. It is also crucial that you find an attorney who has experience in your needed legal area. For example, you don’t want to hire a criminal defense attorney when you suffered injuries from an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. When it comes to your case, look for the type of lawyer who deals with the laws surrounding your situation.

  • I feel fine. Should I still see a doctor after my 18-wheeler accident?

    Definitely. Many times injuries sustained during an automobile accident are not recognized or noticeable until days or weeks after the accident. This means that even though you may feel fine now, you may be suffering from internal injuries. You should always seek medical attention after being involved in an auto accident. When you do see the doctor, make sure to mention any complaint you may have, no matter how minor. Don’t play medical expert and evaluate the importance of a symptom. If you did not cause the auto accident, the law allows you to seek and receive compensation for any medical bills you have incurred after the collision.

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