18 Wheeler Accident Attorney
18 wheelers are an important way for U.S. companies to transport goods across the nation. However, these trucks are some of the largest and most difficult vehicles to operate on roads and highways. Their enormous weight and size make basic driving maneuvers, such as lane switching, braking, and turning, difficult for even the most seasoned truck drivers. There are many safety procedures in place for 18 wheelers and their drivers, but when drivers fail to adhere to such procedures, commercial vehicle accidents can result in serious injury and even death.
At Mokaram Law Firm, our attorneys have been helping 18 wheeler accident victims claim compensation for their suffering for over 20 years. We believe if heavy haul transportation companies do not follow the necessary safety procedures, we should hold them liable for the accidents their negligence causes. Contact our office at (713) 952-4445 to learn more about how Mokaram Law Firm can assist you following your commercial vehicle accident.
Common Causes of 18 Wheeler Accidents
While the number of fatal truck accidents continues to decrease year by year, 18 wheeler accidents still occur every day. Despite the numerous safety measures all trucking companies and their employees must follow, negligence persists as the prevailing cause of these accidents. Negligence comes in many forms, from a driver not checking his blind spot to a transportation company failing to properly maintain their vehicles. Some of the other leading causes of 18 wheeler accidents include:
- Reckless driving
- Vehicle defects
- No-zone accidents
- Truck driver error
- Employer negligence
Individuals involved in an 18 wheeler accident can attest to the severity of damage caused by these massive vehicles. These giants may be necessary to deliver the goods consumers need, but when the negligence of a driver or a transportation company causes injuries to an innocent victim, they need to pay compensation to those who suffered.
How Much Money Am I Owed?
The amount of money you can recover through a truck accident claim will vary depending on the details of your case. That said, if you are able to prove the liability of a large company, such as the trucking company, truck manufacturer, or company that owns the cargo, you may be able to recover a huge amount of money. This is because these companies hold much higher insurance limits than an individual driver. You can demand compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Future lost earning potential
- Rehabilitative expenses
- Travel expenses for treatment
- Pain and suffering
- Death benefits, if your loved one passed away in a truck accident
While we can’t guarantee any amount of money, we can tell you that many of our past clients have received huge amounts of money to pay for their accident-related expenses, including:
- Houston Trucking Accident – $3 MILLION DOLLAR VERDICT
- 18-Wheeler Leg Amputation – $1 MILLION DOLLAR VERDICT
- Houston Car Accident – MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT
- Houston Motorcycle Accident – CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT
- Rollover Defect Accident – CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT
Why Choose Mokaram Law Firm?
It is important to remember that not all lawyers are created equal. You need a law firm with experience, a great track record, and the skills to get you the results you need. At Mokaram Law Firm, we have all that and more.
We have been advocating for our neighbors in Houston for over 25 years. In that time, we have recovered well over a billion dollars for our clients. This includes over a billion dollars alone for former NFL players whom we have represented in concussion claims against the NFL. As you can see, we are not afraid of any challenge, and are ready to take on the party who harmed you, no matter who they are.
We have been recognized for our success on behalf of our clients by numerous publications, including Time, Forbes, and Fortune. We also receive consistently positive reviews from our clients, an honor we are even more proud of. We promise that we will handle your claim with the utmost compassion, grit, and skill, but don’t take our word for it! We offer totally free and confidential consultations so you can see for yourself why so many others have chosen Mokaram Law Firm.
Contact an 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you know was involved in a truck accident, you still have many legal options to help you recover the compensation you deserve. At Mokaram Law Firm, we understand how taxing the consequences of an 18 wheeler accident can be. High medical costs, vehicle damage, and lost wages are only the tip of the iceberg. Our attorneys believe no one should have to suffer from an accident they did not cause, and we will do everything in our power to ensure the highest likelihood of receiving compensation. Give our offices a call at (713) 952-4445 to speak with a legal professional about your case.