Houston Trucking Accidents
Trucking accidents is the term commonly given collisions between large trucks (vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds) and moving passenger vehicles, other trucks, parked vehicles, or pedestrians. More and more trucks are on the road and crashes involving big trucks are on the rise-- nearly 20% over the past decade.In 2000 alone, nearly 460,000 large trucks were involved in traffic crashes, in which 5,100 people were killed and an additional 140,000 were injured. The number-one cause of fatal and serious injury trucking crashing is driver error. In statistics provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, driving errors were made by 38% of truck drivers involved in fatal crashes.
If a member of your family is killed or seriously injured in a trucking accident, powerful trucking companies, their insurers, investigators, and lawyers will start work immediately to limit their liability. They are well organized and will fight aggressively to avoid paying you and your family the money you deserve.
The Law Offices of CALEHR & ASSOCIATES handles large truck accident cases. Within the first week after an accident important physical evidence can be obtained or lost, and witnesses can be located or they might forget important details. Thus, it is in your best interest for you to take action as soon as possible. We know how to gather evidence against truckers and large trucking companies and how to develop a powerful case for money damages. We have the skill to secure substantial settlements where possible and to win at trial when necessary.
A wrongful death action results anytime a person dies as the result of someone else's negligence. These deaths can result from a variety of circumstances including automobile accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, or numerous other situations.
The legal system is designed to protect the rights of those who have suffered from the negligence of others. In most states, if the death of a relative was caused by the wrongful act of another, surviving family members have the right to financial compensation for the death.
After the loss of a loved one, the last thing the family wants to think about is taking legal action. But in many cases, prompt action is required to investigate the circumstances and to preserve evidence. Waiting to retain legal counsel can be damaging to any future claims.
If you suspect that you may have a case of wrongful death, we can help. The Law Offices of CALEHR & ASSOCIATES has experience in wrongful death claims including negotiation and litigation. While no amount of money can restore your loved one to you, our team of experienced wrongful death attorneys will aggressively strive to financially compensate you for your loss.