Truck accidents are among the most deadly types of auto accidents, and if you’ve been injured in one, you most likely now require financial compensation to heal. Read on and reach out to our Houston personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the primary causes of truck accidents?
Truck accidents are oftentimes more complex than standard car accidents, as in many cases, there are multiple parties involved, and there are many potential causes of truck accidents themselves. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents are as follows:
- Negligent truck drivers: This is perhaps the most common cause of truck accidents. When truck drivers speed, drive while fatigued, drive while intoxicated, or otherwise disobey the rules and regulations of the road, they drastically increase the chances of a serious accident occurring.
- Negligent truck company employers: If a truck company employer does not ensure that his or her drivers are certified and received proper training, they may be held partially accountable in an accident. Additionally, if a truck company employer made his or her employees drive past the legally-acceptable amount of hours and an accident occurs, the truck company employer may also be held responsible.
- Negligent truck company employees: Truck company employees are responsible for maintaining the trucks and ensuring they are in optimal condition. They are also responsible for loading the trucks, and if a truck is improperly loaded, it may become unbalanced and topple over as a result.
- Faulty truck parts: At times, truck accidents are due to faulty truck parts created by negligent product designers or manufacturers. In this case, you would file what is known as a product liability lawsuit.
How long will I have to sue a truck driver for an accident in Texas?
If you are looking to sue a truck driver for an injury, you will have to do so within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is, generally, two years, which means that you must not wait longer than two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the liable party. Give us a call today so we can get started.
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