Houston Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorney
Commercial Vehicle Accidents in Texas
Accidents involving commercial vehicles—whether large semi-trucks or smaller delivery vans—tend to be much more complicated than standard car accidents. This is largely due to the issue of liability. The commercial vehicle driver may not necessarily be liable for your damages, even if they were the one who caused the crash. Often (though not always), the commercial driver’s employer is the one responsible for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
At Vaughan Legal Trial Team, we represent individuals who have been involved in serious motor vehicle accidents, including collisions with all types of commercial vehicles. Led by our Houston commercial vehicle accident attorney, our firm has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of accident victims and their families. We can help you fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.
How Common Are Commercial Vehicle Accidents?
Every day, millions of commercial vehicles travel our nation’s highways and roads, delivering goods and products throughout the U.S. It’s no surprise that these vehicles are frequently involved in collisions with other motorists.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation (DOT), there were 32,562 commercial vehicle accidents in Texas in 2020, resulting in:
- 581 fatalities
- 1,245 suspected serious injuries
- 3,966 non-incapacitating injuries
- 6,781 possible injuries
- 3,297 unknown injuries (possible serious, non-incapacitating, or no injuries)
Often, injured victims face numerous hardships, from expensive medical bills to weeks or months of lost wages and immense pain and suffering. Our Houston commercial vehicle accident attorney can not only fight to hold the liable party accountable but also seek the full, fair compensation you are owed.
Who Is Liable for a Commercial Vehicle Accident?
As previously mentioned, liability in commercial vehicle accident cases is very complex.
Depending on the specific factors involved, any of the following parties may be partially or fully liable for a commercial vehicle accident:
- The manufacturer or distributor of a defective vehicle or vehicle part
- The company that employs the commercial vehicle driver
- The entity that owns or leases the commercial vehicle
- The party responsible for vehicle maintenance or repairs
- The commercial vehicle driver
- A third party, such as a construction company or another driver on the road
At Vaughan Legal Trial Team, we conduct extensive investigations to determine how our clients’ commercial vehicle accidents occurred, as well as who is liable for their damages. We work with accident reconstructionists and other experts to develop powerful, evidence-based claims for our clients.
How Much Is a Commercial Vehicle Accident Claim Worth?
There are many factors that affect the value of a given personal injury claim, including those involving commercial vehicle accidents.
Some of these factors include:
- Whether the plaintiff suffered incapacitating or disabling injuries
- The plaintiff’s medical costs, including future medical expenses
- The nature and severity of the plaintiff’s injuries
- The plaintiff’s degree of fault (if any)
- Whether the plaintiff was negligent
- The extent of the plaintiff’s pain and suffering
- What insurance coverage/compensation is available
- Whether the case goes to trial
Without knowing these unique factors, it is impossible to determine the value of your claim. We recommend that you schedule an appointment with our commercial vehicle accident attorney in Houston to learn more about how much your case may be worth. There is no cost and no obligation to you when you speak to our firm about your case.
Contact Us Today for a Complimentary Consultation
If you or someone you love was involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, and you believe the driver or another party was at fault, reach out to Vaughan Legal Trial Team right away. In Texas, you typically only have two years to file a motor vehicle accident lawsuit—and the deadline is even shorter if you have a claim against a government agency. If you wait too long, you could lose your right to sue the at-fault party for damages.
Our team handles all types of highly complex commercial vehicle accident claims, including cases involving large trucks, Amazon and other delivery vehicles, rideshare vehicles, taxis, limos, mail trucks, cargo vans, construction vehicles, and more. With more than 20 years of real trial experience, Attorney Jeffery Vaughan is prepared to aggressively advocate for your maximum recovery.