Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyers
An out-of-control tractor-trailer is a terrifying and deadly force on the road. If you or a loved one has the victim of an accident caused by a negligent tractor-trailer driver, Williams Kherkher is here to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Tractor-trailers are a common sight on Texas highways. For many, the open road and vast expanse of the Lone Star State offers an alluring sense of freedom. Additionally, a booming economy and low gas prices have put more tractor-trailers on the road. Trucking companies and drivers often load these massive commercial trucks with cargo that can weigh up to 18,000 pounds. In cases of emergency, the massive size of the vehicle makes the trucks extremely dangerous to smaller passenger vehicles. When compared to large tractor-trailers, passenger vehicles are a particularly vulnerable element on the highway. Unfortunately, year after year, reckless tractor-trailer drivers severely injure thousands of people in trucking accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a tractor-trailer in Houston or the greater Harris County area, you may be able to recover damages.
At Williams Kherkher, our team of competent and caring attorneys understands the horrific devastation a tractor-trailer can produce. The financial toll of such an accident can be staggering. After an accident, medical expenses, rehabilitative costs, and lost wages can begin to pile up. Our experienced attorneys have represented countless victims of trucking accidents in the state of Texas and across the nation. Our mission is not only to win the financial compensation our clients deserve but to also make our community safer. If you have been hurt in a tractor-trailer collision, we are here to help. To speak with an attorney about your rights and legal options, call the Texas tractor-trailer accident attorneys of Williams Kherkher.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
In 2016, nearly 500 fatal vehicle-to-truck accidents occurred on Texas highways. For survivors of a trucking accident, their ordeal has just begun. If you or someone you know was involved in a trucking accident, you may discover that the road toward recovery stretches further out of reach as you become increasingly hobbled by medical bills, painful rehabilitation treatments, and severe emotional distress. Furthermore, trucking companies and their insurance companies often push back against negligence claims. Seeking to recover the damages you are owed from these companies can seem like an insurmountable task, especially given their resources and financial backing. The fact remains that you are entitled to financial compensation if a negligent truck driver caused your accident. And with the help of an experienced attorney, you can turn the tide on the trucking and insurance companies.
Why Choose Williams Kherkher?
Some trucking accidents are not the fault of the driver, but rather the fault of inadequate maintenance or mechanical defects. In these cases, the attorneys at Williams Kherkher will scan through every document and file to determine the party at fault. Our seasoned attorneys are prepared to take these tricky trucking companies and their drivers to court.
Our team of compassionate and skilled legal professionals understands how emerging from a trucking accident is a life-shattering experience. We have gained national acclaim for representing the “little guy” and winning. In addition, we work on a contingency-fee basis, which means we won’t charge you a penny unless you settle. If a reckless truck driver caused your accident, our Houston-based firm has the resources and knowledge to win you the just compensation you deserve. The journey to recovery is long, but you don’t have to face the challenges alone. Williams Kherkher is prepared to help you along your journey. Let us do the legal legwork for you so you can begin to piece together your life. Call us at (713) 352-7071 to learn more about what our firm can do for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Seeking to recover damages after a trucking accident is often a disorienting process. Most of our clients are entering unfamiliar legal terrain and have numerous questions. Our firm has compiled some the most common questions clients ask here:
What is a tractor-trailer?
A tractor-trailer is a commercial transport vehicle consisting of a truck and a large trailer attached to the back. Generally, a tractor-trailer is much larger than a passenger vehicle and requires a Commercial Driver’s License to operate legally.
I believe a tractor-trailer driver is responsible for my accident. Can I claim damages and recover financial compensation?
Yes. Depending on the specifics of your case, you are entitled to financial compensation. Your recovery can include medical bills, lost earning capacity, and psychological distress. However, different states have different laws regarding trucking accidents (for example, the statute of limitations). It is important that you immediately contact a qualified attorney after your accident to evaluate your legal options.
Does Texas have a statute of limitations for a trucking accident?
Yes. In Texas, the statute of limitations for trucking accidents is two years. The time limit starts from the date of your injury. If your trucking accident claim expires, the court may bar your case, which means you don’t get paid. For this reason, it is important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible.
At Williams Kherkher, we have recovered millions for our clients in trucking accident claims. With an experienced attorney from Williams Kherkher by your side, you can bring justice to ones that hurt you. If you or a loved one were in a trucking accident, do not hesitate to call our office at (713) 352-7071. We are standing by to help you.