Truck Accident Attorney Serving Houston, Texas
If you or a loved one has been in a car accident that involved an 18-wheeler, oil tanker, or another type of large truck, I don’t have to tell you how devastating these types of accidents can be. Regardless of whether the accident occurred in an oilfield, on a construction site, or in an everyday driving situation, families are often left with an overwhelming pile of medical bills. In fatal cases, families are left with even worse.
Oilfield Truck Accidents in Texas & New Mexico
Throughout Texas and Southeast New Mexico, the oil industry is a major source of economic growth. However, the oil industry’s success should not come at the cost of safety. Far too often, oilfield workers are seriously injured or lose their lives in truck accidents that could have been avoided altogether. Among the most common causes of these accidents are:
Mistakes made by an inexperienced truck driver
Poor or dangerous road conditions
Unsecured transport loads
Unchecked blind spots
As the oilfield industry continues to grow and thrive, the number of heavy-duty service trucks, vacuum trucks, trucks hauling fracking sand, and tanker trucks grow along with it. It is absolutely essential that commercial trucking companies maintain strict safety regulations to protect oilfield workers and others who may pay the ultimate price.
As for your case, you can do your part to protect others by holding the responsible party or parties accountable for their mistake. By filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim against those responsible, you are making a clear and legally binding statement that their negligence is unacceptable and that they need to make every effort to prevent it from happening again.
Who Is Liable for an Oilfield Truck Accident?
After the initial shock and medical treatment following an oilfield truck accident, families are often left wondering how to go about claiming financial compensation. For instance, let’s say that your spouse was seriously hurt in a trucking wreck because the truck driver was distracted, tired, or careless. Your initial instinct may be to file a lawsuit against that truck driver. It only makes sense, right?
Unfortunately, truck accident liability is rarely so straightforward. The truck driver is just one of the many parties who could be considered at fault for the accident. These are the parties who typically need to be considered in a truck accident lawsuit:
The truck driver
The trucking company
The company that hired or leased out the truck
The cargo or loading company
The vehicle or parts manufacturer
The company that owns the trailer
The company that was hired to inspect the truck or trailer
In order to approach your case as effectively and efficiently as possible, it’s crucial that you enlist the help of an experienced truck accident attorney. I myself have been handling these types of cases since 2001. As a result, I know exactly where to look, who to interview, and how to collect useful evidence to strengthen your case.
Other Types of Trucking Accidents
Although trucking accidents on oilfields and construction sites are extremely common in Texas and Southeast New Mexico, they are by no means the only types of truck accidents that occur in these areas. If you or a loved one was hurt in any other kind of trucking accident (for instance, one involving an 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer, semi-truck, or other large truck), know that The Fostel Law Firm is here to help.
Fully loaded semi-trucks can weigh as much as 18,000 pounds, so it’s no wonder the effects are so devastating for victims and their families. Whether your accident resulted in minor injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one, my mission is to help you fight for justice.
TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER SERVING HOUSTON, TEXAS, AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO
I established The Fostel Law Firm to help people. When it comes to car wrecks involving large trucks, that means guiding victims and their families through the personal injury claims process, determining who to file their claim against, and fighting tooth and nail for the financial compensation they deserve. Give me a call if that’s the kind of attorney you want on your side.