Houston Truck Accident Injury Claim Lawyers

In his song “Eastbound and Down,” Jerry Reed summed up the problem truck drivers face every day: “We’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there.”

The pressure to make deliveries on time can cause truck drivers to take risks that put themselves and other drivers at risk. The attorneys of The Daly Law Firm, represent people who were harmed in accidents caused by truck driver negligence, including:

  • Drunk driving
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs
  • Driver fatigue from violating hours of service regulations
  • Aggressive driving
  • Speeding, tailgating, failure to use signals
  • Distracted driving, e-mailing, texting, watching movies while driving
  • Driving in adverse weather conditions
  • Failure to properly inspect the truck, trailer and load
  • Overweight or unbalanced loads
  • Lack of proper licensing or training

Trucking Companies Bear Some of the Blame

In some cases, truck drivers are pushed to take unnecessary risks by trucking companies. The drivers may need to choose between losing their jobs and taking chances on the road. Trucking companies put truckers and other drivers at risk when they:

  • Fail to perform required drug tests
  • Hire unqualified drivers
  • Hire drivers who have criminal backgrounds that include drunk driving or reckless driving offenses

If you believe you were harmed because of truck driver negligence, please contact The Daly Law Firm, by e-mail or call 281-488-1500. From our office in Houston, we represent clients in southeast Texas, throughout the state and nationwide.