HOUSTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The aftermath of any type of accident can be a devastating experience for those involved. In truck accident cases; however, the likelihood that individuals involved will sustain a serious injury that will have a significant impact on their lives long-term becomes greater. This is because a large number of truck accidents involve drivers of passenger vehicles that are extremely vulnerable to the destruction big rigs cause due to how they scale in comparison.
Trucking companies often fear that no matter whose fault a wreck it, the blame will be immediately placed on them. This fear leads many to take drastic measures to try and avoid a hefty payout to injured victims, even in circumstances where a wreck really is their fault. It is important that injured drivers and passengers of vehicles involved in collisions with 18-wheelers seek help with ensuring that an investigation is conducted so that their claims can be supported if damages from a truck driver or company are warranted in their case.
INVESTIGATION OF CATASTROPHIC ACCIDENTS
"With proper planning and coordination, accident investigators can maximize the collection and preservation of critical pieces of evidence. At the same time, prompt action can minimize the potential for making common investigation errors."
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The Houston injury lawyers of 1800 CAR WRECK work with a highly skilled team of investigators on truck accident cases to give clients the best chance for fair recovery. A number of factors can lead to serious truck accidents including truck driver distractions, which account for a portion of Houston 18-wheeler wrecks.
Distracted Driving 2011
"Distracted driving is a behavior dangerous to drivers, passengers, and nonoccupants alike. Distraction is a specific type of inattention that occurs when drivers divert their attention from the driving task to focus on some other activity."
For more information and statistics on distracted driving, please visit http://www.distraction.gov/download/811737.pdf
Individuals who have been involved in a Houston truck accident and left with serious injuries can contact the law firm of Eberstein & Witherite today for help with assessing their legal options. By contacting the firm, individuals can obtain a free evaluation of their case. The 1800 CAR WRECK helpline is open for Houston accident victims 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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