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18-Wheeler Accident / Commercial Vehicle Accident

If you have a loved one who was killed or severely injured as the result of an 18-wheeler accident, call the attorneys at Wilhite & Associates, P.C. today for a free consultation concerning your rights. Our experienced Houston personal injury attorneys represent clients throughout Harris County including Houston, Northwest Houston, Champions, Spring, Tomball, Klein, the FM 1960 area, as well as The Woodlands and Conroe in Montgomery County.

When an 18-wheeler, semi, delivery truck or other commercial motor vehicle (CMV) collides with a passenger vehicle, the resulting injuries can be catastrophic. The extreme size and weight of a commercial truck and its load make the 18-wheeler difficult to control and exceptionally damaging in a collision with a passenger vehicle.

Accidents involving 18-wheelers are often caused by the following negligence on the part of the driver and/or owner of the commercial truck:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Improper vehicle maintenance
  • Drug and alcohol use by driver
  • Overloading
  • Failure to properly secure the load

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) administers and enforces federal regulations intended to help prevent such accidents from occurring. The Hours-of-Service regulations limit the amount of time commercial truck drivers may drive. The purpose of these federal regulations is to reduce the number and frequency of 18-wheeler accidents caused by driver fatigue. Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations can be found within the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations also include requirements for drivers and owners of 18-wheelers and other commercial trucks to properly maintain their vehicles and secure their loads. Unfortunately, the owners of these commercial vehicles and long-haul truck drivers often fall short of the federal regulations. Injury and even death of drivers and other individuals in passenger vehicles struck by 18-wheelers is regrettably common.

The experienced 18-wheeler accident attorneys at Wilhite & Associates, P.C. are ready to meet with you and discuss the injuries you or a loved one have sustained as a result of the negligence of a commercial truck driver and/or the owner of the semi or other commercial vehicle.

Wilhite & Associates, P.C. | Houston Personal Injury Attorneys

If you or a loved one have been injured in an 18-wheeler accident in the Houston area, including on I-45, Loop 610, Beltway 8, Sam Houston Tollway, 99 (Grand Parkway), I-10, 59, or State Highway 249 (Tomball Parkway), contact Wilhite & Associates, P.C. today for a free consultation. Call (281) 537-2171 or provide us with your case details in our online form. George W. Wilhite is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and is ready to make an appointment to meet with you to discuss your rights. Wilhite & Associates, P.C. handles 18-Wheeler / Commercial Accidents cases in Houston or surrounding areas, including Harris County, Montgomery County, Washington County, Grimes County, Fort Bend County and Waller County.

Wilhite & Associates, P.C. represents clients from all over Southeast Texas, including:

Harris County - Aldine, Atascocita, Barrett, Barker, Baytown, Bellaire, Brownwood, Bunker Hill Village, Channelview, Clear Lake, Cloverleaf, Crosby, Cypress, Deer Park, East Houston, El Lago, Galena Park, Hedwig Village, Highlands, Hilshire Village, Houston, Hudson, Humble, Hunters Creek Village, Jacinto City, Jersey Village, Katy, Kingwood, Klein, La Porte, Louetta, Lynchburg, Nassau Bay, North Houston, Pasadena, Piney Point Village, Seabrook, Sheldon, Shoreacres, South Houston, Southside Place, Spring, Spring Valley, Taylor Lake Village, Tomball, Webster, West University Place

Montgomery County - Conroe, Cut and Shoot, Magnolia, Montgomery, Oak Ridge North, Panorama Village, Patton Village, Roman Forest, Shenandoah, Splendora, Stagecoach, Willis, Woodbranch, Woodloch, The Woodlands

Fort Bend County - Arcola, Beasley, Fairchilds, Fulshear, Kendleton, Meadows Place, Missouri City, Needville, Orchard, Pleak, Richmond, Rosenberg, Simonton, Stafford, Sugar Land, Thompsons

Waller County - Brookshire, Hempstead, Pattison, Pine Island, Prairie View, Waller

Grimes County - Anderson, Bedias, Iola, Navasota, Todd Mission

Washington County - Brenham, Burton, Chappell Hill

The hiring of a personal injury attorney or other civil law attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide which Houston attorney to hire for your case, ask us to send you free written information about our legal experience and qualifications.

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