Houston Truck Accident Attorneys Who Know How to Win
Real results for people hit by 18-wheelers and other large vehicles
After a serious truck accident, most injured victims are still reeling with the shock and pain of the awful event for days, weeks, even months later.
You may be out of work and watching new medical bills pile up on top of monthly expenses. Maybe you’re struggling to care for your parents, pets, or children and manage a household while you heal. It can all be overwhelming.
We can help. Contact the Ferrell Law Group for a free case consultation to protect your rights and learn more about your legal options for financial compensation.
For more than 30 years, the Ferrell Law Group has been a major and complex truck accident law firm in Houston and throughout Texas. Our skilled negotiators and litigators are determined to resolve your case in a way that meets your needs. We fight to help you recover compensation for current and future medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages such as pain and suffering. If the insurance company won’t agree to a settlement, we are prepared to fight for you in court.
Truck accidents are complicated. Your lawyer’s experience matters
The Houston tractor-trailer truck accident attorneys at the Ferrell Law Group know truck accidents are often complicated – we've been helping truck accident victims for decades. Which is why we know how to break down roadblocks to building you a strong case. Factors that often complicate truck accident cases include:
- Multiple liable parties. Typically, there are more liable parties involved than in passenger vehicle accidents. Each party can have different lawyers and insurance companies. Common liable parties in a truck accident include:
- Trucking company
- Direct supervisor
- Faulty parts manufacturer
- Truck owner
- Cargo loader
- Cargo owner
- Maintenance crew
- Evidence preservation. Legal action needs to be taken to gain access to evidence controlled by the trucking company, such as the event data recorder, hours of service logs and maintenance records.
- Claim denied. Trucking companies and insurance companies often fight injury claims aggressively, because they know there is a lot of money at stake.
- Experts needed. Getting outside expert testimony from medical, industry, or mechanical professionals may be of utmost importance to your case.
Our Texas truck accident lawyers have extensive knowledge of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, technology, business practices, and insurance coverages. We know where to discover written and electronic records that are unique to truck accidents.
After a Texas truck accident, your lawyer’s experience matters
Our experience, our compassion, and our reputation for getting the job done are well-known, both amongst our peers and in court. If you were injured or a loved one died in a Texas truck accident, call the Ferrell Law Group today. Our team is ready and available to hear your case. If your call is received on weekends or after hours, you will be contacted promptly as soon as we are in the office. Your consultation is 100% free, and in many cases, you will not pay until we successfully settle your matter.
Our Texas law firm represents accident victims on contingency, which means that there is no down payment, no hourly fee, and no retainer for you to cover. Our fee is a percentage of your final settlement or verdict. We only get paid when we win.
Texas truck accident attorneys dedicated to getting results
Jackknife Truck Accidents
A jackknife happens when the trailer on a tractor-trailer swings out from behind the cab and rushes toward the tractor pushing the vehicle into the shape of an open jackknife. There are often many victims – and many people responsible – in jackknife truck accidents. The most frequently cited reasons for these crashes are illegal maneuvers and aggressive driving.
On average, Harris County experiences about one fatal jackknife truck accident per year, according to the federal government’s Fatality and Injury Reporting System Tool (FIRST). Deadly jackknife truck accidents have occurred at these locations among others in the Greater Houston Area:
- I-10 East Fwy at Sam Houston Pkwy interchange, Channelview, TX
- Gilpin St (SH-3) at Galveston Rd, Houston, TX
- US-290 (Northwest Fwy), Cypress, TX
Underride Truck Accidents
In this type of accident, a smaller vehicle becomes lodged under the trailer of a big rig. When a car skids or slides underneath a tractor-trailer, the force often shears off or crumples the vehicle’s roof, killing or seriously injuring the driver and passengers inside. Trucks are required to have rear underride guards that physically stop a smaller vehicle from sliding under a truck before the cab is reached. But there are no requirements for side underride guards, and some trucking companies do not properly maintain rear underride guards, making them less effective.
Fatal underride truck accidents have been recorded at these and other locations in Texas:
- SH-21 (Camino Real) at SH-130 and US-183, on the Mustang Ridge and Lockhart, TX border
- Nolan Valley Rd (FM-93), between Loop 21 and Wheat Rd, Belton, TX
- I-45 where it crosses over FM-1080, Fairfield, TX
Rollover Truck Accidents
Rollover truck accidents are profoundly destructive. An out-of-control, tumbling tractor trailer causes enough wreckage on its own, and if the cargo spills there is no end to how many road users can be impacted.
A rollover truck accident happens when a big rig turns over onto its side or back at least once – often into the path of an oncoming passenger car. Depending on what a trailer is hauling and whether it was loaded correctly, the weight or movement of the cargo combined with the vehicle’s high center of gravity can cause it to roll. The impact of the crash can cause tremendous damage and serious injuries. Rollovers are difficult to investigate, but our firm is up to the challenge.
In the Greater Houston Area, rollovers have been recorded at these and other locations:
- I-45 (Gulf Fwy), Houston, TX. (Most years, this highway experiences at least 1 fatal rollover.)
- I-10 (East Fwy), Highlands and Houston, TX
- I-69 (Southwest Fwy) at Sam Houston Pkwy, Houston, TX