Houston Car Truck Accident Injury Lawyer
Texas Rear End Collision Whiplash Injuries Attorney
Car-truck accident injuries are different from those involving vehicles of comparable size and weight. They are generally more serious. The Woods Law Firm handles cases involving:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Broken bones
- Amputation accidents
The main differences between cars and trucks are the trucks’ height off the ground, and their weight. Due to the weight of loaded 18-wheelers, they cannot stop quickly. Rear-end collisions are common if the driver is inattentive or tailgating, and traffic ahead brakes suddenly. Particularly serious car-truck accident injuries occur in “over-ride” accidents, where the tractor-trailer rides onto the top of a small car.
An auto driver can also accidentally ride under a trailer if the truck pulls out into traffic in an unsafe manner. The collision may bring the bed into the car at head or chest height – — severe injury or wrongful death is common.
Tractor-trailers can jack-knife when the brakes are applied suddenly. This unleashes chaos on a highway if the rig had any momentum.
Finally, tractor-trailers have blind spots on the left, right, and behind the truck. If the driver shifts lanes too quickly and cannot see you, you could be pushed into the median, off the road, or even into on-coming traffic.
Experienced Houston Car Truck Accident Injury Attorney
Attorney Robert L. Woods spent 21 years with the Houston Police Department, retiring as a lieutenant. He excels at investigating both the cause of car-truck accident injury and the legal liability.
For a no-cost, no-obligation consultation call 713-651-1115 (local) or 1-877-653-1115 (toll free).