Commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) and their drivers are held to different safety standards than private trucks and passenger vehicles. And when CMVs are involved in accidents, more than one party may be held liable for damages. At Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law, our Houston truck accident lawyers can determine who is liable for your accident, so you can maximize your recovery.
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, our team wants to help. We have more than 30 years of experience protecting the rights of injured victims, and we want to protect yours too. Contact us today—just dial (800) 444-5000 or fill out our FREE initial consultation form.
WHO’S RESPONSIBLE FOR MY TRUCK ACCIDENT?
When privately owned trucks cause accidents, truck drivers and their insurance companies can be held responsible for damages. But for accidents caused by CMVs, additional parties may be held liable, including:
- Commercial Trucking Insurance Companies
Unlike private vehicle insurance policies, most CMVs in Texas are required to carry large commercial insurance policies to cover fleet employees, equipment, and cargo.
- Trucking Companies
Trucking companies—or companies that operate truck fleets—may be held accountable when they fail to train drivers or encourage their employees to skip mandatory rest periods.
- Leasing Companies
Truck drivers or companies sometimes use leased trucking equipment. Truck accident victims may be able to seek damages from leasing companies when they don’t perform necessary maintenance on cabs or trailers.
Cargo vans, multi-axle trucks, garbage trucks, and more can be considered CMVs under Texas law. At Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law, we know truck accident law. We want to help ensure all of the people and companies responsible for your accident are held accountable for their negligence. Call our Houston truck accident lawyers today, and put our experience to work for you.