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Houston Logging Truck Accidents

It can be terrifying to see logs falling off the truck in front of you and crashing into you or a truck jackknifing because its load has become unbalanced. If you are injured in a logging truck accident, you have legal options. An experienced Houston truck accident lawyer with The Doan Law Firm can discuss your legal rights and options during a free case review. Call us today to get started.

Who Is Responsible for a Logging Truck Accident?

Tow truck accidents may be the fault of one or more of the following parties:

  • Truck driver – The logging truck driver may have operated the vehicle in a negligent fashion, such as by speeding or texting while driving.
  • Trucking company – The truck company is responsible for its own acts of negligence, such as negligently hiring workers or failing to maintain its fleet of trucks. It can also be held responsible for the negligence of its employees.
  • Manufacturer – Manufacturers can be held responsible for accidents when defective products contribute to the accident.
  • Loading company – A third-party company may have been hired to load and secure the logs. If the company did not follow the appropriate procedures and logs fell off the truck or caused it to become unbalanced, the loading company could be responsible for the accident.

The Doan Law Firm has extensive experience pursuing maximum compensation from negligent parties who have caused injuries to others.

Houston Logging Truck Regulations

Recognizing the potential danger of transporting logs on open roadways, lawmakers have made a number of laws concerning these trucks. Some of the regulations that trucking companies must follow include:

  • Logs must be transported on a vehicle designed and built to transport logs.
  • All vehicle components involved in securing logs must be designed and built to withstand normal traffic forces.
  • Tiedowns must be used to secure logs, in addition to the components already designed in the truck.
  • Logs must be solidly packed.
  • All logs must be centered and balanced so the logs will be stable during transport.
  • Wrappers must be added over the load before the logging truck leaves the loading location.
  • Drivers of logging trucks are subject to the hours of service.

An experienced car accident attorney in Houston can review your case and determine if the trucking company violated any of these important rules and if these violations contributed to the crash.

Compensation Available in Logging Truck Accidents

Truck accident victims can seek compensation for the economic and non-economic losses they suffered because of the accident, which may provide money for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Ongoing and future medical treatment
  • Lost wages and reduced earning potential
  • Property damage
  • Permanent disabilities, disfigurement, and scarring
  • Pain and suffering
  • Distress and anguish
  • Loss of quality of life

The seasoned legal team at The Doan Law Firm can identify all of your losses and pursue full and fair compensation for them.

Schedule Your Free Case Consultation Today

If you were injured in a logging truck accident in Houston, Texas, you deserve to be fairly compensated for the harm you have suffered. Let The Doan Law Firm demand the justice and financial accountability you deserve. Contact us today to book your free case review.

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