Houston Underride Truck Accident Attorneys

Texas is the second most populous state in the nation and the epicenter of the U.S. oil industry, making big-rig trucks a common sight on Texas highways and roads. Of course, this increases the risk of truck accident occurrences. Although there are many kinds of truck accidents, one of the most prominent and fatal types are underride accidents.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to an underride truck accident, call the Houston truck accident lawyers at The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC. We are dedicated to helping you recover maximum compensation.

What are Underride Truck Accidents?

Underride accidents are one of the most common types of truck accidents, killing over 350 people every year. An underride accident occurs when a car hits the back of a truck and slips underneath the truck causing death or serious injuries to those in the passenger car.

While safety standards are in place to protect passengers from these kind of accidents, underride safety guards often fail to work, leaving big rig truck a dangerous entity on the road. Some of the reasons these safety guards have failed are because:

  • The safety guards were designed to high, allowing cars to still slide under the trucks.
  • The safety guards were made too narrow, leaving space for cars to penetrate the undercarriage of the car.
  • Many of the safety guards are weak or defective, breaking when hit by passenger vehicles.

On March 1, 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated they were well aware of the severity of this truck underride issue. Although changes are constantly being made in order to protect passenger cars, truck underride accidents remain as one of the most dangerous types of truck accidents.

What Should I do if I have been Injured in an Underride Truck Accident?

It is important that you seek immediate legal representation if you have been injured in an underride truck accident. By doing so, you ensure that your claim will be heard. The Houston personal injury lawyer at The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC understands the hardships that are brought about by a truck accident. We are dedicated to giving you the best form or representation possible to help you recover maximum compensation.

To speak with an underride truck accident attorney, call the firm today at (832) 460-5181.