Causes of 18 Wheeler Accidents


“How could this have happened?” This is a common question asked by truck accident victims and their families.

After an accident involving an 18-wheeler, it is crucial to determine if the driver of the 18-wheeler was responsible for the accident and, if so, what driver did to cause the accident.

At Simon & O’Rourke, we provide skilled representation to 18-wheeler accident injury victims. We make sure our clients understand their rights so they can make informed decisions about their cases as we pursue full compensation for damages such as medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages.

Common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Distracted driving
  • Negligent hiring
  • Drug use
  • Inadequate road maintenance
  • Lack of proper truck maintenance
  • Improper load balancing
  • Overloading
  • Negligent driving

There are many possible sources of liability in truck accident cases, including truck drivers, trucking companies and the owners of trucks and trailers. We thoroughly investigate accidents to determine who is liable and then pursue compensation from all available sources.

Experienced Houston 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyers

We take everything regarding our cases personally. Simon & O’Rourke is committed to helping the victims of truck accident injuries get a full recovery.

Before you sign away your rights or discuss the accident the accident with the insurance adjuster or other representative of the insurance company, call us for a free consultation.