Commercial Truck Accident Attorneys in Houston

Commercial vehicles, such as tractor-trailers, delivery trucks, and buses, are a common sight on busy highways and streets. Unfortunately, due to their size and weight, they can cause significant damage and injuries in the event of an accident. Commercial vehicle accidents can be devastating, resulting in serious injuries, property damage, and even fatalities. If you are involved in a commercial vehicle accident, our Houston commercial vehicle accident attorneys can help you navigate the complex legal process and recover compensation for damages. 

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Our Approach

Commercial vehicle accidents can result in severe consequences. When such accidents lead to fatalities, dealing with the legal aftermath while managing personal and familial responsibilities can be overwhelming. Our team is dedicated to alleviating the burden of navigating the legal complexities of these cases. Our knowledgeable and experienced team is committed to advocating for your best interests. You can trust that you are in good hands at Davis Law Group.

When to Turn to a Houston Commercial Truck Accident Lawyer

If you are injured or involved in a commercial vehicle accident, it is crucial to seek the assistance of a lawyer immediately. Insurance companies often employ teams of attorneys and adjusters who may undervalue or deny your claim. Additionally, determining fault can be contentious. A lawyer with comprehensive knowledge of the law and experience in such cases can help ensure you receive the best possible outcome.

Why Davis Law Group?

Davis Law Group, founded in April 2013 by Joshua Davis, a highly experienced and double-board-certified personal injury attorney, is dedicated to advocating for justice for individuals harmed in commercial vehicle accidents. With over 18 years of experience, Joshua brings a level of dedication that shows in the results we achieve for our clients and the caring manner with which the entire team approaches each case. Our firm is committed to making a positive impact in the lives of those affected by these incidents. With a focus on prioritizing our clients' best interests, our dedicated team brings extensive experience, knowledge, and credibility to commercial vehicle accident cases.

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Common Causes of Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Driver Error

One of the most significant factors that contribute to commercial vehicle accidents is driver error. This can include distracted driving, speeding, fatigue, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drivers of commercial vehicles are responsible for operating large and heavy vehicles, which require a high level of skill and attention. Any mistakes made by the driver can result in severe consequences for themselves and others on the road.

Vehicle Malfunctions

Vehicle malfunctions can also lead to commercial vehicle accidents. These can include brake failures, tire blowouts, steering problems, and other mechanical issues. Regular maintenance and inspections of commercial vehicles can help prevent these malfunctions from occurring.

Road Conditions

The condition of the road can also be a contributing factor to commercial vehicle accidents. Poorly maintained roads, construction zones, and uneven surfaces can create hazardous conditions for commercial vehicles. Drivers must remain alert and adjust their driving accordingly to avoid accidents.

Weather-Related Factors

Weather-related factors such as rain, snow, and ice can also lead to commercial vehicle accidents. These conditions can make it difficult for drivers to see, maneuver, and stop their vehicles. Drivers must adjust their driving to account for these conditions and ensure their own safety and that of others on the road.

Unlawful Phone Use

Unlawful phone use has become a prevalent cause of commercial vehicle accidents. Texas law bans all drivers, including those driving commercial vehicles, from sending or receiving text messages while driving. Beyond Texas state law, there are also federal regulations on cell phone usage for truckers while driving. Under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules, commercial vehicle drivers are prohibited from using handheld mobile devices to make calls, send texts, or dial phone numbers.

Types of Commercial Vehicles Involved in Accidents


Trucks are the most common type of commercial vehicle involved in accidents. They include big rigs, 18-wheelers, and tractor-trailers. These vehicles are much larger and heavier than passenger cars, which means they can cause severe damage and injuries in a collision. Truck accidents can be caused by driver fatigue, speeding, distracted driving, or improper maintenance.


Buses are another type of commercial vehicle that can be involved in accidents. These vehicles are often used for public transportation or charter services. Bus accidents can be caused by driver error, poor maintenance, or defective equipment. Due to their size, bus accidents can result in serious injuries or fatalities.


Vans are smaller commercial vehicles that are often used for deliveries or transportation of goods. While they are smaller than trucks and buses, they can still cause significant damage in an accident. Driver error, poor weather conditions, or improper maintenance can cause van accidents.

What to Do After You’ve Been in an Accident

Take Immediate Action

  • Check yourself and others for injuries and call 911 if anyone is hurt.
  • Move your vehicle to a safe location if possible.
  • Exchange information with the other driver, including names, phone numbers, license plate numbers, and insurance information.
  • Take photos of the accident scene, including damage to both vehicles and any injuries.
  • Avoid admitting fault or apologizing, as this could be used against you later.

Seek Medical Attention

  • Even if you feel fine, it's a good idea to seek medical attention after a commercial vehicle accident. Some injuries, such as whiplash or internal bleeding, may not be immediately apparent.
  • Keep records of any medical treatment you receive, including doctor visits, medications, and physical therapy.
  • If you're unable to work due to your injuries, keep track of your lost wages.

Report the Accident

  • Report the accident to the police, even if it seems minor. This will create an official record of the accident.
  • Contact your insurance company to report the accident and provide them with the information you collected from the other driver.
  • If the accident involved a commercial vehicle, report it to the company that owns the vehicle.

Call Davis Law Group

When seeking legal assistance after an accident, contact the experienced and knowledgeable Houston commercial vehicle accident lawyers at Davis Law Group. Our firm will support you throughout your case, alleviating the stress of the legal process while working diligently to secure financial compensation so you and your family can recover from the impact of the accident.

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Preventing Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Driver Training

One of the most important preventive measures is to ensure that drivers are well-trained. Proper driver training can help to reduce the risk of accidents. Drivers should be trained to handle different types of vehicles and to deal with different driving conditions. They should also be trained to follow safety regulations and to be aware of potential hazards on the road.

Vehicle Maintenance

Regular vehicle maintenance is another important preventive measure. Vehicles that are not properly maintained can be more prone to accidents. Regular maintenance can help to identify and address potential issues before they become bigger problems. This includes checking brakes, tires, steering, and other key components.

Safety Regulations

It is important to follow safety regulations to prevent accidents. This includes following speed limits, obeying traffic signals, and using proper signaling and lighting. Drivers should also be aware of weight limits and other regulations that apply to commercial vehicles. Ignoring safety regulations can lead to accidents and serious injuries.

Your Case Matters, and We Are Here to Help

At Davis Law Group, we know that commercial vehicle accidents can be devastating, and most people wouldn’t seek a personal injury attorney unless they experienced something significant. Our team of attorneys is dedicated to assisting you or your loved ones in holding responsible parties accountable during this challenging time. You can trust us to represent your case with patience, compassion, and professionalism as we leverage our extensive knowledge, experience, and resources in commercial vehicle accident cases. Contact our Houston office today to begin navigating the legal process after a commercial vehicle accident.

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