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Pasadena Truck Accident Lawyer

Representing Victims In Pasadena & The Houston Metro Area

Truck drivers and their employers are held to very high standards when it comes to operating and maintaining commercial trucks. When a truck driver is negligent while operating their vehicle, they are liable for any injuries and damages that result.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates how drivers operate their vehicles, including how long they can be on the road at one time in order to prevent driver fatigue. The FMCSA imposes a 14-hour workday limit for all truck drivers. Once a trucker has worked 14 hours they must rest at least 10 hours. Truckers, however, can't drive for the full 14 hours, they are only allowed to drive for a total of 11 hours in this 14-hour window. The remaining time must be spent on meal and rest breaks. Trucking companies are also responsible for training and testing their drivers, as well as maintaining their vehicles. Negligence in any of these areas can result in a serious accident.

Have You Been In An Accident Caused by A Negligent Truck Driver?

Distracted, tired, or drunk truck drivers can cause a number of different accidents.

  • Talking on the phone or texting while driving can result in a rear-end accident.
  • Careless truck drivers who change lanes without checking their blind spots can cause side-swipe accidents.
  • Poor maintenance can cause a tire to blow out or the brakes to fail, resulting in anything from a jackknife accident to a runaway truck accident.
  • Injuries caused in these accidents can range from whiplash to broken bones, brain injuries to spinal cord injuries.

The key to obtaining compensation in these cases is to hire an aggressive truck accident lawyer to represent your claim.

Who is Liable for a Truck Accident?

Unlike car accidents where the negligent driver is usually held liable for their injuries, several people could be found liable for a truck accident. Since employees are responsible for their employees while they are at work the trucking company is often held responsible after an accident. In fact, trucking companies are most often the ones pushing their driver to violate FMCSA regulations in order to help the companies bottom line. There are cases where the truck driver can be held responsible for an accident, such as in cases where the driver is an independent contractor instead of an employee or when they own their own truck.

Why do I need a truck accident attorney for my case?

Trucking companies and their insurance providers are particularly hard to deal with. Trucking companies will readily deny liability in order to prevent their insurance rates from rising, and insurance companies simply want to save the money. The Soileau Law Firm, P.C. can fight tirelessly to win the compensation that you deserve.

Attorney Chris Soileau also has former experience as a nurse and can ensure that your injuries are properly evaluated. We represent clients in Deer Park, as well as Pasadena, Baytown, Alvin, Clear Lake, Friendswood, Houston, La Porte, Pearland, Texas City, and Webster.

Contact us at your earliest convenience to learn more through a free case evaluation.

Our Victories Speak For Themselves

  • $1,400,000.00 We settled a case for a client who was rear ended.
  • $964,000.00 Clients were rear-ended by a semi truck.
  • $865,000.00 Client was injured at work and suffered multiple fractures to her leg.
  • $800,000.00 After a three day trial the judge awarded her $800,000.
  • $565,000.00 18 Wheeler ran a stop sign and struck my client's vehicle.
  • $550,000.00 A worker was injured at a refinery after debris and tools fell on him.
  • $355,000.00 Client was rear-ended.
  • $350,000.00 A warehouse worker fell from a 10 ft. platform.
  • $240,000.00 Client was rear ended by a company pickup truck.
  • $195,000.00 Rear-ended by a tractor trailer.

Our Clients Share Their Stories

  • “ As my case was complicated and took almost 2 years to work through, Mr. Soileau and his staff were very understanding of my situation throughout the whole ordeal.”

    J.N.

  • “He helped us find doctors who would work with us and then went on to settle the case for maximum amount of all insurance policies available.”

    J.M.

  • “Thanks to attorney Skylar who handled my case.”

    Andy H.T.

  • “Mr. Soileau was unfazed by the trucking company’s denials. He immediately filed suit and settled our case for a substantial amount of money.”

    A.Z.

  • “I truly would like to thank Brenda for all of her help and remaining professional with me no matter how many times I called which was a lot.”

    Amelia P.

  • “Within a few months of taking my case he forced the insurance pay $50,000.”

    M.M.

  • “Leticia Moreno, the case manager, took care of me from start to finish.”

    Larry R.

  • “Brenda was amazing in helping manage my case and if for some reason she wasn't available, Chris or Dawn was immediately there to help me.”

    Amy G.

  • “They answered all my questions and updated me as we went.”

    Lisa P.

  • “The firm knew exactly what they were doing and assured me every time they were doing the best they can for me!”

    Erica E.

  • “His entire staff was great to work with, and Chris never stopped fighting for us.”

    Joey J.

  • “I'd recommend them to anyone needing a great down to earth attorney, whom has a family and wants to know you personally.”

    Paul R.

  • “They will go above and beyond to do the best they can for their clients.”

    Renee H.

  • “The staff is courteous and understanding.”

    CJ W.

  • “There was no need to constantly call them to check up on my case. They would always update me with any new developments as they got it. ”

    Monica V.

When Results Matter, Turn to Our Team

  1. We don't charge any legal fees unless we win.
  2. We are available to our valued clients 24/7.
  3. We have two convenient office locations.
  4. We make home and hospital visits as necessary.
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