Spend much time on Texas’s highways and freeways, and you are likely to see that a large percentage of the vehicles are large commercial trucks. Although truck driving is an excellent career choice for many, there can be a high price paid for that lifestyle. Drivers often spend days and weeks on the roads, which can increase their potential for exhaustion and accidents. There may be tight deadlines and a relenting pressure to drive more and make more money.
If a truck driver suffers serious injuries as a result of an accident on Houston’s roadways, truck drivers are typically entitled to compensation, even if the accident was their fault. Commercial truck drivers usually have workers’ compensation, which pays damages even if they are at fault for the accident. Some of the benefits of workers’ compensation included paid medical coverage, disability benefits, and vocational training if the driver is unable to continue working.
If the truck driver’s injuries are caused by the negligent actions of a third party, such as another driver on the roads or the manufacturer of a defective truck, the injured truck driver can file a personal injury against the responsible individual or company. The negligent party can be held liable for other damages that are not covered under workers’ compensation.
If you have been injured as a truck driver in an accident on Houston’s roads, you have a number of legal rights. Call the personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call us today to schedule a free consultation or visit us on YouTube.