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Todd Elias and Steve Gordon

HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS – Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP, renowned Houston truck accident lawyers, are representing a client who was rear ended by an employee who worked for Beto’s Hydro & Sanitation, at the time of the incident.

The accident occurred on September 9, 2009 while the victim was traveling northbound on the Gulf Freeway.

The woman was stopped due to congested traffic when she was struck by a semi truck driver from behind.

The truck driver was cited for failure to control speed. The truck driver was employed by Beto’s Hydro & Sanitation at the time of the incident.

The woman sustained an injury to her lower back.

Both the truck driver and his employer Beto’s Hydro & Sanitation have been sued.

Beto’s Hydro & Sanitation has been sued under the legal doctrine of respondeat superior. Respondeat superior (Latin: “let the master answer”) is a legal doctrine which states that, in many circumstances, an employer is responsible for the actions of employees performed within the course of their employment. This rule is also called the “Master-Servant Rule”. It is recognized in both common law and civil law jurisdictions.

In a broader scope, respondeat superior is based upon the concept of vicarious liability.

Since trucking laws are governed by hundreds of regulations, litigation can be very complex. Hiring a truck accident attorney who specializes in the numerous trucking laws throughout the United States is essential for a successful verdict outcome. For more information about Texas trucking laws, talk to an experienced Texas truck accident lawyer. Contact an experienced Houston truck accident lawyer at  Gordon, Elias & Seely. Call 800.773.6770.

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