If you or a loved one has been hurt in a Texas semi truck accident, a lawyer might be able to help you file a lawsuit to recover financial compensation for your losses. The process to collect damages from the party responsible for your accident can be a complicated one; however, our lawyers have the necessary experience to navigate these kinds of claims. Usually, these kinds of claims will be filed against the semi truck company that owns the vehicle and will typically require the help of a lawyer who has experience handling claims against major defendants. At Texas Attorney Group, our member Texas Truck Accident Attorneys have handled personal injury claims against big trucking companies as well as their insurance carriers successfully, and are well-informed of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations that could possibly affect your claim. If you or someone you care about have been involved in a Texas semi truck accident, you could have legal recourse. To learn how our affiliated Texas Truck Accident Attorneys might be able to help you recover monetary compensation for your losses, contact Texas Attorney Group today.
How Texas Truck Accident Attorneys Can Help
If you have been hurt or lost a loved one due to a semi truck accident, the responsible party or parties may be liable for your losses; however, it is not unusual for these parties to deny liability or fault for an accident. A lawyer can help determine liability for your accident, gather evidence to make your case stronger and help make certain compensation is sought from the correct parties.
Following an accident, the trucking company as well as their insurance company will immediately start an investigation of the accident scene and use specific procedures that are intended to limit the amount of recovery the injured receives. At Texas Attorney Group, our lawyers will work with experts to help aid the official investigation. Our affiliated attorneys will review any possible video footage, talk with witnesses, analyze medical records, review accident reports, talk with medical staff and speak with reconstruction experts who can recreate the accident.
Truck Accident Lawsuits
Injuries sustained in a semi truck accident can be severe and include trauma to the head, damage to the spinal cord, burns, broken bones, disfigurement, lacerations, paralysis, and even death. Semi truck lawsuits filed to recover monetary compensation for injuries sustained in an accident will oftentimes be based on negligence of the truck driver. The following are a list of common indications of negligence:
- Lack of experience driving a truck
- Driving a semi truck on a narrow road
- Overloading trucks
- Not seeing other vehicles because of a truck’s large blind spot
- Not obeying traffic laws
- Driving longer hours than allowed without taking a break.
To have a successful negligence lawsuit, the injured has to prove the driver of the truck had a duty of care to other vehicles; this duty was breached by the driver through an action or by failing to act; an injury occurred; and the duty that was breached was the cause of the injury.
Contact Texas Truck Accident Attorneys
If you have been in a semi truck accident in Texas, contact a lawyer as soon as possible. To learn how local Texas truck accident attorneys can help you, call Texas Attorney Group today.
For more information see our Semi Truck Accident information page.