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Our Texas personal injury attorneys at The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers are prepared to investigate what went wrong and find who is responsible for your truck accident. We’ll gather and analyze evidence to support your claim for compensation. Then, we will guide you through the legal and insurance claims processes and fight for you to receive a fair settlement.

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Truck Accidents

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Why Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer in Texas?

When you have been seriously injured in a truck accident, reaching out to an accident lawyer for help may be the furthest thing from your mind. However, while you recover from your injuries, your trucking accident lawyer can work to recover the compensation that you deserve. Here are a few ways your Texas truck accident attorney can help you get the most out of your claim:

  • They’ll Handle Negotiations with Liable Parties – Your attorney will be responsible for handling the negotiations with the insurance company and all liable parties. The at-fault party will likely try to take advantage of you to reduce their financial loss. Your truck accident lawyer will show them you mean business.
  • They’ll Recruit Expert Witnesses – The burden of proof will be on your attorney to prove liability based on a preponderance of the evidence. Hiring expert witnesses, including an accident reconstructionist, to present evidence to support your case could make all the difference in your ability to recover maximum compensation.
  • They’ll Uncover Federal Trucking Violations – Trucking companies are required to adhere to federal trucking regulations. Any failure to follow these guidelines is considered negligence. Our review of the trucking logs from your accident could prove truck company negligence and liability.
  • They’ll Obtain Evidence to Prove Liability – Since evidence must prove liability, the evidence presented must be robust. Some of the most vital evidence your attorney can gather may not be readily accessible, including data from an accident reconstructionist, black box information from the truck, and blood alcohol concentration test results.
More truck accidents occur in Texas than in any other state.
7 4 %

of all fatal truck accident victims are the occupants of other vehicles.

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We Get the Max Compensation for Your Truck Accident Claim

If you were hurt in a truck accident, you face significant medical bills. When another person or business is at fault for the crash and your injuries, then you deserve to receive compensation for your financial losses. You also deserve to be compensated for your physical and psychological injuries.

To fight to obtain the maximum amount of compensation possible, call our semi-truck accident attorneys for help. We will work hard for you to receive a truck accident settlement that covers your:

  • Medical costs
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Disfigurement
  • Physical limitations
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Reduced quality of life

Types of Truck Accidents We Handle

At The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers, our truck accident lawyers handle all types of truck wrecks. We have dealt with cases involving semi-trucks, garbage trucks, dump trucks, flatbeds, moving and rental trucks, tankers, utility trucks, cement trucks, and others.

Call us right away if you were involved in a:

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

There is a wide range of factors that contribute to trucking accidents. Many are based on a truck driver’s negligence. When the truck operator is careless, they are more likely to perform dangerous maneuvers that cause crashes. However, a trucker is not always responsible. Other issues such as improper loading, lack of maintenance, and vehicle defects can lead to crashes.

Some of the most common causes of semi-truck accidents in Texas include:

  • Truck driver negligence
  • Distracted driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Speeding
  • Intoxication due to drugs and/or alcohol
  • Inexperienced truck drivers
  • Unqualified truck drivers
  • Failure to maintain a lookout
  • Overloading
  • Unsecured load
  • Equipment failure
  • Truck defects
  • Negligent maintenance
  • Road construction
  • Weather
  • Safety regulation violations

After being hurt in a truck accident, you may not know what went wrong. You were not in the trucker’s cab, so you do not know what the trucker did. Also, the truck driver may have done everything right despite the circumstances.

The best way to find out what caused the crash is to hire a truck accident law firm. An attorney from The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers will immediately begin to investigate the crash. Preserving evidence is a significant concern during these cases, and we always take steps to collect all the necessary materials.

Common Injuries in Truck Accidents

Our semi-truck accident attorneys take cases involving various injuries, from moderate-to-serious injuries to catastrophic harm. We are highly experienced in working with physicians and medical experts to prove the type and extent of your injuries in court or to an insurer. We are not intimidated by significant injuries or complex medical issues.

Call us right away if you were hit by a truck and suffered:

  • Broken Bones
  • Lacerations
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Neck and Back Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Internal Organ Damage
  • Crush Injuries
  • Amputations
  • Psychological Injuries

Determining Liability in a Trucking Accident

You probably want to know who is responsible for the accident and your injuries. You want to know who is at fault for you getting hurt, and who is going to compensate you. Our semi-truck accident lawyers understand that you want answers, and compensation to cover your medical expenses and move on in life.

We are here to conduct an in-depth investigation into the semi-truck accident, so we can find out who is liable. In many cases, the truck driver was negligent. If they are employed by a trucking company, then ultimately this business may be liable. It could also be that another business, such as a maintenance provider, did something wrong.

Depending on the circumstances, the party responsible for your injuries may be the:

  • Truck driver
  • Trucking company/motor carrier
  • Maintenance provider
  • Vendor for the motor carrier
  • Loading company
  • Cargo owner
  • Vehicle or part manufacturer

Federal Trucking Regulations

When you are injured in a truck accident, you need to work with an attorney who has specific experience in commercial vehicle crashes. There are major differences between car accidents and truck accidents. The latter typically leads to a greater amount of property damage and significant bodily injuries. These result in more substantial settlements and jury verdicts.

Another important difference between car and truck crashes is federal trucking regulations. Commercial motor carriers, truck drivers, and trucks are heavily regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

The FMCSA regulates:

  • The training someone needs to drive a truck and specific kinds of cargo;
  • How long a trucker can drive within specific periods of time (hours of service regulations);
  • A lower blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for truck drivers, .04 percent;
  • How long, wide, and heavy trucks can be;
  • How cargo must be secured; and
  • How often trucks must be inspected.

These are only a handful of the rules truckers, and their employers must adhere to. When our truck accident attorneys investigate the crash that caused you harm, we will look through every piece of evidence to determine if a federal regulation has been violated. This could be evidence we use during your case to establish liability and fight for you to receive compensation.

Common Insurance Issues after a Truck Accident

When you are trying to obtain compensation after a trucking accident, the motor carrier’s insurance company will be involved. You should not speak with the insurance adjuster without legal representation.

This can lead to many insurance issues that may result in your claim being denied or your settlement reduced. Frequent insurance issues include:

  • The insurer is not on your side – Insurance companies do everything possible to limit your compensation. Their focus is on protecting their profit and reducing financial loss.
  • Insurers manipulate your statement – Insurance adjusters often twist the statements given to them by well-intending claimants. They may try to blame you to reduce your settlement.
  • Insurers offer insultingly low settlements – Insurers prioritize profits over victims. You can expect them to offer a lowball settlement if anything.

Skilled negotiations also are useful in ensuring the final settlement amount is more than an insurer’s first low-ball offer.

By hiring an experienced attorney, you have someone to fight back against this defense. At The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers, we will strive to prove you did not contribute to the accident, or if you did, it was a minimal amount.

Fatal Truck Accidents

At The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers, we also represent families who have lost loved ones in deadly truck accidents. If your spouse, parent, or child was killed in a collision with a commercial vehicle, do not hesitate to call us. We will thoroughly investigate the situation and gather evidence of fault and liability. We can represent close family members or the personal representative of your loved one’s estate in a wrongful death claim.

We will fight for your family to receive compensation, including for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of decedent’s earnings
  • Loss of inheritance from the decedent
  • Loss of decedent’s companionship, society, and love
  • Loss of the value of decedent’s household services
  • Survivors’ emotional suffering and mental anguish