According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were more than 35,000 accidents involving commercial vehicles throughout the state in 2017. Semi-trucks, also known as tractor-trailers or big rigs, are among the most common types of commercial vehicles on the road, and their large size and specialized construction make them capable of causing devastation when they are involved in accidents.
At Cain Firm, we regularly represent semi-truck accident victims and have the experience and skill required to get trucking insurers to pay out. The following material provides some basic information that important to most truck accident victims. For more information or to discuss the specifics of your case with an attorney, call our office today.
Under Texas law, people who are injured by the negligence of others are typically entitled to compensation for their accident-related injuries. This means that when truckers, trucking companies, loading crews, or other parties involving in the trucking industry make mistakes that cause accidents, they are liable for the losses victims sustain. Some examples of negligent conduct that can often lead to truck accidents include:
Not surprisingly, many people who have been hurt in semi-truck accidents want to know how much they are going to be able to recover for their injuries and other losses. The value of your case can depend on a variety of factors, including:
While there is no legal requirement that semi-truck accident victims retain an attorney, it is in your best interest to do so. It’s vital to understand that the insurance companies that insure trucking companies are for-profit enterprises, which means that they will do everything they can to reduce the amount of money they pay out on claims. They will not hesitate to use tactics that are designed to get you to agree to settle your case for much less than it is worth and will deny your claim entirely if they can find any reason to do so. Retaining an experienced truck accident lawyer who is familiar with how these companies operate is the best way to ensure that you are able to obtain the full and fair value of your claim.
If you have been injured in an accident with a semi-truck or other commercial vehicle in Texas, it’s highly advisable that you speak to an attorney as soon as you can. To schedule a free consultation with a truck accident lawyer in Texas, call our office today at (817) 573-4300 or send us an email through our online contact form.
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