The average 18-wheeler weighs over 40,000 pounds, that is almost ten times the average car! When a professional driver is negligent and causes a wreck, the consequences can be catastrophic.
If you are injured in a collision with a tractor trailer, it is important you seek medical care immediately. It is also vital that you contact and attorney as soon as possible. I will provide you with a free consultation and explain the process for filing a claim against a professional driver and a commercial company.
Trucking companies are required to carry higher insurance policies, usually in excess of $1 million. With such high stakes, they often move quickly to defend their positions and deploy their investigators, their risk management team and hire their sophisticated defense attorneys, all within hours of the wreck.
Truck drivers and trucking companies must comply with numerous regulations and safety standards to protect other drivers on the road. When they breach that duty, and you are injured in a trucking accident, I will fight for you to ensure you are compensated for your losses.
As soon as you hire me, I will work to be sure that the evidence from the trucking company is persevered, and if possible, use an expert to collect electronic downloads from the truck to determine the speed and braking time of the truck leading up to the collision. These records can be destroyed quickly, and it is very important you secure an attorney quickly to obtain this vital information.
Often times, after we work to put together your demand packet to the insurance company, we are able to settle your case for great value without ever having to file a lawsuit.
If filing a lawsuit is necessary, I will fight for you at every phase to ensure you receive a just outcome. In Texas, you are allowed to recover damages in the following categories:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and loss of future earning capacity
- Property damage and loss of use
- Past and future physical pain
- Past and future mental anguish
- Past and future physical impairment
- Loss of consortium