Texas is a thriving mecca for the freight industry, carrying 1.5 billion tons of freight through the state annually. We all rely on the goods and services brought to Frisco by commercial trucks, but because large, unwieldy, and heavily loaded trucks congest the Texas roadways, it results in a state with the highest number of truck accidents in the country—double that of California, the next–highest truck accident state.
When a commercial truck weighing as much as 80,000 pounds collides with an average 4,000-pound private car, the motorists in the smaller vehicle often suffer devastating injuries. Serious injuries cause significant financial damages to truck accident victims and their families, as well as life-altering physical impacts. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident in Frisco or the surrounding area, call a Texas truck accident lawyer for the skilled representation your case deserves.
Trucking companies have large, powerful insurance companies representing their interests. No one should go it alone against these companies that prioritize profits over payouts on serious injury claims. A Texas truck accident lawyer in Frisco can help your case substantially. Our skilled lawyers understand the common tactics these companies use to minimize payouts or deny claims completely. The attorneys at our Frisco law office will benefit your Texas truck accident case in the following ways:
Texas places a time limit on truck accident claims so it’s important to obtain experienced legal counsel immediately after your accident and file a claim as soon as you know the full scope of the damages you’re facing. “Damages” in a personal injury claim refer to more than just property damage to a vehicle, but also to other consequences of an accident like medical costs and compensation for your pain and suffering.
Commercial tractor-trailer trucks have high centers of balance and extended blind spots. They also require longer stopping times compared to passenger vehicles. When truck accidents involving smaller vehicles occur, the aftermath is often devastating. Common types of truck accidents in Texas include:
If you’ve been injured in one of the above truck accident types or any other accident involving a commercial truck, our Frisco truck accident attorneys can help.
In Texas truck accidents, the injury victim bears the responsibility of proving the at-fault party liable for damages. Your attorney will investigate all aspects of your accident to determine fault. In some cases, the driver is liable for damages personally if they are an independent contractor. In other cases, the trucking company may be liable if the driver is an employee or if the company has negligent hiring and/or training practices. Once your attorney identifies the liable party, they must demonstrate liability by documenting evidence showing the following:
Once your attorney proves liability, they will carefully calculate your damages and build a compelling case for your compensation with the insurance company of the party at fault. In less common cases, the liable party could be the manufacturer of a defective truck part, a negligent freight-loading company, a negligent truck repair or maintenance company, or a third-party driver.
Truck drivers suffer fewer serious injuries than motorists in the other vehicle during a collision. Common truck accident injuries include the following:
These injuries require expensive medical care and cause emotional distress as well as physical pain. A truck accident claim in Frisco can help.
Serious or even catastrophic injuries from truck accidents can have devastating results. While financial compensation cannot erase injuries and pain, it can help open doors to the best medical care and relieve financial hardship on families of injury victims. Common damages claimed in Truck accidents in Frisco include the following:
Your diligent attorney from Carew Garcia Bohuslav, PLLC, will carefully calculate your damages to ensure nothing is missed in order to maximize your compensation.
The resolution-focused attorneys at Carew Garcia Bohuslav Law will zealously advocate for you with the insurance company for an ample settlement for your damages. The majority of cases settle out of court so you don’t have to set foot in a courtroom. In about 5-10% of cases, the insurance company fails to offer an acceptable settlement or wrongfully denies the claim. If this is the case in your claim, our experienced litigators are more than ready to take your case before a judge and jury. Though court lawsuits take longer to resolve, often juries award a larger compensation amount than you’d get in a settlement.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries due to the negligent actions of a truck driver or trucking company, our firm is ready to hold them accountable. We have deep compassion for injury victims, while the truck company’s powerful insurance companies often protect their own profits over a payout on a legitimate claim for damages. Call or contact Carew Garcia Bohuslav Law today and let us be the advocates you need to navigate your injury claim while you focus on healing.