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Texas has a thriving freight industry that employs thousands of workers and delivers necessary goods and services throughout the Lonestar state. We all rely on trucks to supply our communities with goods, but when large, unwieldy trucks crowd the roadways in Texas, it puts motorists at significant risk. When a fully loaded 18-wheeler weighing as much as 80,000 pounds collides or side-swipes a 4,000-pound passenger vehicle, the results can be catastrophic for the driver and passengers in the smaller car. If you’ve suffered a serious injury in a truck accident in Plano or the surrounding Texas area, a truck accident attorney from the law firm of Carew Garcia Bohuslav is your best ally.

Call our Plano office today to discuss your truck accident experience with a team of compassionate lawyers ready to fight for your right to the maximum compensation available for your damages.

Don’t try to go it alone against powerful trucking companies and their large insurance companies with representatives who prioritize profits over payouts.

Why Choose Our Firm for Your Truck Accident Attorney in Texas?

Trucking companies have contracts with large insurance companies that often take advantage of an injury victim’s vulnerable state after a truck accident to undervalue or deny a claim. They may use the state’s comparative negligence insurance system against you after an accident by assigning you a greater share of fault in the accident than you’re due. Under this system, accident victims can still recover a portion of their damages minus their percentage of fault. For example, if you’re found to be 30% at fault for a crash and your damages amount to $100,000 you can still recover $70,000.

At Carew Garcia Bohuslav, we understand how these powerful insurance companies work to lowball a claim or deny it. Our years of experience navigating truck accident claims followed a previous history of representing powerful corporations, making us uniquely qualified to defend your best interests against those in positions of power.

What Compensation Can I Recover for My Plano Truck Accident Damages?

The grave injuries you may have suffered in an accident with a large commercial truck have probably required expensive medical procedures, surgeries, and ongoing care and treatment at the same time that you aren’t able to return to work. A successful truck accident claim can help you recover compensation for damages such as:

  • Medical expenses and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and future lost wages
  • Diminished earning capacity due to accident-related disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Any other non-economic damages such as disfigurement, loss of limb, or PTSD

If a truck accident causes a fatality in your family, you can file a wrongful death claim against the liable party. Our team of wrongful death attorneys will fight for your rights to compensation for the loss of a supporting member of the family and help you achieve justice.

The Challenge of Proving Liability for a Texas Truck Accident

Texas has fault-based insurance laws requiring injury victims to prove liability against the person or entity at fault for an accident. This can be particularly challenging in a truck accident. Depending on the circumstances, the liable party in a truck accident could be any one of the following:

  • The truck driver if they are an independent contractor
  • The trucking company
  • A truck manufacturer
  • A truck parts manufacturer
  • A freight loading company
  • A truck maintenance agency
  • A third-party driver
  • A road maintenance agency

It takes an experienced Plano truck accident lawyer to investigate every aspect of your truck accident to determine the liable party. Proving liability requires demonstrating the following legal points of liability:

  • That the at-fault party owed a duty of care to you and others on the road to take reasonable measures to prevent injuries, such as following traffic laws or manufacturing safe truck parts
  • That they failed in this duty by acting negligently
  • That their negligent breach of duty directly caused your injuries
  • That you’ve suffered significant economic and non-economic damages from your injury

Once a Plano truck accident lawyer thoroughly investigates your accident to prove negligence and liability, they’ll craft a compelling case for recovering your damages and submit it to the appropriate insurance party through a strongly-worded demand letter highlighting your damages.

What to Do After a Truck Accident in Texas

The moments after a truck accident are chaotic and often involve serious damage and frightening injuries. You may be unable to do little other than wait in place for help if you’ve suffered serious injuries. However, your phone becomes a crucial tool if you can move safely to use it after an accident or hand it to someone else to use for you while you wait for help.

  • First, call 911 to report the accident and request emergency services
  • Take photos of the accident scene including the truck, your damaged vehicle, and any other factors like an intersection, traffic lights, or skid marks
  • Take photos of your visible injuries
  • Add the contact information of the truck driver and the name of the trucking company
  • Add the contact information of any eyewitnesses to the accident
  • Record your own statement about how the accident occurred while it’s fresh in your mind

After you’ve been transported to the hospital, have a complete medical examination and ask the doctor for a detailed report of your injuries, treatment recommendations, and prognosis. Then save all of your medical bills and receipts for related expenses, avoid posting on social media, and contact a Plano truck accident attorney from Carew Garcia Bohuslav. Then, direct all communication with insurance representatives to your attorney.

What Your Plano Truck Accident Attorney Will Do For You

When you’ve been injured, your energy should be focused on healing from your accident and maximizing your physical recovery. While you concentrate on regaining your health, your truck attorney from Carew Garcia Bohuslav will:

  • Investigate your truck accident to determine liability
  • Gather evidence to show negligence
  • Represent your interests throughout negotiations with the appropriate insurance company
  • Take the matter to court with a lawsuit if the insurance company denies your valid claim or doesn’t offer an acceptable settlement

Less than 10% of truck accident claims require a lawsuit in a courtroom. Having a skilled attorney with a winning track record on your side maximizes your chances of recovering compensation for damages like medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Reach out to our law office today for a free consultation with a Plano truck accident lawyer so we can begin strategizing your recovery.