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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.