A crash with a tractor-trailer or other commercially owned truck can often cause a person to suffer from a catastrophic injury and even death. Victims can sustain debilitating injuries that require a lifetime of medical care and physical therapy. Here is a photo from a I-35 crash where I have filed a lawsuit to collect my client’s damages.
The key to recovering compensation in a Texas trucking accident is proving negligence. You need to know who was at fault for causing your injuries. There are different people and companies who may be liable.
In most big-rig accidents, the truck driver is at fault. Depending on their cargo, tractor trailers weigh tens of thousands of pounds. As a result, drivers need to be properly trained and supervised, alert, and alcohol and drug-free.
These are their most common violations of federal and state law that I see:
The trucking company is liable for damages caused by its drivers and will usually carry, at a minimum, a $750,000 liability policy. A skilled attorney can help you navigate every step from filing your claim or lawsuit to get you a good insurance settlement or jury verdict.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 4,213 large trucks were involved in fatal crashes in 2016. Although truck drivers were responsible for many of those accidents, their employers may have also been partly or solely at fault. The trucking company is the entity that owns the truck. They are responsible for hiring, training, and supervising qualified drivers. Trucking companies also have a duty to inspect and maintain their fleets. The company may be liable for an accident if and when it failed to
Since trucking accidents often cause devastating injuries or even deaths, it is vital for victims and their families to recover the maximum damages possible. If the trucking company is responsible for your collision, you may be able to obtain a larger settlement or verdict.
In some cases, the truck manufacturer is the real culprit. An experienced attorney can hire automotive experts and accident reconstruction specialists to determine if your accident was caused by a malfunctioning part or system.
Some examples of vehicle defects that may lead to a Fort Worth trucking accident include
If a reckless truck driver or negligent company or manufacturer causes you injuries, lost wages, and pain, you have the right to file a claim or lawsuit to get reimbursed.
At Berenson Injury Law, we have 38 years of experience fighting for truck accident victims and the families of the those who tragically died. No matter how tough your Texas truck accident case may seem, we are ready to get you the compensation you deserve.
A good attorney can easily recoup his attorney’s fee by getting you a much larger recovery of money that you will get on your own.
Please give us a call at 817-885-8000 (toll-free at 1-888-801-8585) or contact us online to discuss your case and get more information at no charge.