Truck drivers must have special commercial licenses and are subject to rules set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The strict rules that apply to truckers are designed to reduce the risk of collisions and protect the public. Unfortunately, when truck accidents occur, it is likely to be people in passenger vehicles who are seriously injured or even killed by the crash impact. Since trucks outweigh passenger cars by so much, other motorists on the road- not to mention pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicycle riders- can be badly hurt or lose their lives in a truck crash.
When a truck collision is caused by a trucker who is careless or who doesn’t follow the rules, victims or surviving family members of those killed need to understand their rights in Texas. Abbott & Associates L.L.C. provides compassionate and skillful legal representation to truck accident victims. Our Houston truck accident lawyers will help you to use the legal system to make a damage claim and recover compensation for losses to which you are legally entitled. Call today to schedule a free consultation and learn more.
Your Rights After a Truck Accident
When a truck collision occurs, it is important to determine the cause of the crash. If you can prove the trucker’s negligence caused the collision, you can file a lawsuit or negotiate a settlement to obtain compensation. It is up to you to show that the trucker violated safety rules or was unreasonably careless if you want to recover compensation for losses. Abbott & Associates L.L.C.
can help you to investigate the circumstances of your accident so you will be able to make a strong claim.
The truck driver may not be the only one who is to blame for your accident either. Trucking companies are responsible for actions that their workers take while on the road. This means that if you were hurt by a negligent trucker, you may be able to sue the driver and his employer. Trucking companies typically have lots of insurance coverage and deeper pockets to more fully cover your losses.
A Houston truck accident lawyer can help you to identify all potential defendants who you can take legal action against so you can maximize the chances of getting the full compensation you deserve after a truck crash.
Getting Legal Help After a Truck Accident
Victims of truck collisions should be compensated for medical expenses; wage losses; pain and suffering; emotional distress or a loved one’s untimely death in the collision. The money that you receive can total in the thousands or millions of dollars depending upon how badly you were hurt and how much your life has been changed by your injuries or loved one’s death.
Abbott & Associates L.L.C. attorneys have decades of collective experience representing people who have been hurt in truck collisions. Truck accidents tend to be more complex cases than typical car accident claims because there are multiple defendants responsible for harming you and because the injuries tend to be much more severe.
We have the legal knowledge needed to advocate for you during these difficult cases. We don’t charge you legal fees unless we win, and we’ll deal with the insurance company and handle all of the legal matters on your behalf. Call today to schedule your free consultation and learn more about how we can help you.