Trujillo & Sanchez Law Firm
TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYERS IN TEXAS
Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed in truck crashes in the United States. In 2019, Texas was named the third-leading state for truck and bus accident fatalities, with more than 400 crashes that resulted in 462 deaths and 7,399 injured victims.
If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident, contact our truck accident lawyers in Texas at Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C. They will thoroughly investigate the accident, and if the evidence shows someone else’s negligence, we’ll file your claim and work to get you the greatest compensation possible.
Types of Truck Accidents
Trucks are significantly larger than passenger vehicles. As a result, drivers must be vigilant at all times to avoid losing control. Speeding, being distracted, or neglecting regular vehicle maintenance can lead to disastrous accidents that may injure other drivers or passengers.
Learn about the most common types of truck accidents below.
These accidents occur when the weight of a truck or 18-wheeler shifts too much to one side, causing the entire vehicle to overturn.
If a driver isn’t paying enough attention or if a truck’s brakes are defective, the truck can easily crash into other vehicles in front of it.
This happens when two vehicles are going in the same direction and the side of one hits the side of the other.
Types of Truck Accident Injuries in Texas
Truck accidents can cause catastrophic damage to the vehicles involved and the passengers inside them. Common injuries may include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Orthopedic injuries, such as broken bones, fractures, or amputations
- Crush injuries
- Severe lacerations
- Soft tissue injuries to the neck and back
After a truck accident in Texas, make sure you get all the medical care you need to recover from your injuries. In addition, you should get in touch with an expert truck accident lawyer who will help you get financial compensation.
Why do You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer?
Between medical expenses and lost wages, you may need financial support to cover your bills. Filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit can help you secure these payments. Ultimately, hiring an attorney will help you get the maximum compensation you deserve.
A qualified personal injury lawyer can determine liability and establish whether negligence was a contributing factor. This is a complicated task that may require the testimony of accident reconstructionists, forensic experts, and other experts to help lend credibility to your claim for compensation.
At Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., you’ll find the truck accident lawyer you need to file your compensation claim and get excellent results.
What Compensation Can We Get for You?
All truck accident cases are unique. Therefore, the amount of compensation granted in each case varies. The amount is determined by considering two specific factors: general damages and special damages.
The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused is the primary factor for determining the amount of compensation you’re owed. This will usually be determined by a medical examination, which is then used to create a report describing how long the injuries will take to heal, as well as their severity. Some types of general damages people seek after getting injured in a truck collision include:
Pain and suffering for the physical discomfort and emotional distress you experienced because of the crash and your injuries
Disfigurement if you developed significant scare from your wounds
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from the collision. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) says that many people develop PTSD after a traumatic crash
Loss of enjoyment of life if you can no longer perform certain functions, like walking or picking up your child, that you used to do before the accident but can no longer do because of your injuries
Compensation also takes into account economic losses incurred as a result of your injuries, such as loss of income due to not being able to return to work. If you had to pay for medical treatment or travel for treatment, compensation may also cover this. Here are some of the more common kinds of special damages injured people seek after a truck accident:
Medical expenses for the treatment of their wounds from the crash. These items can include things like the emergency room or trauma center, hospital stays, doctors appointments, surgery, physical therapy, blood transfusions, lab tests, and prescription drugs.
Lost earnings if you did not get paid for time that you missed from work because of your injuries. Whether you get paid by salary, hourly wages, self-employment, or another type of regular income, you might be able to recover this loss.
Lost future income. If you cannot make as much money as before the truck accident because of your wounds, you have a financial loss. Residual impairment like chronic pain or loss of function can make it necessary for you to work fewer hours or take a lower-paying position.
Long-term care. Truck collisions can cause devastating injuries, like head trauma and spinal cord damage. Sometimes people with injuries like these cannot live independently because they need daily assistance with medical treatments and personal care.
Equipment and home modifications. Disabilities like a loss of mobility can make it necessary for an injured person to use a wheelchair or adapted vehicle. In these situations, you might need home modifications, like a wheelchair entry ramp and other adaptations to the home environment.
We cannot say how much compensation you will collect for your truck accident injuries because that amount will depend on the specific facts of your case. We will need to talk to you and investigate the accident to determine the damages we can pursue on your behalf.
Be Aware of Texas’ Timelines
Please do not wait too long to call us, as you only have so much time to take personal injury action against the liable party. Under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003, you must file a lawsuit within two years of the crash or lose the right to go after money damages. In that case, it will be up to you to make up the costs of your losses.
Call Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C. Today for a Free Consultation
At Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., we’ll fight to get you the maximum truck accident compensation benefits possible in your situation. We have recovered over $500 million in damages for our clients. The expenses associated with an accident can be high, so you don’t have to pay us unless we win your case. We get paid a portion of the settlement proceeds or jury award at the end of the matter.
Call us now at (972) 529-3476 for a free consultation. If we don’t win, you don’t pay us!