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Personal Injury Law – Truck Accident Injuries
Injured 18-wheeler accident victims, as the plaintiff in any legal case, must determine whether the negligent truck driver caused the wreck, if a mechanical malfunction might be responsible, or if someone else like that outsourced road maintenance provider played an important part. Many different contributing factors can abruptly lead an 18-wheeler to enter your life. The company that owned the cargo may have failed to load it properly or didn’t properly secure the cargo. This made it shift or break free during transport and toppled the trailer’s contents onto your vehicle. Or the transport company’s route planner was negligent in sending the truck into an area not zoned for hazardous cargo if the truck that hit you was carrying a hazardous load. It didn’t belong where you were at the time. Or many other negligent acts may have caused this wreck. Rare is the time when we see an open-and-shut 18-wheeler injury accident case. This is why it is in your best interests to harness the expertise of a prominent rig trucking wreck lawyer who will make sure that all the liable parties for your injuries from that truck accident are held responsible for your injuries, pain, and suffering lost wages as well as the damage to (or replacement of) your vehicle and its contents.
A legal concept in Texas law called “respondent superior” states that employers of those found liable for the wreck are ultimately responsible for the actions or inaction of their employees. So when you have been hurt in an 18-wheeler wreck, determining everyone responsible for the accident is the first thing that must be done. Finding those responsible leads to identifying legally liable parties for your injuries and property damage. In many 18-wheeler accidents, multiple parties may be liable for damages, and there can be more than one defendant, especially when our investigators uncover instances of respondent superior where an employee made a mistake that contributed to your serious18 wheeler accident injuries.
To win your claim among several likely defendants, you need an experienced 18-wheeler accident lawyer on your side who also can investigate the scene of an accident and determine who is (and isn’t) liable. Hence, you know the proper defendants to sue. This investigation is over and above the regular local or state law enforcement investigations. Though those investigations often reveal the primary responsible parties, they often stop short of the type of examination by experienced truck accident lawyers and their investigators. These “drill-down” investigations reveal every liable party and the degree of responsibility each party played in the accident. Occasionally, our investigations bring other case facts to light that law officials miss. We pass them along for further action if they feel it is warranted. We then go a step further by investigating every liable defendant’s assets. It’s not very fruitful to sue someone who can’t afford to pay your damages or doesn’t have the insurance to compensate you for them. We know what every defendant is worth and learn that quickly.
413 people died in motorcycle accidents in Texas during 2019 – and the numbers continue to climb year after year. Motorcycle accidents are extremely dangerous. Bikers have a higher risk for accidents per mile driven than any other driver, and their injuries are more severe than those sustained in a typical car accident.
Our Law Firm has the experience you need if you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries or death from a bike wreck in Texas. When a traumatic injury occurs, it’s important that you contact a motorcycle accident attorney who understands Texas law to provide you with the best representation. More information
Unlike many states which require motorcycle helmets for all motorcycle riders, Texas allows riders to operate without a helmet under certain circumstances:
If the motorcyclist is over 21 years of age and has successfully completed a motorcycle training and safety course, per Chapter 662 of the Texas Transportation Code.
If the motorcycle rider is covered by a health insurance plan providing at least $10,000 minimum in medical benefits for injuries incurred as a result of an accident while operating a motorcycle.
Although studies have shown that wearing a helmet lowers a motorcyclist’s risk of fatal injury by 29% and reduces the risk of traumatic brain injury by 67 %, many bike riders choose not to wear them. Because bike riders are more likely to suffer a fatal or severe injury, the long-term effects of a motorcycle accident can wreak personal and financial havoc on the victim and their families for years to come.
An experienced Texas motorcycle accident attorney cannot undo the damage and injuries caused by a crash, but the accident lawyers at our Law Firm can help you to obtain the compensation that you deserve and may be vital to your future.
If you are involved in a motorcycle collision, there are several steps you can take immediately. Obtaining medical attention is always the first priority, but if you are able, keeping the following details in mind will help your legal case.
Remain at the scene of the motorcycle accident.
Call the police immediately or have someone call the police for you.
File a police report as soon as the officers arrive.
Seek immediate medical attention, even if you don’t think you are injured. Not all injuries are apparent right away.
Get the license number, personal and insurance details, and name of the other driver involved.
If anyone witnessed your motorcycle collision, obtain their contact information. A witness may have noticed key details that you did not. More here
Contact a Texas motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed in a motorcycle crash, please contact the Texas motorcycle accident attorneys at our Law Firm today.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
No one is prepared for a motor vehicle accident. The experience is frequently painful, traumatizing, and confusing. In many cases, your life may be permanently affected by the results of a motor vehicle crash, particularly if your injuries require long-term hospital care and ongoing rehabilitation.
You may feel weak or powerless if you or a family member is injured in an accident. It is during this particularly vulnerable time that you need a strong advocate on your side.
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A lawyer who specializes in motor vehicle accidents can be a valuable ally. If another driver’s negligence caused your injuries, you may be entitled to receive significant financial compensation.
Call our Texas car accident lawyers for an appointment today or send us an email.
Types Of Motor Vehicle Accidents
Several types of motor vehicle accidents occur frequently. Common types of accidents that often cause injuries to include:
Car accidents: Passenger car crashes are the most common type of motor vehicle accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 1,700 fatalities and 840,000 injuries occur each year due to vehicle crashes off of public highways.
Motorcycle accidents: Many find motorcycling to be an enjoyable form of transportation and appreciate the freedom a motorcycle provides. However, unlike in a car, protective barriers do not exist between a motorcyclist and the road. In addition, other drivers often have difficulty seeing a motorcyclist.
Pedestrian accidents: People traveling on foot are often vulnerable to being hit by a motor vehicle. Both pedestrians and drivers are expected to exercise due care and follow the laws.
Truck accidents: Semi-trucks are common on Texas highways. Motorists who share the road with large commercial vehicles should drive with extreme caution and consider the potential consequences of an accident involving a small passenger vehicle and a large commercial vehicle. More information on this website
Bicycle accidents: Bicycling is an inexpensive and efficient method of transportation. However, like pedestrians, bicyclists risk being hit by a motor vehicle. Both bicyclists and drivers must follow the applicable laws and travel with care.
The outcome of an accident can depend on the type of accident that occurred. There are different strategies available for obtaining compensation for individuals who are injured in a motor vehicle accident.
For example, certain public transportation vehicles, as well as large commercial vehicles, must follow special federal guidelines when traveling. They are also required to adhere to the Texas vehicle code. Drivers of these vehicles face additional liability and enhanced penalties if they are involved in motor vehicle accidents.
Consequences Of A Motor Vehicle Accident
A car accident caused by a negligent driver often has overwhelming consequences. Injuries can often have a permanent effect on a person’s career or entire life. A fatal accident deprives survivors of loved ones.
In the devastating aftermath of a motor vehicle accident, seek out an experienced attorney for the help you need to get back on your feet financially. This includes compensation for lost wages if you are unable to work, as well as compensation for all of your medical bills.
Our Texas car accident attorneys know how to help you after any kind of motor vehicle accident. Give us a call to schedule a free initial consultation.