Annually, around 4,600 fatal accidents involving semi-truck drivers happen. Also, 182,000 people suffer injuries in crashes with large trucks and buses each year. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck crash, do not wait to reach out to our firm today to speak with a skilled San Angelo, Texas truck accident lawyer.
How do truck crashes happen in Texas?
There are a number of different ways that truck crashes can occur in the state of Texas. Keep in mind, however, that in most instances, they are a result of driver negligence. Some of the most typical kinds of truck driver negligence that our legal team has seen include, and are not limited to, the following:
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving while fatigued
- Failing to brake on time
- Taking turns too sharply, causing rollover/tip-over crashes
- Traveling at excessive speeds
- Distracted driving
- Failing to account for large blind spots
- Unsafe lane changes/merges
Because of this, there are numerous other parties that may contribute to some or all responsibility for truck crashes, including the following:
- Truck company employees
- Mechanics responsible for inspecting and maintaining trucks
- Truck company employers
- Truck part designers and manufacturers
Why should I retain the services of an attorney after a truck crash?
There are a number of reasons why truck collision lawsuits are often complex. To begin, as formerly mentioned, there is a wide scope of parties who may be liable for these crashes, so it’s essential that you retain the services of a truck accident lawyer who can properly pinpoint the actual cause of your injuries. Furthermore, truck companies often employ assertive legal counsel to counter allegations of negligence made against them, and only an experienced lawyer can head to head with this counsel.
Also, there are certain kinds of evidence that may be available when it comes to truck collisions, for example, “black box” data, that can notify us of the speed that the truck driver was traveling at the time of the crash.
What damages can be recovered?
If you are able to fulfill the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, you will likely be able to financial compensation for the burdens you have faced as a result of your injuries. This compensation can help relieve economic and non-economic burdens sustained as a result of the injury. Specifically, this can include the cost of medical bills and lost wages, in addition to the pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional anguish you have sustained, and more. If you were involved in a truck crash, it is in your best interest to give our firm a call today to discuss the details of your case and your options. We are on your side.