Truck crashes can be caused by all sorts of things, from mechanical failure to driver error. Sometimes a crash has multiple causes, and that’s why it can be difficult to sue for damages after you or a loved one get hurt in a collision. You need to hold all negligent parties responsible when they contribute to truck crashes, so let an experienced San Angelo, Texas truck accident lawyer help you with your personal injury case.

What Can Cause Truck Crashes?

There are a few things that frequently lead to truck crashes. Common safety hazards include:

  • Defective truck parts
  • Poor vehicle maintenance
  • Drowsy drivers
  • Drivers operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Poor driver training
  • Improperly loaded cargo
  • Aggressive driving
  • Bad weather

In most car crash cases, it’s about showing how one of the drivers was negligent and arguing that their insurance should offer our client a robust compensation package due to that negligence. As you can see from the causes outlined above though, it’s not just the drivers who could be held responsible for truck crashes. A lawyer from our firm can help you hold all liable parties accountable, whether your crash was caused by a driver, a truck part manufacturer, the truck company itself, or any other combination of people.

What Are Some Common Injuries in Truck Crashes?

The sheer size and weight of trucks makes them so much more dangerous than typical automobiles. It’s no surprise that trucks can cause serious injuries and even death. Survivors can end up with:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Amputated limbs
  • Scars and disfigurement

Some people end up facing long roads to recovery after truck crashes. Others end up never fully recovering and dealing with medical issues for the rest of their life. This is why the first offer from an insurance is often inadequate and suing for damages is a necessity.

Who Can Sue For Wrongful Death Injuries After a Crash?

If your loved one passes away in a truck crash, you can sue for wrongful death damages. These can help make up for the psychological and the emotional impact of your loss while addressing the costs associated with your loved one’s injuries and death, including funeral costs and medical expenses.

Only one family member can sue for wrongful damages. A surviving spouse, child, or parent of the deceased would get priority, in that order. If none of them file a lawsuit within three months, the executor of the deceased’s estate may be allowed to take legal action.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

When you are ready to sue for damages, contact the Mathis Law Firm. We can schedule a free initial consultation and tell you more about your legal options and what our seasoned personal injury attorneys can do for you.