Truck crashes can cause a lot of damage. If you were injured in a collision with a truck, you probably have serious injuries and the expensive medical bills that go with them. If you are thinking about pursuing compensation, know that you do not have to try and make things right on your own. A San Angelo, Texas truck accident lawyer can help you sue for damages and hold all liable parties accountable.

What Are Common Causes of Truck Crashes?

Unsurprisingly, many truck crashes can be blamed on a truck driver. However, they are not always the sole party to blame and sometimes multiple people could end up contributing to a collision and causing injuries. We have seen crashes caused by

  • Speeding
  • Aggressive driving
  • Drug or alcohol use
  • Poor road and weather conditions
  • Failing to observe or enforce driver break periods
  • Poor maintenance of trucks
  • Broken or malfunctioning truck components
  • Negligent hiring practices by the trucking company

Are Serious Injuries Common in Truck Crashes?

Any motor vehicle collision can cause serious injuries, but you can generally expect crashes that involve trucks to do more damage. It’s all due to the size and weight of these vehicles. They weigh many times more than the typical passenger car and their cargo adds even more weight.

Because of this, we see truck crashes that cause permanent disabilities, brain damage, and paralysis. If you or a loved one were injured in a collision like this, that can mean a lifetime of expensive medical bills. Some victims can never work again or need to figure out another way to make a living. That is why our lawyers are ready to help you fight for compensation if someone’s negligence causes your injuries.

Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

You can pursue damages on your own, but that can be difficult. It can be especially difficult in a truck crash case where there could be multiple defendants.

For example, a truck driver could cause a collision because they were tired behind the wheel. However, with some investigation we find out that the trucking company that employs them encourages drivers to skip legally-mandated break periods. Now you have two potentially liable parties instead of one.

How Long Do I Have to Sue After a Truck Collision?

You should also know that you do not have an unlimited amount of time to sue after a crash injures you. You must file a claim within two years. That can seem like a long time, but you would be surprised at how quickly the days can pass by when you are focused on recovery. A lawyer from our firm can start the legal process for you while you deal with any injuries and try to get back to a normal routine.

Talk to a Lawyer Today

So when you are ready to move forward with a personal injury suit, contact the Mathis Law Firm. We can schedule an initial consultation for you. Now’s the time to learn more about the potential value of your case.