Truck Accident Litigation in Texas
If you have suffered catastrophic injuries or lost a loved one in a truck wreck, contact the Waco TX truck accident lawyers at Williams & Brown LLP for the aggressive legal representation you need to hold the negligent truck driver or trucking company accountable. We have protected numerous clients’ right to recover significant financial compensation, the amount of which can reach up to seven figures. Call us now or read more about your legal rights and options.
There were 3,921 fatalities and 104,000 people injured in large truck accidents in 2012.
Our Texas personal injury attorneys have represented people who have lost family members in deadly crashes and those who have been permanently injured. We have seen their pain and how their lives have been changed forever by carelessness. We are happy to talk to you about your case. Call us for a free, no obligation confidential consultation (254) 741-6200.
Protect Yourself and Your Family
It probably comes as no surprise that trucking corporations and their insurance companies have and use their extensive resources to defend claims filed by people who have been injured or killed in trucking crashes. These trucking corporations and insurance companies hire big defense firms and lawyers in an attempt to avoid paying claims, or if they do pay, to pay as little as possible.
No one ever thinks that they will be involved in a serious crash and need to have a trial attorney capable of taking on a large trucking corporation or insurance company. But when that happens, you need to choose the right Waco injury attorney to represent you in what is frequently a David versus Goliath battle.
Preventing Serious Collisions in Texas
Just as we all have to follow safety rules when we are driving our cars, trucking companies and their drivers must follow basic safety rules and regulations to protect the driving public on the road. Unfortunately, sometimes trucking companies or drivers bend or ignore the rules and regulations to save time and to increase profits. These companies should never place profits above safety, but it happens all too often.
Failure to follow basic safety rules can result in catastrophic injuries to the drivers and passengers in our communities. When a trucking company or its employee driver violates a safety rule and hurts someone, that trucking company is legally responsible and should be accountable for the damage that results.
What Are Common Causes of Truck Accidents?
There are many different causes of trucking crashes that result from safety rule violations, including:
- Inadequate training
- Unsafe driving practices/reckless driving
- Aggressive driving practices
- Driver fatigue from long work-shifts/unrealistic driving schedules
- Failure to inspect or maintain tires, brakes, lights, and other trucking equipment
- Cell phone use
- Distracted driving
- Failure to install blind spot mirrors
Call a Texas Truck Accident Lawyer at Williams & Brown LLP at (888) 741-6200
Trucking corporations and insurance companies resolve claims by making business decisions based on what they think their bottom line exposure will be if they go to trial. For that reason, it is very important that you chose a law firm that has experience with large cases and that is capable of fighting the battle at trial if you are forced to go to trial.
At Williams & Brown LLP, we have that experience and a track record of results. We are happy to show our results to you at your request.
Waco Truck Crash FAQs Answered by Lawyers
At Williams & Brown LLP, we’ve handled some extremely difficult trucking accident cases throughout Texas. Each one poses tough challenges and unforeseen factors, but one thing remains consistent – the overwhelming amount of destruction inflicted upon the victims. We firmly believe in helping those who have suffered terrible losses obtain the compensation they deserve and are owed.
Undoubtedly, if you’ve been involved in a tractor trailer accident of any kind, you’ll have questions – lots of them. Don’t let those responsible leave you to suffer in silence. Contact Williams & Brown LLP today to set up a free consultation and discover the legal options you have at your disposal. Our number is (888) 741-6200.
Most Common Questions
A: In the state of Texas, under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code 16.003.a, you have roughly two years in which to bring your case to court before the statute of limitations runs out. In most situations, this code goes without question – however – there are notable exceptions to the rule. To discuss the finer details, contact a professional personal injury attorney with a history of truck accident litigation.
A: As with most Texas personal injury claims, a trucking accident suit greatly depends on who was at fault or negligent in their responsibilities at the time. In most cases, the operator of the truck is to blame for the wreck. On the other hand, if there was faulty mechanics at work or an overbearing hauling company pressuring the driver, the suit could end up including a number of different parties. By speaking to a personal injury attorney and allowing their team to further investigate the cause of the wreck, you’ll gain greater insight into who should be held accountable.
A: Absolutely not – at least not until you’ve spoken with an experienced trucking accident attorney. Simply put, insurance adjustors work for trucking companies and they both want the same thing – to make sure you settle for the lowest amount possible. They do not have your well-being in mind and will actively attempt to rattle you or prove the accident has had no adverse effect on your life. Do not let them. If you are contacted by an insurance adjustor or the trucking company following an accident, simply direct them to your personal injury attorney. Only a firm dedicated to holding these big businesses responsible will be able to help you secure a fair compensation.
A: There are a number of factors to look at when retaining an attorney. Chief among these would be their experience with personal injury lawsuits, specifically large truck accidents. You’ll want representation that understands both your situation and has experience handling large trucking companies and their counsel in court.
A: This can vary greatly, depending on the amount of damage caused, injuries sustained and overall negligence on the part of the at-fault party. There are medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering to consider, as well as a whole host of punitive damages a judge may award if the wreck was severe enough. The only way to be sure is to contact the Waco truck accident attorneys at Williams & Brown LLP and have them review your case. Call today at (888) 741-6200 or (254) 741-6200.
Trucking Accident Lawyers In Texas
We all know how many tractor-trailers there are on the highways today and unfortunately, there are a large number of accidents involving tractor-trailers where people are seriously injured or killed. There are many, many truck drivers that are knowledgeable and safe drivers, but not all of them.
In the trucking industry, there are regulations on the State and the Federal level that apply to these trucking companies and to the truck drivers. And in addition to those regulations, there are within the trucking companies themselves, policies and procedures that apply to the drivers and to the equipment. These are all safety policies – the regulations and the company’s rules. The purpose for having these is to protect the motoring public – you and your family, when you’re on the roadway.
Unfortunately, when we have seen these accidents, when drivers don’t follow safety rules or when trucking companies cut corners and don’t maintain the equipment properly or don’t invest like they should in driver training and continuing education, accidents happen and these accidents can cause permanent effects to families. When that happens, when these companies decide to cut corners, they should be accountable if their company or their drivers have caused serious accidents.