Texas Truck Accident Lawyer
Every year, there are approximately 500,000 reported accidents involving commercial trucks. Texas reports more of these crashes than any other state in the United States. When a small passenger vehicle collides with a truck, the consequences can be catastrophic. If you’ve been involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler or a big rig in Texas, you need to speak with an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as you can.
Contact Lorenz & Lorenz to learn about your rights and options after a truck accident. You might be entitled to compensation from the truck driver, trucking company, or another negligent third party. Our Texas personal injury lawyers will fight to get you the money you need and deserve. All you have to do is call us for help. It’s just that simple.
Your first consultation is free. If you can’t make it into the office to see us, we’ll come to you. Our legal team can visit you at home, at work, or even at the hospital while you recover. Reach out to us for immediate assistance today.
How Will a Texas Truck Accident Lawyer Help Me?
You’ve just been in a serious accident. Chances are, you’re probably dealing with painful, debilitating injuries. It can take days, weeks, or even months to get back on your feet in some capacity. At the same time, you might notice that money is getting tight. Medical expenses are adding up and a temporary loss of income might be making things worse.
Fortunately, you may be entitled to compensation. You’ve got enough on your plate. Hiring an attorney can give you the time you need to focus on your recovery. It can also put you in the best position to maximize your compensation.
At Lorenz & Lorenz, our Texas truck accident lawyers have more than 18 years of experience handling complicated personal injury matters. We know how important money can be after your accident. That’s why we’ll do everything we can to obtain compensation on your behalf.
When you trust us with your case after a truck accident, you can benefit from our nearly two decades of experience. We’ll fight for you by:
- Standing up to insurance companies when they try to trick you into accepting less money than you deserve
- Working with experts to determine what your case is worth
- Trying to protect you if a truck driver or insurance adjuster tries to blame you for the tractor-trailer accident, and
- Investigating the circumstances surrounding your crash to determine why it happened and who is to blame.
We’re here to make the process of recovering compensation as it can possibly be for you. Call our Texas law office today to schedule a free case assessment. Our team is here to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Who’s Liable For My Injuries After a Texas Truck Accident?
You might be able to recover compensation from anyone whose negligent or wrongful actions caused you to get hurt. This could include:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies and employers
- Drivers of other cars on the road
- Government agencies responsible for providing and maintaining safe roads
- Government agencies responsible for trucking industry oversight, or
- Companies that manufactured or sold defective equipment.
It’s important to work with an attorney who will go above and beyond when investigating your truck accident.
Our lawyers will do everything we can to figure out why your accident happened. When we can understand this, it’s easier to identify everyone who may have played a part. Then we’ll seek compensation from anyone who played even the slightest role in causing you to get hurt.
What Causes Truck Accidents in Texas?
Truck accidents aren’t uncommon in Texas. In 2018, there were more than 26,400 commercial trucking collisions in the state. That’s more than 72 big rig accidents every day.
Why are there so many truck accidents in the Lone Star State? According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA), the leading causes of truck accidents include:
- Braking problems (29 percent)
- Speeding (23 percent)
- A truck driver who is unfamiliar with the roadway and area (22 percent)
- Dangerous road conditions (20 percent)
- Over-the-counter drug use (19 percent)
- Distracted driving (17 percent)
- Fatigued driving (13 percent)
- Illegal turns (9 percent)
- Following too closely (5 percent), and
- Driving under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol (3 percent).
Truck drivers aren’t always responsible for accidents. Sometimes, drivers of smaller cars are unhappy about sharing the road with large trucks. This causes drivers to engage in behaviors – speeding, tailgating, failing to yield the right of way – that create a dangerous situation.
We’ll Fight to Get Money For All of Your Truck Accident Injuries
Thousands of people are injured in Texas truck accidents every year. Some sustain relatively minor injuries. Others are hurt so badly that they’ll struggle with a disability and chronic pain for the rest of their lives.
You deserve money for your truck accident injuries, regardless of the extent. That’s why our Texas personal injury lawyers will aggressively seek compensation for all of your truck wreck injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue damage (e.g., sprains, strains, and bruises)
- Chest injury
- Crushing injury
- Head injury
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord damage
- Paralysis, and more.
Have you lost a loved one in a fatal truck accident in Texas? Call us to discuss a wrongful death case. We’re here for you in your time of need.
What If I’m Blamed For My Texas Truck Accident and Injuries?
You might be able to recover money for your injuries, even if you share some of the blame for your crash. Texas is a comparative fault state. An accident victim can seek compensation as long as they share no more than 50 percent of the blame.
If you are allocated fault, that will affect your ability to recover compensation. Your damages will be reduced by however much fault you share. If you’re allocated 20 percent of the blame, your damages will be reduced by 20 percent.
You deserve to work with an attorney who knows how to protect you from allegations of fault. Don’t hesitate to contact our experienced Texas truck accident lawyers. We’ll do everything we can to minimize your role in the truck crash. The less fault you share, the more money you can potentially recover.
What Compensation Can I Get After I’m Injured in a Texas Big Rig Crash?
You deserve to get money for all of your truck accident-related costs, expenses, and injuries. This can include damages for:
- Bills for medical treatment
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity, and more.
Contact our skilled legal team to find out how we can help you fight to maximize your award. Since 2001, we’ve worked hard to establish relationships with experts across the state. They can provide critical insight as we build your case. With their help, we can better understand the extent of your injuries and how they might affect your life. This information can help us as we attempt to leverage a settlement offer on your behalf.
Call Our Texas Truck Accident Injury Lawyers For Help
Have you or a family member been injured in a truck accident? There’s a limited amount of time to file a personal injury lawsuit Texas. In most situations, you’ll only have two years to demand the money you deserve. You’ve got enough to deal with in the months after your accident. Let the successful personal injury lawyers at Lorenz & Lorenz handle your truck accident case. We’ll fight tirelessly to get you the money you deserve.
Call our Texas law firm to schedule your free consultation today.