Benefit from the depth of our experience and knowledge in truck accident lawsuits. At Lorenz & Lorenz, we leverage our skills to navigate the complex legal landscape, ensuring your rights are protected and your claim is effectively pursued.
Every case is unique, and we tailor our approach accordingly. We take the time to understand your situation thoroughly, providing you with personalized legal support intended to meet your specific needs while treating you with the respect and empathy you deserve.
We’re dedicated to fighting for justice on your behalf. Whether it’s standing up against powerful insurance companies or meticulously building a robust claim, our commitment lies in securing fair compensation that reflects the gravity of harm inflicted upon you.
For two decades, the attorneys at Lorenz & Lorenz have been dedicated to helping injury victims secure compensation from negligent parties. This includes many motor vehicle crash victims. We know you have many questions about what to do after an accident. We are here to help, and there are no upfront fees.
You may have a case against the driver or another party, and if we validate your case, we can handle every step of the legal process on your behalf. This includes investigating the scene, interviewing witnesses, negotiating for compensation, and preparing for trial if we need to file a lawsuit.
We offer a free consultation where we can discuss your claim and determine potential legal options. If we validate your claim, you decide if you want to move forward. We only get paid if we recover compensation on your behalf, so there is no risk to you.
Taking on powerful trucking companies, attorneys, and insurance companies is often too much for injury victims to handle on their own. Those who hire experienced attorneys often recover more compensation compared to those who do not.
There are several factors that must be reviewed to determine if a truck crash victim may be eligible to seek compensation. One of the most important factors is how the accident happened, specifically if the negligence of the truck driver or another party contributed to the crash.
There are four elements of negligence your attorney must prove to seek compensation for your damages:
It is important to discuss your claim with a licensed attorney, as he or she can determine if negligence may have been involved in your accident. Unlike the insurance company, an experienced truck accident lawyer should be focused on your best interests.
Unlike other Texas law firms, at Lorenz & Lorenz, accidents are our only business. This means we only work with clients who have suffered an injury due to the negligence of another, including truck accident claims and various other motor vehicle accidents.
There are many questions your attorney may ask you to help determine if you may have a viable claim:
Our law firm is dedicated to helping Texas car accident victims move forward after serious injuries throw their lives into jeopardy. Contact our experienced personal injury lawyers today for a free consultation.
Because many truck accidents cause serious, sometimes fatal, injuries, truck crash cases are often worth more than injury claims for other types of accidents.
You should strongly consider discussing your claim with an attorney with significant experience in motor vehicle accident cases. The lawyers at Lorenz & Lorenz have been helping crash victims for 20 years and are prepared to pursue full compensation for your damages, which may include:
Every case is different, so it would be in your best interest to discuss your claim with one of our licensed attorneys as soon as possible. In a free consultation, we can give you a better idea of the value of your claim.
Commercial truck accidents, due to their sheer magnitude and force, often result in catastrophic injuries that can have long-lasting impacts on the victims’ lives. In San Antonio, where truck traffic is common, understanding these potential injuries can be crucial for those involved in such incidents.
One of the most common types of injuries involves damage to the neck and spine. This can range from minor whiplash to severe spinal cord injuries that may lead to permanent paralysis or disability. Head and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are also relatively frequent, with victims suffering from concussions or more serious conditions like brain damage.
Broken bones and fractures are another typical outcome, given the extreme forces involved in truck collisions. These can sometimes require multiple surgeries and extensive recovery periods. Internal injuries are also a concern, as they could lead to significant complications if not detected promptly.
In some cases, victims may experience psychological trauma post-accident, like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, or depression, which often accompany physical wounds but are equally important to address.
At Lorenz & Lorenz, we recognize the profound effects these serious accidents can have on your life. As experienced San Antonio truck accident lawyers, we’re committed to fighting tirelessly for your right to compensation that adequately reflects the gravity of your situation — both physically and emotionally. We handle every aspect of your semi truck accident claim meticulously so you can prioritize healing while we work actively towards securing justice on your behalf.
Your truck accident claim deserves the detailed approach and legal knowledge of personal injury law that our team provides. Let us handle these difficult parts of your journey, so you can get the compensation you deserve quicker.
Many truck accidents are caused by negligent drivers. However, other parties may also share liability for a crash.
When assessing liability, it is important to determine who owns the truck. Sometimes, the truck is owned by the driver and other times, a trucking company owns it. There are three common classifications of truck drivers when it comes to ownership of the truck:
Depending on their relationship with drivers, trucking companies may share some amount of fault for a crash. Other liable parties may include:
Another factor to consider when determining liability is if the accident was caused by a manufacturer malfunction such as brake failure, power steering errors, or another mechanical error.
The San Antonio truck accident lawyers at Lorenz & Lorenz are committed to holding all liable parties accountable and securing maximum compensation for victims.
There is limited time for injury victims to file a claim after a truck accident in Texas. According to the Texas Statute of Limitations, Sec. 16.003, personal injury claims must be filed no later than two years after the date of the accident.
If you file a claim after that, it is likely to be dismissed in court. However, there are exceptions to this two-year deadline in certain situations. You should discuss your claim with a lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer needs time to investigate and build a case.
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Commercial truck crashes are often extremely dangerous, which is why trucking companies are required to carry large insurance policies to pay for damages. Often, victims of these crashes seek compensation from liability insurance policies.
Texas has the following liability insurance requirements for commercial trucks transporting goods inside state lines:
Federal liability insurance requirements, set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), are slightly different. These apply when a truck crosses state lines to transport goods:
Liability insurance is not the only type of insurance that may come into play. Other types of insurance that may be involved in a truck crash claim include:
After a truck accident, the insurance company will likely attempt to contact you and offer a settlement or ask for a statement.
You need to be cautious about what you tell the insurance company. They are looking for reasons to devalue or even deny your claim. They may ask probing questions designed to get you to downplay the severity of your injuries. You could inadvertently say something that sounds like an admission of fault.
That is why, when it comes to the insurance company, the less said by the victim, the better. You can decline to answer questions until you have spoken with your attorney. If you hire a lawyer, he or she can deal with the insurance company on your behalf to protect your claim. The attorneys at Lorenz & Lorenz have dealt with many insurance companies and know how to protect the full value of a claim.
Chances are the insurance company’s initial offer to you is nowhere near the full value of your claim. That is why talking to a licensed attorney is so important.
There are both state and federal laws regulating large trucks and the commercial vehicle industry. The regulations are meant to help prevent accidents that could result in serious injuries, extensive property damage, and fatalities.
Some of the rules include requiring drivers to possess a commercial driver’s license and obtain permits for transporting certain materials. Other regulations cover:
Trucking companies and drivers who violate these regulations could greatly increase the risk of a crash. The San Antonio truck accident lawyers at Lorenz & Lorenz have extensive knowledge of the regulations that are often violated. We know how to prove regulations were violated and how to link those violations to a crash. We will use all relevant data available, including evidence from your injuries, the accident scene, driving logs, and police records, to build you a powerful claim.
Our attorneys will dive into an investigation to hold the driver, third party, or trucking company responsible for your injuries, ensuring that all avenues of compensation are explored. It starts with a single call.
Once you call 9-1-1 after a truck accident, it is important to try to gather evidence at the scene. For example, taking pictures of the scene could help your attorney determine how the crash happened. Talking to witnesses can also be helpful. However, you should only do these things if it is safe, and you will not be aggravating your injuries.
You should seek medical treatment as soon as possible. You do not want there to be a significant gap in time between the crash and when you saw a doctor. The at-fault party could use this against you to attack your credibility.
Make sure to keep track of any reports of medical expenses, records, or bills associated with your injuries, including those associated with physical therapy and chiropractic visits.
It is important to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. Truck accident cases are often complex, and you need experienced legal help to recover the compensation you need for current and future damages.
Despite laws against reckless driving, it still causes many trucking accidents. Examples of reckless driving that may result in truck crashes include:
Sometimes, accidents happen because the cargo was loaded improperly. Overloading a truck or failing to properly secure cargo can make trucks more difficult to maneuver. This can increase the risk of jackknife accidents or the driver losing control of the vehicle, leading to serious semi-truck accidents.
If negligence was involved, you may have a case.
If you suffered an accident involving a commercial vehicle or 18-wheeler, you deserve fair compensation. The attorneys at Lorenz & Lorenz have many years of combined experience negotiating with insurance companies and have helped numerous victims recover compensation. We are prepared to guide you through the legal process, working to build a strong case as we pursue maximum compensation.
Our experienced San Antonio car accident lawyers know compensation cannot change what happened. However, we have seen how important recovering compensation can be as victims look to move forward.
We offer a free consultation with no obligation to take legal action, and do not get paid unless we recover compensation on your behalf.