Truck Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident involving a truck, you may be entitled to compensation. Trucking accidents are among the most severe wrecks that can occur on the road. Due to their size and weight, one wrong move in a truck can cause horrific injuries and costly property damage.
If you were injured by a negligent trucker, you will need serious legal representation. Pursuing compensation against a trucker is incredibly complex because several parties could potentially share liability. Working with a competent team of experienced truck injury lawyers is the best way to pursue the compensation you need.
At Chandler McNulty LLP, we have handled many accidents involving 18-wheelers and other large vehicles. We understand what it takes to obtain a favorable outcome from a trucking accident case. Our team is filled with skilled, empathetic lawyers and legal aids who can provide the care you deserve while you recover from a horrific wreck.
You may be facing severe injuries, emotional trauma, and financial hardship in the wake of your accident. At Chandler McNulty LLP, we understand your pain and frustration and are here to walk you through your recovery. To begin working with a truck accident injury lawyer, call us today at (713) 997-8310 or fill out our online contact form.
Why do I Need a Lawyer After an Accident With a Truck?
If your injuries were caused by a commercial truck driver or government employee, working with an experienced attorney is incredibly important. Lawsuits involving accidents between motorists and truckers can be full of complications and logistical nightmares. The trucker, their employer, or even the truck manufacturer may be held liable for your injuries.
With so much potential confusion concerning who is at fault, filing a successful case can be overwhelming. Legal battles against large companies can be drawn out and ugly if you do not have quality legal representation on your side.
Trucking companies arm themselves with tenacious lawyers who will try any tactic, ethical or otherwise, to diminish your compensation. They will try to blame you for the accident or attempt to bully you into taking a low-ball settlement offer. Working with an experienced attorney will shield you from harassment and bullying and allow you to focus on recovering with your loved ones.
If you have been injured by a negligent trucker, you have every right to hold them responsible for their actions. Truckers are asked to take on many difficult maneuvers during their commute and must do so with extreme caution and care. The enormous vehicles that truckers operate can cause horrific accidents if the truckers fail to uphold their duty to navigate with reasonable care.
The negligent trucker who caused your injuries won’t fight this battle alone, and neither should you. Hire a truck accident attorney with a strong track record of successful settlements and verdicts to even the playing field for you when fighting for compensation from the truck driver, their employer, and their powerful insurers.
Why Should I Choose Chandler McNulty LLP?
At Chandler McNulty LLP, we have the necessary experience to take on a trucking company in the courtroom. These companies work aggressively to position themselves and their drivers as completely free from any wrong-doing. They will attempt to diminish the amount of money they owe in compensation by any means necessary. Our firm will not fall prey to their intimidation tactics or their greedy settlement offers.
At Chandler McNulty LLP, we feel very strongly about fighting for your rights. We are here to serve you. We understand what it takes to build a strong case and will handle every detail so you can focus on your recovery. We will work tirelessly in your best interest to ensure you recover the full and fair compensation you deserve.
You may be facing enormous costs as you adjust to life after your accident. You also may need to endure rehabilitation, physical therapy, and modifications to your home and vehicle if you have been afflicted with a permanent disability. When you work with our team at Chandler McNulty LLP, you are aligned with both a strong legal advocate and a partner to walk with you step by step.
Our team can guide you to the experts you need – including doctors, medical specialists, counselors and any other resource that may aid in your recovery. We will do everything in our power to deliver satisfactory results while providing holistic and ethical guidance.
Types of Trucking Accident Cases We Handle
Trucking accidents can happen suddenly and have drastic consequences. 18-wheelers, garbage trucks, box trucks, and flatbed trucks, among others are enormous vehicles that must be operated with extreme caution. Any form of negligence when trucks are involved can lead to life-threatening injuries and destruction of property.
Common types of trucking accidents include the following:
- Underride accidents
- Wide-turn accidents
- Blindspot/No-Zone accidents
- Construction zone accidents
- Improper braking
- Jackknifing accidents
- Rear-end collisions
- Rollover accidents
- Lost load accidents
- Drunk driver accidents
If you have been injured in a similar incident, you are likely owed significant financial compensation. Working with an attorney is the best way to pursue compensation efficiently and effectively.
Frequently Asked Questions about Truck Accidents
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
In Texas, if you have been injured by a negligent truck driver, you have up to two years to file a claim. Certain situations warrant exceptions to these deadlines. Exceptions can include incidents in which the victim is a minor or situations wherein the injured party is deemed not to be of sound mental state following the accident. In these scenarios, the deadline to file would be two years from when the minor turns 18 or the victim becomes legally competent.
What Compensation Might I Recover from a Truck Accident Injury Lawsuit?
In the wake of an accident involving a truck, you are likely facing horrific injuries, emotional trauma, and financial strain. Obtaining compensation is a critical component in aiding your recovery. You may have medical bills piling up and you may be forced to take time off of work. Our firm believes that no one should ever face financial hardship after suffering an injury caused by someone else’s negligence. At Chandler McNulty LLP, we will fight for the compensation you deserve.
You may be entitled to compensation for the following reasons:
- Medical bills (current or future)
- Lost wages
- Physical disability
- Permanent impairment
- Pain and suffering
We know that no amount of money can ever make up for the pain and suffering you have endured. However, compensation can alleviate financial stress and open the door to rehabilitation options that can make your recovery more bearable. Working with an experienced attorney is the best way to gain compensation, especially when taking on large and powerful trucking companies.
What if I am Partially Responsible for My Injury?
In Texas, the courts follow modified comparative fault doctrine. If you believe your own actions played a role in your accident, you still have a shot at recovering compensation.
Comparative fault laws account for the gray areas that commonly surround wrecks involving trucks and other motorists. Your own actions may have contributed to the accident. However, if your actions were not the primary cause, you can still seek compensation.
The court will assign each party fault as a percentage. This percentage is then tied to the compensation amount to be paid.
For example, if the court rules that your actions were 10% responsible for the accident, you would be able to recover 90% of the potential compensation. If the court awards you $100,000, you would be able to collect $90,000 due to your level of fault. If, however, it is found that you were more than 50% responsible for your accident, you cannot pursue compensation through the Texas courts.
What if My Accident Involves a Government Employee or Truck?
Lawsuits have vastly different rules and regulations when government trucks and employees are involved. Rather than having the standard two years, you must file your claim within six months of your injury date.
Additionally, the governmental body that oversees the employee who caused your accident must be formally notified of the pending lawsuit. These suits can be enormously complicated and full of red tape. Working with an experienced lawyer is the best way to ensure that your case is properly filed when seeking compensation from the Texas state government.
Contact an 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer Today
If you have suffered an injury at the hands of a negligent truck driver, trucking company, third-party maintenance company, or others, pursuing compensation for the harm you’ve suffered is your legal right. At Chandler McNulty LLP, we take defending the rights of the injured very seriously and we will do everything in our power to deliver a favorable outcome in your case.
We will help to build your case and recover the damages that you and your loved ones are entitled to. We can also guide you to the resources that can help you through your recovery process. Our firm was created to serve our community and we will work tirelessly on your behalf.
To consult with a truck accident injury lawyer from Chandler McNulty LLP, call us today at (713) 997-8310 or fill out our online contact form.
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