Truck Accident Injury FAQ
Experienced Texas Personal Injury Lawyer Representing Those Injured In 18-Wheeler Trucking Accidents
At the law firm of Hermes E. Flores, our legal team works hard to protect the rights of all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident in Texas, it is important that you consult with an experienced Texas Personal Injury Lawyer right away. When you choose our firm to handle your trucking accident case, you can expect quality service from a dedicated attorney who has the knowledge and resources necessary to achieve the best possible results in your case. We at Hermes E. Flores represent 18-Wheeler Trucking accident victims from Austin, Lake Travis, Lakeway, Bee Cave, Central Texas, and throughout all of Texas. For your free consultation, call us today at (512) 947-9103.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Trucking Accidents
Accidents involving large trucks can be serious and catastrophic, and every year, thousands of people are severely injured or killed in these accidents. Truck accidents are devastating, in part, due to the large size discrepancy between a truck and an average passenger vehicle. If you’ve been in an accident with a large truck, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries and other damages. The following are some frequently asked questions about truck accidents that our firm hears from our clients:
Q: Why do truck accidents typically cause more damage than an accident simply involving an average passenger vehicle?
A: Accidents involving large trucks usually cause more damage and injuries because they can weigh twenty-five times as much as a regular passenger vehicle. In fact, a fully-loaded tractor trailer can weigh more than eighty thousand pounds. Because of this significant size difference, it’s no wonder that a truck accident is more likely to cause serious injuries or even death.
Q: What are some of the factors that cause or contribute to accidents involving large trucks?
A: There are a number of different reasons why truck accidents occur. Some common factors that can cause or contribute to an accident include a driver’s failure to abide by traffic rules and regulations, driver distractions such as a phone call or text, driver fatigue, weather conditions, a truck’s inability to swerve quickly or brake on time, and driver inexperience or lack of training.
Q: I’ve been involved in a truck accident and was injured. What should I do?
A: First of all, if you’ve been involved in an accident with a large truck, the chances are that you’ve sustained serious injuries, so you should make sure you are medically treated for those injuries. Once you’ve sought medical treatment, you will likely want to consult with an experienced Texas Personal Injury Lawyer to determine whether you have a viable personal injury claim. Trucking accidents can be complex as usually more than one defendant is involved, and it may be difficult to determine the actual cause of the accident. So the sooner you discuss your case with an attorney, the better, as having an attorney by your side will significantly increase your chances of obtaining the compensation you deserve for the injuries and any other damages you’ve sustained.
At Hermes E. Flores, Our Legal Team is Ready to Help You Obtain the Compensation You Need and Deserve
If you’ve been involved in a large truck accident, after you’ve sought and received medical treatment for your injuries, you should seriously consider consulting with an experienced Texas Personal Injury Lawyer as soon as possible. In Texas, you only have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. While this may seem like a long time, remember that since multiple defendants may be responsible for your injuries and damages, and since these cases can be complex and challenging, the sooner you contact an attorney, the better. Truck accidents can be devastating and very damaging both physically and emotionally. At Hermes E. Flores, our legal team can help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve so that dealing with these damages might be a little easier. Call today to set up your free consultation to discuss your oil field accident that happened in Austin, Lake Travis, Lakeway, Bee Cave, Central Texas, or anywhere else in Texas. Call us anytime 24/7 at (512) 947-9103 for your free and confidential consultation and find out what we can do for you.