Houston Truck Accident Lawyer
Were you injured in a semi-truck accident? Don’t let insurance companies avoid their responsibility.
Unlike an average car accident, when a tractor trailer or commercial truck is involved, the stakes are raised. The risk for serious or fatal injuries is increased significantly. In addition, when it comes to a semi-truck accident there are often multiple vehicles involved and on highways where vehicles are driving at faster speeds.
The injuries that drivers and their passengers can suffer from a semi-truck accident can be catastrophic, resulting in hefty medical expenses and in severe cases, some injuries may require lifelong care.
The investigations that go into understanding a semi-truck accident can be complicated as several factors must be considered such as the speed each vehicle was moving, driver fatigue, and the policies of the trucking companies.
Trucking insurance companies will do everything they can to reduce their liability and minimize the damage of your claim.
If you or a loved one were involved in a serious auto accident with a semi-truck and suffered serious injuries, you may have significant cash compensation waiting for you if you file a successful claim, that is if you don’t fall into the numerous traps the investigators and insurers set to reduce what they have to pay.
If you are not receiving the compensation you believe that you deserve for your semi-truck accident injuries, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at McDonald Worley today for a FREE case evaluation.
Approximately 415,000 big truck accidents occur every year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), in which semi trucks, 18 wheelers, tractor trailers, and other big trucks are involved. The DOT also found that in 2015 approximately 83,000 of these big truck crashes led to serious injuries, and more than 4,000 people were killed in these semi truck accidents.
If you’ve been in a truck accident, you need to contact our office immediately so that we can begin working on your case before the insurance company has a chance to skew the evidence in their favor. Insurance companies do not want you to contact an attorney because an attorney can preserve the evidence, advise you of your rights, and ensure you receive the full justice you deserve.
After a semi-truck accident, you may be entitled to a significant financial settlement. You are entitled to be treated with the dignity and respect you deserve as well as a swift resolution by insurance companies. Our truck accident lawyers will ensure the insurance companies don’t drag their feet in meeting their obligations under the law.
If the other driver is at fault and has liability insurance, you may have the right to collect money damages to compensate you for your past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and physical impairment.
If the at-fault driver does not have insurance, you may be entitled to collect money damages from your own insurance company if you purchased Uninsured Motorist Insurance Coverage.
Generally, medical bills are not paid until the time your case is settled. However, if you have Personal Injury Protection or Medical Payments Coverage under your automobile accident insurance policy, you may be able to pay your medical bills prior to the settlement of your case as they are incurred by making a claim against your own coverage.
Also, if you have health insurance, your medical bills may be paid as they are incurred by your health insurance company. Do not worry about making a claim for the non-fault use of your PIP or MedPay coverage; your insurance company is not allowed to raise your premiums just because you elect to use the PIP or MedPay coverage you purchased.
In order to collect money for your lost wages from the driver who caused the accident, or from his insurance company, your lost wages must be documented by your employer or personnel department. Additionally, your doctor must state that it was medically necessary for you to miss work as a result of the injuries you suffered in the collision.
Get The Fair Treatment You Deserve
If you or a loved one was injured in a big truck accident, get the legal help you need to ensure that you are treated fairly. Semi-truck accident settlements can be substantial—providing just and much-needed compensation to affected families and victims.
Regardless of who was at fault, you need someone making your case, fighting on your behalf to ensure that the insurance company does not ignore your needs.