Seeking Justice For Truck Accident Victims
There are about 500,000 trucking accidents in the United States annually, and Texas often leads the country in fatal truck accidents. If you have suffered injuries in a trucking accident in Texas, you may be entitled to compensation for lost income, medical bills, and pain and suffering. If you have lost someone due to a trucking accident, you may also be entitled to damages from a wrongful death lawsuit.
With over 25 years of practicing personal injury law in McAllen, Texas, we can help you determine if you have a case and what you may be entitled to recover. You shouldn’t face these situations alone. Even the insurance companies you will be trying to get compensation from can be very different from a regular car accident. You need a compassionate truck accident attorney who understands these challenges and has the experience to guide you through the process.
Trucking Accidents Can Cause Devastating Harm
A trucking accident is much different than your average car accident. Based on the size difference alone, the aftermath can be devastating. Large trucks, such as 18-wheelers, can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and use different driving mechanisms than regular vehicles. Because of this size and power, trucking accidents often result in severe injuries or fatalities.
Driving an 18-wheeler isn’t easy. Paired with long, exhausting hours on the road, the lack of sleep can take a toll. Sometimes, truck drivers fall asleep at the wheel or get distracted while driving. This kind of negligence could lead to devastating consequences for you and your loved ones.
There are several reasons a trucking accident may happen, including:
- Unqualified drivers
- Driver fatigue
- Maintenance problems
- Not following road rules, such as making U-turns
We can help you determine the cause of the accident, if possible, and use it to your advantage when presenting your case. When dealing with the aftermath of a trucking accident, one of the most important things to do is to document and save everything. We can help you gather relevant evidence to further the chance of success in your case.
We Understand How To Handle Complex Trucking Accident Cases
Every lawsuit can be complicated. When dealing with a trucking accident, there are even more rules and parties to navigate than in a regular car accident. Large insurance companies protect most trucking companies with in-house defense lawyers. Often, your case may involve more than one defendant, which could include the trucker, their employer, the manufacturer of the rig and potentially others. Multiple parties also can mean multiple insurance companies to deal with.
Injuries from trucking accidents tend to be more severe due to the vehicle size and weight difference. Therefore, the damages sought are often higher than in regular motor vehicle accidents. All these factors combine to make truck accident claims especially complicated.
At The Law Office of Lino H. Ochoa, we have experience helping clients with these complex cases. We pride ourselves on providing fearless legal representation to our clients, no matter how complicated the case. We understand how high the stakes are in these cases. These injuries have impacted your life and may also have taken a toll on your family and loved ones. We use this understanding and respect for your situation to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Let Us Take On The Burden
When you have suffered an injury from a trucking accident, you deserve to take the time to focus on your recovery. Let us take on some of that burden by helping you get the justice and compensation you need from the defendants and insurance companies involved in your accident. Contact Lino's Law at 956-468-3609 or online to schedule a free consultation.