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You Deserve Fair Compensation…
Regardless of Your Citizenship or Documentation

Commercial truck accidents involve collisions or incidents involving large trucks, such as tractor-trailers or semis. Due to their sheer size and weight, these accidents often result in devastating consequences, leading to severe injuries, property damage, and even fatalities. Factors contributing to such accidents can include driver fatigue, vehicle maintenance issues, or reckless driving behaviors.

At Paxton Law Firm, we believe that every individual deserves fair compensation for their injuries, regardless of their citizenship or documentation status. Undocumented immigrants often fear seeking legal help due to concerns about deportation or other legal repercussions. However, all individuals have the right to pursue compensation for damages caused by the negligence of others. Our dedicated team ensures that all clients, regardless of background, receive the support and advocacy they need to secure the justice they deserve.

Common Reasons for Commercial Truck Accidents:

  • Driver fatigue due to long hours on the road
  • Distracted driving with mobile phones, GPS devices, or other distractions
  • Neglected maintenance, leading to brake failures, tire blowouts, or other mechanical issues
  • Exceeding the speed limit or driving too fast
  • Overloaded or improperly loaded cargo
  • Poor weather conditions, such as rain, fog, or ice
  • Inexperienced or poorly trained drivers
  • Violating traffic signals
  • Improper lane changes
  • Failure to yield right-of-way
  • Drug or alcohol impairment
  • Malfunctions in the truck’s systems or components

Beware of Insurance Companies After Commercial Truck Accidents… Even When They Sound Caring or Friendly

After a commercial truck accident, you can expect a call from an insurance adjuster. They may seem caring or friendly, but their priority is to protect their company’s interests, not yours. They may ask for recorded statements, hoping to use anything you say against you. You don’t have to provide these without legal counsel. Insurance companies use various tactics to devalue or deny claims, such as offering quick settlements or downplaying injuries.

Don’t fall for their tricks — seek guidance from a trusted legal team like Paxton Law Firm. We understand the tricks insurance companies use and shield you from their tactics. Our attorneys can handle communications on your behalf, ensuring that your rights and best interests are protected. We’ll work tirelessly to negotiate fair compensation for your injuries, hold negligent parties accountable, and help you secure the justice you deserve.

Steps to Take Immediately After Commercial Truck Accidents:

  • Move to a safe location if possible and check for injuries to yourself and others involved.
  • Contact law enforcement and medical professionals to report the accident and seek medical attention for any injuries.
  • Exchange contact, insurance, and vehicle information with the truck driver and any witnesses.
  • Take photos of the accident scene, including damage to vehicles and road conditions.
  • Refrain from admitting fault or discussing details of the accident with the other party or their insurance representatives.
  • Even if you don’t feel injured, undergo a medical evaluation to document any injuries and start the treatment process.
  • Contact Paxton Law Firm for expert legal guidance to protect your rights.

Commercial Truck Accidents FAQs

Who is liable for commercial truck accidents in Texas?

Determining liability in commercial truck accidents in Texas can be complex due to the various parties involved. Liability may extend beyond just the truck driver to include the trucking company, cargo loaders, maintenance providers, and even manufacturers in some cases. Factors such as driver negligence, improper maintenance, violation of safety regulations, or defective truck parts can contribute to accidents and establish liability.

At Paxton Law Firm, we conduct thorough investigations to identify all potentially liable parties and build a strong case on behalf of our clients. Our experienced attorneys understand the nuances of Texas laws governing commercial truck accidents and work diligently to hold all responsible parties accountable. Whether through negotiation or litigation, we strive to secure fair compensation for our clients’ injuries and losses.

What are the losses I can recover?

Victims of commercial truck accidents may be entitled to various forms of compensation:

  • Medical expenses for past, current, and future medical treatment related to your injuries.
  • Compensation for income lost due to inability to work during recovery.
  • Damages for physical pain, emotional distress, and diminished quality of life.
  • Reimbursement for repairs or replacement of damaged property, including your vehicle.
  • Compensation for permanent injuries resulting in disability or disfigurement.
  • Damages for the impact of your injuries on your relationship with your spouse or family.
  • Compensation for surviving family members in cases of fatal commercial truck accidents.
  • Additional damages to punish the at-fault party for particularly egregious conduct.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit after a commercial truck accident in Texas?

In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits, including those arising from commercial truck accidents, is generally two years from the date of the accident. However, the specific timeline may vary depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident, so you must consult with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure your rights are protected.

Lady Justice Is Blind…
but We Help Her See the Truth

Paxton Law Firm is dedicated to providing compassionate legal representation to every client we serve. We specialize in representing victims of commercial truck accidents throughout Texas. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of the laws governing these cases and the tactics used by insurance companies to minimize payouts. We handle all aspects of the legal process, from investigation and negotiation to litigation if necessary, to ensure our clients receive the compensation and justice they deserve. Please schedule a free consultation to explore your legal options and protect your rights.

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