San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyer
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It should be no surprise that trucking accidents involving 18-Wheeler, or semi-trucks, are more serious ,and usually involve serious injuries. However, what many people fail to understand, including inexperienced attorneys, is that trucking accident are also very complex, and legally complicated, as compared to a regular automobile accident. There are several factors that make trucking accidents more complex, including:
- 18-wheeler trucks, and commercial vehicles, are much larger, and weigh far more than smaller vehicles. This makes them harder to control, and more difficult to stop and maneuver. Regular evasive maneuvers that a small car or truck would have no problems with are nearly impossible for an 18-wheeler. Because of their massive size, when commercial vehicles and trucks crash, injuries are far more serious, and often result in death or paralysis.
- 18-Wheeler accidents are also more complex because, unlike a simple auto accident, there are multiple parties and companies involved. This is because the tractor (truck) may be operated by one company, while the trailer and cargo is the responsibility of another company, etc. Because of the different parties involved, there are likely multiple potential defendants, and multiple insurance companies involved. These complexities make it much more difficult to assign liability, and to get a clear picture of what really caused the accident.
At Barrus Injury Lawyers, our San Antonio truck accident lawyers understand the complex nature of trucking accidents, and know what to do to hold the trucking company responsible, and obtain fair compensation for truck accident victims.
Texas truck accidents usually result in catastrophic injuries, such as brain injuries, back and neck injuries, spine injuries, serious fractures, and, in many cases, even death. Because these accidents are so severe, we understand the impact that these accidents have on accident victims and their families. That is why we work hard, and aggresively fight to ensure that accident victims and their families are treated fairly by the trucking company, and obtain fair compensation for their injuries following a serious trucking accident.
You Have Questions – We Have Answers!
Following a Texas truck accident, you may have many difficult questions you need answered. This is why having a team of trusted legal Texas 18 wheeler accident lawyers on your side is critical to your case. We are always here to answer your questions, provide insight and direction, and help you get back on your feet following an 18 wheeler accident.
The 5 Most Common Questions Following a Texas 18-Wheeler Truck Accident:
1. How Much Is My Texas Semi-Truck Accident Case Worth?
Before discussing the value related to a Texas truck accident claim, it’s important to realize that a semi-truck accident is very different than your typical automobile accident case.
In a semi-truck accident , it’s likely that you will be dealing with one or more “commercial” insurance policies. These “commercial” policies, which are required by law, do not have the same rules as the typical automobile policies you may be familiar with.
For one, these policies have much higher policy limits, and are typically a minimum of $1 million dollars. These limits give you much better chances of having ample insurance coverage to pay for the medical treatment, pain and suffering, lost wages, etc. of truck accident victims. Hopefully your injuries will not require you to utilize the full extent of the insurance policy.
However, when it comes to your specific claim, in most instances, no one will be able to tell you what your semi-truck accident claim is worth until the facts have been gathered, an investigation is performed, liability has been established, and your medical treatment is completed, and the San Antonio truck accident lawyers at the Barrus Injury Lawyers have reviewed and evaluated your case.
Why Not Placing A Price Tag On Your Case Right After An Accident Is A Good Thing.
It’s understandable for you to want to know how much your case is worth shortly after your semi-truck accident – especially when considering the desire for justice, and the pressure of mounting medical bills.
But, as time passes, most semi-truck accident victims are thankful that no one placed a dollar amount on their claim initially. This is because of a number of factors:
- Victims may not be aware of the full extent of their injuries immediately, or shortly after an accident.
- The injured party underestimated the extent and duration of their injuries
- The victim didn’t anticipate the emotional toll the accident would have on their personal life, and the lives of their family members.
- The injured person failed to account for the mental and emotional distress that would occur as a result of the accident.
While these are only a few of the many things accident victims may overlook shortly after a truck accident, they represent some of the most important aspects of your injury claim. Each of these critical considerations is much more persuasive if presented to an insurance company through documented expert opinion, and medical records rather than speculation immediately following an accident. One thing that many injured persons fail to realize is that once they sign a release, they are prevented from any future recovery, regardless of whether or not the settlement adequately compensated them for their claims. You should NEVER sign a release before speaking to a Texas truck accident attorney - Our San Antonio truck accident lawyers can review your case for FREE. Call us at (210) 593-8709 for a free consultation.
This is why it is essential to not place a value on your truck accident claim until AFTER the extent of your injuries have become reasonably clear.
2. How Long Do Truck Accident Cases Typically Take to Settle.
When it comes to the time frame for settling a truck accident case, there is only one thing that is certain: Patience can prove to be invaluable.
Any attorney who is honest will tell you the same thing that we tell our clients – “There is simply no way to tell how long your case will take to settle.”
It’s important to remember that building your case will take time. Trying to rush into a settlement, or "make things happen quicker" will only harm your claim, and will usually decrease your compensation. Please call us if you'd like to discuss the details of your case with one of our Texas truck accident attorneys; the call and consultation are always free. We can be reached at (210) 593-8709.
3. How Much Does Barrus Law Group Charge Their Texas Truck Accident Clients?
Our Texas truck accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you were injured in a truck accident, you NEVER have to pay us up front costs or hourly rates while we work on your case. This contingent fee arrangement is especially advantageous for our persons injured in Texas 18-wheeler truck accidents because truck accident claims often require outside expert analysis and special investigation, which are expensive, and usually make it cost-prohibitive for an injured person to try and handle the claim on their own.
In short, anyone who contacts our San Antonio truck accident lawyers will be able to afford our professional services.
4. Why Are The Trucking Company Representatives So Hostile & Aggressive?
Because truck wrecks are usually more severe than your standard automobile accident, there will likely be a lot of different people that show up at the scene of the accident, such as police officers, accident investigators, fire fighters, paramedics or EMTs, and tow truck drivers. There are also likely to be people that you wouldn't expect to be at the scene of the accident so quickly - namely the trucking company representatives. Yes, the trucking companies have teams of investigators that diverge on the scene of trucking accidents, often arriving before police investigators, or other first responders. The trucking company investigators arrive at the scene quickly to "investigate," however their main goal is to gather evidence that can be used to avoid or limit their liability. They will take pictures, talk to first resonders and witnesses, and inspect the vehicles involved in the accident. In fact, these "investigators" have been known to remove evidence from the scene in order to limit their liability, and compile their version of the accident in a manner that limits their company's liabiity. That is why, even in a seemingly minor trucking accident, you need to get the advice of an experienced trucking accident attorney as soon as possible. A good truck accident lawyer knows what evidence must be preserved, and can act quickly to safeguard the evidence you will need to win your case. Failing to retain an experienced trucking accident attorney, or retaining an attorney that is not experienced with the complex nature and evidence of trucking accidents, can destroy your case.
5. Why Do Trucking Company Representatives Get to the Accident Scene so Quickly?
There are a lot of reasons that trucking company investigators arrive at the accident scene quickly. They are generally there to take photographs that can incriminate the other driver, remove evidence from the truck, and measure skid marks, etc. However, the main job of these representative is to investigate, remove, and/or alter the evidence in order to compile a version of the accident that is favorable to their driver, and limits or precludes their liability.
Without a doubt, the trucking company's version of how the accident occurred will place you at fault, either wholly or partially. They do this in order to limit their liabiliyt, and to try to strong-arm you into accepting a much smaller settlement that you would receive if the correct version of the accident is told. The benefit of having an experienced trucking accident attorney on your side is that an experienced truck accident lawyer knows what evidence to gather quickly after the accident, and can ensure that the correct version of the accident is told.
A Truck Accident Attorney's Job Is To Ensure That Your Version of the Accident Is Told.
Because it's so important to gather crucial evidence soon after the truck accident, we start working on building a case the same day that we are contacted by a truck accident victime. We move quickly to preserve evidence that is critical to making sure that the true version of the accident is told, rather than the story the trucking company wants to tell.
Our Texas trucking accident attorneys have the skill and experience you need to help you recover the compensation for their injuries following a serious truck accident. One benefit of hiring a team of experience trucking accident lawyers is that we handle every aspect of your claim, which allows you to focus on recovering from your injuries, and protecting your family's well being. We investigate the accident, gather crucial evidence, negotiate with the trucking company, facilitate a settlement, and if needed, take your case all the way to trial. Our primary focus is you, the injured person, and we fight to ensure that you are treated fairly by the trucking company and their insurance provider. Take the first step in protecting your familiy's future, and your well being by calling us for a FREE 3 Step Case Evaluation and consultation - give us a call today at (210) 593-8709.
Our skilled San Antonio truck accident lawyers closely manage every aspect of our clients' cases - From the first phone call until the case is concluded; we are there for you. We pride ourselves on being available to answer questions and provide case updates to our clients so that they fully understand the claim process and what to expect.
We Can Help You Get The Answers You Need
Following a Texas truck accident, we know that you will have a lot of questions you need answered – we are here to help! We encourage you to review the information prepared by our Texas truck accident lawyers, which is contained in this section of our website. You will find helpful information such as:
- Articles providing detailed information about issues related to your injury.
- Answers to frequently asked questions about your injury.
- Videos with tips and explanations you will find helpful
- FREE books we've written that you can download right now.
You may still have questions. If so, Just Ask!
After you have reviewed the information on our website about your Texas truck accident, we know that you will probably still have questions. Therefore, we encourage you to contact us with any additional questions you have about your case. Please use the "Ask a Question" section on our website to send us a question, or call us at (210) 593-8709 to talk about your case. We offer a FREE no obligation consultation about your case - We are here for you and we want to help!.
Our Texas Truck Accident Attorneys Can Help You – Take The First Step Today by Calling Us.
Our skilled San Antonio truck accident lawyers closely manage every aspect of their clients' cases - From the first phone call until the case is concluded; we are there for you. We pride ourselves on being available to answer questions and provide case updates to our clients so that they fully understand the claim process and what to expect.
Call today to talk to a Texas 18 wheeler accident lawyer about your case - For a FREE no obligation consultation call us at (210) 593-8709.