Truck Accidents in Texas | What You Need to Know

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Truck Accidents in Texas | What You Need to Know

There are few accidents more devastating than truck accidents, largely due to the sheer size and weight of 18-wheelers. Our firm has helped countless individuals recover the compensation they need after being injured in truck accidents, and we are ready to help you, too. Please continue reading and speak with our Smith County truck accident attorneys to learn more about truck accidents and what we can do for you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of truck accidents?

Truck accidents can happen for many different reasons, though they are usually the result of negligence. Sometimes, the negligence is on the part of the truck company employer in cases where the employer did not sufficiently train the truck driver. Additionally, truck accidents can also occur when crews unevenly load trucks, making it unbalanced and causing the truck to flip over when making turns. However, truck accidents are most frequently caused by truck driver negligence. Taking turns too wide, failing to account for the size of the truck, not allowing sufficient time to brake, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving while fatigued, and more are all common causes of truck accidents.

What should I do if I am injured in a truck accident?

If you are injured in a truck accident, you should call the police, ask the truck driver for his or her insurance information, take pictures of the accident, ask witnesses for their contact information, seek medical attention, and retain the services of an experienced Texas personal injury attorney.

How long do I have to sue a truck driver for an injury?

If you are injured in an accident with an 18-wheeler, you must not wait to sue the party responsible for your injuries. The state of Texas has a two-year statute of limitations in place, which means that all those who have been wrongly injured in truck accidents will have two years from the date of their accident to sue the truck driver responsible. Do not wait any longer than two years, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from suing. Our firm is here to help you today.

Contact our experienced Smith County, Texas firm

There are few things more jarring and disturbing than being wrongly injured in an accident. Our firm understands how difficult it can be to recuperate after a serious accident, which is why we are here to help you through the legal process, every step of the way. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you need a skilled attorney on your side. Contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today for an attorney who is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.