J. Chad Parker, PLLC

J. Chad Parker, PLLC

 

Tyler, TX18-wheeler Accident Attorney

18-Wheeler Accident Attorney in Tyler, Texas

18-wheelers share the state’s busy highways with motorists throughout Texas. These massive vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, and accidents involving them can often lead to catastrophic consequences due to their size and weight. Consequently, drivers and their passengers can suffer significant damages. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an 18-wheeler accident, an attorney with a working knowledge of the law concerning 18-wheeler operation and ownership must investigate your case. It’s crucial that you consider your legal options in such situations. To fight for the financial compensation you deserve and protect your interests, J. Chad Parker, PLLC’s experienced personal injury team will put over 25 years of experience to work for you. Contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today to schedule a free consultation and get the legal help you need.

Texas 18-Wheeler Accident Claims

Vehicle maintenance, drive fatigue and driver qualification are often important issues that often arise in 18-wheeler accidents. The company’s responsibility to hire, train and supervise drivers must be examined before a case is resolved. With so much to consider, you must have an attorney with the skill and knowledge it takes to successfully fulfill the burden of proof on your behalf.

In the State of Texas you must show a preponderance of evidence to fulfill the burden of proof. Additionally, this requires the injured party to prove that is more likely that not that the accident occurred as they described. According to the statutes of limitations for personal injury claims, people in Texas must take legal action against the negligent party within two years of the date of the accident. If someone waits longer than two years to file, they will most likely be barred from suing. Our firm is ready to fight for the justice you deserve.

Why Are Truck Accidents Different From Car Wrecks?

Truck wrecks are fundamentally different from car wrecks due to their sheer scale and the complexities involved in federal regulations governing commercial vehicles. J. Chad Parker understands these differences intimately. An attorney cannot find evidence if he does not know what he is looking for. J. Chad Parker has represented individuals injured by 18-wheeler companies over the past twenty years. His exceptional understanding of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and their applicability to 18-wheeler accident lawsuits sets him apart.

The same strategies employed by auto adjusters apply to the commercial driver’s adjuster, but with much higher stakes given the potential for serious damage and injury in truck accidents. This is why you need J. Chad Parker. His 25 years of experience in trucking litigation equips him with the unique insights needed to tackle these complex cases. Chad has developed relationships with numerous experts over the years that are essential to proving your case and maximizing your recovery, ensuring that every facet of the trucking industry’s standards and regulations is thoroughly examined and accounted for in your lawsuit.

How Much Could My Truck Accident Claim Be Worth?

When When considering the value of your truck accident claim, it’s important to understand the various types of compensation available. Economic damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and diminished future earning potential are quantifiable and form a significant part of your claim. Non-economic damages cater to the subjective outcomes of the accident like pain and suffering, emotional distress, and a decreased quality of life. In exceptional cases where the negligence was egregious, punitive damages might also be awarded to deter similar reckless behavior in the future. It’s also crucial to note that trucking companies often have substantial insurance coverage, which is designed to handle such claims. However, these companies and their insurers frequently employ aggressive strategies to dispute claims. Therefore, securing an experienced personal injury lawyer is not just beneficial but essential. Our firm is ready to fight for the justice you deserve, helping you navigate through the intricacies of your claim to ensure that you receive fair compensation for all damages incurred.

Who Could Be Responsible For My Truck Accident?

In the state of Texas, you must show a preponderance of evidence to fulfill the burden of proof. Additionally, this requires the injured party to prove that it is more likely than not that the accident occurred as they described. Determining who can be held responsible is crucial. Possible liable parties include:

  • The truck driver, who is responsible for operating their vehicle in a safe manner and adhering to the laws of the road. Failures such as distracted driving, reckless driving, and driving under the influence could make them liable for the accident.
  • The trucking company may also be responsible, as they are tasked with properly vetting and training their drivers.
  • Equipment manufacturers could be at fault if the accident was caused by catastrophic failure of essential components like tires or brakes.
  • Maintenance companies could be liable if negligent maintenance practices contributed to the accident.
  • Cargo loaders play a crucial role too, as improper loading can compromise the stability of the truck, increasing the risk of an accident.

This comprehensive approach ensures that all potential responsible parties are considered, providing a clear path for legal action based on detailed identification and understanding of each party’s possible contribution to the accident. Our firm is ready to fight for the justice you deserve.

Why J. Chad Parker

An attorney cannot find evidence if he does not know what he is looking for. J. Chad Parker has represented 18-wheeler companies over the past twenty years. Chad has an exceptional understanding of the Federal Motor Case Safety Regulations and their applicability to 18-wheeler accident lawsuits. The same strategies employed by auto adjusters apply to the commercial driver’s adjuster. This is why you need J. Chad Parker. His 25 years of experience in trucking litigation sets you up for success. Chad has developed relationships with numerous experts over the years that are essential to proving your case and maximizing your recovery.

Contact J. Chad Parker Today

For over 25 years, J. Chad Parker has proudly served clients in Tyler, Texas, and across Smith County when they have suffered serious injuries due to another party’s negligence. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today.

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