Eighteen-wheeler accidents are an unfortunate reality of today’s highways. Hundreds of thousands of drivers are injured each year in accidents with commercial vehicles, often due to the poor judgment and recklessness of 18-wheeler drivers. These accidents are different from other types of car accidents because they frequently result in serious injuries or even fatalities. Injuries from 18-wheeler accidents may be life-altering, resulting in significant financial losses such as medical costs and lost income.
Additionally, motor carriers and 18-wheeler drivers may have a history of negligence and regulation violations, which can be a factor in a commercial vehicle accident case. Because these accidents can be more serious, financially damaging and legally complex, victims may struggle to understand how best to proceed with their case. Additionally, motor vehicle carriers and insurance providers may make it difficult for victims to get adequate compensation, and may hide the ball about the amount of insurance coverage actually available. In some instances, the 18-wheeler drivers or their carriers might try to hide or destroy evidence that is important to your case. A personal injury firm that is committed to education, transparency, and advocacy, like FVF, can help you fully understand your rights and options so you make good decisions moving forward with your case.
Car accidents in general are disruptive, stressful, and confusing. However, when your accident involves an 18-wheeler, this can be an especially frustrating and draining time. Eighteen-wheeler accidents are typically much more severe than accidents between two smaller vehicles. These cases are often more complex and may require more diligence and persistence to obtain compensation, since the injuries are usually significant and it takes time and resources to fully understand all the people and companies who need to be held accountable.
Below are some of the common factors that play a part in 18-wheeler cases:
Beyond the claims available to the surviving spouse, children and parents, Texas law also allows the deceased’s estate to bring its own legal claim based on what the deceased went through from the time of the accident until their death. This is called a “survival” action, and losses include medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and physical impairment. For these and other reasons, it makes sense to consult with an 18-wheeler accident lawyer who can help you understand what needs to be done to help you start putting your life back together after a fatal 18-wheeler accident.
Although hiring a lawyer is not necessarily the right choice for every accident victim, it’s always a good idea to at least speak to an attorney so you can understand your rights and make the most informed choices about your case. More specifically, an attorney can provide the following benefits for the accident victims they consult with:
FVF has an exceptional history of providing expert guidance and compassionate support to our clients. We strive to give accident victims as much information as possible in a pressure-free environment so they can make the best choice for their case, starting at the very beginning. More specifically, here’s what our law firm brings to the table:
Regardless of how you decide to proceed with your 18-wheeler accident case, we invite you to speak with one of our experts. Our goal for these consultations is to help accident victims understand which actions make the most sense for their case. Contact us today for a free case consultation. Our expert attorneys will offer support and guidance during this difficult phase so you can begin to put your accident behind you.
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