Brownsville Truck Accident Attorney
Recovering Compensation for Truck Accident Victims in the Rio Grande Valley
Truck accidents often cause life-changing, catastrophic injuries, and victims deserve to recover just compensation. However, liability in these situations is often more complex than it initially seems. Though a negligent truck driver is financially responsible for an accident victim’s injuries and other related losses, there may be other potentially liable parties.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, do not wait to seek legal advice. Our Brownsville truck accident lawyer can determine who is liable, walk you through your litigation options, and take steps to maximize your recovery. At the Amador Law Firm, we offer the personal attention of a family firm but have the big-city, big-firm experience you need to prevail. We have a proven track record of obtaining successful outcomes for our clients, and you do not pay any fee unless we win.
More than one person or organization may be liable for your injuries and related losses after a truck accident. In the immediate aftermath of a crash, call the police and make every effort to document the scene, especially the condition of the truck and its cargo. Be sure to exchange contact and insurance information with the truck driver. You should also ask for the name of the trucking company that employs the driver.
The information and evidence you gather at the scene will help our team conduct a thorough investigation and build your case. We will gather additional evidence, make inquiries, and hire experts.
Liable parties in a truck accident may include:
- The truck driver. Like with any motor vehicle accident, a driver is financially responsible for any injuries they cause due to negligence. Truck drivers are also held to stricter requirements and safety standards than other motorists. They are required to perform specific safety checks and can only drive for a certain number of hours each day. Failing to fulfill these responsibilities or exceeding daily driving limits will generally constitute negligence.
- The trucking company. Trucking companies are required to conduct background checks on new hires and monitor existing truck drivers. They can potentially be held legally responsible for failing to dismiss a truck driver who does not consistently follow applicable laws and safety protocols.
- The shipping company. A shipping company can be held liable for a truck accident if they fail to properly load and secure the vehicle’s cargo.
- The equipment manufacturer. If a defective element of the truck, such as its tires or braking system, contributes to the accident, the manufacturer of these components can be held legally responsible. You may also be able to sue the designer, distributor, and/or seller of the defective equipment.
In the state of Texas, you have two years from the date of the truck accident to file a personal injury claim. Should a truck accident result in death, you will have up to two years from the date of the victim’s passing to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
The defendant(s) will likely attempt to negotiate a settlement to avoid going to court. Never accept an offer without first discussing your case with a lawyer. Our Brownsville truck accident attorney is a skilled negotiator who will fight for the just compensation you deserve. If an adequate settlement cannot be reached, we are fully prepared to go to trial.
Our team at the Amador Law Firm will work to recover compensation for all applicable losses, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of consortium
- Property damage
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish
- Punitive damages
In Texas, your level of responsibility for causing an accident influences how much you can recover. The court will determine your percentage of fault, and your total award will be reduced by that amount. For example, if the court found you were 20% responsible for the accident and your damages total $100,000, you would only receive $80,000. If the court decides your fault exceeds 50%, you may not be able to recover any damages.
Our Brownsville truck accident lawyer will aggressively advocate for you in these proceedings and work to ensure all liable parties are held financially accountable. We are dedicated to justice and will do everything we can to recover the compensation you deserve.
“Last year I was involved in my very first car accident. The Amador Law Firm helped make the process easy, from getting my car fixed to getting reimbursed for lost workdays, they handled the annoying insurance companies and kept me updated on my case.”- N. Barajas