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Truck Accidents Attorney in Houston, Texas

Without semi-trucks, the shelves in our stores would sit empty. It’s a sobering thought to imagine life without these essential carriers that transport the goods we need to live every day. As necessary as they are, trucks are also just as dangerous when it comes to accidents on the roads. 

At the Law Offices of Francisco G. Medina, we're no strangers to the devastating impact that truck accidents can have on individuals and their families.

Our extensive experience in handling truck accident cases has equipped us with a deep understanding of these situations and their nuances. We're committed to providing exceptional legal representation to those who have been injured in such accidents. 

Our skilled personal injury attorney is well-versed in the intricacies of truck accident laws and cases. We proudly serve clients in Houston, Texas, and throughout Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, and Galveston. 

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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can be caused by various factors. It's critical to establish the cause of the accident to build a strong case. Some common causes of truck accidents include: 

  • Driver fatigue 

  • Speeding 

  • Ignoring traffic regulations 

  • Improperly-loaded cargo 

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol 

  • Lack of training and safety programs for drivers 

  • Inadequate inspections 

  • Improper maintenance 

  • Poor weather conditions 

  • Distracted drivers 

Our team will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your truck accident to determine the cause and identify all possible responsible parties. 

Establishing Liability for a Truck Accident

Determining who is at fault is a key step when pursuing a truck accident claim. Depending on the circumstances, liability may lie with: 

  • The truck driver: If their negligence caused the accident, such as distracted driving, falling asleep at the wheel, or running a red light. 

  • The trucking company: If they violated a federal or state law or if they're guilty of negligent hiring. 

  • The cargo company: If the accident was caused by overloaded or improperly loaded cargo. 

  • The manufacturer of the truck or its components: If the accident was caused by a defective vehicle or part. 

At the Law Offices of Francisco G. Medina, our attorney will help you determine and establish liability so you can build a strong case against the negligent parties. 

Filing a Personal Injury Claim

If you've been involved in a truck accident, it's important to take the following steps as soon as possible. Waiting could harm your chances of receiving full and fair compensation: 

  • Seek medical attention immediately after the accident. 

  • Gather and preserve evidence, including contacting the police and keeping a copy of the report, obtaining the truck driver's contact information, and collecting witness statements. 

  • Take photos of any damages or injuries suffered. 

  • Keep track of all medical expenses and document any aches and pains. 

  • Hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to assist you with your claim or lawsuit. 

  • Be aware of the statute of limitations for filing a claim, which is generally two years in Texas. 

  • Understand the types of damages that can be recovered, including economic and non-economic damages. 

  • Know that Texas follows a modified comparative fault system, where the degree of fault affects the amount of damages that can be recovered. 

  • In some cases, you may need to file a claim with your own insurance company, especially if the at-fault party is underinsured or uninsured. 

  • When pursuing a claim against the at-fault party, our legal team will employ a strategic approach to establish liability and seek the compensation you deserve. 

  • If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, we are prepared to take your case to court. 

  • Damages available in personal injury cases can include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. 

Statute of Limitations and Damages in Truck Accident Cases

It's important to be aware of the two-year statute of limitations for filing a truck accident claim in Texas. Our dedicated attorney, Francisco G. Medina, will ensure that your claim is filed within the applicable statute of limitations. In addition, we will diligently assess your damages and pursue full and fair compensation on your behalf. 

Why Choose Us for Your Truck Accident Case?

Experience matters when it comes to truck accident cases. We boast a proven track record of success in handling these complex cases and have obtained substantial settlements and verdicts for our clients. We bring to the table: 

  • A deep understanding of the laws and regulations governing truck accidents in Texas. 

  • Extensive experience in investigating truck accidents and gathering crucial evidence. 

  • A network of experts, including accident reconstruction professionals and medical professionals, to build strong cases for our clients. 

  • Skilled negotiation tactics for maximum compensation through settlement negotiations. 

  • Preparedness to take your case to trial and advocate for your rights in the courtroom. 

Rest assured, when you choose our firm, we will provide personalized attention and dedicated representation throughout the entire legal process.

We understand the unique challenges that arise in truck accident cases and are prepared to provide guidance throughout the legal process to ensure our clients receive the compensation they deserve.

Truck Accidents Attorney Serving Houston, Texas

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, don't hesitate to reach out to us for a free phone consultation. Time is of the essence in these cases, so contact our Houston office today to schedule a consultation with our experienced legal team. We are here to support you throughout the entire legal process.