Texas roadways are packed with 18-wheelers, large tractor-trailers, rock haulers, buses, and commercial vehicles traveling through rural and urban areas at all times of day and night. A collision with a large truck or commercial vehicle can cause far greater damage than a typical car accident and can result in wrongful death and catastrophic injuries. There are strict regulations in place to hold trucking companies and truck drivers accountable and to protect other motorists. Unfortunately, violations of these regulations and other factors such as driver fatigue, inattention, improper training, and negligent truck maintenance can lead to devastating injuries. If you or someone you love has been involved in a trucking accident, it is crucial that you seek legal representation immediately. Our Texas truck accident attorneys have a history of handling large-scale cases involving truck accidents in Fort Worth and throughout Texas. Contact us today to speak with an attorney.
Harm suffered in a trucking accident can include head trauma, spinal injuries, paralysis, or wrongful death. Victims of such accidents often need long-term care and suffer from the inability to earn income. Any settlement or jury verdict will need to provide enough compensation to ensure past and future medical costs are covered and the victim is adequately compensated for pain and suffering. Commercial trucking companies often employ lawyers experienced in defending truck drivers in these types of accidents. If you are the victim of a trucking collision, it is important that you have representation that will not back down from the tactics put forward by the defense.
The first step in a trucking accident case is to submit a payment demand to the insurance company once the victim’s damages can be reasonably calculated. If a reasonable settlement cannot be reached then it will be necessary to file a Petition (which initiates a lawsuit) in the Circuit Court. Discovery, the process by which information is gained from the other side, will begin shortly after the defendant or defendants file their response. Discovery can involve both the gaining of information and the disclosure of experts. Trial in such a case will be heard by a jury. This is a complicated process and the victims of such accidents should retain an attorney who handles serious injury cases.
Our personal injury attorneys have been representing the victims of trucking accidents in the Fort Worth area and throughout Texas since 1982. When we are retained, we will immediately contact the corporation that is responsible and deal with them directly. We have the resources needed to aggressively represent you and gather the necessary evidence for your case. Trucking accidents often involve an immense amount of evidence including driving logs, hiring records, drug test history, information on the company’s training and hiring procedures, and past violations of trucking regulations. These matters can require building a case not only against the driver, but also against the company who owns the truck. The trucking companies can be held liable for things such as negligent hiring, negligent entrustment, and failing to properly supervise and train the driver. We are ready to assist you. We handle matters in all Texas counties including Tarrant, Dallas, Johnson, and Wise counties as well as Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Haltom City, Richland Hills, North Richland Hills, Watauga, Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake, Arlington, Keller, Grand Prairie, Dallas, Fort Worth, and all of Texas.
We understand that collisions involving 18-wheelers and commercial vehicles are likely to result in severe injuries. Our firm only handles large-scale injury cases, and as a result, we only deal with a select number of cases at a given time. Cases of this magnitude can require substantial resources in litigation. We pride ourselves on our ability to represent injured individuals in these types of cases and aggressively fight for fair compensation. We see these matters through to completion and regularly take cases to trial. Chuck Noteboom and Brian Butcher are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and bring a high level of service to our firm’s team-based approach. Do not risk your future to a law firm that lacks our level of experience. Contact our truck accident attorneys for a free case evaluation.