When a motorist decides to carry items inside their vehicle, attached to the outside of their vehicle, or on some sort of trailer, they must ensure that the items are secured properly. Failing to make this assurance could result in items falling onto the roadway, which may cause one or more accidents to occur.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries because loose objects fell off a vehicle, you may be facing an extensive recovery period along with costly medical bills. An Arlington loose objects accident lawyer will investigate your case and determine who caused your collision.
A lawyer will protect your rights, helping you avoid the complexities of filing an insurance claim or lawsuit. Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today at (877) 239-4878 for a free consultation.
Exploring Your Financial Recovery Options
There are a few different types of actions that you may take after a motor vehicle accident, each of which could result in compensation for you or a loved one. The following are three possible paths to compensation that a lawyer can help you with.
Filing an Insurance Claim
Texas is a fault state, meaning that after an accident, you would file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance carrier.
To help with your insurance claim, your lawyer will:
- Ensure that your claim is filed in a timely manner
- Protect you against any unethical insurance practices
- Manage communications with the other parties
- Negotiate a settlement
Your lawyer will explain whether making a recorded statement could help your case. They will make sure that you fully grasp the weight of your words before making such statements, as what you say to the insurance company can be used against you. A lawyer can also explain whether any prospective settlement offers are fair.
The details of the involved insurance policies will depend on your situation. However, the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) explains that most covered losses include the damage to your vehicle, your lost income, the cost of your medical care, and other unspecified expenses. An attorney from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can explore the details of the involved insurance policies and explain your coverage options.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
A personal injury lawsuit may be the type of action you take if you or a loved one was injured (but not fatally) by a loose objects accident on the road.
A personal injury lawsuit may be necessary if:
- The at-fault motorist does not have insurance coverage.
- The at-fault motorist has coverage that does not adequately cover your expenses.
- The liable insurance company refuses to extend a fair settlement offer.
The American Bar Association (ABA) explains that there are two primary questions when gauging if a personal injury lawsuit is in order.
These questions include:
- What kind of damages have you sustained?
- Is another party responsible for the harm that you or a loved one have suffered?
If you can answer “yes” to both of these questions, then your lawyer may proceed with a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim or Lawsuit
A wrongful death claim or lawsuit helps qualifying beneficiaries recover damages following the death of a loved one. The main difference between personal injury and wrongful death cases is simple. A personal injury case deals with non-fatal injuries, while a wrongful death case deals with what the name implies: wrongful death.
If you decide to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, your case’s timeline will be governed by the state’s statute of limitations. Per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003, you typically have two years to initiate legal action. When that legal clock starts ticking will be based on certain aspects of your case.
If you have lost a loved one because of a loose objects accident, then an Arlington loose objects accident lawyer may complete a wrongful death claim or lawsuit on your behalf. Call in the Strong Arm by contacting Loncar Lyon Jenkins today at (877) 239-4878.
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Assigning Accountability for Accidents Caused by Loose Objects
No two accidents caused by loose objects happen in precisely the same way. Liability for your damages must be assigned based on the facts of your collision, and a lawyer will do just that.
Multiple parties could be at fault for your losses, depending on how your accident happened.
Those parties may include:
- A motorist who did not properly secure objects to their roof, the rear of their vehicle, or within their vehicle
- A commercial truck driver who failed to secure cargo to a trailer or another type of towing device
- An employer whose on-the-job employees failed to properly secure items to their vehicle
- The manufacturer of a device that failed to secure items as it should have
Different parties may be liable based on separate legal standards. Your lawyer could take different approaches (i.e., a lawsuit or an insurance claim) when holding the negligent party responsible.
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How a Lawyer Can Serve Your Interests
Completing your case may require your lawyer to take several different actions.
To help you recover compensation, they may:
- Collect all available evidence relating to your accident
- Speak with witnesses about how your accident occurred
- Determine who is responsible for your losses
- Consult with experts to strengthen your case
- Negotiate a pre-trial settlement, if possible
- Litigate your case, if necessary
Your lawyer may provide services not listed here.
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An Arlington loose objects accident lawyer can calculate the cost of your damages and help you recover fair compensation. You may be entitled to recover the cost of your medical bills, lost income, property damage expenses, and pain and suffering.
Call the team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins today at (877) 239-4878.