Truck accidents are life-changing experiences that can cause significant injuries or even death. If you or a loved one was injured or passed away in a truck accident, you could be entitled to compensation by proving the truck driver or company was at fault for your injuries.
Our personal injury lawyers have handled truck accident cases before and know about any possible legal barriers. An Arlington truck accident lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins will fight for victims of truck accidents. It is important to hold the liable party accountable for causing your injuries. We will focus on the legal matters, so you can focus on recovering from the trauma and injuries you sustained from the accident.
How Much Is Your Truck Accident Case Worth?
Because each truck crash case is different, there is no standard amount you could receive in a truck accident case. The compensation you receive depends on the circumstances of your individual situation.
Since collisions with large commercial vehicles tend to cause severe injury to victims, you may have a number of losses to catalog for your case. Our attorneys will review your losses to determine how much compensation we will seek in your claim.
From there, we start fighting for your recoverable damages. This is the amount of money the courts require someone to pay for injuring someone else. In a truck accident case, you could recover economic or non-economic damages.
Recoverable Economic Damages
Economic damages are verifiable monetary losses you incurred because of your personal injuries. They are easier to calculate because there is usually a receipt or bill associated with their cost. Economic damages you could recover in a truck accident case include:
- Medical bills
- Future medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost earnings
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damage
Calculating these losses sometimes means accounting for expenses that have not yet occurred. For example, if you suffered a spinal cord injury, your injury may result in lifelong medical expenses. the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) breaks down the tangible expenses for this kind of injury into first-year costs, life-time expenses, and indirect costs like losses in wages or productivity.
The NSCISC also points out that people with spinal cord injuries are often re-hospitalized for related conditions like infections. These are the kinds of concrete expenses we include when tallying and fighting for your losses.
Recoverable Non-economic Damages
Non-economic damages are subjective, non-monetary losses. These damages are harder to calculate because there is not an exact value associated with the loss.
Damages you could recover in this category after a truck collision include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment
Put in more specific terms, if you are a parent, these damages can acknowledge that your injuries prevent you from picking up or playing with your children. Maybe you don’t have as much independence as before the accident, or you are plagued with fears and anxiety. An attorney from our firm will review these losses to determine the value of compensation we will seek.
Wrongful Death Damages
If your loved one passed away in a commercial vehicle accident, first we want to extend our sincerest condolences. We understand how devastating this type of loss can be.
You could recover the following in damages if your loved one passed away from a truck accident:
- Final medical expenses
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of consortium, which is the loss of support or companionship when your loved one passed away
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Loncar Lyon Jenkins’ Truck Collision Lawyers Fight for Fair Compensation
Our attorneys are committed to helping each of our clients recover the compensation they deserve. We understand a truck accident can cause devastating injuries that can change your life forever. We want to be the strong arm you can lean on for support through a difficult time.
Filing a claim with an insurance company or going through a lawsuit can be a stressful time in your life. We want to make the legal process as smooth as possible, so you can recover compensation and move on with your life.
How Our Attorneys Can Help
Our attorneys have handled many truck accident cases and know the steps we need to take to help you recover compensation. Once you hire our firm to work on your case, we will do the following:
- Address liability
- Gather evidence
- Determine the value of your damages
- Consult with experts
- Negotiate a fair settlement
- Be prepared to fight for you in a trial if a fair settlement cannot be reached
Our Firm Gives Each Case Personal Attention
Even though our firm has many offices and clients, we still give each case and client personal attention. If you are thinking of filing a claim against a truck driver or company, work with one of our attorneys. We offer free, no-obligation consultations where a team member will review your case and discuss your legal options.
Most of our cases are on a contingency fee. This means you do not pay for our legal services unless we are successful in helping you recover compensation.
You Have a Limited Time to File a Lawsuit
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 states you typically have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit to recover compensation. Speaking with an attorney as soon as possible is helpful to give us the time to properly prepare your case. Our attorneys will ensure you do not miss any deadlines.
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Liable Parties We Can Pursue in a Truck Accident
Proving liability in a truck accident case is sometimes complicated. Several people or entities are potentially responsible for collisions. Possible negligent parties include:
- The truck driver
- The person who loaded the cargo
- The trucking company that owns the truck
- The manufacturer of the truck
- A local government if they are not maintaining their roads or highways appropriately
Our Arlington truck accident lawyers will investigate who was liable, so we can hold the right person accountable.
Common Causes of Arlington Truck Accidents
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) puts safety regulations in place to limit the number of truck crashes. These regulations include a limit on the number of hours a driver can work. Driver fatigue is a common cause of commercial truck accidents, and limiting working hours has prevented some of these accidents from happening.
Even though there are safety protocols, accidents still happen. Common causes of truck crashes besides driver fatigue include:
- Drug or alcohol use, as it can severely impact a truck driver’s ability to operate their vehicle
- Driver error, such as speeding or failing to monitor blind spots
- Equipment problems with the truck, such as the brakes failing or defective tires
- Improper loading of the truck, which can cause a truck rollover
- Failing to adjust for weather conditions, such as rain, snow, sleet, or ice on the roads
- Hiring or training failures by trucking companies
Our investigators can identify which cause was at the heart of your crash, providing us with grounds to file a claim or suit.
Team Up With Our Arlington Truck Accident Lawyers Now
Truck collisions are more complicated than your typical car accident, especially since several parties are often involved that could share liability for the crash. An attorney from our team who has handled these cases before can help determine who is liable for your injuries.
You deserve justice after sustaining injuries or losing a loved one in a truck accident. Reach out to us soon after your Tarrant County accident to ensure you do not miss any deadlines. Contact Loncar Lyon Jenkins today for a free consultation.