When a routine trip in your passenger car ends in a collision with a large truck, you can sustain significant physical injuries. In fact, a collision with a large truck can destroy your much smaller vehicle, in addition to being both physically and emotionally devastating.
Your first priority after a large truck collision should be medical care for yourself and any passengers in your car. Once your injuries have been treated, your next priority may be holding the liable party responsible.
If you or a family member was injured, or if a member of your family was killed in a collision with a large truck, a Beaumont truck accident lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins may be able to help you pursue financial compensation. We represent victims in both personal injury and wrongful death cases.
Call us today at 800-777-7777 for a free consultation on your case with a member of our team. Loncar Lyon Jenkins offers representation on a contingency-fee-basis with no advanced payments necessary.
The Physical Danger of a Passenger Vehicle Versus Large Truck Accident
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) data, a large truck can weigh up to 30 times as much as an average passenger vehicle. In addition to their weight difference, a large truck is much taller than a passenger vehicle. In a collision, a passenger vehicle runs the risk of becoming trapped on the underside of a truck.
In large truck versus passenger vehicle collisions, passengers in the smaller vehicles are much more susceptible to physical injuries and death. Where 16% of collision-related deaths in 2018 were the drivers and passengers of large trucks, 67% were the drivers and passengers of passenger vehicles, and 15% were motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians, according to the IIHS.
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Injuries in a Truck Accident
Not only is the risk of fatality greater for passenger vehicle occupants, so is the risk of serious injury. The injuries that result from large truck collisions can include:
- Broken bones
- Limb amputations
- Severe burns
These injuries come with costs that can be both ongoing and expensive. The financial aftermath of the collision should not become your responsibility if someone else is liable for your accident.
A Beaumont truck accident lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins may be able to help you get payment for your medical bills from the at-fault driver and their insurance company. We can also help you pursue compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit if someone you love was injured or killed because of another driver’s actions.
If you believe another party’s negligence caused your Beaumont truck accident, contact the team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins right away by calling 800-777-7777.
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Truck Accident Liability
In a collision between two passenger vehicles, you may know right away where to assign fault and who to pursue for financial compensation. When you are involved in a dangerous collision with a large truck, who to pursue for financial compensation might not be as clear. You might have a valid claim for financial compensation against:
- The at-fault truck driver
- The truck driver’s employer
- The truck’s manufacturer
Determining whether truck driver error, truck company negligence, or a manufacturing flaw or defect in his truck—or a combination of all three—caused or contributed to your accident can be challenging.
A Beaumont truck accident lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can investigate your case and determine who is liable for your injuries. We can gather evidence to demonstrate their liability and hire accident reconstruction or medical experts to testify in your defense, if necessary.
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Recoverable Damages in a Truck Accident Case
You may be able to recover the following damages in a personal injury lawsuit resulting from a truck accident:
- Emergency medical bills
- Ongoing medical care
- Future medical care
- Current lost wages
- Future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Physical disfigurement
- Physical disability
- Mental and emotional distress
Adding up the costs of your medical bills is relatively simple compared to calculating the cost of needed future medical care. On your own, assigning a value to every aspect of your compensation claim can be challenging.
Loncar Lyon Jenkins can assist you in calculating the current and future damages when we represent you. We can then present the value of your damages to the responsible party’s insurance company in settlement negotiations. If they are unwilling to make you a fair offer, we can take your case to trial.
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Do Not Let Time Get Away from You
The time it takes to recover from the physical impact of a collision with a large truck can be extensive. If your loved one passed away in such an accident, you may be grieving, planning a funeral, and trying to move on with your life.
It can be difficult to initiate a legal action under these circumstances, but your time to take civil action for your losses is not unlimited. Texas imposes a general two-year statute of limitations on both personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, according to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. Waiting too long and allowing this deadline to expire could result in your lawsuit being dismissed.
Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help ensure your claim is filed on time when we work together. Call us today for information on what specific legal deadlines apply to you.
Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins Today
If you were injured in a collision with a large truck, you might have a compensation claim against the responsible party. A Beaumont truck accident lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins may be able to handle all aspects of your case when we represent you.
Call in the Strong Arm of Loncar Lyon Jenkins today at 800-777-7777. A member of our team is standing by to offer you a free, no-obligation consultation on your case.