If you or a loved one experienced injuries caused by a reckless truck driver in El Paso, our truck accident lawyer can seek fair compensation on your behalf. Each case is different, and the value of yours depends on the details of the accident. Types of compensation typically include medical bills, missed time from work, and pain and suffering.
When a truck collides with a passenger vehicle, the injuries you suffer can require medical care throughout your lifetime. A personal injury claim or lawsuit may result in a settlement to address these losses. Some truck accident victims do not survive the impact. Close family members left behind can file a wrongful death lawsuit. We can help in both of these situations.
You May Qualify for Compensation
If your injuries resulted in financial losses, you could seek compensation to cover them. You may also qualify to recover an award for your non-economic losses.
Examples of potential damages include:
- Medical bills, such as emergency room visits, surgery, medication, doctor’s visits, hospital stays, modifications to your home, and ongoing rehabilitation
- Lost wages if you had to take time off of work to heal from your injuries
- Reduced earning capacity if your injuries will prevent you from returning to work
- Loss of quality of life if you can no longer engage in the activities you once enjoyed due to your injuries
- Disfigurement and permanent scarring if it affects you physically, emotionally, or financially
- Pain and suffering for your physical or emotional injuries
We can calculate your losses to make sure you are seeking a sum that would fairly cover them. We may speak to your doctors, have you keep a journal of how your injuries affect you on a daily basis, and call in expert witnesses to testify on how your injuries will continue to affect you.
Wrongful Death May Qualify You for Compensation
If you lost a loved one due to a truck accident in El Paso, compensation can help your family adjust in their absence.
You may receive:
- Cremation or burial costs
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of inheritance
- Medical bills from your loved one’s injuries
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering before their passing
We can file a wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf while you grieve in peace with your family.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving El Paso, call 800-777-7777
Negligent Parties in a Truck Accident
Truck drivers must hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL), per the Texas Department of Public Safety. They must also follow state and federal regulations, including hours of service and regular maintenance and inspections.
If a truck driver or other liable party failed to follow these regulations, their actions may prove negligent and qualify you for compensation.
A Negligent Driver
Maintaining control of a large truck, like a semi-truck, requires strict discipline, especially while driving with poor weather and hazardous road conditions. Truck drivers must have special training to operate these large vehicles. A simple error on their part can cause an accident.
For example, a tractor-trailer truck requires a longer brake time than a passenger vehicle. Under the following conditions, the truck requires the length of two football fields to come to a complete stop:
- Fully-loaded at 80,000 pounds
- Normal road and weather conditions
- Traveling at an average speed of 65 mph
If a driver fails to leave enough room between themselves and other vehicles, they may not be able to brake in time. Similarly, if a driver chooses to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, their negligence can cause severe injuries and make them liable for compensation.
A Negligent Trucking Company
In some cases, the trucking company that employs the truck driver may have acted negligently and caused an accident. If they failed to perform regular truck inspections and maintenance, they may have set their driver up for failure and risked the lives of other motorists on the road.
Similarly, if they scheduled their drivers for long shifts, they failed to follow state and federal regulations regarding hours of service. The employer may bear liability in these situations, and potentially bear liability for their driver’s negligence.
A Negligent Truck Manufacturer
When an accident occurs due to a defective piece of equipment on a truck, the truck manufacturer may be held liable. For example, if faulty brakes fail to prevent a truck from colliding with a passenger vehicle, the truck manufacturer or the manufacturer of the brakes may be responsible for a victim’s injuries.
Identifying and determining responsibility for your accident injuries or your loss is how we start building your case. If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one due to a dangerous truck driver, a poorly maintained truck, or both, an El Paso truck accident lawyer can get to work for you.
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How Loncar Lyon Jenkins Can Protect Your Best Interests
Working with a personal injury lawyer after your truck accident can help you focus on healing from your injuries while also pursuing the legal process.
Investigate Your accident and Collect Evidence
When investigating a truck accident, we leave no stone unturned. We can look at police reports, black boxes, traffic camera footage, and witness statements to gather evidence for your case.
Prevent You from Accepting an Unfair Settlement
When we assess your case, we can negotiate with insurers for fair compensation. If you accept an initial settlement offer on your own, you may lose your opportunity to pursue compensation later. This is troubling if your medical condition worsens – you may not have the funds needed to pay for your care.
Our team is aware of the tactics insurance companies use to avoid a fair settlement. Let us handle them so you can focus on your medical treatment and procedures.
Handle All Communications with the Liable Party
By entrusting an El Paso truck accident lawyer with your case, you can rest easier knowing someone is at work on your behalf. There are no more calls from aggressive insurance companies – if they do call, you can refer them to your lawyer.
Represent You in a Trial
If we need to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit to seek a fair award, we will not hesitate to do so. We can represent you before a judge or jury to seek what you deserve.
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Deadlines for Filing Your Case
The team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins understands Texas law as it pertains to the statute of limitations. We work to file your case in a timely manner.
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 allows just two years to pursue a civil lawsuit. This may sound like plenty of time. However, investigating a case and negotiating with insurers takes time. If you miss this opportunity to file, you may be barred from pursuing possible compensation.
Your medical care is too important to risk due to a missed deadline. The days following your truck accident often include great stress and physical pain, but we can help you abide by the deadline for filing a lawsuit while you rest.
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Call in the Strong Arm
Medical costs continue to escalate and your time missed from work can leave you feeling anxious about your expenses. Let Loncar Lyon Jenkins protect your best interests during this most stressful time. Call in the Strong Arm of Loncar Lyon Jenkins now for a free case evaluation. You can reach us at (800) 777-7777.