If you were injured or lost someone in a truck accident in or around Garland, you deserve justice and fair compensation. But you should not have to compromise the quality of your recovery to get it. When you call in the Strong Arm, you will not have to. We have helped thousands of victims and families just like you get justice.
When you trust Loncar Lyon Jenkins to fight your case, you can rest assured that it is in good hands. You can focus on healing and recovery while a Garland truck accident lawyer on our team focuses on getting justice for you and your family.
Recoverable Damages After a Garland Truck Accident
If you were injured in a truck accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages.
Damages you could claim include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Miscellaneous expenses, such as transportation costs or renovating your home to accommodate a wheelchair
- Lost enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
If you lost a loved one in a truck accident, we can file a wrongful death claim on your behalf.
There is no set amount any given truck accident victim will receive for their case. In fact, victim damage awards may vary significantly, and are based on a number of factors.
Whether a victim’s case is settled in negotiations with the defendant or finishes at trial with a verdict in their favor is one such factor.
Factors That Affect Your Settlement Demand
When we file your case, we will include a settlement demand. To determine the initial settlement demand, our personal injury attorneys will consider several variables, including:
- The type of and extent of your injury
- The circumstances, and specifically the cause, of your accident
- Your potential recovery time
- Your loss in quality of life
- Your lost wages
- The quality of the driver’s or their company’s insurance coverage
When a defendant refuses to accept full responsibility for their acts in causing an accident, the case will often progress to trial. In that scenario, the jury will determine what an accident victim recovers. However, the initial settlement demand will provide a framework for determining the amount ultimately requested at trial.
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What to do After Your Accident
If you have not had a medical evaluation since your accident, it might be a good idea to get one. A medical evaluation can help by confirming the extent of your injury. If your injury ends up being worse than you originally believed, it is better to know that sooner rather than later, while you still have time to file your case.
Be Aware of Deadlines
If you wait too long to file your case, you will not be able to do so. Personal injury lawsuits in Texas are restricted by the two-year statute of limitations, per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. This is one reason it is very important to know the true extent of your injury as soon after your accident as possible.
If you fail to discover the severity of your injury until the statute of limitations has expired, you will not be able to get the justice or compensation you deserve. We recommend confirming the extent of your injury as soon after your accident as possible.
Allow Our Team to Help You Keep Track of the Statute of Limitations
If you lost your loved one in a truck accident you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf. In Texas, a victim’s surviving spouse, children, and/or parents are all eligible to recover for the loss of a loved one.
The loss of a loved one is emotionally devastating and it can be overwhelming to have to worry about a legal case while you are grieving. Our team can help ensure you meet the two-year statute of limitations for wrongful death lawsuits.
If you plan to file a wrongful death lawsuit, we recommend calling our office as soon after the accident as possible. Our team will manage every aspect of your case so you can focus on your family.
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We Can Help You Recover Compensation for Various Types of Truck Accident Injuries
The severity of your injury and your medical prognosis will greatly influence your potential damage award. We can help you recover compensation for the following types of injuries and more:
- Broken or disfigured limbs
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Crush injuries (of limbs, chest, or skull)
- Abdominal injuries
- Chest injuries
- Severe lacerations
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We Will Identify the Cause of Your Accident
According to the National Safety Highway Safety Administration, the known causes of large truck accidents can be broken down into three categories: driver issues, vehicle failures, and environmental factors. Accidents can have multiple causes, so yours may fall into more than one of the following categories. Even if you partially caused your accident, you may still be able to recover compensation for your injuries.
- Truck driver’s lack of experience, unfamiliarity with their vehicle and/or their route
- Overloaded trucks
- Overworked, emotionally distressed, or physically exhausted truck drivers
- Other physical issues including intoxication, compromised vision, and illness
- Behavioral factors, including emotional upset prior to crash, rushing, and work-related pressure
- Distraction or inattention
- Perception issues, misjudging gaps, or incorrectly predicting other drivers’ actions
- Poor decision-making, following too closely, aggressive driving, illegal maneuvers
- Inadequate mirrors
- Lack of underride guards
- Brake failures
- Other vehicle failures
- Poor road/surface conditions
- Visibility factors, such as glare, poor lighting, fog
- Obstructed views
- Road design
- Wind gusts
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We Can Fight for Compensation Even If You Contributed to Your Injuries
If you are partially at fault for your accident, you are not barred from filing your case as long as you are not more than 50% responsible, per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 33.001.
There is no reliable formula with which to precisely calculate anyone’s exact fault for an accident. Depending on how a case progresses, fault will be determined during settlement negotiations or by the jury at trial.
You Can Speak to Our Team About Your Case
If you are partially at fault, we suggest reaching out to our office to discuss your case. We offer free consultations and can evaluate the factors of your situation to help you determine whether you can still proceed. In many cases, the answer is yes. Victims often bear less responsibility for their accident than they may have originally believed.
If you are unsure about who is at fault for your accident, it is wise to seek a second opinion while you still have time to file your case.
Call in the Strong Arm Today
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we have helped thousands of victims and families get justice for their suffering. Let us do the same for you. We do not charge for our services unless we win your case. Call us today for a free consultation at (800) 777-7777. You have nothing to lose!