Were you or a member of your family injured in an accident between your passenger car and a larger truck? According to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) statistics, in two-vehicle crashes involving a passenger vehicle and a large truck in 2018, 96% of the vehicle occupants who were killed were inside the passenger vehicles. Passenger car occupants are more likely to sustain serious injuries or loss of life because:
- A large truck can weigh up to 30 times more than a passenger car
- A large truck can require up to 40% more stopping distance than a car
- The height of a large truck can cause a passenger car to underride the truck
If you or a member of your family was injured in an accident involving a large truck versus a smaller car, an Odessa passenger vehicle accident lawyer may be able to help you hold the at-fault party financially liable for the cost of the accident. Contact the personal injury team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins by calling (877) 239-4878 today.
YOUR ACCIDENT-RELATED INJURIES CAN HAVE A SIGNIFICANT COST
When you or a loved one is injured in a collision with a large truck, the injuries you sustain can be severe and potentially life-threatening. Because of the size and contents of the truck, injuries sustained in a passenger vehicle accident may include:
- Broken bones
- Severe burns
- Limb amputations
- Spinal cord injuries
These injuries can take a prolonged physical, emotional, and financial toll on you and your family. An Odessa passenger vehicle accident lawyer may be able to ensure these are costs that the at-fault driver and their insurance company compensate you for. When you are ready to pursue financial compensation, contact a member of the personal injury team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins by calling (877) 239-4878 today.
RECOVERING ECONOMIC AND NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES
Because of the difference in size, weight, and height, a collision between your passenger vehicle and a large truck can leave you with severe injuries. It can also lead to severe property damage. The expenses that result from these injuries are the responsibility of the at-fault truck driver, their employer, or the company that built the truck or its parts.
According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §41.001, you may be able to recover the cost of your medical expenses, including emergency, follow-up, and future medical care. This may also include the cost of assistive medical devices, in-home medical care, and over-the-counter and prescription medications. In addition to your full range of medical expenses, your lawyer may also be able to help you recoup the cost of:
- Current and future loss of income
- Physical pain and suffering
- Physical disability and disfigurement
- Mental and emotional anguish
- Property repair or replacement
Assigning an accurate value to your compensation claim is complex because no two car accidents are exactly alike, so the monetary value of your compensation claim can vary greatly from another personal injury claim. Your lawyer may be able to help you accurately value your claim and ask for the full financial compensation you are entitled to.
PROVING THE COST OF YOUR RECOVERABLE DAMAGES
When you are ready to pursue the cost of the economic and non-economic damages from the accident, your lawyer may be able to help you prove their cost. To do so, we may request your medical records and bills, estimates to repair or replace your car, and your employment and salary history.
In addition to proving the value of your recoverable damages, your lawyer may be able to ensure you receive the full financial recovery you are entitled to. Since Texas has a proportionate responsibility law, if the other driver can prove you were partially at fault for causing the collision, any financial compensation you are awarded could be decreased by the percentage of fault assigned to you. According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §Sec. 33.001, if you are found to be more than 50% at fault, you will not receive any financial compensation at all.
When our team represents you in your personal injury claim, we will fight hard to prove the other driver caused the accident and that you are entitled to full financial recovery. Our team will also make sure your claim is filed in time to comply with the relevant statute of limitations.
DO NOT PUT OFF FILING YOUR COMPENSATION CLAIM
You may be entitled to full financial compensation when you are involved in a car accident that was someone else’s fault. Whether you are pursuing financial recovery from the at-fault truck driver, the company they work for, or the company that manufactured their truck, the time you have to file your lawsuit is limited by the statute of limitations in Texas.
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003 limits the time you have to file a lawsuit to two years from the date of the collision. If you fail to file your lawsuit within the two-year time limit, you risk having your lawsuit dismissed before it can even be heard. If that happens, the at-fault party may no longer be held legally responsible for compensating you. You may be able to avoid putting your right to financial compensation in jeopardy by contacting a member of our personal injury team immediately.
GET THE FINANCIAL COMPENSATION YOU DESERVE
If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident in Odessa, you do not have to pursue financial compensation on your own. Our personal injury team is committed to helping injured parties or family members who have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence. When you are ready to pursue financial compensation against the at-fault party, our team is here to help. Call (877) 239-4878 to explore your financial recovery options and learn how an Odessa passenger vehicle accident lawyer may be able to help you. Call in the Strong Arm by contacting a member of the personal injury team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins today.