18-WHEELER & TRUCK ACCIDENTS
Were you injured in a truck accident? Did this truck accident happen in Houston, Texas or any neighboring counties such as Brazoria county, Montgomery county, Harris county, Fort Bend county, Dallas county? You're in need of a BIG truck lawyer or 18 wheeler lawyer to represent you against the other driver today. Many 18 wheeler trucks are driven by commercial drivers, commercial drivers could classify as getting hit by a Wal-Mart truck driver, hit by a Coca-Cola 18 wheeler driver, hit by Amazon Truck driver, hit by a FedEx truck driver, hit by a UPS truck driver, hit by an Uber driver, hit by a city bus driver, hit by a pick up truck, etc. If you were injured in a truck accident caused by a commercial truck then you should take action today!
What Do I Do If I've Been Hit By A Semi-Truck?
1. Take pictures of both vehicles.
2. Call local police to the scene and get a police report.
3. Seek immediate medical treatment if needed.
4. Do not sign a release agreement with the other party's insurance.
If you're not sure if you're signing a release agreement then give us a call before you sign anything. A release agreement may bar you from pursuing your injuries against the driver's insurance company.
5. Do not make any recorded statement with the other party's insurance.
Every year there are over 10,000 injuries related to 18 wheeler accidents. These injuries may include back injuries, whiplash, broken bones, disfigurement, and even death or wrongful death. Injuries such as this affects not only the person injured but the families of the injured. If you or a loved one of a person that has been killed or seriously injured in a truck accident, big truck accident, or18 wheeler accident then give us a call or message us now so that we can help you and your family.
Do I Need a Lawyer if I Have Been Injured in an 18-Wheeler or Truck Accident?
Yes, it is best that you lawyer up and get an attorney if you have been injured in an 18 wheeler accident. We have spoken to insurance providers, and they have confirmed that individuals are treated differently if they are not represented by a lawyer. This treatment can range anywhere from not paying you what you deserve after being in a truck accident, attempting to get you to sign a release statement, or even denying liability if you have been in a truck accident. Insurance companies will deny liability fully or as much as they can so that they do not have to pay you the full amount after you have been injured in a truck accident.
Insurance companies will do just about anything to fight your legal claim, this includes hiring sophisticated lawyers to defend their negligent 18 wheeler drivers. These lawyers are trained to counter anything you say to use against you in order to weaken your case. It's best to fight fire with fire. Call us now if you have sued a commercial driver for your injury.
How Long Do I Have To Pursue My Claim If I Have Been Injured By A Commercial Truck Or 18-Wheeler In Texas?
Under Texas law an injured party has the statutory limitations of 2 years. This means from the date of injury you must file suit within 2 years in order to prevent your suit from being barred. If you are not sure which date is the start of your 2 years then give us a call or message us now. It's very important that you do not wait until the last minute to file suit for your claim. Many other parts goes into filing a law-suit, one main part is making sure you are suing the correct party and/or including all of the parties that needs to be sued. Call us now to preserve your claim before it is too late.
What Happens If 2 Years Have Passed Since Being Injured by a Truck?
If 2 years has passed since being injured by an 18 Wheeler driver then you may be barred or prevented by statutory law from pursuing your claim. The 2 year statute of limitations applies to all other injuries that may be sustained during an accident. If 2 year has passed since your injury by an 18 wheeler driver then you may be liable for all of your medical bulls that you have incurred in the mean time. In addition, you have prevented yourself from receiving all other damages that you are entitled to. A person injured by an 18 wheeler driver may be entitled to medical care, both past (paid/incurred) and future; lost wages and earning capacity, both past and future; pain and mental anguish, both past and future; physical disfigurement; and physical impairment, both past and future.
This is why it is important to contact a 18 Wheeler personal injury attorney or big truck attorney to secure your claim today. You don't want to be stuck with the medical bills for an accident that was not your fault. Give us a call now and let us fight for you and your loved ones!
What are the Most Common Reasons for 18-Wheeler Truck Accidents?
- 18 Wheeler driving too fast for weather conditions.
- 18 Wheeler driver ran red light.
- 18 Wheeler not breaking properly.
- 18 Wheeler not properly securing load.
- 18 Wheeler driver irresponsible driving a rig.
- 18 Wheeler Truck drivers driving too fast and can't stop quickly.
- 18 Wheeler Truck Driver fell asleep.
- 18 Wheeler Truck driver speeding and loss of control of the 18 wheeler.
Hire a 18-Wheeler & Truck Accident Lawyer in Houston if You've Been Injured
We don't get paid unless you get paid. There are no costs upfront when pursing a big truck accident. Our law firm, Leo & Oginni Trial Lawyers will take 18 Wheeler cases on a contingency bases. Which means we only get paid if you get paid. We will cover all costs of pre-litigation and litigation upfront. Once a settlement or verdict is reached then we will only get paid out of the agreed amount from the settlement/judgment. No payments come out of your own personal pockets.
If you've been in a semi-truck accident while driving on the highway in Houston, Dallas, Austin, Texas, then you're in need of an 18 wheeler truck lawyer, Leo & Oginni Trial Lawyers PLLC are the attorneys to represent you!