Likely if you’ve arrived at this page, either you or someone you love has recently been involved in a truck accident. You may not know what to do and where to turn next for truck accident claims. You may be feeling worried, uncertain, and unclear about the next steps, and about just how complex truck accident claims may become. This is a very valid concern, particularly in the face of a dispute with trucking companies, their legal teams, and their insurers. If this is your situation, we are here to help.
Truck accident claims often differ from car accident claims in three major ways: liability, damages, and financial impact. There are no hard and fast rules for every single circumstance. Some standard cars are commercial vehicles. Some trucks are being driven for private purposes with straight-forward liability. Whatever the situation, know that there are experts available to stand by your side and to guide you through your options and your steps to recovery.
The reason that specializations for truck accident claims have developed in the practice of law is that settling truck wreck cases can be quite complicated. It is helpful to examine the three main reasons for this:
In a nearly $800 billion United States trucking industry, the resources at the disposal of the largest companies are virtually limitless. In many ways, the industry is so large for understandable reasons. Trucks move at least 70% of all goods transported throughout the US, and many grocery stores would run out of food in just 3 days if their long-haul deliveries were interrupted or stopped. We’ve certainly witnessed this type of disruption in the fallout from COVID-19 throughout the spring and summer of 2020.
Despite overwhelming integration in how our economy operates, and vast amounts of capital, the industry does experience a notoriously high turnover rate in employee drivers, in recent years reaching as much as 136%. This turnover may be somewhat understandable when you learn the challenges of doing this job. The federal drive time limits require driving breaks only after 14 consecutive hours of driving! And frighteningly, many transit companies encourage their drivers to fudge the numbers in their logbooks so they may push beyond these mandated rest hours.
Still, the revolving door can drain resources for appropriately vetting and training drivers, leading to negligent or poor drivers continuing to gain new employment or prolonging their tenure at companies already suffering from turnover loss. There are approximately 400,000 owner-operator truck drivers in the United States, and on average they operate vehicles that are over ten years old.
When you are involved in an accident, having an expert attorney analyze your case can make all the difference in an optimal settlement for truck accident claims.
Large companies, insurance agencies, and government bodies all have legal professionals representing and protecting their interests following a catastrophic incident, and you should too. If you have been hurt in a car accident, be sure your interests are well represented and well protected.
We’ve shared our suggestions on the best way to search for and select the best attorney, but the best strategy for selecting your lawyer is centered around three things.
Have you made your decision yet? The experienced personal injury team at Thompson Law is standing by, ready to take your call and help to get you on the path to your deserved recovery. For your injury and concerns, or any worries you have about the complicated nature of truck accident claims, don’t hesitate to reach out for advice and options.
Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe us one penny unless we win your case for you. You deserve to be protected and you deserve justice after suffering a dangerous and debilitating injury caused by a negligent truck driving.
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The State of Texas has a statute of limitations of two (2) years for personal injury cases, so if you have suffered after being hit by a large truck or other commercial vehicle, consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. The sooner you know your options, the sooner you are on the path to recovery and your deserved compensation. Call Thompson Law right away for assistance with your injury and claim. Call 4 and get the roar attorney!
Thompson Law receives an attorney fee and you pay no legal fees as our client unless we pay you. Thompson Law has 350 years of combined experience in legal representation and has won over $1.8 billion dollars in cash settlements for our clients. We master the art of managing client cases with empathy, compassion, respect and, of course, prodigious skill. Contact us today for a free, risk-free consultation to discuss your accident and your options.
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