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Seriously Injured in a Truck Accident in Waco, Texas?

Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in a truck accident in Waco, Texas? The aftermath of a truck accident can be overwhelming and confusing, with medical bills piling up and insurance adjusters pressuring you to settle quickly. That’s when our Waco truck accident lawyers can help. Our experienced team of personal injury lawyers in Waco can provide the legal representation and support you need during this difficult time.

As one of the top rated Waco truck accident law firms, we understand the complexities of truck accident cases. Our accident attorneys will fight to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve from the trucking company and their insurance company. From investigating the scene of the accident to gathering important evidence and representing you in court, Thompson Law’s legal team is dedicated to helping you every step of the way. Contact us today for a FREE CONSULTATION and take the first step towards getting your life back on track.

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Truck Accident Statistics in Waco, TX

Commercial Trucking Accident Statistics in McLennan County, TX

According to the Waco Police Department, in the broader McLennan County area around Waco. Crash Records Information Systems (CRIS) database, recorded 470 commercial motor vehicle collisions in 2022. These truck crashes consisted of:

  • Fatal collisions:  3 fatal truck crashes which fatally injured 4 individuals.
  • Serious injury collisions:  11 truck crashes inflicting serious injuries on 12 individuals.
  • Minor injury collisions:  49 truck crashes resulting in minor injuries to 66 individuals.
  • Possibly injury collisions:  68 truck crashes resulting in possible injuries to 100 individuals.

Possible Negligent Parties in a Truck Accident

While accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, negligence on the part of one or more parties is often a contributing factor. It is important to identify the possible negligent parties in a truck accident to ensure that the responsible parties are held accountable and you receive the compensation you deserve.

There are several potential negligent parties in a truck accident, including the truck driver, trucking company, and insurance company.

  • Truck Driver:  The truck driver may have been fatigued or under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident, which would make them liable for the accident. Further, the trucker may have violated Texas traffic laws by speeding, failing to yield right of way, or following too closely.
  • Trucking Company:  The trucking company may be responsible if they failed to properly maintain the truck, hired an unqualified driver, or failed to abide by federal trucking regulations. The trucking company’s insurance company may also be liable if they acted in bad faith and failed to honor their obligations under the policy.
  • Cargo Loading Company:  Cargo loading companies often operate separately from the trucking company. They are often responsible for securing the cargo within the truck to prevent shifting, properly distributing the cargo weight, and not exceeding the truck’s maximum cargo capacity.
  • Vehicle Manufacturer:  The manufacturer of the vehicle can sometimes also be held responsible if the truck or some of its parts prove to be defective, leading to dangerous driving conditions.

Our Waco truck accident lawyers will need to conduct a thorough investigation of the accident to identify all possible negligent parties. We will work hard to hold every party that contributed to your injury accident accountable, and obtain the maximum settlement possible. Contact Thompson Law today for a FREE CASE REVIEW to learn more about how we can help you with your truck accident injury claim.

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We provide truck wreck victims with dedicated and tenacious legal representation, ensuring that you get fair value for your claim. Our Waco truck accident lawyers will build a strong case with supporting evidence so that you recover the money that you deserve.

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Proving Negligence in a Truck Wreck

Even in a clear-cut case of negligence, details can get missed and negligence can be more difficult to prove than most would think. Our Waco legal team has the experience to gather all the evidence to make sure nothing is missed to support a victim’s negligent claim.

Four Elements of Negligence in a Truck Accident Case

  1. Duty of Care:  This simply means that a truck driver has a ‘duty’ or responsibility to act with attention, caution, and watchfulness when driving their vehicle to avoid causing an accident.
  2. Breach of Duty:  Our legal team must determine that the defendant breached their duty of care obligation to avoid an accident, for example, by failing to follow basic traffic laws.
  3. Causation:  Our attorneys must prove that the defendant’s breach of duty directly caused your injuries from the collision.
  4. Damages:  Our accident lawyers must prove that you suffered serious physical and financial damages from the defendant’s breach of duty by presenting evidence such as medical bills, demonstrating how the crash negatively impacted your life, and proof of injuries documented in your medical records.

Our Waco truck accident lawyers must prove these elements to get the maximum settlement for your truck wreck injuries. Our team of legal professionals will fight hard to win your case and get you the justice you deserve. Contact Thompson Law today for a FREE CONSULTATION, and let us help you get on the road to recovery.

Damages Available to Commercial Truck Accident Victims

If you are the victim of a serious trucking-related collision in Waco, it is important to understand the types of damages you could claim and the compensation to expect. There are two primary types of damages that our lawyer can recover for truck accident injury victims:

  1. Economic damages, which are also referred to as compensatory or special damages; and,
  2. Non-economic damages, also referred to as general damages.

What Are Economic Damages?

Economic damages are compensation you can expect for financial losses related to your crash. These damages are typically tangible and easy to quantify, and include losses such as:

  • Vehicular property damage
  • Lost wages (past and future)
  • Medical bills (past and future)
  • Emergency medical care and transportation
  • Long-term caregiver expenses
  • Lost earning potential due to a disability suffered
  • Cost of household services you can no longer perform

What Are Non-Economic Damages?

Non-economic damages are compensation you can expect tied to indirect losses that impact you and your family. These damages are more difficult to quantify, as there is a real loss, but not one with a definite monetary value:

Our Waco truck accident lawyers will work hard to ensure you receive maximum compensation for all of your damages related to your trucking crash. Contact us today for a FREE CASE REVIEW so we can help you understand what damages may be claimed in your case.

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Why Should I Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer?

Truck accidents are highly impactful, often leading to severe injuries and fatalities due to the size and weight of trucks involved. Commercial truck accident cases are legally complex, requiring an experienced lawyer well-versed in federal regulations and industry laws to protect your rights and guide you through the legal process.

Thompson Law’s team specializes in handling truck accident cases, securing maximum compensation for clients by investigating causes like driver fatigue and cargo mishandling, coordinating medical care, dealing with insurance companies, and ensuring clients pay no fees unless their case is won.

If you’ve been in a truck accident, seek legal representation promptly to understand your rights and pursue appropriate compensation within Texas’s two-year statute of limitations. Contact us today for dedicated legal support in Waco, Texas.

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Our Waco Truck Accident Lawyers Charge NO FEE Unless We Win!

Truck accidents are often more complicated than car accidents, involving more parties such as the truck driver, the trucking company, and the insurance companies. Additionally, truck accidents can result in serious injuries, extensive medical bills, and significant damage to property. This is where our legal team comes in. We are knowledgeable in federal laws and regulations governing the trucking industry, and we know how to build a strong case to hold responsible parties accountable for their actions.

At Thompson Law, we understand that every truck accident case is unique, and we tailor our approach to fit the specific needs of our clients. We have helped many truck accident victims recover compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages related to their accidents.

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Don’t wait to take action. Contact us today to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION with one of our experienced Waco truck accident lawyers. We are here to listen to your story, answer your questions, and provide you with the legal guidance you need to make informed decisions about your case. Our goal is to help you recover the maximum compensation possible and move forward with your life.

We never collect a dime until you win. We are available 24/7/365 to take on your case so you can get on with living and recovering from the injuries you suffered. Call Thompson Law today and get your FREE CASE EVALUATION with no obligations.

Truck Accident FAQs

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If you are injured in any type of accident, your first priority should be to seek immediate medical attention, even if you are not certain that you are injured. Seeking immediate medical treatment does two things: 1) it ensures injuries you sustained are diagnosed and treated; and, 2) it helps eliminate any doubt by the insurance company that your injuries were caused by the accident.

Often, the shock and adrenaline of an accident can mask symptoms of injuries, so making the mistake of skipping a medical examination can have profound consequences. By seeking prompt medical treatment, you protect both your health and your ability to seek compensation for your injuries with the help of your attorney.

If you were in a motor vehicle accident we have also detailed here what to do after a car accident.

A skilled personal injury lawyer is necessary to get full and fair compensation for injuries you sustained in an accident. Most defendants, whether individual drivers or commercial vehicle operators, are covered by liability insurance. Those insurance companies are not obligated to protect or take care of you. Insurance companies exist to protect the defendant (their customer) who caused the wreck. 

A personal injury attorney can help you obtain compensation for every category of damages to which you are legally entitled. These damages can include things like: medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain & suffering, punitive damages, loss of limb, diminished mental function, physical impairment, scarring or disfigurement, emotional or mental trauma, and loss of consortium (in wrongful death claims). Further, you may be entitled to future medical bills, future lost income, future pain and suffering, and other damages in severe injury cases.

The largest factor affecting your claim’s value is the severity or magnitude of your injuries. More severe injuries typically require more medical treatment. So it is essential to have all your injuries documented properly by seeking immediate treatment with doctors or hospitals, and continuing under the care and direction of your doctors as long as necessary to heal. Without prompt and consistent medical treatment and documentation, an injury claim becomes very difficult to pursue, let alone win. 

Of course, other factors an also have an impact, and each and every case is different. Were you injured in a commercial vehicle wreck or truck wreck that totaled your car, or was it a fender bender that did very little damage? Was the other driver intoxicated or drunk, or speeding? A multitude of factors may play into your claim’s overall likely value. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to visit with you and talk to you more specifically about factors which may affect your particular claim.  

In Texas, you usually have two (2) years from the date of incident to file a personal injury claim before it is barred by the statute of limitations. There are exceptions to this 2-year time limit in Texas, for minors and others. Further, other states have different time limits, and the limit that applies is typically for the state in which the accident occurred.

The safest course of action for someone injured in a car wreck, truck wreck, slip and fall, or any other type of accident is to consult with a personal injury attorney. This will help ensure that you do not miss the applicable limitations period. Moreover, it will ensure the right investigations are conducted, and the proper steps are taken to preserve the evidence, photos, witness statements, and records needed to successfully pursue your claim. 

If you are injured in a hit-and-run wreck (and are unable to locate the driver) or are hurt in a collision where the other driver does not have insurance, you are not necessarily out of options in terms of financial recovery. You may still be able to recover for your personal injuries if your own policy has Uninsured Motorist (UM) coverage or Personal Injury Protection (PIP). It’s a good idea to contact your insurance company to confirm what types of coverage you have on your policy before an accident, but if you have been hit be sure to ask these questions before finalizing your claim request. Even if you do not have UM or PIP, the attorneys and investigators at Thompson Law can work to track down the other driver in a hit-and-run accident. To do this, we rely on witnesses who may have captured a photo of the car or license plate and/or available surveillance camera footage that might have captured the wreck.  

Typical damages you can recover in a personal injury claim include: medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and in some cases even punitive damages. In severe injury cases, other damages may be recoverable, such as: future medical bills, future lost income, future pain and suffering, loss of body member or mental function, physical impairment, disfigurement, emotional or mental trauma, and loss of consortium (in wrongful death claims).

Uninsured Motorist (UM) Coverage can help save the day if you are hit by an uninsured driver or if you are the victim in a hit-and-run collision. In short, UM coverage is an add-on coverage that drivers can add to their auto insurance policies that will protect them in the event that they are in an auto accident with a driver who either does not have insurance or cannot be located. You can contact your insurance provider to confirm whether your policy includes UM. If you do not have this coverage, the personal injury attorneys at Thompson Law recommend that you consider adding UM to your auto insurance policy today. 

Knowing how comparative negligence works is vital if you live in a state that uses it. In simple terms, comparative negligence implies both drivers can share fault for an accident, but one driver can be more at fault than the other. For example, you are texting while driving when another driver runs a stop sign and hits your car.

A jury finds that the driver who ran the stop sign is 80 percent at fault, but they believe you would have had a better chance of avoiding the accident if you were not texting at the time. They find you 20 percent at fault. You can only collect enough compensation to cover the other driver’s fault. In this case, you would get $8,000 if the jury thinks your case is worth $10,000.

Having the police respond to the accident scene is of paramount importance. Make sure that YOU call them and insist that they come and investigate the accident. When the police arrive, they will separate the drivers and witnesses from one another and take statements from everyone involved. Be cooperative, detailed, and firm in describing the accident. The investigating officer will usually determine fault based upon these statements, and it is essential that your version of the events is heard and believed. If you think that you may be injured, make that clear to the officer. If an ambulance or other medical professionals arrive on scene, get checked out. If not, make plans to visit an emergency room or doctor soon after you leave the scene. Before you do leave for this care, the officer will provide you with a report number and their contact information. Make sure this information is safely saved, as it will be very important in any auto accident injury claim you may have.  

Call an attorney. Your first instinct might be to call your insurance company, but it’s best to seek legal council first so you don’t accidentally admit guilt or take responsibility for the accident. In many cases your attorney will call the insurance company for you to prevent that from happening.

Absolutely not. It’s important to leave the investigation to the professionals. They know exactly how to work a case to determine all of the facts and details.

Typically, yes. If a family member is seriously injured or killed in an accident, or if the injured party is a minor child, then it may be appropriate under the law for a parent, spouse, relative, or legal guardian to file a claim or lawsuit on behalf of the injured or deceased party.  These types of claims are complex, and usually depend on the type of relationship involved, as well as the individual facts and circumstances of the injury. Calling the experienced personal injury attorneys at Thompson Law is step one to explore filing a legal claim on behalf of your loved one. 

Even if you are partially to blame for a car accident, you may be able to recover some of your damages from the other party. Under Texas’s proportionate responsibility system (also known as comparative negligence), unless you as the claimant/plaintiff are determined more than 51% at fault, you may recover legal damages that are reduced by the percentage you are determined at fault. For example, if you are determined to be 30% at fault, you can recover 70% of your damages from the other responsible party (you can’t recover the other 30% because that was the amount of liability that was determined to lie with you). The personal injury attorneys at Thompson Law can help you navigate this proportionate responsibility system – so reach out online or call anytime for a free consultation.     

If the other vehicle involved in your crash was an 18 wheeler or another commercial vehicle, call an attorney immediately. Companies who own commercial vehicles and 18 wheelers often have their own team of investigators who will arrive on the scene immediately working on the driver’s defense case. The sooner you involve an attorney of your own, the better your chances are of receiving compensation for your injuries and damages.

Drivers of 18 wheelers and other commercial vehicles are held to a higher standard of driving. If they neglect to turn on their flashing lights when they’re on the side of the road, don’t move over far enough onto the shoulder, don’t properly secure their cargo, or don’t leave enough clearance when making a left turn, and in many other cases, the driver could be considered negligent. If you want to know if the driver of the 18 wheeler involved in your case was negligent, contact a personal injury attorney.

No. They aren’t trying to help you. They’re trying to protect their drivers and reduce their costs. That’s why they have a team of lawyers ready to flock to the scene of any accident. Don’t accept any form of compensation until you talk to your attorney. Most victims of 18 wheeler crashes sustain more injuries than victims of normal crashes, and can receive higher compensation as a result. Don’t let them fool you into accepting a smaller payout for your injuries and damages. Your injuries could require years of medications and surgeries, and the company will try everything to avoid making huge payouts. Call your attorney and let them do the negotiating on your behalf.

Many times it can be the fault of both the driver and the 18 wheeler company. Truck drivers can be at fault just like any other motorist for failing to follow the rules of the road. However, 18 wheeler companies and their employees have federal laws they are required to follow that govern things like how many consecutive hours of driving are allowable, minimum numbers of resting hours between jobs, when and how to do inspections, and so on. Also, the 18 wheeler companies have specific duties and responsibilities regarding training their drivers and supervising their work. When trucking companies refuse to follow standard rules, regulations, and practices regarding the commercial and transportation industry, people can get hurt and companies can be found at fault for contributing to or causing the collision through their irresponsible decisions. An experienced 18-wheeler accident lawyer will know what violations to look for and how to hold both the driver and the company responsible for endangering the motoring public on the roads we all share.  

If you or a family member are injured in an automobile accident, you cannot afford NOT to hire the very best attorney available. Thompson Law works on a contingency fee basis. What this means is that you only pay legal fees IF we win for you and AFTER your case is settled. We understand that legal fees upfront are simply too much to deal with after a serious accident where you are dealing with property damage repairs, medical bills, missed work and lost wages. The fact that you owe $0 upfront is an added bonus when you hire great legal representation at Thompson Law.  

If you were injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, there is a good chance we can help you out. We will look at the facts of your accident, whether a car wreck, truck wreck, motorcycle accident, or on-the-job-injury and examine whatever reports or records are available. If we believe that you were injured and it was someone else’s fault, it is likely to be a case we can take. The more information and documentation you can give us about your accident and your injuries, the quicker we can evaluate your case and let you know. Give us a call or reach out online anytime! 

The best personal injury attorney has three major characteristics: Excellent customer service, cutting edge technology, and a willingness to take cases and win at trial. Ask your potential attorney about the client experience they offer, what kind of technology they use to make your life easier, and when was the last time they took a case to jury trial. Asking these types of questions will give you guidance on what kind of experience you can expect as a client and what kind of results you can expect at the end of your case.

Thompson Law has high ratings from clients for its emphasis on customer service, and its attorneys have achieved significant results on small, large, and complex cases alike. No matter if you have been involved in a minor car wreck or are dealing with catastrophic injuries from a rarer and more devastating event like a terrible workplace accident, dog bite, or an 18 wheeler wreck, Thompson Law can assist you.  

Yes! Thompson Law is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide free consultations. If you have been injured in a truck wreck or car accident, hurt in a slip and fall incident, or otherwise injured from the negligence of another person or party, give us a call any time at 1-800-LION-LAW. We can speak to you over the phone, chat online through our website or social media outlets, or arrange an in-person meeting at your convenience. Our team is ready to help! 

Thompson Law is available 24/7 to provide free consultations and to sign up new clients. We can sign you up over the phone or we can send one of our experienced licensed investigators to meet you at the hospital or at your home if you prefer. Whether you live in Arlington, Ft. Worth, El Paso, McAllen, or even outside of the state of Texas, we are always here to assist you and provide the resources you need at a difficult time. We do the hard work for you so that you can focus on healing from your injuries.  

Let’s be honest: this isn’t a legal show on TV and your case will not settle in the next hour – or even tomorrow.  The true answer is: it depends.  We find that most cases settle within 6-12 months from date of incident; but the timeline in your case could be shorter or longer depending on: the facts and circumstances of the accident; the length of time it takes you to complete medical treatment; and the character of the insurance company, or companies, involved in your case.  In the event that your case cannot settle pre-litigation and it becomes necessary to file a lawsuit, the litigation process alone can take 1 to 2 years due to the court system and legal process necessary to prepare for trial.  But because so much of the timeline depends on the facts and circumstances of your unique case, call Thompson Law today to discuss the personal injury claims process

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State law limits the time you have to file a claim after an auto accident. If you have been injured in an accident, call now to get the help you need.