At Arnold & Itkin, we know truck accident cases can be complicated as they involve issues such as causation, multiple parties, and insurance disputes. Truck carriers and insurance companies will also do whatever it takes to keep from being held responsible. You need to fight aggressively for your rights. You need our firm. Our injury law firm takes an aggressive approach to every case we handle. This means we research, investigate, and develop the case as if it is headed to trial.
This helps to give us a strong position at the negotiating table and allows us to be ready at a moment's notice to head into court and advocate on behalf of our clients.
Our clients deserve fair and full compensation. We won't settle for less.
How Truck Accident Cases Are Different
The most important stage in any trucking accident case is the initial research and investigation. This is when we compile evidence that demonstrates how your accident occurred and who is responsible for your injuries or the death of a family member. We work hard to sift through information that can be collected, including combing through logbooks and trucking company records and downloading data from electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) that are quickly becoming an industry standard.
The following may ultimately be responsible for your accident:
- Truck Driver: Failing to conduct proper pre-trip inspections, driving too fast for conditions, making illegal or unsafe turns, failing to brake, driving drowsy, leaving loads unsecured, texting, using a cell phone behind the wheel, or driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs are all examples of reckless and negligent driving by big rig drivers.
- Trucking Company: Carriers expose their truckers, other motorists, and pedestrians to the risk of injury by failing to adopt and execute adequate safety plans, encouraging drivers to engage in dangerous driving, or hiring drivers without conducting proper background checks. Trucking companies may also be liable for failing to inspect and maintain the rigs in their fleet, including outfitting them with safety and emergency equipment.
- Truck Manufacturer: Even the safest trucker or fleet operator may be involved in a collision if the truck and its components are defective, including tires, brakes, gears, and lights.
How long do I have to file?
Your case will be subjected to a statute of limitations. In Texas, that is most often two years from the injury or when the injury could have been reasonably discovered. That being said, these change. You should not hesitate to reach out to our firm so that we can help you determine next steps.
What if I was partially at fault for the accident?
Even if you think that you me be partially to blame for the crash, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation. We can review your case and fight for the financial compensation that you deserve.
Who can be sued after a truck accident?
This depends on the circumstances of the case. For example, you may be able to sue the driver themselves if they were drunk, the truck company if they failed to follow proper hiring practices, or even a manufacturer of a part was defective.
What will I be able to recover?
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be eligible to recover compensation for value of a damaged vehicle, medical expenses, funeral costs, lost wages, loss of companionship, and more.
Your right to recover damages in a truck crash may be lost if you wait too long to pursue legal action. That's why it's important to contact the highly qualified trucking accident lawyers from Arnold & Itkin today. If you have suffered a serious injury, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer who has the experience to properly investigate and handle your truck accident claim.
As truck accident investigation can be complex, you need a lawyer with the resources and the experience to thoroughly investigate and build a strong case to hold those who are responsible accountable. We have the experience you need and will fight to protect your legal rights.
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