Houston Lawyers for Injured Truck Drivers
Are You an Injured Truck Driver? Get Counsel from Our Texas Truck Accident Attorneys!
Truck drivers work long, hard hours. When accidents do occur, it can be difficult to deal with insurance companies and employers to get the compensation needed for damages. If you are an injured truck driver, you need to secure legal representation you can depend on.
At Arnold & Itkin, we assist drivers in claiming compensation for accidents caused by:
- Trucking company negligence
- Poor truck maintenance by mechanics / providers
- Faulty truck components
- Negligent truck manufacturers
- Any other negligent party
Don’t let the blame be unfairly placed on you following a truck accident. Talk with our firm today. With billions of dollars recovered for injured clients, we are ready and qualified to stand up for your right to compensation. Start by contacting Arnold & Itkin for a free consultation.
What to Do After a Truck Accident
Truck drivers are well trained professionals. They undergo extensive training to become qualified drivers. The job is challenging, requiring hours of concentration on the road. Even with all that training, not everything that happens on the road is in a truck driver’s hands. Regardless of whether you have a perfect driver record, are a defensive driver, or follow every single safety regulation, you may still find yourself in an accident at some point in your career just through sheer law of averages—driving hundreds of miles daily almost guarantees it.
If that day comes, make sure to follow these steps:
- Get to safety / medical attention in emergency situations.
- Document the scene of the accident with photographs / write down your side of it.
- Exchange contact information and insurance information with over driver(s).
- Get information from possible witnesses.
- Never admit fault or apologize for the accident.
- Report it to your trucking company in a timely manner.
- Speak to a Houston truck accident lawyer about your case.
Truck Driver Injury FAQ
What rights do I have as an injured truck driver?
As a commercial truck driver, you face an immense amount of pressure to meet deadlines. You may be experienced and may do everything in your power to safely operate your vehicle, but you may still find yourself injured in a serious trucking accident. You need to know that you have rights too. You have the right to seek financial compensation from the party that caused your collision. If you’re covered by workers’ compensation, you have the right to seek the medical care and financial support this provides, regardless of who caused the accident (and even if you were at fault). At Arnold & Itkin, we represent injured truck operators in cases involving trucking collisions across the country—protecting their rights to the fullest extent of all applicable state and federal laws.
What injuries do truck drivers experience in crashes?
Truck drivers can be seriously injured in accidents while driving, and they may also suffer harm during loading, unloading, inspections, maintenance, or other parts of their jobs.
The following are examples of truck driver injuries:
- Severe burns
- Head trauma
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Crush injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Amputation/loss of limb
When these injuries significantly impact a truck driver’s life, he or she deserves to seek medical treatment and financial support. This can be done through workers’ compensation or a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent third party. To find out which applies to your case, contact our team at Arnold & Itkin for a free consultation.
How can a lawyer help an injured truck driver?
If you were injured while driving a commercial truck, there is no one looking out for your interests—except for you. If you’re employed by the trucking company, you may be covered by workers’ compensation, but this does not mean that you’ll see a fast and fair payment and that you’ll get the quality medical treatment you need. If you’re an independent contractor, you’re at risk of being sued for allegedly causing the collision. An experienced truck driver injury lawyer will know exactly what to do to protect your interests, while pursuing the financial compensation you need to recover and move on.
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Truckers may find themselves at odds with their employer after an accident. In some cases, a truck company and their insurance company may try to deny fault and point the blame completely on the driver. With a team of lawyers on their side, this can often be detrimental for a driver. For this reason, our Houston truck accident attorneys stand strong for injured drivers. We help drivers and their families craft strong, effective claims for compensation. Our skilled team gets to work investigating your accident and identifying potential parties that may have been at fault. Once we determine the party whose negligence caused your damages, we build a compelling claim to pursue compensation for your sake.
Don’t face your employer and their insurance company alone.
Call Arnold & Itkin for honest representation.