Texas continues to see a considerable amount of commercial truck accidents each year. Due to their size and weight, truck accidents tend to be more severe than any other type of motor vehicle accident. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you might be wondering how to receive compensation for your medical bills and property damage. The answer is a bit complicated.
Who’s at Fault for Your Injuries?
To file a claim for compensation against an at-fault driver, you must first determine who’s at fault. Truck accidents don’t just involve two drivers like other motor vehicle accidents. Truck accidents can involve many parties, including:
- The truck driver: A driver may be at fault due to negligence such as driving while drowsy, driving while distracted, speeding or making a wide turn.
- The trucking company: The trucking company could be at fault due to a number of issues, such as if they allowed a truck driver to drive for a longer time period than permitted, resulting in an accident. Another example is if they hired a driver with a history of accidents.
- The truck manufacturer: If defective parts cause a truck to malfunction, which then leads to an accident, the manufacturer could be to blame.
Texas Comparative Fault Laws
Texas follows comparative fault, which means you’ll receive reduced compensation based on the portion of fault you share for the accident. For example, if you’re found to be 20% at fault for the accident, your compensation will be reduced by that percentage.
A Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
You’re entitled to compensation for your injuries after an accident. Texas awards economic and non-economic damages in these cases. For example, you can receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
The first step in receiving compensation is determining who’s at fault for your accident. A personal injury attorney can help. An attorney can gather the necessary evidence to help build your case.
Reach Out to an Experienced Truck Accident Attorney Today
If you’ve been injured in a commercial truck accidents, time is of the essence. Let our team help you receive the compensation you deserve. To learn more about our services or to speak with us about your case, give us a call at 877-Ted-Lyon / 877-833-5966 or send us a message.