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Corpus Christi Truck Accident Lawyers

Commercial Truck Accident Lawyers

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Accidents involving large trucks are among the deadliest in the world. The massive size and weight of a tractor/trailer rig can cause lethal accidents and devastating injuries. But smaller company vehicles can cause injury and property damage, too. Whether your accident involved a big rig, a delivery van or a sales rep’s sedan, we can go to court to make sure their employers take responsibility for your injuries and damage.

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident caused by a company truck or commercial driver neglect, our Corpus Christi truck accident lawyers will hold them responsible and call on the law and our experience to make them pay for the harm they’ve done.

Why So Many Truck Accidents?

Timing is Critical

Our examination of records after an accident often reveals serious and even fraudulent violations of safety regulations. Moreover, trucking companies are required to maintain some records for just six months, so it is important to move quickly to obtain legal help after an accident to ensure that the records can be retrieved. So, contact us today about your accident. We cannot heal injuries or bring back lost loved ones, but we can fight to make those responsible pay for the harm they’ve caused.

What Compensation Can You Win From Your Truck Accident Claims?

If you file a claim for your injuries and damages after a truck accident, you may receive payment for all or a significant portion of your losses. When someone is directly responsible for your losses, you are likely eligible for compensation. The following damages may qualify for payment from the liable party or their insurance policies:

Medical Expenses

From the initial hospital visit to prescription medication to physical therapy sessions, treating a serious injury can put considerable strain on your finances. Fortunately, most—if not all—of the costs associated with treating your injuries may be recoverable. However, you will first need to provide proof of such losses before you can get your hands on a financial award.

Medical records are a crucial piece of evidence that will not only demonstrate the severity of your injuries and the treatments you require but could also show how your condition impedes your ability to live a normal life. As such, you should visit the doctor as soon as possible after the accident to ensure that you have access to up-to-date records.

Lost Wages

If your injuries prevented you from returning to work, you may be able to seek compensation for the income you’ve lost. Additionally, if your condition will prevent you from doing your job down the line—or you will never be able to work again—you might also be able to pursue damages for loss of future wages and diminished earning potential. Evidence that could help demonstrate such losses can include letters from your employer, paystubs, and tax returns.

Pain and Suffering

Your bills, receipts, and invoices may only be scratching the surface of your accident-related damages. Some losses, such as pain and suffering, aren’t accompanied by financial documents, but can still have a significant impact on your mental health. In Texas, claimants may seek compensation for so-called non-economic damages, i.e., the psychological effect your injuries have had on your everyday life. These losses can include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment in life, and emotional distress.

As you can imagine, non-economic damages can be difficult to prove. You may need to provide a wide variety of evidence to help illustrate the intangible effects of your injuries. Such proof could include psychiatric reports, personal injury journal entries, and expert witness deposition.

These other damages may also qualify for compensation:

  • Attorney fees
  • Property damage
  • Loss of consortium or companionship
  • Wrongful death
  • Emotional distress
  • Scarring and disfigurement

Other damages may also qualify for compensation, depending on your circumstances and needs. We recommend you partner with a truck accident lawyer for assistance, as your attorney can identify qualifying damages, estimate the value of your case, and increase the compensatory value of your claims while holding the liable parties accountable.

What Should You Do After a Commercial Truck Accident?

Following an accident involving a truck, you may not know what steps to take next. Being strategic with your next actions is essential to prioritize your recovery, financial stability, and overall well-being. We encourage you to follow these steps as you move forward:

  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible
  • Follow your doctor’s treatment plan and suggestions carefully
  • Keep track of all documents related to your accident
  • File a police report if you have not already done so
  • Start a claim against the liable parties
  • Submit relevant information when filing your claim
  • Speak with a truck accident lawyer before accepting compensation offers from insurance companies or responsible parties
  • Bring evidence and information to legal consultations with lawyers
  • Partner with an attorney for assistance
  • Stay off social media
  • Avoid discussing your case with others
  • Follow your lawyer’s recommendations for the next steps and strategies

We encourage you to partner with a lawyer as soon as possible after your accident, as your attorney can help you in many ways throughout the process. Your lawyer can also significantly reduce stress related to your case by leveling the playing field against other representatives, holding insurance companies accountable, completing and filing paperwork on your behalf, and speaking for you and representing you favorably during hearings.

Fighting for You

If you have serious injuries, you are probably facing expensive medical bills, as well as other losses stemming from your accident. We want to help you recover your out-of-pocket expenses, secure compensation for your future medical needs, and receive awards for your pain and suffering. Our attorneys can help you seek the cost of:

  • Emergency department care
  • Doctor bills
  • Hospital bills
  • Medical procedures
  • Physical and cognitive rehabilitation
  • Prosthetics and mobility aids
  • Medical equipment and mediations
  • In-home and long-term health care services
  • Medical travel expenses
  • Medically necessary home renovations (ramps, railings, stairlifts, etc.)
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Physical pain, emotional suffering, and mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Lost wages
  • Vehicle damages

If your loved one suffered a fatal injury after a truck accident, we can seek a range of losses on behalf of their surviving spouse, parents, or children. Awards may include the cost of their medical treatment, end-of-life expenses, and loss of their financial support. You may also qualify for compensation for your pain and suffering caused by their death. Our lawyers can tell you more.

We have successfully won significant settlements and jury verdicts for clients just like you. This includes securing $70M in two months in serious commercial trucking accident cases.  We want to represent your interests and fight for your right to be justly compensated.

Contact Our Attorneys Today

At Hilliard Law, our personal injury lawyers have been helping victims of personal injury since 1985. We know how to fight for you. We have more than 40 years of legal experience, so you can trust us to dedicate ourselves to your legal success and well-being.

If we take your case, we will work on a Contingent Fee basis, which means you don’t pay us unless we win.

Call us at (866) 927-3420 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation. 

Real Results ReaL Justice

  • $50
    Million Settlement
    Wrongful Death

    In September 2021, Hilliard Law attorneys secured a $50 Million settlement for the family of a man who died in a commercial trucking accident.

  • $21.5
    Million Verdict
    Distracted Driving Accident

    Mr. Hilliard was the lead trial attorney in a case involving a woman who was injured in a two-vehicle accident. The driver of the second car, an employee of Coca-Cola, was talking on her cell phone at the time of the accident.

  • $20
    Million Settlement
    Catastrophic Injury

    After a week of trial, a $20 Million settlement was reached on behalf of a man who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury and back injury resulting from a commercial motor vehicle rollover crash caused by defective road construction conditions.

  • $7.5
    Million Settlement
    Rear-End Accident

    Hilliard Law recovered $7.5M for a client who sustained significant injuries after being rear-ended by a commercial truck.

  • $6
    Million Settlement
    Truck Accident

    Hilliard Law attorneys achieved a $6M settlement for a man who sustained serious injuries after being struck by an 18-wheeler.

  • $1.375
    Million Verdict
    Catastrophic Injury

    In 2019, Hilliard Law attorneys won a $1.375M jury for a man who sustained serious injuries in an automobile accident. This was a 2019 Top 100 Verdict.

Who is Responsible for Your Truck Accident?

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your truck accident, many individuals could be liable for your injuries and losses. Sometimes, the only way to hold the responsible parties accountable is to take legal action through the correct avenues. The following people may be responsible for your damages:

  • Truck driver
  • Another vehicle driver
  • Pedestrians or passengers
  • Truck owner
  • Employer to the company driver
  • Owner or renter of the premises
  • Employer or employees of the property
  • City or state government
  • Parts, vehicle, or equipment manufacturers

In some cases, more than one party will be responsible. Because of the complex aspects of truck accident cases, we recommend you partner with a lawyer. Your truck accident lawyer can help you narrow the list of potentially responsible parties, determine who is liable, and hold these individuals accountable for your fair compensation.

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It’s our mission to hold the powerful accountable for their wrongdoing. Reach out to our team immediately regarding your case to schedule a free attorney consultation today.