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According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), more than 4,000 people died in large truck crashes in 2019. Even people who are lucky enough to survive truck accidents, however, often suffer serious injuries. After a truck accident, the shipping company works hard to minimize its liability. Fortunately, our Fort Worth truck accident attorneys at Canas & Flores work even harder for you and your interests.
Our firm can help you hold negligent truck drivers and shipping companies accountable and recover compensation for medical bills, missed work, and other losses. You can learn more about what our team can do for you during a FREE CONSULTATION.
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What Causes Truck Accidents?
Semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and big rigs weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger vehicles, and they are harder to control. Many of the same factors that cause regular car accidents are responsible for truck accidents, but large trucks create unique problems, as well.
The most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Aggressive driving
- Driving under the influence
- Drowsy driving
- Failure to yield
- Unsafe lane changes
- Improper turns
- Jackknives and rollovers
- Uneven or poorly secured loads
- Truck maintenance problems
- Inadequate training
- Truck drivers without CDLs
- FMCSA violations
Because most truck drivers work for shipping companies, both the truck driver and the shipping company may be liable for your accident and injuries. The commercial trucking industry is heavily regulated, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) enforces the rules. If your accident involves an FMCSA violation, many parties may face liability.
Who Is Liable for Truck Accidents?
Everyone from the driver of the large truck to the party that maintains the truck could face liability after a truck accident. If the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident, for example, they will face liability. The driver’s employer (the shipping company) will also face liability, especially if the company failed to implement a drug and alcohol testing program.
If mechanical failure causes the accident, the owner of the truck may be to blame. Similarly, the people who load the truck may be responsible for a crash that involves an unbalanced or poorly secured load.
All of these factors cause or contribute to truck accidents, so all of these parties can face liability.
Determining who is liable for your truck accident is one of the most important parts of your case — and our Fort Worth truck accident lawyers are here to help.
What Can a Fort Worth Truck Accident Lawyer Do?
When you experience a truck accident in Fort Worth, having a skilled and experienced truck accident lawyer from Canas & Flores by your side can make a significant difference. Our team of lawyers understands the complexities involved in pursuing a claim against powerful shipping companies and their insurance providers. We are dedicated to protecting your rights, advocating for your interests, and ensuring you receive the full compensation you deserve for your losses after a truck collision in Texas.
Here are the comprehensive services our firm provides to clients after a truck crash:
- Accident Scene Investigation: Our lawyers will meticulously investigate the accident scene, gathering crucial evidence from police reports, witness statements, and any available surveillance footage. This thorough investigation aims to establish liability and determine the cause of the accident, strengthening your case for compensation.
- Driver's Log Book Examination: Truck drivers are subject to strict regulations regarding rest breaks and hours of service. Our attorneys will examine the driver's log book and other relevant records to determine if the driver was adhering to these requirements. Any violations can contribute to establishing the driver's negligence and liability.
- Negotiation with Insurers: Dealing with insurance companies can be challenging, as they often try to minimize their payouts. Our truck accident lawyers will handle all communication and negotiation with insurers on your behalf. We will fight tirelessly to pursue maximum compensation for your medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other applicable damages.
- Representation throughout Settlement Negotiations and Court Proceedings: Our dedicated attorneys will provide unwavering support and representation at every stage of the legal process. We will guide you through settlement negotiations, ensuring that your rights and interests are protected. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, we are fully prepared to advocate for you in court, presenting your case to a judge and jury.
At Canas & Flores, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial impact a truck accident can have on your life. That's why our Fort Worth truck accident lawyers are committed to providing compassionate and personalized legal representation. We will work tirelessly to build a strong case, using our knowledge and experience to navigate the legal complexities and secure the compensation you deserve.
How Our Attorneys Can Help
Whether you were harmed in a rollover or a jackknife accident — or a more standard collision — your truck accident case allows us to work with insurance companies and secure your future. We fight for the compensation you deserve, recovering damages like:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitative care
- Missed wages
- Lost earning potential
- Changes to your quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- And more
No matter how serious your accident, we can help. If you lost a loved one to a truck accident, for instance, we may be able to recover damages for funeral and burial expenses and help account for your loss in other ways. While no amount of money can change what happened, you deserve the time and financial comfort to grieve your loss or adjust to your injuries.
At Canas & Flores, nothing is more important to us than your future. We have over 45 years of combined experience and offer high-quality representation at affordable rates. Our team has been helping people like you since 1997, and we would be honored to handle your case.
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