Truck Accidents

Pasadena Truck Accident Attorneys

A large truck accident can be a life-altering event. It can leave you with crippling injuries and substantial medical debt. But recovering compensation that will cover the cost of your losses after a truck accident can be complicated. 

The legal team at Goldenzweig Law Group, PLLC is committed to helping truck accident victims seek the money they need for their recovery. 

If you have injuries caused by a truck accident, contact our office for a free case evaluation. We will answer your questions and help you take the next step towards recovering the compensation you deserve.

Why Truck Accident Cases Can Be More Complex

There are a few reasons why trucking accidents tend to be significantly more complex than other types of car accident cases. For one, truck accidents cause an enormous amount of damage. Trucks’ size and weight mean an impact will cause more serious injuries to the victims involved.

Trucking companies also have insurers and legal teams ready to help them mitigate the damage of an accident. These entities will do everything in their power to protect the trucking company and its profits. It can be extremely difficult for truck accident victims to recover the compensation they deserve when they are up against multi-million-dollar trucking companies looking to prevent losses.

Multiple vehicles can be involved in large truck accidents, making it more complex to determine liability. Investigating the cause of a truck accident often takes more time as well. A large volume of evidence is typically present in truck accident crashes, which can be difficult to obtain. The trucking company often holds documents and data related to the cause of the crash. Sometimes, it can take legal intervention to gain access to this data.

One of the most crucial things you can do after being involved in a truck accident is to get an attorney on your side. As a victim, you have rights. 

Give yourself the best chance at obtaining fair compensation by contacting the lawyers at Goldenzweig Law Group, PLLC today.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck drivers work long hours and face tight deadlines. The pressure of the job can lead some drivers to make negligent mistakes or violate federal safety protocols. 

Some of the most common causes of truck accidents are:

  • Intoxicated driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Speeding
  • Failure to obey signs and signals

The trucking company and third parties may also bear some responsibility for truck accidents. Other common causes of serious accidents can include:

  • Improper training
  • Hiring inexperienced drivers
  • Improperly loaded cargo
  • Mechanical defects
  • Defective parts

Common Truck Accident Injuries

Trucks are large, heavy-duty machines. When they get into an accident, they can do massive damage. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, 71% of people killed in large truck collisions in 2019 were not the truck driver. Those fortunate enough to survive a crash can face an uphill battle. 

Common types of truck accident injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputation
  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Thermal burns
  • Chemical burns
  • Organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Disfigurement
  • Scarring

What to Do After Being Injured in a Truck Accident 

If you were involved in a truck accident, there are steps that you should immediately take to protect your rights. There are also things you need to consider in the days and weeks after an accident that could impact your ability to receive fair compensation. 

If you were injured in a truck crash, protect yourself by following these steps:

  • Call authorities and report the crash
  • Seek medical attention immediately
  • Document the accident by taking photographs
  • Collect witness information
  • Follow all medical advice and keep all follow-up appointments
  • Keep a journal about how pain, disabilities, and trauma from the crash affect your life
  • Do not post about the accident on social media platforms
  • Keep records of all bills and receipts
  • Call an experienced truck accident attorney

An attorney can investigate the accident, gather evidence, negotiate on your behalf, and manage all communication between you and the insurer. You don’t have to navigate the complex truck accident claim system on your own.

Wrongful Death in Truck Accident Cases

It is a heartbreaking fact that truck accidents are responsible for thousands of deaths every year. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration estimated that 5,006 people lost their lives in fatal collisions involving large trucks in 2019. Texas accounted for the highest number of roadway fatalities that year, recording 652 lost lives.

While money can’t bring a family member back, it can help give the victim’s loved ones much-needed financial stability. If someone is killed in a truck driving accident, family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of their loved one. 

Eligible family members may be able to recover money for:

  • Funeral costs
  • Burial costs
  • Medical expenses before death
  • Lost income
  • Loss of benefits
  • Lost services or support
  • Loss of companionship
  • Pain and suffering

In some cases, family members may also be able to recover punitive damages. While rare, punitive damages are awarded to the family to punish the at-fault party’s especially harmful actions. 

Time Limit for Filing a Truck Accident Lawsuit

Being involved in a large truck accident can be physically and mentally overwhelming. It may be challenging to move forward when dealing with such immense stress. However, Texas limits the amount of time that victims have to file a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent driver or trucking company. Victims only have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit.

To maximize your chances of recovering compensation, consult with an experienced Pasadena truck accident attorney as soon as possible. The earlier you talk to an attorney, the more options you will have for recovering compensation.

How Goldenzweig Law Group, PLLC Can Help You

At Goldenzweig Law Group, PLLC, our attorneys can help you by investigating the cause of the accident, gathering vital evidence, and negotiating on your behalf. We have experience working with insurers and preparing cases for trial.

If you have been injured in a large truck collision, contact Goldenzweig Law Group, PLLC. We want to help you get the money you need to recover from your injuries. The initial consultation is free, and there are no upfront costs. 

For more information, call our office at (713) 609-1930.


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