It seems like there are more semi trucks on the roads around the Houston area every day. Unfortunately, while semi trucks and passenger vehicles are both getting safer, data show that fatalities in semi truck accidents are actually on the rise. After a significant drop-off beginning in 2004, we have seen an increase in truck accident-related deaths each year since 2011.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident involving a semi truck in Texas, how can you protect your legal rights? The answer is simple: You need an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side.
In a semi truck accident, there are several parties that could all potentially be responsible. From the driver to the trucking company to the truck’s manufacturer, every person and company that played a role in putting the truck on the road is potentially to blame. The key is figuring out exactly what happened so you know who to sue to collect just compensation.
All of these parties most likely have insurance, and their insurance companies are most likely already investigating to find evidence that they can use to avoid taking on liability for the accident. The insurance companies’ first priority is always to protect themselves; and, despite what a claims representative or adjuster may tell you, they are not there to help.
To avoid falling victim to the insurance companies, you need someone who can deal with the adjusters and defense lawyers for you. You need an advocate who can help you avoid settling too early, and who can help you make an informed decision about accepting a settlement offer or taking your case to trial. At Morrow & Sheppard, LLP, we have extensive experience representing semi truck accident victims in the Houston area, and we can make sure you do not settle for less than you are owed.
For obvious reasons, victims of semi truck accidents often suffer catastrophic injuries. These injuries can have significant immediate and long-term consequences, with many victims being forced to deal with pain, psychological trauma and physical disabilities for the rest of their lives. As a result, semi truck accident victims are often entitled to substantial compensation for their losses. This can include money to cover:
If you lost a family member in a semi truck accident, we can also help you seek compensation for wrongful death.
When you contact us, we will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the accident and make sure we know the full extent of your losses. Then, we will use this information to take on the insurance companies and win the compensation you deserve.
To speak with a Houston semi truck lawyer about your truck accident claim, contact the law offices of Morrow & Sheppard LLP. Call (800) 489-2216 or tell us about your case online and get your free consultation scheduled today.
Don’t let your rights be jeopardized.