Large truck accidents are some of the most devastating personal injury accidents. The sheer size and weight of commercial trucks drastically increase a victim’s risk of severe injury and even death. If a truck harmed you or killed your loved one, you need an experienced Sugar Land truck accident attorney on your side.
Ramsey Law Group is ready and able to assist with your truck accident case. Our truck accident attorneys are:
Locally and nationally recognized for top legal industry honors;
Dedicated to personalized client services, support, and attention.
When you need truck accident representation that is skilled and successful, call Ramsey Law Group to schedule a free consultation regarding your claim. At Ramsey Law Group, we only charge legal fees after we win your claim.
Why Hire a Truck Accident Attorney?
Truck accident adjusters use industry tactics to avoid or reduce paying claims. Adjusters may shift blame for the accident, minimize the accident, or offer a settlement that does not fully compensate you for your losses. Ramsey Law Group knows insurance company strategies and will not let adjusters or insurance company attorneys take advantage of your situation.
At Ramsey Law Group, our Sugar Land truck accident lawyers start building your accident claim immediately. There is a massive amount of evidence involved in a truck accident claim. It is necessary to preserve this evidence before anything can compromise its integrity.
Evidence collection by our attorneys includes:
Recording witness statements;
Taking accident scene photos;
Reviewing street camera footage;
Reviewing police accident reports;
Analyzing medical records;
Consulting qualified experts;
Obtaining alcohol and drug testing from the truck driver; and
Obtaining data from the truck’s black box.
Our attorneys are always trial-ready, if needed. Call with your truck accident questions and concerns today. Ramsey Law Group is here to help you.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Determining liability for a truck accident is a complicated task. It takes several parties to keep a commercial truck loaded and on the road. Responsibility for a truck accident could lie with any of the following:
The truck driver;
The trucking company;
The owner of the truck;
The company leasing the truck;
The company leasing the trailer;
The cargo loader;
The truck, trailer, or parts manufacturer; or
The maintenance crew.
Driver-related causes of truck accidents may include:
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
Not checking blind spots;
Distracted driving; and
Failure to follow traffic signals.
Some non-driver related causes of truck accidents are:
Truck defects or defective truck parts;
Improperly performed maintenance;
Improperly loaded cargo;
Cargo that is overweight; and
Poorly trained truck drivers.
After a truck accident, immediately call for medical help and the police. The force of a truck accident can result in head and brain injuries that require a doctor’s examination to diagnose. If possible, take down the truck driver’s personal information, company information, and insurance information for future reference.
What Compensation Is Available After a Truck Accident?
Compensation in a truck accident reflects the amount of property damage and severity of injuries involved, and prognosis for recovery. It also takes the overall impact of the accident on the victim’s life into account. Damages may include compensation for any of the following:
Current and future medical expenses;
Physical therapy and rehabilitation;
Lost earning capacity;
Physical pain and suffering;
Mental and emotional distress;
Loss of consortium;
Loss of enjoyment of life; and
Some states cap the amount of damages awarded to victims of truck accidents. To find out damage limits in your states, consult Ramsey Law Group. Our personal injury attorneys will advise you of damage caps and additional types of damages your states may allow.
Call Ramsey Law Group Today
Ramsey Law Group wants you to get the justice and compensation you deserve for your truck accident injuries. Take your first step towards a full recovery by scheduling a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.