Recovering Damages in a Texas Truck-Accident CaseBy Stewart J. Guss on November 1st, 2017
Commercial trucks can weigh upwards of 30 times what your car weighs, so even a minor accident can result in overwhelming damage and injury. Cases resulting from big-rig or semi-truck accidents are complicated and the amount you will recover in damages is based upon many different factors. You should not try to negotiate this complex system on your own but should seek help from our experienced Texas semi-truck collision lawyers.
Liability for Damage Recovery
Depending on the specifics of your case involving an 18-wheeler accident, several different parties may be found responsible for your settlement amount:
- The truck driver;
- The trucking company;
- The truck’s manufacturer;
- The manufacture of the truck’s parts; or
- The truck’s mechanic.
Identifying the liable party or parties is usually just the first step in the road to recovering your damages.
Kinds of Damage Recovery
The kind of damages and the value of the damages that you recover will depend on multiple factors that are specific to your semi-truck collision case:
- The type and severity of your injuries and damage;
- The permanence of your injuries and damage; and
- The financial losses that you’ve sustained.
Every tractor trailer crash has its own unique set of circumstances that must be evaluated on an individual basis.
Under Texas law, you are entitled to recovery for damages as they relate to how the big-rig wreck has affected your or your loved one’s life. One of the most important damage-recovery variables is your medical expenses, which include any future medical expenses that are necessitated by the commercial truck accident. Another crucial element in the damage-recovery equation is lost income, which includes not only loss of wages but also any loss of earning capacity that you’ve endured as a result of the accident. The property damage that you sustain is also an important factor in your damage recovery. Finally, it’s important to realize that because every accident case is unique, these three damage-recovery factors are not the only ones that may be important to your case.
Contact an Experienced Houston Semi-Truck Collision Attorney Today
If you or someone you care about has been involved in a commercial truck collision, you know how devastating the experience can be. You do not have to go it alone, as help is available. Be sure to discuss your case with an experienced Houston lawyer who has extensive experience in big-rig wrecks. The skilled team at the Stewart J. Guss law firm will determine liability in your case and will fight for the compensation that your case merits.
If you have been involved in a commercial truck collision, don’t hesitate to give the team at Stewart J. Guss, Attorney at law a call at 281-644-6500. Your consultation is free, and you never pay anything until we’ve recovered the damages that you deserve.