Katy Truck Accident Attorney
Fighting for the rights of injured truck accident victims
Do you get nervous whenever you drive by a big truck on the road, especially along I-10 in Katy? Many drivers feel much the same way you do, and with good reason. Big trucks can quickly lead to big trouble in the middle of an accident, as you may have already discovered if you’ve had a collision with one. We’re all happy to see that I-10 has been properly expanded, and it does make our commute easier and faster, but unfortunately – commercial trucks are driving as recklessly as ever along the I-10 corridor.
Have you suffered serious injuries due to an accident with an 18 wheeler or tractor trailer on the Katy Freeway or anywhere else? You need an experienced trucking accident attorney to help you seek compensation! We are open, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and offer a completely FREE consultation at 800-898-4877, or you may contact us now by CLICKING HERE to submit your case for review.
Dealing with insurance companies can be a massive headache. They often fight to reduce your compensation, insisting that your injuries are smaller than you think or that they resulted from something other than the truck accident.
Worse, some insurance companies may attempt to deny you the compensation you deserve by offering a settlement right after the accident, when you’re dealing with the aftermath and it’s extremely hard to make a clear-headed decision. The insurance company might also fail to include all the types of compensation you deserve—and once you sign that offer, it’s difficult or even impossible to reopen or renegotiate your claim.
Enough is enough! The right attorney can make a huge difference when pursuing a truck accident claim, increasing the odds that the insurance company will settle your claim faster and often getting a lot more money in your pocket than you would be able to negotiate without legal representation.
Do not attempt to settle your claim on your own. Instead, choose a lawyer who can help: someone to advocate on your behalf and increase the odds that you will receive the compensation you deserve. If you need a truck accident attorney in Katy, Texas, we can help. Contact Stewart J. Guss, Attorney at Law today at 800-898-4877 to learn how we can help you seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
National Trucking Accident Attorney Stewart J. Guss discusses trucking safety on national news with Mike Papantonio on America’s Lawyer
Truck Accident Injuries: How They Can Impact Your Life
Big trucks = big accidents and big injuries. You may do your best to drive safely and try to avoid accidents. Unfortunately, big trucks—for all their advantages when it comes to transporting goods across the country—can cause huge problems for other drivers on the road.
For a city of Katy’s size, trucks cause more accidents than many people would probably realize. In the tri-county area where Katy is located, 6,458 commercial vehicle accidents took place during one recent year, including 52 deaths and 209 suspected serious injuries.
Big trucks have significantly more mass than smaller vehicles. They take longer to slow or stop. As a result, truck drivers sometimes struggle to maneuver effectively on the road. Given all these factors, truck accidents usually cause more serious injuries than your average car crash. These are the kind of injuries that can impact accident victims for the rest of their lives.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Most concussions have a relatively short-term impact on the injured person, and they usually heal fully. But in some cases, the symptoms of traumatic brain injury can linger long-term. The harder the impact that caused the brain injury, the more likely it will be to cause long-term effects. Brain injury victims can suffer from a myriad of symptoms, including:
- Confusion and disorientation, even in familiar locations
- Difficulty with common processing tasks, including simple math and basic reasoning
- Sensory changes, including changes in sight, hearing, and speech
- Changes in preferences and tastes
- Changes in personality
- Uncontrollable mood swings and emotions
Traumatic brain injury symptoms may dissipate with time or stick with the injured person long-term. In the worst-case scenario, a brain injury victim may suffer from the symptoms of traumatic brain injury for the rest of their life—which changes the way they relate to their loved ones and friends, and may even force them to change jobs or stop working altogether.
In some cases, truck accidents can result in injuries that are so severe that the doctors cannot fix the victim’s crushed or broken limbs. Victims may need to have their arm, leg, hand, or foot amputated as a result of their injuries. While many people go on to do incredible things in spite of an amputation, amputations usually cause long-term difficulties in a person’s ability to enjoy life on their own terms. Amputations can make it difficult for a person to perform tasks that require two hands or activities that require balance. They may not get to enjoy former athletic pursuits. In some cases, such as when a person needs to have multiple amputations, they may see almost everything about their life changed forever.
Spinal cord injuries sound scary. The reality can be even worse. Depending on where a spinal cord injury occurs and how severe it is, the victim may experience varying degrees of paralysis. Some patients experience paralysis from the neck down. Others experience paralysis below the waist. Some people regain movement and feeling over time, while others suffer complete paralysis for the rest of their lives. This type of injury can prevent a person from enjoying many of their favorite activities, not to mention the emotional distress associated with being unable to walk or do other basic tasks. Worse, victims may suffer from depression, medical complications, and other ongoing difficulties due to their inability to do things for themselves. In many ways, the emotional pain of paralysis can cause patients more suffering than the physical pain.
Not only do burns cause excruciating pain, but in some cases, they may limit a person’s mobility or the use of their limbs. And in addition to substantial physical pain and suffering, burns can cause enormous emotional pain and trauma as the victim struggles to deal with changes to their appearance due to permanent scarring or disfigurement.
Broken Bones or Soft Tissue Damage
Many people experience broken bones or soft tissue damage like sprains and strains at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, those injuries can cause pain and ongoing weakness for the rest of a person’s life, even if they perfectly follow their doctor’s orders!
If you have injuries from a truck accident that continue to give you problems or prevent you from enjoying the activities that you love most, you deserve compensation that will help you move forward with your life.
Do You Really Need a Truck Accident Attorney?
After a truck accident, many victims don’t contact an attorney. After all, they think, surely they can handle it on their own. The insurance company will likely offer an honest settlement that takes care of their needs, right?
While anyone would love it if insurance companies would provide honest, easy settlement offers after an accident, most insurance companies fail to deliver the way an accident victim might hope. Working with an attorney offers a number of advantages.
An attorney can usually increase their client’s settlement amount. Who couldn’t use more money? After an accident, many victims have big bills and big financial concerns, especially if their injuries prevent them from going back to work. An attorney will fight to seek the full compensation their clients deserve based on their injuries. This might include:
- Payment for medical bills, including hospital stays, long-term care, and ongoing medical costs
- Coverage for lost wages due to missed time at work
- Compensation for lost earning potential if injuries stop the victim from ever going back to their job— for example, if traumatic brain injury prevents them from returning to an office job, or paralysis stops them from going back to construction after a truck accident
- Compensation for pain and suffering—often the most variable part of the settlement, and the area where the lawyer has the most wiggle room to negotiate on their client’s behalf
In many cases, clients substantially increase the compensation they receive by working with a lawyer instead of trying to do it on their own. People worry about the cost of hiring a lawyer, but they fail to consider how much they stand to gain with a lawyer’s help.
An attorney can help the process move along more smoothly. Okay, an attorney can help increase the compensation a truck accident victim might receive, but that doesn’t help if they end up waiting for months or even years for a settlement, right? Too many people decide to take a fast settlement early in the process instead of fighting a little longer for the compensation they deserve.
You do not have to settle for low compensation to get money into your hands fast. By working with an attorney, you can make your claim move faster and more smoothly. Most of the time that means money in your hands when you need it, rather than getting stuck waiting longer than you can afford.
An attorney can negotiate with the insurance company. Let’s face it: someone recovering from a truck accident has more than enough to deal with as they deal with their injuries. They probably have plenty of paperwork in front of them already—not to mention doctor’s appointments, physical therapy, and a number of other demands on their time, energy, and attention. Why add dealing with insurance companies to that mess?
When you hire a lawyer, they can take care of negotiations with the insurance company on your behalf. Instead of having to deal with everything yourself, you can leave things in your lawyer’s competent hands—and as a result, you can decrease your stress levels and focus on the recovery process instead of on the paperwork.
An attorney can avoid costly mistakes. Do you know how to handle statements to the insurance company or what paperwork you need to provide in order to help your claim go through? And did you know that an insurance company can use your social media posts against you when they are considering what to offer you as compensation for your injuries?
All too often, people who try to handle their truck accident claims on their own end up making costly mistakes in the process. Those mistakes sometimes cost them part of the settlement they deserve. In the worst case scenario, mistakes can even prevent the victim from receiving any compensation for their injuries at all.
Truck accident victims who choose to hire a lawyer can rely on their lawyer’s competent legal advice throughout the claims process. An attorney can advise their clients about what to do and what to avoid until the insurance company settles the claim. Following this advice can often substantially increase the compensation victims receive for their injuries.
Why Hire Stewart J. Guss?
Do you want an attorney who will fight for justice on your behalf?
What about someone who will relentlessly pursue the full compensation you deserve, no matter what it takes?
When you need an attorney with extensive experience in personal injury law, you need Stewart J. Guss. Many of our clients have gone from owing money in medical bills following an accident, to walking away with extra money in their pockets. And they have received our professional, dedicated service throughout the process. In many cases, we have exceeded their wildest expectations, making the process of seeking compensation after an accident relatively low-stress. And we will bring that same dedication, determination, and professionalism to your Katy truck accident case.
Handling your case on your own can quickly become expensive, both in terms of your time and of the money you may leave on the table by trying to handle the insurance claim on your own. But with me on the case, you will have more time to handle the many other tasks on your plate. And while we cannot guarantee results in any particular case, we can promise to fight to increase the odds that you will get the full compensation you deserve.
You need a lawyer to fight on your behalf. We always offer reasonable payment arrangements, and we work with our clients on a contingent fee basis—that is, our compensation comes out of their settlement or court award, rather than the client paying up front. In exchange, we provide professional, quality services that help smooth the process during this difficult period of your life.
Contact Stewart J. Guss, Attorney at Law Today
If you have suffered injuries in a truck accident, do not try to handle your claim alone! Instead, contact the law firm of Stewart J. Guss, Attorney at Law, today. You need an attorney with a proven record of success and a great deal of experience in the courtroom to help you seek the compensation you deserve—and that’s exactly what this firm provides.
The legal team of Stewart J. Guss, Attorney at Law, is nationally recognized for protecting the rights of injured victims for more than 20 years. If you were injured in a truck accident in Katy or elsewhere in the greater Houston area, call our office right now to schedule a free consultation! Because we take all of our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, you will not owe us a DIME unless we win your case. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so call us today at 800-898-4877 or contact us now by CLICKING HERE.