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Have you or a loved one been injured in a truck accident?

On Texas roads, trucks are a common sight. They transport a myriad of products including food, manufacturing products, clothing, automobiles, and more. There is no question that the trucking industry plays an important role in helping our economy run efficiently. Unfortunately, trucks can pose significant threats to public safety as their size and power can make them a hazard. Texas has the highest number of fatal truck accidents in the nation, with most deaths being other motorists or pedestrians rather than truck drivers themselves.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, it is important to seek medical care promptly and contact a qualified attorney at your earliest convenience. Our experienced legal team wants to help you recover the compensation to which you are rightfully entitled. Settlements from truck accident cases are instrumental in helping victims pay necessary medical costs, achieve a higher quality of life, and obtain justice.

The Importance of Damage Recovery

Our job is to make sure that you do not suffer alone. We understand that after a serious and traumatic accident, the last thing anyone wants to think about is money. Unfortunately, the financial consequences of a truck accident are real. Our goal is to help victims obtain as much compensation as possible to help them rebuild financially and recover physically and emotionally. After a truck accident, many survivors and family members of victims who have passed must deal with medical and auto bills that pile up unceasingly.

We work tirelessly to help our truck accident clients recover damages to alleviate economic pain and help them move forward. Depending on the circumstances of the case, we can fight to recover damages related to medical expenses including hospital stays, surgeries, doctor’s visits, physical rehabilitation, and home care. Additionally, we have recovered compensation for our clients related to lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering (both physical and emotional), and funeral expenses in cases of death.

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Establishing Who is at Fault in a Truck Accident Case

Each truck accident case is unique and presents its own set of circumstances. As such, truck accident victims should consult an experienced legal team at the earliest opportunity. Qualified truck accident attorneys have the expertise required to assess all the details of a truck accident case to accurately determine which party or parties should be held liable.

Many truck accidents have straightforward circumstances that make determining liability easy to do. For example, many truck accidents are caused by distracted driving on the part of the truck driver. Distracted driving cases may involve things like texting & driving, speaking on the phone & driving, or eating & driving. A distracted truck driver may speed, ignore road and traffic signals, or drive dangerously. In these circumstances, some or all blame is likely to fall squarely on the shoulders of the truck driver.

Similarly, Texas truck accidents are often caused by drunk driving or driving under the influence. When a driver has been drinking and driving or driving under the influence, they are more likely to drive in an unsafe manner, fall asleep at the wheel, or miss important traffic signals. In these circumstances, the decision to drive under the influence makes for a relatively straightforward case and leaves truck drivers facing both criminal and civil consequences for their actions.

Some truck accident cases, however, may have more complicated circumstances and causes. This can sometimes lead to a murky line of determining liability. In these situations, more than one party may be at fault. For example, truck accidents are frequently caused by overloaded vehicles. An overloaded truck is difficult to control and can lead to serious accidents. While truck drivers are often held liable for these accidents, trucking companies may also be at fault.

Similarly, when a truck accident occurs due to improper or irregular vehicle maintenance, more than one party may be at fault. It is the responsibility of both truck drivers and trucking companies to ensure prompt and proper truck maintenance.

Finally, truck accidents are sometimes caused by faulty equipment. In these circumstances, liability may be extended beyond truck drivers and trucking companies to include manufacturers as well.

Often, truck accidents are caused by a combination of straightforward and less straightforward circumstances, making it difficult to determine who is at fault. Additionally, the different parties involved will sometimes try to shift the blame onto the other parties. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that truck accident victims work closely with an experienced legal team to ensure that justice is served.

Let Us Help You

Our lawyers have a successful track record of serving truck accident victims compassionately and effectively. While we cannot go back in time and prevent a truck accident from occurring, we can and will fight for your rights to maximum compensation.

Navigating the legal system can be a complex affair and we want to help. Our process is designed to help victims get everything that they rightfully deserve. This begins with a free and detailed consultation to help our team understand the unique circumstances of your truck accident case. This consultation will be transparent and conducted with the utmost integrity to help you understand next steps and the likelihood of winning your case. Our team has excellent experience in gathering as much supporting evidence as possible to help build a strong case. Evidence in truck accident cases can include things like police reports, medical reports, eyewitness testimony, expert testimony, and photographs, or videos. After we have built a strong case, we will work to negotiate with the legal team for the defense. Whenever possible, we will work hard to arrive at a fair settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering, and trauma that you have endured. If a settlement is not possible, however, we will take your case to court and fight for your rights as we have throughout this entire process.

The Massive Impact of a Truck Accident

Truck accidents are often serious and cause immense pain and suffering to victims. Any accident that involves a truck is more likely to cause serious injury or death than accidents involving only cars. Truck accidents can be debilitating to survivors physically, emotionally, and financially. The power of these large vehicles means that truck accidents have significant potential for fatalities, which leaves family members devastated and forever changed.

When victims do survive, they often must deal with terrible, life-changing injuries. Beyond broken bones, fractures, cuts, and contusions, truck accident victims often suffer brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and internal bleeding. The more serious physical injuries resulting from a truck accident can leave survivors paralyzed or in chronic pain. Often, truck accident victims need costly medical interventions including surgeries, rehabilitation, and home care. Truck accident survivors also face severe emotional distress, mental anguish, and sometimes suffer from PTSD.

Laws to Understand

The federal government has enacted many laws to help keep roads safe from powerful vehicles like trucks. In addition, the state of Texas has put into place its own laws intended to protect motorists and pedestrians from trucks.

These federal and state laws outline important criteria and standards for truck drivers and trucking companies to follow. These include things like ensuring that drivers obtain special commercial licenses prior to operating a truck and that they check-in regularly at weighing stations during a trip. Strict regulations around vehicle maintenance and repairs have also been put into place. These measures are intended to catch and prevent issues before accidents occur. Additionally, trucking companies must face regular compliance reviews to ensure that safety standards are being met.

While these laws and regulations are designed to keep our roads safe, the sad reality is that truck accidents are still common occurrences. Unfortunately, after a truck accident occurs, sometimes the only recourse that victims have is to consult an attorney and file a truck accident lawsuit.

Your Next Steps

You must secure the assistance of a qualified attorney to help you in your fight for justice. Our legal team offers 100% free consultations to help you determine appropriate next actions. We urge you to reach out to us for help in analyzing, fighting, and settling your truck accident case today. You have suffered through enough; let us be your advocates from here on out.

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San Antonio Truck Accident Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is there a time limit within which I must file a truck accident case?
Yes. The statute of limitations for truck accident cases in Texas is two years. This means that you must file within two years from the date of the accident. Our legal team has filed many cases on behalf of truck accident victims and can ensure that you never miss an important filing deadline.
How long will my truck accident case take to resolve?
We know that you are eager to put your accident behind you and move on. Unfortunately, truck accident cases can take a long time to settle. Between the investigation process, evidence gathering, negotiation, and trial, it is not uncommon for a truck accident case to take several months or years to completely resolve. Our commitment to you is complete transparency and effective advocacy no matter how long the process takes.
If the insurance company is offering a large settlement, should I take it before consulting an attorney?
The short answer to this question is no. The initial offer from an insurance company in truck accident cases will almost always be a low-ball offer designed to get you to accept as soon as possible. Injuries resulting from truck accidents can be serious and even catastrophic. Often, the true damage will be unknown until months after the accident. Many truck accident victims suffer lifelong medical problems resulting from the accident in question. Insurance companies know this and will take advantage of your pain in hopes that the case will resolve quickly and without a legal team to assist you in understanding the amount of compensation to which you are truly entitled. Be sure to consult a lawyer before discussing settlement with the insurance company.
Will I have to go to court?
Court cases can be lengthy, costly, and complex situations. As such, we try to resolve truck accident cases outside of court whenever possible. However, before filing a lawsuit, you should understand that going to trial may end up being a necessity and you should prepare yourself accordingly.
Can I still sue if I played some role in causing the accident?
Yes, you may still be able to file a lawsuit even if you played some role in causing a truck accident. Sometimes, truck accident cases are not black and white. Perhaps you were somewhat at fault and the truck driver was somewhat at fault. Texas has a 51% comparative negligence law, meaning that you cannot receive compensation if you were 51% or more to blame for the accident. Our lawyers have strong experience in delving deep into truck accident cases to determine your likelihood of prevailing even when you may bear some responsibility for the accident.

Jarrett L. Ellzey

Partner, Ellzey & Associates, PLLC

About Ellzey & Associates, PLLC

Ellzey & Associates is a Texas personal injury law firm that aggressively advocate their clients’ interests in a wide range of legal disputes. The firm has successfully represented individuals with catastrophic injury, wrongful death, car/truck accident, brain injury and other such cases. Ellzey & Associates also has in-depth experience representing businesses in complex corporate, consumer, and class-action litigation involving a myriad of claims such as breach of fiduciary duty, real estate, fraud, consumer protection and Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA) violations, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) violations, products liability, auto defects, government contractor fraud, Medicare and Medicaid fraud, Whistleblower and False Claims Act (Qui Tam) claims, whistleblower protection and wrongful termination.

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Address: 1603 Broadway Street
San Antonio, TX
Phone: 1.800.391.0227
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