Pasadena Truck Accident Lawyer
Large truck accidents are common in Texas. In 2020, Texas had the highest number of large trucks involved in fatal truck crashes nationwide. Over 25,900 semi-trailer and tractor-trailer trucks were involved in crashes statewide in 2021, according to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
Sadly, occupants of other vehicles sustain the most injuries and deaths in truck accidents. Our Pasadena truck accident attorneys at Attorney Brian White Personal Injury Lawyers know the devastation caused by truck crashes. We stand up for victims and their families as they fight trucking companies and other responsible parties for fair compensation of damages.
With more than 45 years of experience handling personal injury cases, our Pasadena personal injury attorneys are ready to handle complex truck accident claims. Call (713) 500-5000 now for a free consultation with one of our truck accident lawyers in Pasadena, Texas.
How Our Pasadena Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help if You’ve Been Injured in a Truck Accident
For years, Attorney Brian White Personal Injury Lawyers has helped thousands of clients with their accident claims. Our lawyers have recovered millions in damages for our clients.
Attorney Brian White is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law. He also has a perfect 10 rating on Avvo and is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Form. Our top-rated personal injury lawyers in Pasadena are dedicated to giving you the best opportunity to receive a top-dollar award.
When you hire our award-winning truck accident lawyers in Pasadena, TX, we can:
- Begin an independent accident investigation to determine what happened
- Identify all parties who could be liable for your damages
- Monitor the progress of the truck accident investigation by state and federal law enforcement agencies
- File insurance claims and handle all matters related to those claims
- Determine how much your truck accident case is worth by documenting your damages
- Work with leading expert witnesses, including medical specialists, accident reconstructionists, financial experts, and trucking experts
- Fight to get you the maximum compensation for your claim through aggressive settlement negotiations
- File a personal injury lawsuit and take your case to court, if necessary
We accept cases on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t have to worry about the upfront cost of hiring a lawyer. We’ll get paid when we recover money for your case.
Contact our law office to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced Pasadena truck accident attorney.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Pasadena, TX
Truck accidents occur for many reasons. A common cause of truck accidents is driver error. Examples of truck driver negligence that could lead to a truck crash include:
- Driving under the influence
- Improper lane changes and turns
- Fatigued and drowsy driving
- Distracted driving
- Failing to check blind spots
- Reckless driving
- Road rage and aggressive driving
- Following too closely (tailgating)
In addition to driver negligence, other causes of truck accidents include defective trucks and parts, inadequate maintenance, negligent hiring and supervision, overloaded cargo, and improperly secured cargo. Other factors could include poor weather and hazardous road conditions.
Who Is Responsible for Damages Caused by a Truck Accident in Pasadena, TX?
Determining the cause of the truck accident is essential in identifying the parties responsible for your damages. Parties who could be liable for a truck crash in Pasadena include:
- Truck manufacturer
- Truck driver
- Shippers and loaders
- Trucking company
- Other motorists
- Government entities
- Repair and maintenance facilities
Accident victims have the burden of proving the other party caused the truck crash. In most cases, that requires proving negligence. Negligence is failing to meet a standard of care or act with reasonable caution.
What Do I Need To Prove To Recover Damages for a Truck Accident Claim?
First, you must prove that the other party owed you a duty of care. Then, the evidence must show that the party’s conduct breached the duty of care and that the breach of duty caused the truck crash. Finally, you must prove that you sustained harm and damages because of the truck accident.
Our legal team at Attorney Brian White Personal Injury Lawyers handles all aspects of the investigation. We understand the evidence needed to prove your case and how to search for it. Our Pasadena truck accident lawyers also understand state and federal trucking regulations and how violating trucking regulations can be used to prove negligence.
Pasadena Truck Accidents Cause Horrific Injuries and Deaths
Truck accidents cause catastrophic injuries. Our lawyers have experience handling cases involving all types of truck accident injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Soft tissue injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
- Neck and back injuries
- Severe burns
- Crushing injuries
- Chest injury
- Internal organ damage
- Amputations and loss of limbs
- Spinal cord injury
It is crucial that you seek immediate medical treatment for injuries after a truck accident. If possible, take photographs of your injuries to document the severity of the injuries. Delays in medical care and failing to follow your doctor’s treatment plan could decrease your settlement amount.
How Do I Know How Much My Pasadena Truck Accident Case Is Worth?
Putting a price tag on a person’s pain and suffering is difficult. It’s critical to examine the factors that impact the value of damages in a truck accident case.
Factors that affect how much a truck accident case is worth include, but are not limited to:
- The injuries you sustain
- The severity of your injuries and whether the injuries cause a permanent disability or impairment
- The parties involved in the case
- The strength of the evidence proving fault
- Your ability to return to work
- The duration of your recovery and the treatments required to recover
- Whether you could be partially to blame for causing the truck crash
Our lawyers carefully analyze each factor involved in your case. We work to minimize factors that could hurt your case while fighting for maximum compensation.
What Damages Can I Receive for a Truck Accident Claim?
Truck accident victims in Texas can recover compensation for their non-economic and economic damages. The types of damages included in a personal injury claim include:
- Medical bills
- Physical pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Lost wages, benefits, and future earning capacity
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Permanent impairments and disabilities
- In-home and long-term care
- Emotional distress
- A decrease in quality of life
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Mental anguish
In a small number of personal injury lawsuits, a jury might award punitive damages. These damages do not compensate the victim for losses, even though the victim receives the money. Instead, the jury awards punitive damages to “punish” the party who caused the crash for their conduct.
Our legal team documents your damages by working with you, your doctors, and various experts. However, you can help increase the value of your damages by keeping copies and records of all out-of-pocket expenses. Creating a journal detailing your recovery can also help prove non-economic damages.
Can I Receive Compensation for a Truck Accident if I’m Partially at Fault?
You can receive compensation for a truck accident if you share the blame for causing the accident. However, Texas contributory fault laws reduce the amount you receive by your fault percentage. For example, if a jury finds you are 10% at fault for causing the crash, your award for damages is reduced by 10 percent.
Further, the Texas proportionate responsibility statute has a 51% recovery bar. Therefore, if you are more than 50% to blame for causing the truck accident, you cannot receive any money for damages. An attorney can protect your interests and work to ensure you aren’t assessed more blame than is fair.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for a Pasadena Truck Accident?
The statute of limitations for most truck accident lawsuits in Texas is two years from the accident date. If you do not file a personal injury lawsuit before the two years lapse, you cannot pursue a case through the court.
Two years sounds like a long time, but truck accident cases are complicated. It takes time to investigate and build a case against the at-fault parties.
Exceptions to the two-year filing deadline could shorten the time. It is best to talk with an attorney with Attorney Brian White Personal Injury Lawyers as soon as possible after a truck crash.
What Does It Cost To Hire a Pasadena Truck Accident Attorney?
You can talk with one of our Pasadena truck accident attorneys free of charge. You can also hire our law firm without paying attorney’s fees upfront.
At Attorney Brian White Personal Injury Lawyers, we are paid based on a contingency fee. When you hire our law firm, you agree to pay us based on a percentage of the amount we recover for your case.
Therefore, we are not paid until we recover a settlement or jury award. If we do not recover money for your case, you do not owe any attorney’s fees.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Pasadena Truck Accident Lawyers
You deserve to be compensated for all damages caused by another party’s negligence or wrongful acts. At Attorney Brian White Personal Injury Lawyers, we will fight to get you a fair settlement. If necessary, we will take the case to court.
Call us now to schedule a free case review with one of our Pasadena truck accident attorneys. We are here for you and your family as you continue to recover from a tragic accident.