Very few forces can match the devastating impact of an accident with a semi-truck. Victims who are lucky enough to survive often suffer brain trauma, broken bones, soft tissue damage, and other life-changing injuries. If you were hurt in a big rig crash that you did not cause, the Texas truck accident attorneys at Ely, Valentine & Reed, PLLC can help you pursue the maximum compensation for lost income, medical bills, and other damages you have incurred.
We will treat you as if you are our only client. Our truck accident lawyers will meticulously investigate your case, interview witnesses, and aggressively represent your interests during settlement negotiations. Call us today at (512) 562-7000 for a free consultation.
Types of Texas Truck Accident Claims Our Truck Accident Lawyers Handle:
Commercial truckers are some of the most experienced drivers on the road, but they’re certainly not immune to collisions. There are countless factors that contribute to 18-wheeler wrecks, but the vast majority stem from driver errors.
Our personal injury attorneys handle all types of truck accident claims in Texas including:
- Truck Accidents Due to Spilled Cargo
- Overloaded Truck Accidents
- Truck Rollover Accidents
- Truck Accidents Involving Wide Turns
- Truck Accidents Due to Tire Blowouts
- Truck Accidents Due to Fatigue
- Truck Accidents Due to Brake Failure
- Blind Spot Truck Accidents
- Truck Accidents Due to Inadequate Driver Training
- Truck Accidents Resulting in Wrongful Death
What Sets the Lawyers at Ely, Valentine & Reed, PLLC Apart from Other Truck Accident Attorneys in Texas?
Truck accident claims can be incredibly complex for a variety of reasons. After most collisions involving regular vehicles, a negligent driver is usually liable for the damages. But in truck accident claims, it is often the case that a party other than the truck driver can be held liable.
Depending on the facts surrounding your collision, you may have grounds for a claim against:
- The truck driver;
- The company that employs the truck driver;
- The owner of the truck;
- A mechanic who worked on the truck;
- The company that manufactured the truck or its parts;
- The company that loaded the truck; or
- Officials at a weigh station.
To give your claim the best chance of success, the Texas truck accident attorneys at Ely, Valentine & Reed, PLLC will perform a thorough investigation into your collision to identify all potentially liable parties.
We will gather all available evidence to prove negligence and liability, which may include:
- Weigh station receipts;
- Receipts for gas and food;
- Toll booth receipts;
- The truck driver’s cell phone records;
- Bills of lading;
- Black box data;
- Dashcam footage;
- Surveillance footage;
- Expert witness testimony;
- Eyewitness testimony;
- The accident report; and
- Photos and videos of the crash scene.
Expert witness testimony often plays a critical role in truck accident cases. The attorneys at Ely, Valentine & Reed, PLLC can arrange testimony from accident reconstruction experts, engineers, medical experts, and financial experts.
Insurance companies throughout Texas know that our attorneys provide comprehensive and aggressive legal representation. We are not afraid to take your case to trial, and our willingness to go the extra mile for each of our clients often results in fair settlements offer early in the proceedings.
Do I Have Grounds for a Truck Accident Claim?
If you intend to bring a claim against the truck driver or another party that contributed to your accident, you will need evidence to prove that the defendant breached a duty of care owed to you, and this breach of duty resulted in your injury or loss. Breaching a duty of care is also called “negligence.”
See How Our Truck Accident Attorneys Can Help You Today
At Ely, Valentine & Reed, PLLC, we know how challenging it can be to cope with the physical and psychological impact of a serious injury. Although no amount of compensation can undo the trauma you and your family have experienced, you may be able to avoid debt and regain your financial footing by filing a personal injury claim.
During your free initial consultation, our lawyers will assess your case and help you determine the most strategic way to proceed. We are passionate about helping victims of personal injury and wrongful death pursue justice and compensation from those who have harmed them. Call us today or use our contact form to set up a free consultation.