The Representation You Need After A Semi Accident
When an automobile collides with an 18-wheeler, the resulting injuries are almost always devastating and life changing. Even when there is an obvious liability in a crash, there is still no guarantee that you will receive the compensation you need. Thankfully, there is help you can rely on for your compensation claim.
At The Law Offices of Mark D. VanCleave, PLLC, we offer our clients aggressive representation in their injury claim. We do not let trucking companies and their legal teams bully us into accepting minimal settlement offers. Our process is to build your compensation claim by thoroughly investigating the collision and understanding what caused the accident. Then we fight tenaciously to protect your best interests and get you the compensation you deserve.
What Causes 18-Wheeler Accidents?
Accidents involving 18-wheelers, while not as common as collisions between two cars, can cause much greater damage and involve very serious injuries. While 18-wheelers are highly regulated, that does not always prevent trucking companies from employing cost-saving tactics that ultimately make sharing the road with 18-wheelers unsafe.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the majority of 18-wheeler accidents are caused by driver error. Over half of the accidents caused by driver error involved drivers who were fatigued and/or taking prescription or over-the-counter medication.
Who Is Responsible For Your Injuries?
In 18-wheeler accidents, the driver of the truck may be liable for your injuries. However, additionally, the trucking companies may also be liable. Contractors, employers and insurance companies might be required to pay damages for your injuries. Damages can include compensation for physical, emotional and financial losses that were caused by an accident with an 18-wheeler. This can include:
- Medical bills
- Physical therapy
- Repairs to your car
- Lost wages
This may sound complicated, but an attorney with experience knows how to navigate these types of cases. The Law Offices of Mark D. VanCleave, PLLC, can help you get the compensation you deserve in order to help you pay for your injuries and their follow-up care.
You Need Help Figuring Out An 18-Wheeler Accident
If you or someone you love has been injured in a collision with a commercial truck, you need an experienced trucking accident attorney to help you. There are many ways to gather evidence about an accident involving an 18-wheeler, and we can help. Reach out to Mr. VanCleave, a lawyer who has the experience and knowledge needed to gather the evidence about a car or truck accident necessary to bring an effective injury claim.
Call 281-720-6881 or use our website to set up your free consultation in our Baytown, Texas, office. We welcome inquiries from people throughout Harris County, Chambers County and beyond. Clients from communities such as Highlands, Crosby, Channelview, Mont Belvieu and Anahuac can start getting help today. We offer service for personal injury cases on a contingency basis. You only pay if we recover damages.