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Houston Truck Accident Lawyer
Have you been injured in a truck accident?
Leading semi-truck accident attorney Greg Baumgartner has been handling truck wreck cases for over 25 years in the Houston area and throughout the state of Texas.
What issues are involved in truck accident litigation?
There are many different issues involved in 18-wheeler accident cases including:
Selecting a lawyer to help you can be an important first step.
Does experience matter in truck accident lawsuits?/h2>
Yes-there is no doubt that retaining an attorney experienced in handling truck accidents can significantly impact the outcome of a case. The motor carriers and their insurance companies maintain databases of attorneys who handle truck accident cases on a ongoing basis and know the capabilities of the law firms they deal with. Retaining a law firm with extensive truck wreck litigation experience can be very helpful for your financial interests.
What compensation is available for truck accident injury victims?
In appropriate cases, damages available to injury victims include the following items:
Additionally, when the conduct of the trucking company or the truck driver rises to the level of malice, or gross negligence exemplary or punitive damages may be available in some cases.
What damages are available for a wrongful death?
Wrongful death damages depend upon the relationship to the deceased, whether spouse, child or parent.
Damages for a wrongful death claim in Texas can include:
Additionally, if the decedent survived the accident for some period of time, a court case can involve what is known as "survival damages" or damages on behalf of the decedent prior to their death. Such things as physical pain and mental anguish, medical expenses incurred and funeral and burial expenses are all examples of survival compensatory damages in Texas.
Do truck accident cases settle for more money than other personal injury claims?
Each case is unique and must stand on its own merits, it is difficult to measure the value of one case based upon another claim. However, most truck accident claims involved commercial insurance policies and also professional drivers and companies that must comply with safety regulations designed to protect the public. When the truck driver has been negligent or the trucking company allowed a violation to exist that endangered the community, Texas jurors have not greeted facts of misconduct by the trucking company or truck driver with much empathy.
As a result, generally, truck accident claims result in higher settlement numbers than some other cause of personal injury.
Should we give a statement to the adjuster?
We recommend that personal injury victims do not give recorded statements to adverse insurance adjusters or company representatives without talking to an experienced semi truck accident attorney first. Many insurance adjusters take recorded statements simply to find a way to defend a case and not as an avenue for a reasonable settlement.
What is the first thing we should do after a truck accident?
If you have been seriously injured or if a family member has been seriously injured as result of negligence on the part of a semi truck driver, contacting a truck crash law firm is an important first step for you to take to protect your financial future.
Do you have a "quick response" team?
Yes- Baumgartner Law Firm has a quick response team that we utilize in appropriate cases.
You can be assured that the trucking company will have representatives and lawyers at the scene of a severe truck crash shortly after the accident. The insurance carriers team will be looking for every avenue to find ways to defend a case. Putting a quick response team to work on your side can be a very important element of a successful outcome.
How important is it to follow up with treating physicians?
Continuity of medical services is an important element in any personal injury claim. In short, the insurance carrier and the underwriters look at the extent of the injury and also the medical treatment necessary when valuing a claim. Juries also look at the extent of medical treatment and the reasonableness of medical treatment as one element of the damages to be assessed in a case. Following your positions orders is not only important for your health but also for your financial claim.
Do you have additional resources?
Yes we maintain a truck accident website that can be accessed by clicking on the truck accident logo on the right side of this page. Additionally we have the following articles:
Truckers Insurance Coverage (http://www.texastriallawyers.com/trucker-insurance-coverage.php)
Types of Trucking Accidents (http://www.texastriallawyers.com/types-truck-accidents.php)
Contingency fee Truck wreck lawyers at the Baumgartner Law Firm offer free consultations on serious injury and fatal truck crashes.
Contact the truck accident lawyer with over 25 years experience helping Houston families seek civil justice.
Call (281) 587-1111.
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