Aggressively Pursuing Maximum Compensation For Truck Accident Victims
Truck accidents are almost always preventable with due care from drivers and trucking companies. When truckers break the rules, accidents happen. At The Biggs Firm, I have gone up against trucking corporations and large insurance companies on behalf of injured crash victims and won considerable compensation. I am attorney Brent A. Biggs, and I will do everything in my power to hold the negligent parties accountable in your truck accident case.
My staff and I may be able to help you and your family recover financial compensation after a serious truck accident in western Texas. I have more than 25 years of personal injury experience and a long history of success in motor vehicle accident cases. You can contact my Odessa office and schedule your free consultation by calling 432-268-0153.
What Everyone Needs To Know About Truck Accidents
If this is your first experience as a truck accident victim, you should know that the trucking company and its insurer do not want what is best for you. The trucking company’s primary goal will be to protect itself from liability, while the insurer will want to minimize your compensation award to save money. One of the few parties you can trust to have your best interests in mind is a personal injury attorney. Hiring a lawyer from The Biggs Firm can give you an ally during this challenging time – someone to advocate for your rights during insurance disputes and accident litigation.
Clients often cite these reasons about why they hire The Biggs Firm as their representation:
- I have handled thousands of personal injury cases throughout Texas, including West Texas, the Rio Grande border, San Antonio and Austin.
- I have experience in insurance defense law, giving me insider knowledge about how the other side works.
- I will personally handle your truck accident case from start to finish. This personal attention is not what will happen at many injury firms, especially large, case mill-type firms.
What Causes Trucking Accidents In West Texas?
Every trucking company in Texas has a responsibility to hire safe drivers and adequately train them for the job. Truck companies must also pay to inspect, maintain and repair their big rigs regularly. Any act of negligence that compromises the trucking industry’s safety standards could point to company liability for a subsequent truck accident.
At The Biggs Firm, I have helped clients through truck accident claims involving many proximate causes.
- Distracted and negligent truck drivers
- Drowsy truck drivers
- Unsafe trucks
- Equipment breakdowns
- Negligent trucking companies
- Defective and dangerous truck parts
- Incorrectly loaded or secured cargo
- Roadway hazards
Once you know who or what caused your recent truck accident, you can name the appropriate defendant in your personal injury or wrongful death claim. A trucking company will be responsible for most accidents its trucks or its employees, including independently contracted truck drivers, cause in western Texas. However, your case may also involve other defendants, such as a truck owner, manufacturer or distributor. A case review from a knowledgeable lawyer will help you understand the parties who are at fault.
Compensation Available For Truck Accident Victims
The civil justice system exists in Texas for the good of accident victims. While the criminal system punishes people for committing crimes, the civil system reimburses victims for their damages. Even if the person who caused your accident did not commit a crime, he or she could be held financially liable to you for causing the truck accident.
You could be eligible for many different compensation awards, including:
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Medical expenses and disability costs
- Replacement of your totaled vehicle
- Payment for legal fees and court costs
- Reimbursement for lost income
- Punitive damages (to punish the defendant)
The potential value of your truck accident case depends on the severity of your injuries, income, the actions of the defendant and many other factors. The skill of your attorney could also impact how much you receive in a settlement or judgment award.
Get A Free Truck Accident Case Review
You can find out what your truck accident claim could be worth in a free consultation at The Biggs Firm. The law could entitle you and your family to thousands of dollars in compensation for serious or catastrophic injuries. I may be able to help you fight for a fair award from a trucking insurance corporation and other parties in western Texas.