West Texas Truck Accidents
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, our personal injury attorney has experience going up against trucking corporations and large insurance companies on behalf of injured crash victims. We may be able to help you and your family recover financial compensation after a serious truck accident in West Texas. Start your claim today with a free legal consultation.
Why Choose The Biggs Firm?
- I have handled thousands of personal injury cases throughout Texas, including West Texas, the Rio Grande border, San Antonio and Austin.
- I have former experience in insurance defense law, giving us insider knowledge about how the other side works.
- We will assign a lead attorney to personally handle your truck accident case from start to finish. This is not what will happen at many injury firms, especially large mill-type firms.
Do You Need a Truck Accident Attorney?
If this is your first experience as a truck accident victim, know the trucking company and its insurer do not want what is best for you. The trucking company’s main goal will be to protect itself from liability, while the insurer will want to minimize your compensation award to save money. One of the only 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 tough time – someone to advocate for your rights during insurance disputes and accident litigation.
What Causes Trucking Accidents in West Texas?
Every trucking company in Texas has a responsibility to hire reasonably safe drivers and properly train them for the job. Truck companies must also pay to regularly inspect, maintain and repair their big rigs. Any act of negligence that compromises the safety of the trucking industry 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
Understanding who or what caused your recent truck accident can enable you to name the appropriate defendant during your personal injury or wrongful death claim. A trucking company will be responsible for most accidents it or one of its employees – as well as independently contracted truck drivers – cause in West Texas. However, your case may also involve other defendants, such as a truck owner, manufacturer or distributor. A case review from our lead attorney could help you understand 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 that caused your accident did not commit a crime, he or she could be financially liable to you for causing the truck accident. You could be eligible for many different compensation awards.
- 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, your 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 Case Review in West Texas
Find out what your truck accident claim could be worth during 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/or other parties in West Texas. Contact us today to start your case with a free review near you.