FAQs About Truck Accidents
Below are some frequently asked questions about Truck Accidents:
What Vehicles Are Considered Trucks?
Texas law defines a “truck” as any motor vehicle designed, used, or maintained primarily to transport property. Tex. Trans. Code § 541.201 (22).
Certain features of the truck, such as its weight or cargo, may determine whether a particular law applies.
In our practice as Houston truck accident attorneys, truck accidents usually involve large commercial vehicles such as:
- Big rigs
- Tow trucks
- Box trucks
- Dump trucks
- Delivery trucks
- Oil and gas trucks
- Refrigerated trucks
A truck accident attorney from our McLaurin Law team can review your case and advise whether it qualifies as a truck accident – and what that means for your ability to pursue compensation.
What Damages Are Available In Texas Truck Accidents?
Depending on the nature and extent of your losses, you may be able to seek economic damages (medical expenses, property damage, and lost income) and non-economic damages (pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life). Punitive damages may also be available in cases involving reckless or intentional conduct.
To find out what compensation you may be eligible for, speak to a Houston personal injury lawyer from our team.
What Should I Do After A Truck Accident?
The first thing you must do is seek immediate medical attention, even if you feel fine. Many serious injuries can present no symptoms at first. Moreover, the insurance company may later argue that you’ve exaggerated or faked your injuries if you don't seek treatment. Seeking medical attention also helps document your losses.
The second thing you should do is contact a truck accident attorney from our firm as soon as possible. We will explain your options and advise on the next steps.
When Should You Hire A Houston Truck Accident Attorney?
It’s best to call us as soon as possible, preferably right after the accident. Our experienced Houston truck accident attorney can:
- Investigate the accident
- Gather evidence
- Prepare all necessary paperwork
- Assess your damages
- Negotiate with the trucking or insurance company
At McLaurin Law, we take care of the legal legwork so you can focus on your recovery. We have years of experience representing truck accident victims and know how to handle insurance companies: Our lead attorney, Jason C. McLaurin, formerly worked in the insurance industry.
Have you been injured in a truck accident in Houston, TX? Call us at (713) 461-6500 or contact us online to schedule a free strategy session with our truck accidents attorney.