If you’ve been in a semi-truck accident recently and now struggle to recover and pay your medical expenses, a legal advocate might be just what you need. So, do not hesitate if you believe your accident could have resulted from misconduct. Instead, you can have a personal injury lawyer serving Portland, TX, from Carrigan & Anderson, PLLC, evaluate your situation and explain your options for collecting damages. Our personal injury lawyers are ready to help you today.
Why Hire Carrigan & Anderson, PLLC, for Your Truck Accident Case?
Seasoned attorney and manager Stephen P. Carrigan has over 37 years of experience in civil trials. His partner, David M. Anderson, is a stalwart representative of policyholders who deal with insurance companies that attempt to deny their claims through underhanded tactics.
Together, they lead a team of legal professionals with over 50 years of experience in personal injury law and civil claims court. We know how to investigate, calculate damages, represent victims in court, negotiate with insurance adjusters, and fight—even if we’re up against a big trucking company or government entity.
So, let us build a compelling case for you while you or your loved one fight to make a full recovery. If you’ve got questions, Steve is available to answer your calls 7 days a week.
We have offices in Houston, Corpus Christi, and Victoria; and will travel to any corner of Texas if we are capable of preventing an injustice.
Let Our Portland, TX Team Help You Find a Truck Accident Settlement that Works for You
A truck collision can have devastating consequences for its victims. The Texas Department of Transportation reported over 38,000 commercial vehicle crashes in 2022, including 499 in Nueces and San Patricio counties.
The risk of fatal or crippling injury to occupants in smaller vehicles can alter lives permanently. In addition, the monetary costs of medical treatment and car repairs could amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Here are some of the damages that you may be eligible to receive.
Emergency room treatment, surgery, rehab, counseling, physical and psychological therapy, disability, aftercare, and prescriptions—these are just some of the numerous expenses you can expect to pay, depending on your truck accident injuries.
Unfortunately, some injuries might also result in disability or forced amputation. Some of the most severe injuries, such as spinal cord damage or a traumatic brain injury, could entitle you to millions in medical costs alone.
After a semi-truck accident, your vehicle could be a total loss. Your vehicle and other property damage bills factor into your settlement, including the cost of replacing your car (if necessary) and interim transportation.
Many injuries will put you out of work for a while. Some victims are lucky enough to return after a healing period, but others may lose their income stream indefinitely. Your damages must account for lost wages because of the accident and the long-term effect of your injuries on your employment.
Pain and Suffering
Some of the most difficult-to-quantify effects include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mental trauma, loss of quality of life, disfigurement, and pain and suffering. The devastating emotional impact on your life could entitle you to more compensation than you realize.
Accounting for all of the above could result in a settlement that compensates you for your current losses—but also accounts for the weeks or months ahead if you cannot return to work yet still have medical bills, household expenses, and transportation costs.
The needed amount of recovery funds varies depending on the client’s case and situation. Carrigan & Anderson has assisted other victims in determining the ideal amount for them, and we will do the same for you.
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Our Truck Accident Lawyers Investigate Your Accident
Our truck accident attorneys will find evidence that proves negligence and hold the parties accountable to pay you financial compensation. While every case has a unique set of variables, we’ve found that the at-fault party in a truck accident typically falls into one of these categories.
Common examples of a truck driver’s negligence include drunk driving, distracted driving, fatigued driving, aggressive driving, tailgating, speeding, or making an illegal lane change.
The fault is not necessarily the driver’s alone. For example, tight deadlines that lead to reckless driving or unreasonable hours can cause driver fatigue. Additionally, the driver is not always responsible for how someone loads cargo onto the truck; if it shifts and causes a truck to overturn, you could hold the company liable.
Manufacturers or maintenance companies could be liable for damages caused by factors such as tire and engine failure. For example, if the truck’s brakes failed due to a mechanical error known to the manufacturer, you could hold it accountable.
Other people can also play a role in your accident— perhaps even a significant role. For example, if a semi-truck driver crashes into your car while swerving to avoid a pedestrian rushing into oncoming traffic, the pedestrian will share some of the liability.
A city, county, or state public works department is responsible for the general state of the road and traffic equipment. They must fix or replace cracks, sinkholes, potholes, and inoperable or missing traffic signs or equipment.
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Fault Laws in Texas Truck Accident Cases
Texas law states you can collect compensatory damages as long as your percentage of fault does not exceed 50%. However, a court will reduce your compensation by your percentage of accountability.
Personal injury attorneys who understand the complexity of civil litigation can create a compelling case against those who try to diminish or deny your claim. Negligent parties and insurers will try to underpay you to save money. Still, Carrigan & Anderson, PLLC, will use our decades of experience and proven techniques to get you the desired results.
You need a skilled advocate to protect your legal rights and present your claim in such a way as to maximize your recovery.
Corrigan & Anderson, PLLC, Would Like to Help You File Your Truck Accident Claim Quickly
Hiring our truck accident lawyers affords you the advantage of having an advocate who relieves you of the stress involved in filing immediately after an accident—when stress and hardship are at an all-time high.
If you still choose to wait for any reason, remember you have up to two years before the statute of limitations expires. Finally, the clock doesn’t always start on the accident date. For example, some injuries may not manifest immediately.
Our Truck Accident Lawyers in Portland, TX, Are Available 24/7
If you live in Portland, TX, you could have 50 years of experience at your disposal today. So, reach out to Steve and the Corrigan & Anderson, PLLC, team. Our truck accident lawyers will evaluate your case free of charge.
At Carrigan & Anderson, PLLC we can talk to you about your options and rights.