Thousands of people die every year in Texas because of injuries sustained in small truck accidents. If you or someone you care about has ever been involved in an accident involving an 18-wheeler, you know how serious the problem is for you. A fully loaded rig can weigh up to 80,000 pounds [20,000 kg] – 20 times larger than a standard passenger car.
At Zehl & Associates, we fight with full confidence for our clients in Texas injured in 18-wheeler accidents. If you are facing serious injuries and deaths, Our experienced 18 wheeler accident lawyer understand how to investigate these accidents and catch truck drivers and their employers who are responsible for your injury.
We represent clients suffering from serious truck accident injuries, including:
- Bad Death
- Brain damage, including Traumatic Brain Injury (TMI)
- Spinal cord injury
- Physical disability
Truck drivers can completely change the lives of people who are injured. You have the right to expect them to drive in the right way.
Time required to solve the claim
This is a frequently asked question, “How long does it take to fix a car and a truck accident claim?” is confusing. It can take from a few weeks to more than a year to resolve, depending on a number of factors – most of which are out of the claimant’s hand. A truck accident case is not the time to be impatient.
It is the best intention of the insurance company, whether yours or the trucking company, to resolve it quickly before long-term health issues arise. Circumstances that occur after the trial of a truck accident are often the financial liability of the defendant. While there are situations that may require a re-opening of a case, most of the time, signing off on a settlement is the last word.
A common strategy for aggressive insurance regulators is to set an expiration date on the settlement offer, emphasizing that if you do not agree to the terms on that date, you will not receive a refund. They will not do that, and they can, but if it threatens the injured party to sign off on a donation of a certain amount, it is a win for the insurance company.
Review case with attorney
All U.S. states have a deadline to file a lawsuit against a truck accident, but they are generally very generous and allow most of the plaintiffs to recover from their injuries, collect medical bills, collect risk information, decide to return to work, and review a case with their attorney.
Delays in a case may be the cause of medical problems, government-based risk-related investigations (often causing prolonged delays), the placement of witnesses, and research into trucking company adherence to safety regulations, vehicle repairs, and driving policy.
Our 18-wheeler accident lawyers are not afraid to follow truck drivers, their employers, and their insurance companies. We want to make sure you get the compensation your medical bills, health care costs, future medical care, and any other damages to your person or property.