Accidents involving semi-trucks, big rigs, eighteen wheelers, and the like, are found all over Texas. They’re also some of the most devastating and catastrophic accidents on the road. While they make up a small percentage of total vehicular accidents, they are on the rise, and the damage they cause is in the millions of dollars every year, both in property damage and personal injury.
Unfortunately, when the time comes to pursue damages for getting injured, there is a world of complications that arise. That’s why people in Texas who suffer these kinds of accidents need the services of an Odessa semi-truck accident lawyer like Robert White, Attorney at Law.
Why Truck Accident Cases are Tricky
Truck accidents are not only more catastrophic than car accidents, they can be much trickier to pursue. This is because there is a broader range of conditions that can cause a truck accident. Naturally, driver error is at the forefront of these—drunken, distracted, or tired drivers cause many accidents, no matter the vehicle.
However, trucking accidents can also be caused by poor road conditions due to construction or weather. They can be caused by a mechanical failure like bad brakes, bad tires, or engine troubles. They can even be caused by improper cargo loading, which leads to shifting weight throwing the truck off balance.
Because of this, when there’s a truck accident, everyone tries to blame everyone else. The trucking company will claim the trucker was at fault. The trucker will claim the company didn’t properly inspect the mechanics. Both will try to claim the loading company was in error. Before you know it the insurance companies and lawyers are at war.
Attempts at Non Payment
It doesn’t stop at blaming each other, either. Insurers may try to trick you into signing off on lowball offers. They might bully or threaten you, saying if you go to court you won’t get anything. They might even try to turn it around and paint you as the one responsible. In the end, all they want is to avoid paying out.
You Are Entitled to Compensation
One thing that it’s important to remember is that when you’re in an accident and it isn’t your fault, you are entitled under the law to compensation for the injuries you’ve suffered. This compensation includes but is not limited to:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost future compensation
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional damages
- Damage to quality of life
- Lost relationships
- Lost comfort
- Loss of consortium
- Potential Punitive damages (in the very worst, most egregious cases only).
Odessa Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer
Robert White is a seasoned, experienced and knowledgeable Odessa semi-truck accident lawyer who knows the legalities and complications of truck accident injuries and can fight for your rights every step of the way.
Robert White knows how to battle against insurance providers and trucking companies who will go to any length to avoid paying the damages you deserve. He can challenge their strongarm tactics, their bullying, their tricks, and their efforts to deflect blame, and can get to the heart of the case.
Give us a call for a free consultation about your truck accident injury case today.