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Can I Sue an 18-Wheeler Driver for Hitting Me?

Your Right to Compensation After an 18-Wheeler Accident

Over the course of the last few years, the number of 18-wheelers on Houston roadways has increased exponentially. Unfortunately, this puts everyday drivers at a higher risk for accidents involving serious injuries or death. Collisions involving 18-wheelers often result in severe harm to occupants of other vehicles.

If you are involved in an 18-wheeler accident, you might be entitled to compensation from one or more parties. At Bailey Cowan Heckaman, we have secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We have decades of experience and will fight for you and your family. 

Contact our office today at (888) 367-7160 to request a free consultation. There are no fees unless we win. Call now to get started.

18-Wheeler Accidents and Injuries

The number one thing you should do after an 18-wheeler accident is to seek medical treatment.  Even if you are unsure whether you are severely injured, you should still be treated by a doctor or physician. Depending on the circumstances of the case, you might be entitled to compensation from an at-fault driver or another liable party.

Given their size and weight, crashes involving 18-wheelers rarely result in only property damage or minor injuries. 18-wheeler accidents can be complex, involving multiple liable parties and more than one insurance policy. To protect your right to recovery, it is highly recommended that you consult with an 18-wheeler accident attorney early in the process. 

Obtaining Compensation for Your Injuries

When your injuries are caused by another person’s negligence or recklessness, you deserve compensation. If it can be shown that somebody else caused the accident or was at least partially at fault, you might be able to pursue a claim for damages. 

Types of 18-wheeler accidents where another party may be at fault:

  • Jackknife accidents
  • Tire blowouts
  • Wide-turn crashes
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Rollover accidents
  • Shifting or lost cargo
  • Brake failure or other malfunction

If you are hit by an 18-wheeler, it is generally in your best interest to speak to an attorney. An attorney can help determine if you have a valid claim and should sue a responsible party.

Why You Need an Attorney

18-wheeler accidents may not be as straightforward as they initially seem. Many trucking companies (carriers) are backed by the largest insurers in the country. They have ample resources at their disposal to fight injury claims. An attorney can help ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve from any and all liable parties.

Potentially liable parties in an 18-wheeler accident:

  • Negligent operators
  • Trucking company (carrier)
  • Truck manufacturer
  • Part manufacturer
  • Shipping company
  • Truck owner

One of the complexities involved in 18-wheeler accidents is that more than one party may be legally responsible for your injuries. Hiring an attorney can help you prove liability so that you get the financial recovery you need to cover all of your accident-related losses.

Injured in an 18-Wheeler Accident? Contact Our Office Today.

If you were injured in an 18-wheeler accident in Texas, contact our office at (888) 367-7160 to schedule a free consultation. All case evaluations are confidential and without obligation to retain our services. Get justice now; call today to get started.

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