Accidents with commercial vehicles like semis and tanker trucks often leave victims with substantial losses. If you have been hurt in this type of crash, you probably have significant medical expenses, are losing income from being unable to work, are in pain, and have to deal with damage to the vehicle you were driving. Fortunately, in many instances, these and other truck crash losses entitle victims to significant compensation. While the only way to know for sure whether you have a case is to talk to a lawyer, here are some signs that you may be able to recover a settlement or award.
The Accident was Caused by an Obvious Error on the Part of the Truck Driver
As is the case with other kinds of motor vehicle accidents, when an accident is caused by another driver’s error or negligence, victims are usually entitled to compensation. Some examples of truck driver errors that can lead to serious accidents include the following:
- Failure to maintain a lane
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Ignoring stop signs or stop lights
- Failing to adequately secure cargo
The Trucking Company is Offering You Money
Being offered money to settle your case immediately after an accident occurs is a good sign that the trucking company is aware of the fact that it is liable for the accident. Should you take the company’s first offer? Absolutely not. Figuring out how much a truck accident case is worth takes years of experience and specialized legal knowledge, and a company that makes an offer immediately after an accident may be trying to get you to settle for much less that your case is actually worth. For this reason, you should always have an attorney review your case before deciding to accept a settlement.
Call Stewart J. Guss to Speak with a Houston Truck Accident Lawyer
Don’t let a truck accident result in uncompensated financial and personal losses. If you have been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, attorney Stewart J. Guss can be of assistance. With more than 20 years of experience practicing law in Texas courts, Mr. Guss can bring your case to the best resolution possible. To learn more about how we can help you, call our office today at 713-766-5883 or send us an email through our online contact form.