HOUSTON (PRWEB) September 25, 2019
While any vehicle accident may require a lawyer, truck accidents are particularly complicated. A skilled and experienced truck accident attorney is the only way to ensure that the victim’s rights are protected. Houston attorneys Eric Pines and Stephen Goldenzweig explain what to expect.
Why Is a Truck Accident Attorney Needed?
Multiple parties are involved in most truck accident claims, from the driver to the trucking company to the truck manufacturer. Numerous insurance companies may be involved, as well as several different states. In addition, commercial truckers must follow all guidelines set forth by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration).
Truck accidents are generally more devastating than the typical car accident. Claims include not only current expenses such as lost wages and medical bills, but also estimated future costs for medical and rehabilitation care and loss of earning capacity. An experienced truck accident attorney knows how to break down the numerous complex issues involved in such a case.
In addition, Texas has comparative negligence laws. This means that the damages that may be awarded are lowered by the percentage at which the victim is determined to have contributed to the accident. If the victim’s at fault percentage is 51% or more, no damages may be awarded at all. It is best for an experienced truck accident lawyer to handle all negotiations, as the other side is incentivized to push the victim’s at fault percentage as high as possible.
What Happens Next?
All involved insurance companies, as well as both lawyers, will conduct independent investigations. These investigations may include reading the police report, gathering forensic evidence, and interviewing witnesses, among other elements. They will then sit down to try to negotiate a settlement. If negotiations are unsuccessful, the case will then go to trial.
About Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC
Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC is dedicated to personal injury cases. Areas of particular focus include, but are not limited to:
- Car Accidents
- Truck (18-Wheeler) Accidents
- Commercial Vehicle Accidents
- Slip and Fall
- Dog Bites
- Third Party Work Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
To learn more or schedule a free consultation and case review, call 713-489-4410 (English) or 713-766-0000 (Spanish) or visit the website at http://toughinjurylawyers.com/. The office is located at 10101 Fondren Road, Suite 550, Houston, Texas 77096.