Car accidents are among the leading causes of injury and death in the United States. In seconds your life can be forever changed by a drunk, careless or distracted driver.
The injuries you may suffer as a result of the accident can take weeks, or even years to recover from. There may be countless doctor visits, surgeries, physical therapy sessions, or all of the above. Careless drivers causing accidents and injuries are held accountable to pay you for your losses including, property damage, injuries, lost income, and long-term pain and suffering.
Statute of Limitations for Car Accidents
There is a limited amount of time when an injury victim must file a lawsuit against those responsible for the damages, they have suffered in a car accident. These time restrictions are referred to as statutes of limitations.
In Texas, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim arising from a car accident is two years from the date an accident occurs. If you fail to file an action for damages against the at-fault party within the two years following your accident you will likely be barred from recovering for your losses in a court of law.
Car Accident Damages You Can Recover
Texas car accident victims are generally entitled to receive compensation for the following types of economic and non-economic damages:
- Medical Expenses – Past and future medical treatment.
- Lost Income – Lost past and future wages and the loss of earning ability.
- Pain & Suffering – Pain, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life.
- Property Damages: This includes the costs associated with repairing or replacing your vehicle.
To learn if you are eligible to file a personal injury claim, contact our firm today. We are happy to meet with you to discuss your case and explain the damages you may be able to recover under state law. At The Crew Law Firm, there is no charge for our consultations, and each personal injury case is based on a contingency fee plan, meaning you do not owe us a fee unless we recover for you.
Big Truck Accident Attorneys
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that more than 4,000 people were killed in accidents involving large trucks in 2020 nationally.
In 2021, across Texas 25,925 accidents involved a truck-tractor/semi-trailer, 536 were fatal and 946 resulted in a serious injury.
If you or your loved one was involved in a semi-truck accident, you deserve to be compensated for your losses. We have handled significant 18 wheeler cases that have resulted in large confidential settlements.
Why you need an Experienced Lawyer
Trucking accidents can be very complex because there are many state and federal regulations. Regulations such as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). FMCSA has specific rules for 18-wheeler companies and operators such as:
- Qualifications for drivers;
- Driving hour restrictions;
- Weight, cargo, repairs and maintenance.
The trucking company and driver must adhere to these regulations and if they fail to follow these specific rules, both the driver and the trucking company may be held liable if the violation was the cause of the accident. In addition to FMCSA, Texas has its own regulations under Title 7 of the Transportation Code. Our attorneys are familiar with these state and federal regulations to diligently investigate and recreate the accident to gather the necessary evidence to assist you through your claim.
Types of Trucking Accidents we Handle
Truck accidents occur for a multitude of reasons such as:
- distracted driving,
- improper loading of cargo,
- aggressive driving behaviors,
- brake malfunctions,
- traveling on an unfamiliar roadway,
- bad weather conditions,
- fatigue driving,
- negligent driving,
- negligent hiring,
- or driver error.
At the Crew Law Firm, our team has the knowledge and skill to effectively represent you.
Why Choose the Crew Law Firm
Since 2011, our firm has successfully served and fought for our clients who have been a victim of trucking accidents. We have experience in holding insurance companies and trucking carriers accountable.
We put our clients first, at The Crew Law Firm we take your case on a contingency basis, therefore our firm only collects a fee if we recover compensation for you.