Truck Accident Injury Claims
Watch this video to learn about the differences in filing car crash claims and truck accident injury claims. Call our office for a free consultation.
How is a truck accident claim different than a car accident claim?
I had a young man come in the other day who was involved in a serious commercial truck accident. One of the questions he asked during the initial interview was how was this different than an automobile accident. My answer to him was very simple: they’re as different as night and day. That’s why it’s important to hire a lawyer who’s experienced in handling commercial truck accidents.
One of the ways that they’re different is that there are specific regulations that are going to apply to the trucking company, to the equipment that the truck driver is using, and to the truck driver. The potential for serious injury is also much greater in a trucking accident. The investigation is also going to be completely different because, in a commercial trucking case, you’re going to need to examine the vehicle to figure out what speed they were traveling at, whether the brakes were applied, and if the truck was properly maintained. An experienced lawyer can make sure that an investigation is done right away.
There are also letters that need to be sent to the owner of the commercial truck to make sure that evidence doesn’t get destroyed. Lastly, there needs to be notice sent and investigation done with respect to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. If you have any questions or concerns, we are here to help you.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a commercial vehicle crash and have questions about truck accident injury claims?
Contact our experienced Texas truck accident attorneys at Garcia & Ochoa today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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