Truck Cargo Issues
Truck accidents have become more common throughout Texas as the number of trucks on the road has increased. While the increased activity in south Texas as a result of oil and gas exploration has led to an increased number of jobs and a boom in the Texas economy, the activity has also increased the number of trucks on the road. The number of rural truck accidents has increased dramatically since 2008, and accidents which are heightened by truck cargo or caused by truck cargo have increased as well. If you or a loved one were injured in a truck accident caused by truck cargo, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Most heavy trucks are hauling some type of product, often cross country. Throughout Texas, it is ordinary to see trucks hauling oilfield service equipment or related chemicals, even throughout urban areas. However, the vast majority of trucks hauling cargo pass through rural areas, evident by the increased amounts of traffic and road damage.
Many drivers are often wary of trucks hauling cargo and make an effort to stay away from these trucks. While cargo does fall out of trucks on occasion, the biggest issue with truck cargo occurs when the truck is involved in an accident. Since so many of these heavy trucks are often hauling hazardous chemicals, any accident could prove disastrous to anyone involved in the accident.
Truck Accident Recovery
Truck accident injuries are often severe in nature, but can be made the more so if cargo is spilled on the roads or hazardous chemicals leak out during the course of the accident. Accidents caused by cargo can lead to the following injuries:
As the victim of a truck accident, you are entitled to seek recovery for the following expenses following an accident:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
It is important that you refrain from speaking with the responsible party’s insurance company, since this could drastically reduce your settlement or claim options. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to calculate the amount of damages you are entitled to receive for your injuries and will assist you in projecting the future amount of damages.
Malley Law Firm | Houston Truck Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one were injured in a truck accident caused by truck cargo, do not hesitate to contact the Malley Law Firm. Tony Malley has years of experience in handling truck accident claims, and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. As a victim of a car accident, you should not be forced to cover the expenses of your injuries. The responsible party should be held responsible for their actions, including the hauling of hazardous chemicals or other cargo on the roadways. Contact our Beaumont or Houston offices today for your initial free consultation.