Commercial Vehicle Accident
Commercial vehicles serve an important role in our economy and are the method most of us receive all the consumer goods we use on a daily basis. However, the majority of these vehicles are larger vehicles that may be several tons and which have a terrifying result when coupled with dangerous conditions such as driver distraction. Many commercial vehicles throughout Texas additionally carry dangerous chemicals to and from various plants throughout the state that could easily explode or catch fire upon impact. If you or a loved one have been injured in a commercial vehicle accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Texas Commercial Vehicle Accident Statistics
Commercial vehicle accidents are a smaller subset of the total number of car accidents which occur on a daily basis, and typically involve large, semi-trailers which can lead to devastating injuries. The influx of large vehicles in south Texas due to the growth of the oil and gas fields throughout the Eagle Ford Shale has led to a number of accidents throughout the region, especially in smaller rural counties. While the major counties such as Harris, Dallas, and Bexar have the highest number of commercial motor vehicle accidents, a number of the smaller counties also have double or triple the amount of accidents than they received only 5 years ago. The growth of the Eagle Ford Shale has had a direct impact in the number of commercial vehicle accidents throughout the state, and notably throughout south Texas.
Commercial Vehicle Accident Recovery
Commercial vehicle accidents often lead to severe injuries which not only impact your physical health, but can impact your financial situation for you and your family. As a result, any claim you bring against a negligent party should cover the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to assist you in determining the full amount of claims you are entitled to receive as a result of your injuries. It is important to consult with an attorney after a commercial vehicle accident prior to speaking with the negligent party’s insurance company. Any insurance company will want to close the claim as soon as possible, and as a result, will often hound the injured party to attempt to get a settlement resolved. However, keep in mind that any settlement offer you agree to with the other insurance company may prevent you from brining a claim in the future which will cover a greater extent of your damages.
Malley Law Firm | Houston Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured in a commercial vehicle accident, do not hesitate to contact the Malley Law Firm. Tony Malley has years of experience in assisting his clients with their claims stemming from commercial vehicle accidents. You should not be forced to cover the expenses of such a severe accident that has long-lasting repercussions. Contact our Beaumont or Houston office today for your initial free consultation.