Trusted Truck Accident Attorney in Lewisville, TX
We Fight For Your Truck Accident Recovery & Damages
If you have suffered injuries in a truck accident, 18-wheeler accident, or semi-trailer truck accident resulting from the negligence of another driver, you need to speak to an attorney right away. Truck accidents also can be caused by defective manufacturer errors. If you suspect that your truck accident was the result of a manufacturer error, you need to consult with the Todd R. Durham Law Firm before you talk to the insurance company. I am an experienced truck accident attorney, and I will fight to get the maximum settlement for your medical expenses, wage loss, and pain and suffering.
Truck Accident Statistics
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, more than 3,978 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes in 2014. More than 60,000 injuries occurred due to truck crashes. With more than 10,000 lbs of force, it is no wonder why truck accidents often result in serious injuries and death. Victims of truck accidents that survive are stuck with life-long pain or disability that greatly impact their emotional, physical, and financial health. If you are one of the thousands of Americans that have been involved in a truck accident, contact Todd R. Durham and get the compensation you deserve today.
Truck Accident Settlement
One of the most common questions we receive at our law firm is how much you could get in a settlement. While no one can give you an exact figure, an experienced truck accident attorney can provide you with an educated and informed opinion. Your settlement largely depends on the damages you have suffered as a result of the crash. If you have extensive medical bills, long-term disability, lost wages, on-going pain as a result of your injuries, you are apt to receive more compensation. If you are wondering how much money you are entitled to due to your accident, or have questions about a truck accident settlement, contact our office.
Truck Accident Fatalities
The majority of truck accident fatalities are passenger vehicle occupants. Occupants of smaller cars are particularly vulnerable when the car collides with a massive transport vehicle. These trucks often weigh 20-30 times as much as a single, four-door passenger vehicle. Furthermore, the braking capabilities of a truck can factor into an accident. A loaded tractor trailer takes 20 to 40 percent longer to stop than a passenger car. All of these factors combined can lead to serious accidents and even death.
Of course, there are regulations in place to help prevent accidents. For example, federal regulations state truck drivers cannot surpass 11 hours of driving per day (or 77 hours per week). Unfortunately, many drivers violate these laws, creating unsafe conditions. In 2015, for example, nearly 4,000 people died due to heavy truck accidents. Many of these incidents were caused by a drowsy driver.
Don’t Risk Your Recovery, Call For A Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a truck accident, the consequences can be devastating. Often there are painful physical injuries and mental anguish, along with the financial stress of being unable to work. You may feel pressure to settle your case with the insurance company quickly. Do not accept any offer until you visit with my law office for a full review. I have extensive knowledge in dealing with insurance companies after a truck accident. They will always try to settle the claim as fast as possible and for much less than you are entitled to. The sooner they can get off the claim, the less money they will have to pay. To get a fair settlement, you need to be represented by a legal professional.
Insurance Company vs. Experienced Accident Lawyer
Understand that the injuries you have incurred could last a lifetime. If you have suffered a head injury, spinal cord injury, bone fractures, burns, paralysis, disfigurement, brain injury, or lost a loved one as the result of a truck accident, I can help you get the compensation you deserve. My past experiences in handling these types of cases against insurance companies have proven that the financial gains, or losses you receive can mean the difference between a life of poverty, government assistance, or maintaining a lifestyle that allows you to live with dignity as you deal with these painful injuries. Remember even if you’re filing a claim against your own insurance company, they are in the business of making money not spending it, so forget about client loyalty.