An 18-wheeler truck, also known as a semi-trailer truck is typically used to carry freight in interstate commerce. These trucks can weigh between 80,000 lbs and 171,000 lbs, approximately 20 times the weight of an average passenger car. Collision with an 18-wheeler often results in very serious injury that can leave victims incapacitated for a long time. If you have been injured in an accident with an 18-wheeler, the stress of mounting medical expenses and lost wages may be weighing you down. You need an experienced personal injury attorney to help you tackle the complex legal process of filing a claim for your injury, while you focus on your recovery. If you have been injured contact Linebaugh, Dority & Allen for information about your rights under the law, and how a Mt. Belvieu 18-wheeler accidents lawyer can help you.
Why Choose the Attorneys at Linebaugh, Dority & Allen?
- At Linebaugh, Dority & Allen, we are ready to take action through fearless fieldwork.
- Our Mt. Belvieu personal injury attorneys are up-to-date with the latest in the law and technology, to fight for justice for our clients.
- We have the legal and professional resources to research and investigate your case and get you the best possible outcome.
- Our attorneys are not afraid to get their hands dirty to get results for you.
You deserve full and fair compensation for your damages, and we will fight to get you the best possible outcome in your case. Call us today at (281) 422-0505 for a free consultation and assessment of your case.
What Types of Damages are Available in an 18-Wheeler Injury Case?
An 18-wheeler accident can put you out of commission for a long time. The type of damages you are entitled to will depend on the circumstances of your case and the severity of your injury. Your damages may include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Loss of earning capacity
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish
- Physical impairment
You need an experienced Mt. Belvieu 18-wheeler accidents lawyer who has the resources to investigate your case and gather evidence to support your claim. We will fight to make sure that you get the fullest possible amount of economic and non-economic damages that you are entitled to.
Who is Responsible for Your 18-Wheeler Accident Injury?
An 18-wheeler accident case can be very complex and may involve different parties. At Linebaugh, Dority & Allen, we take a hands-on approach to investigating 18-wheeler accidents to make sure that every party legally responsible for your injury is held responsible.
Texas follows the modified comparative negligence standard, which means that every party whose actions contributed to the cause of the accident, including the victim, shares responsibility for the resulting damages. Under the modified comparative negligence standard, or proportionate responsibility, a victim may recover damages for their injury provided their proportion of fault is not greater than 50%. A victim whose fault is less than 50% can recover damages, which will be reduced by the proportion of fault apportioned to him or her.
Parties responsible for your 18-wheeler accident injury may include the 18-wheeler owner, the driver, or the manufacturer of any defective or unreasonably dangerous product. Our experienced Mt. Belvieu attorneys who specialize in 18-wheeler accidents will leave no stone unturned to identify every responsible party in your case and establish their proportion of responsibility for your damages.
Contact a Mt. Belvieu 18-Wheeler Accidents Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in an 18-wheeler accident, contact the Mt. Belvieu 18-wheeler accidents lawyer at Linebaugh, Dority & Allen today. We will fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (281) 422-0505 to schedule your free consultation.