Brasure Law Firm, PLLC

Truck Accidents Lawyer

McAllen Truck Accident Attorney – Fighting for Clients in the Rio Grande Valley for Over 10 Years

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Texas sees thousands of accidents every year, with a significant portion of those crashes involving trucks, ranging from pick-up trucks and small commercial trucks, to massive 18-wheelers.

Truck accidents tend to result in more serious injuries due to the massive size and weight differential between a relatively small car and a large truck. Often, the smaller vehicle’s occupants and driver suffer more severe injuries.

In 2015, according to statistics from the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 601 fatalities involving 505 accidents involving commercial trucks. Statewide, those commercial vehicles were involved in more than 32,000 crashes.

In total, Texas auto accidents accounted for a whopping $37.8 billion in economic losses in 2015 alone. These economic losses can span a wide range of damages, from auto and property damage, to medical bills, lost wages and beyond. But that’s where the McAllen personal injury lawyers of Brasure Law Firm, PLLC can help, as our practice is committed to helping clients like you to recover the compensation you deserve following a truck accident.

Personal injury and wrongful death attorney Christopher R. Brasure founded this McAllen, Texas personal injury law firm more than 10 years ago. Our commitment is to help accident victims to recover the compensation they need to pay their hospital bills, cover lost wages and receive compensation for pain, suffering, loss of companionship and any other losses that arise as a direct result of the crash. The attorneys with Brasure Law Firm, PLLC also represents wrongful death cases, which often result from truck crashes.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident, lawyers with Brasure Law Firm, PLLC are here to assist. Contact us to arrange a confidential free evaluation. Call (956) 474-2592.

Common Questions and Concerns on Filing a Truck Accident Lawsuit in McAllen, TX

Lawyers with Brasure Law Firm, PLLC frequently address questions and concerns from clients who are considering a personal injury lawsuit following an auto accident. Here are some of the most common issues we explore with clients like you.

Accident FAQs – Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer After a Truck Crash?

Slip and Falls LawyerAn attorney will need to review your case to determine if your case qualifies for compensation.

According to Texas law, if you are found to be more than 50% at-fault for the slip and fall, then you will not be eligible to recover damages.

Lawsuit FAQs – What’s the Process for Filing a Slip and Fall Claim?

Texas slip and fall cases can be rather complex. Typically, your attorney will need to offer evidence and testimony that suggests that you do not hold a majority of the blame for the accident. In a slip and fall lawsuit, you must prove that:

  • the property owner had a duty to ensure that the property was safe;
  • the property owner failed to exercise proper care and was negligent in a manner that directly resulted in your injuries; and
  • the victim suffered losses as a result of the injury, such as medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and so forth.

Your premises liability and personal injury lawyer will work diligently to collect evidence, which will then be submitted to the court in the form of a petition. The other side will then be notified and provided with an opportunity for file a formal reply to the allegations.

FAQs When Hiring a Truck Accident Lawyer – What’s the Average Truck Accident Lawsuit Settlement?

It’s challenging to provide an average figure because every case is unique and each person’s losses are different. A relatively minor truck accident may result in vehicle damage, a few thousand in medical costs and lost wages from a few days or work. On the other hand, a more serious crash can result in losses such as hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills, compensation for 20 years of future lost wages and compensation for disfigurement or long-term pain and suffering. If the case involves an element of negligence, punitive damages may also apply.

Generally, truck accident lawsuits tend to involve higher settlement amounts and jury awards since these crashes have a higher incidence of causing serious, life-altering or life-threatening injuries.

Losses can include:

  • vehicle damage:
  • medical expenses and hospital bills;
  • pain and suffering;
  • past and future lost wages from an inability to work;
  • permanent scarring, loss of limb or disfigurement; and
  • costs of purchasing and installing adaptive equipment or handicap accessible elements.

Your attorney can typically help you seek compensation for any loss that is a direct result of the crash. Fortunately, there is a slightly better chance of being promptly compensated in the case of a truck accident because companies are far more likely to have good insurance coverage, whereas you tend to see a higher number of uninsured or underinsured drivers in accidents involving non-commercial vehicles.

Truck Accident Lawsuit FAQs – How Long Will it Take to Get a Settlement?

It’s normal to wonder how long it will take to secure compensation in your case, but since each case is different, the timeframe can vary quite dramatically. Some cases can be involved in a matter of weeks, without the need to file a lawsuit.

In other cases, you must go to the next step, filing a lawsuit to seek fair compensation. Of these cases, many are resolved by negotiating a settlement. This can take a number of months or longer. In other cases, it’s not possible to negotiate a settlement, so the case goes to trial. This process can take a year or even longer, depending upon the court’s schedule and other factors such as the complexity of your case.

Often, insurance companies will resolve the case before going to trial because trials are more costly and time-consuming. So if you’ve been offered a settlement, you must consider the added time and cost of going to trial relative to the likely amount of a jury award.

Best decision I’ve ever made coming to Brasure Law Firm!! Chris Brasure got us more than we ever expected for a car crash. I was in an accident in June, but I didn’t feel the effects of the accident until later that night. To my disbelief the other driver was denying responsibility so after searching online for an attorney and reading reviews I called Chris. I was just looking to get the medical attention my daughter and I needed but he did so much more than that for us. He and his staff are super sweet and extremely helpful. He really takes his time to explain everything about the process so well that you’re not left with any questions. I hope you make the best decision as I did and call him. He didnt charge us a single penny up front, and we still received more than we could have imagined. My family and I are very grateful for him and his staff. – Laura Rodriguez

Accident Lawsuit FAQs – What is the Timeframe for Filing a Truck Accident Lawsuit in Texas?

If you’ve been in a truck accident, lawsuits must be filed within two years of the date of the collision. This is due to the Texas statute of limitations, which is imposed on personal injury cases.

On occasion, the courts will agree to hear a case that is older, but generally, this only occurs in extraordinary circumstances.

Contact The Attorneys of Brasure Law Firm, PLLC for Legal Help Following a Truck Accident

Mc Allen Truck AccidentsMcAllen, Texas personal injury lawyers with Brasure Law Firm, PLLC, will leverage many years of experience and refined strategies to help you recover the maximum amount possible for your losses, such as pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses and other losses stemming directly from your accident.

The lawyers of Brasure Law Firm, PLLC also offer years of experience handling a number of other accident claims, including car and motorcycle accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death claims, slip and fall injuries, burns, birth injuries, hypoxia and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and beyond.

Founded over a decade ago by Attorney Christopher R. Brasure, our McAllen, TX law firm is here to provide a confidential, free evaluation on your case. Just call (956) 474-2592.