Truck accidents are very different than car accidents, both in terms of severity and legality. If you are pursuing a truck accident injury claim, you will need to be aware of the various commercial vehicle compensation laws in Texas. You may have a lawsuit against the driver or the trucking company that owns the vehicle, which is why you will need an experienced lawyer to guide you through this complex process. Experienced Austin truck accident attorney Daniel Smith will fight to protect your rights and maximize your compensation. Call today to schedule a free consultation.
Commercial Vehicle Compensation Laws | Texas Injury Statutes
For all truck accidents that caused enough damage to where your no fault doesn’t cover all of it, you can pursue a personal injury claim. For a claim, you will be going after monetary compensation. Texas follows modified comparative negligence standards which allows you to receive compensation even if you are found to be at fault for your accident. The first issue is that you cannot collect a reward if you are found to be more than 50 percent at fault. The other issue is that, when you are found at fault up to 50 percent, you will get docked for however much you are at fault. For instance, if you’re found to be at fault for 20 percent and you’ve been awarded $100,000 for your injuries, you will be docked 20 percent leaving you with $80,000 to collect that accounts for the fault you shared in your accident.
Commercial Vehicle Compensation Laws | Hire an Experienced Lawyer
If you are looking for a skilled, caring, and experienced Austin truck accident attorney, please call our office today to set up a free consultation. We will treat you as a priority from the first phone call. It is important to us that we get you the compensation you deserve. We will fight tirelessly against the tactics used by the insurance companies who are only interesting in protecting their bottom line. We will be your champion against that injustice and do everything we can to ensure you are fully compensated for injuries we are sure have cause you and your family a lot of unneeded and unwanted grief. Please contact skilled Austin truck accident attorney Daniel Smith today to find out more.