DEFINITION

A truck accident occurs when a truck collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, road debris, or other stationary obstruction such as a tree or utility pole. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), 1 out of 18 accidents on U.S. highways involves a commercial semi truck. In legal terms, a truck accident case is any case involving any type of truck.

YOU’VE BEEN INJURED

Getting injured in a collision with another vehicle is a traumatic experience. Whether you are the driver of the truck, a passenger in the truck, or the driver or passenger of another vehicle hit by a truck, you no doubt have temporary and possibly long-term injuries from the crash. And, injuries in semi truck accidents can be much more serious than those from smaller vehicles. Dealing with insurance companies while receiving medical treatment and struggling to pay for car repairs and medical bills is stressful and challenging. It is wise to consult with one of our skilled truck accident lawyers in McAllen, Texas, who will help you navigate the legal process, which will enable you to take the time you need to recover. It is crucial to recognize all the parties who are responsible for your injuries and this is the goal of our injury law firm.

YOUR LOVED ONE HAS BEEN INJURED

Dedicating your resources, time and energy to the recovery of a loved one can be difficult or stressful. You may be trying to manage emotionally while also dealing with financial challenges. You’ll want compensation for all the damages and you realize this could be a long, laborious process. An often heard maxim is that pain and suffering equals 1½ to 5 times hard costs (also known as “Special Damages”) but the fact is that there are no U.S. Laws which compel a claims adjuster to pay for pain and suffering. And, there is no reference guide listing proper compensation amounts to be paid for pain and suffering/special damages. It is wise to speak with an experienced truck accident attorney who will steer the process of dealing with insurance companies, and determine all the parties liable in the incident.

WHAT THE INSURANCE COMPANIES DO

Insurance companies are in business to make profits. They aim to minimize payouts on their policies. When they receive a truck accident claim, it is certain they will do all they can to reduce the value of the claim and attempt to get you to accept a quick settlement agreement, offering you less than your truck accident case is worth. The insurance representatives have the upper hand. This is their job (dealing with claims) – while you have most likely not been through this process before.

This is why it is so necessary to work with knowledgeable and highly skilled auto accident or truck accident lawyers who are on your side – and especially, who fully understand auto insurance in Texas and all applicable accident injury laws. The insurance companies have their own team of professionals and legal experts to fight claims, and that is what you will be up against. They are looking out for their best interests, not yours.

WHAT WE DO

Personal Injury Attorney Humberto Tijerina is a highly skilled truck accident lawyer, adept at maximizing insurance claims. He will diligently work to build a case on your behalf, fighting for your rights and compensation. He and his experienced legal team will leverage all their resources to gather all the elements needed to make your case. Always, Humberto Tijerina will aim to resolve your case in a timely manner. In situations when a court trial is necessary to achieve a fair outcome, our team is ready. We’ve been doing this for more than a decade. We talk to insurance companies – you focus on healing for yourself or your loved one.

WHAT’S NEXT

We offer a FREE CONSULTATION to all truck accident clients. We will ask you about the details of your accident and take the time to answer ALL your questions. In addition, we will explain the legal process involved in a truck injury case, and determine the appropriate plan of action.

When you meet with us, we will put your mind at ease regarding how the insurance companies and responsible parties will be pursued, and what your role in the case process will be. You will leave with peace of mind, knowing you have the best possible representation for your case. (But don’t take our word for it. View these testimonials and reviews from our satisfied clients). We greatly look forward to meeting – and serving – you and your loved ones.

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