Serious Injuries Resulting From Texas Tanker Truck Accidents
Situated at the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Arlington's roads are usually extremely congested with cars, motorcycles and other vehicles as it is both a major residential and business area. Due to its location in North Texas' busy transportation corridor, there are also a great number of various commercial big rigs which travel along I-20, I-30, I-820, US-183 and US-360. This means that Arlington motorists are particularly at risk from being involved in a collision involving tanker trucks, cement trucks, oil and gas trucks and other commercial delivery trucks. If you are injured in an auto accident involving an 18-wheeler truck it is incredibly important that you consult with an Arlington personal injury lawyer to make sure that your legal rights are upheld.
Car wrecks involving semi-trailers and flat-bed trucks are on the increase. In 2009 the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported 3,200 fatalities as a result of accidents caused by large trucks. In 2010, this figure increased to 5,000, with a further 100,000 seriously injured. One of the most frequent scenarios in tanker trucks crashes are rollovers, which can cause enormous property damage and create a high potential for personal injuries and even deaths.
Commercial trucking companies are big businesses. Even though they carry large insurance policies to cover themselves if one of their drivers is found to be careless, they will still attempt to avoid paying any compensation to individuals injured as a result of their employees' negligence.
Texas law gives personal injury victims and the relatives of wrongful death victims the right to seek financial damages from the responsible party's insurance company following an interstate wreck. This includes payment to reimburse the victim(s) for any medical treatment (including doctor and hospital bills), loss of income, loss of enjoyment of life and compensation for the pain and suffering they have endured. If you don't have a board certified personal injury attorney on your side, you rights may not be fully protected.
Don't let the giant commercial trucking company's insurance adjustor take advantage of your in your hour of need. Contact a proven Arlington truck accident lawyer to fight on your behalf and get the settlement you deserve.
For a free consultation on your personal situation, call toll free at 800-354-6275 or call locally at either 214-327-8000 or 817-294-1900.
What is My Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Case Worth?
The truth is that it is extremely difficult to estimate any injury claim's value until the injured party has ended medical treatment and is either well or as well as he or she is going to get. Only then can you truly put a figure on the damages that should be sought.
There is nothing worse than settling a claim too soon because once you settle, it's final. If your conditions worsen after prematurely accepting a settlement then you have no choice but to pay any additional medical bills yourself. Once your case settles, you cannot force the insurance company to also pay for your medical care in the future.