There’s a reason 18-wheeler accidents can be so devastating. Tractor trailers weigh many times more than a regular car, and commercial truck wrecks tend to result in bigger injuries and damages.
An 18-Wheeler Accident Causes Huge Injuries
Mehrdad was driving his car down a Fort Worth highway when suddenly an 18-wheeler attempted to change lanes beside him, hitting Mehrdad’s car. The impact caused Mehrdad to lose control and crash into a wall – leaving him with serious damages to his car and injuries. Mehrdad was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance, where he was diagnosed with a tibia-fibula fracture and reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
These injuries were traumatic, and Mehrdad had to have many procedures done to heal, in addition to rehabilitation. When Mehrdad came to us, he was in pain, frustrated and worried. He didn’t know how he was going to get the medical care he needed, and he worried that the trucking company (and their insurance company) wasn’t going to pay him what he deserved for the accident.
In Texas, the at-fault driver is responsible for paying for the victim’s damages and medical bills, but that’s only after the victim proves that the other driver was at fault. If the trucking company didn’t want to cooperate, they could deny fault and leave Mehrdad to pay for his medical bills himself, even though he did nothing to cause this wreck.
We started out by making sure Mehrdad was getting the medical treatment he needed – that’s always our first priority. Then, we went after the trucking company’s insurance to win Mehrdad the money he needed to pay for all his bills. In the end, we won Mehrdad $200,000, and he was very satisfied with the outcome.
Attorney’s fees: $45,000 – Expenses: $2,749.85