El Paso Truck Accident Lawyer
Representing Victims of Truck Accidents Caused By Negligent Drivers
A truck accident has the potential to cause catastrophic damage. More often than not, this damage affects any smaller vehicles involved in the collision, not the truck and its driver. In fact, nationwide truck accident statistics presented by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that only 7.6% of fatalities and 18.9% of injuries caused by large truck collisions were truck occupants. The vast majority of victims were occupants of other vehicles and non-occupants (pedestrians and cyclists).
If you were injured in a crash with a commercial vehicle of any kind, you need a strong and experienced attorney to protect your right to maximum compensation. The truck operator, trucking company, and their insurance providers may try to fight your claim, offering as low of a settlement as possible. They may even delay payment or try to lay the blame for the accident on your shoulders. Work with a competent El Paso truck accident lawyer and ensure your best interests are protected to the fullest extent.
Why Should I Hire a Truck Accident Attorney?
Working with an attorney has many benefits including a dedicated team to allow you to focus on recovery. The moments, hours, and days following a truck accident can be stressful and consulting an attorney can help you understand your opportunities for recovery. An attorney can also advise you on the timeline for your claim and help ensure that important deadlines aren't missed. You team may also help investigate the accident, compile important and helpful documents, and ease the burden of communicating with the insurance company.
Truck Accidents: Causes & Contributing Factors
Many different factors may contribute to a truck accident. It is important to determine precisely what led to the collision, if fault is to be properly assigned. This is where our firm’s resources and experience can make all the difference. We know how to investigate these incidents in order to uncover their primary causes, helping our clients pursue financial compensation from the at-fault parties.
The following are examples of circumstances or behavior that can lead to truck accidents:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driving while fatigued
- Overloaded trucks
- Truck cargo that is not properly secured/balanced
- Negligently maintained truck parts
- Adverse weather
- Speeding/driving too fast for current conditions
- Unsafe lane changes
- Failures to check blind spots
- Driving while distracted
When you work with El Paso truck accident attorney Rafael Morales, our firm will support and guide you through every stage of your claim. Working with skilled investigators and accident reconstruction specialists, we can figure out the cause of your accident and then fight for the fair monetary damages you need.