Compensation For Serious Truck & 18-Wheeler Accident Injuries
There is nothing as frightening as seeing a giant truck bearing down on you in the rearview mirror along I-35. Trucks and other large commercial vehicles are so massive that cars, pedestrians and bicyclists don’t stand a chance against them. Semi truck accident injuries are never routine and range from serious to fatal.
Our Waco personal injury lawyers are skilled in every phase of truck injury cases, from investigation to presentation and negotiation. We understand that insurance company lawyers have a job to do, but we have a job to do too — protecting your interests when a large company throws its weight at you.
Most Common Injuries Sustained in Waco Truck Accidents
Based on the size of commercial trucks, a collision with one can result in severe injuries and even death.
Some of the most common injuries that occur in an accident with an 18-wheeler include:
- Traumatic brain injuries,
- Internal injuries,
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis,
- Neck and back injuries, and
- Broken bones.
If you suffered injuries in a Waco truck accident, it is crucial that you seek medical attention immediately. Due to the severity and extent of injuries often suffered in truck accidents, victims can incur thousands of dollars in medical expenses. You may be entitled to recover these damages to ease your own financial burden.
A truck accident law firm in Waco can help you determine what compensation you are entitled to and help you on the path to recovery.
Oversized Vehicles Involved In Serious And Fatal Accidents
At The Zimmerman Law Firm, we have dealt with accidents involving many types of large vehicles, including:
- Big Rigs/18-Wheeler/Semitrailers,
- Flatbed Trucks,
- Construction Vehicles,
- Oil and Gas Tankers,
- Fleet Vehicles,
- Delivery Trucks and Vans,
- Service Vehicles, and
- Government Vehicles.
In cases of fatal 18-wheeler accidents, our lawyers file wrongful death claims to help you cope with the enormous loss of a child, parent, or partner. Our attorneys work discreetly but effectively to provide families with closure on a painful event.
Waco Truck Accident Statistics
Unfortunately, Texas leads the nation in oversized vehicle accidents.
In 2020, there were 223 traffic collisions that occurred in Waco involving a commercial vehicle. Only two of the collisions resulted in fatalities. However, truck accidents remain a notable safety concern on Texas highways.
I-35 is a hotspot for car accidents, and commercial vehicles are no exception. Commercial vehicles commonly use I-35 to get from Point A to Point B. Unfortunately, I-35 is the site of multiple trucking accidents.
Below are some examples of 18-wheeler accidents on I-35 in Waco:
- On July 28, 2020, Waco Fire responded to an accident involving a garbage truck and an 18-wheeler.
- On February 17, 2021, an accident involving four semi-trucks occurred on southbound I-35; and
- On March 27, 2021, the Waco Police Department responded to a hit-and-run accident where the victim was reportedly struck and killed by a semi-truck.
Due to the size and magnitude of most commercial vehicles, accidents that result in fatalities can be even more common than in other types of accidents.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a trucking accident, consider contacting a Waco truck accident attorney as soon as possible.
FAQs About Truck Accident Cases
The aftermath of a truck accident can be a confusing and stressful time for a victim. These are common questions that we receive from individuals involved in truck accidents.
1. How Long Do I Have to File a Legal Claim?
Texas law requires truck accident victims to file a lawsuit within two years of the accident. This is called the statute of limitations. If you fail to file within the time limit, your claim may be lost entirely. Therefore it is crucial to contact an 18-wheeler accident lawyer in Waco as soon as possible after your accident occurred.
2. Will I Have to Go to Trial?
The majority of personal injury cases end in a settlement agreement. Our Waco truck injury lawyers will negotiate with the insurance company of the at-fault party to obtain a settlement that is acceptable for you. This helps you avoid the hassle and costs of taking your case to trial. However, if we are not able to secure a settlement offer that is adequate to address the harm you suffered, we are fully prepared to take your case to court.
3. How Will I Afford a Waco Commercial Truck Accident Lawyer?
All too often, victims in car accidents avoid hiring an attorney because they fear the cost. With The Zimmerman Law Firm, you do not have to pay us a dime until we recover on your behalf. Contact us today to get started with a free consultation.