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The Bryant Law Firm

Houston, TX Truck Accident Lawyer

Commercial truck accident victims need specialized legal services

Any kind of vehicle accident has the potential to be life altering. But when a person is involved in a truck accident, there’s a good chance the outcome will be even more traumatic. That’s because 18-wheeler accidents introduce a completely new set of circumstances that an attorney must be aware of to give the best legal defense for a client who is a victim of such an accident.

Just like with any other vehicle accident, a truck accident victim can seek compensation for past and future medical expenses, a loss of income and future earning capacity, pain, suffering, disfigurement and other related emotional damages.

However, because the possibility for catastrophic and permanent injuries is more likely in a truck accident, there’s a good chance a settlement will be bigger as well. An attorney specializing in truck accidents will know and understand that there are many components that need to be explored, apart from those in a regular car accident case.

Because a truck driver is a professional driver, they must undergo specific training and adhere to an additional set of safety regulations. For example, to prevent fatigue, the number of hours a truck driver can operate in a single day is tightly regulated. And in an accident, while a driver may be a fault, an attorney may also be able to dig into the parent company’s records to see whether or not regulations were being met on a consistent basis. If any discrepancies are found, the company itself can be cited and sued for negligence.

One of the keys to successfully winning damages in a claim is to retain an attorney as early on as possible. This is critical to evidence being preserved and the victim having a professional voice to stand up for them against the truck driver’s parent and insurance company. An attorney can keep a victim from making a costly mistake that could jeopardize their claim.

The Bryant Law Firm proudly serves Harris County and the surrounding communities of Galveston, Fort Bend, Brazoria, and Montgomery Counties.

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