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Injuries in Truck Accidents

Truck Accident Attorney

The injuries that a driver, pedestrian, cyclist or passenger may sustain in a truck accident have the potential to be severe or life-threatening. The disparity in the size and weight of the vehicles involved is the primary factor that contributes to the dangerous nature of truck accidents. While the truck driver may walk away with only minor scratches, the occupants of the other vehicle may experience catastrophic injuries.

Have you been injured in a truck accident? Take a moment to involve a Houston truck accident lawyer who can talk to you about the incident and can analyze the nature and severity of your injuries to determine the fair value of your claim. At the Doan Law Firm, P.C. our familiarity with these particular cases and our access to medical professionals, economists and other expert witnesses enables us to accurately determine and prove the worth of our clients' trucking accident cases. Call our offices now to talk about your case!

Why Truck Accidents Cause Serious Injuries

Any truck accident, even one that occurs at a relatively low speed, may have the potential to cause serious injuries. Following are some of the factors that contribute to this:

  • The large size and weight of the truck increases the force of a collision with another object.
  • The smaller object in a collision will typically sustain more damage than the larger object (hence the likelihood that the occupants of the other vehicle will be injured as opposed to the driver of the large truck.)
  • The height of an 18-wheeler or semi truck's undercarriage makes it possible for a smaller vehicle to be trapped underneath, increasing damage to the smaller vehicle and its occupants.
  • A delivery truck may be carrying hazardous material that can cause a fire or explosion, such as gasoline, or may be carrying large objects that can spread on the highway or fall on another vehicle.

Contact a truck accident attorney at our firm today if you've been seriously injured in an accident with a large commercial truck. For a free consultation call the firm at (800) 349-0000. We are always open!

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.

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