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Laredo Truck Accident Attorney

Collisions between commercial trucks and passenger cars are some of the most catastrophic for victims. The average 18-wheeler can carry tens of thousands of pounds of cargo. Up against the average passenger car, weighing between 3,000 and 4,000 pounds, an 80,000-plus pound large truck can cause extensive damage. Victims often suffer catastrophic and life-altering personal injuries.

If you have injuries or a loved one lost his or her life in a truck accident, contact our Laredo injury attorneys at Villarreal & Begum Law Firm for a free legal consultation. You may need an attorney to represent you during negotiations with a truck company’s insurance provider. We offer our services at no cost for clients upfront. Call (956) 568-5954 today to schedule your case review.

Why Hire Us?

  • We are a full-service law firm that offers comprehensive legal services in Laredo, Texas.
  • We have specialized knowledge of personal law as our only practice area.
  • We have a 99% success rate and past case results that amount to more than $500 million.
  • We provide the personalized services of a small firm but the resources of a large firm.
  • We only charge clients during Laredo truck accident claims if we win them compensation.

The Importance of Using a Truck Accident Lawyer

Most truck accident cases in Texas name the trucking company as the defendant or at-fault party. Truck companies in the US are vicariously liable for the accidents that involve their trucks and drivers, in most cases. If a negligent truck driver caused your wreck, the company that employed that driver will most likely be responsible.

Trucking companies have extensive resources to put toward disputing injury liability. It can be difficult to go up against the truck company’s insurer unrepresented. Once you hire an attorney, however, the insurance company will have no choice but to take your claim seriously. Your lawyer can aggressively negotiate for fair results on your behalf.

What Causes Texas Truck Accidents?

One of the first steps toward obtaining financial compensation for a Laredo truck accident is identifying its cause. Texas’ fault-based car insurance laws require proof or evidence of fault. You or your truck accident lawyer will need to establish someone else’s fault to obtain compensation from that party’s insurance company. Truck accidents in Texas can occur for a number of reasons.

  • Negligent truck drivers. It takes special skills to operate a big rig. If a truck driver is at all negligent, reckless or careless behind the wheel, it could cause an accident. Common examples are breaking hours of service regulations, texting and driving, speeding, and driving drunk.
  • Equipment failures. A commercial truck cannot operate safely if one of its components is worn, broken or failing. It is the trucking company’s responsibility to inspect its fleet and repair any known issues. If a part defect is the problem, the manufacturing company could be liable.
  • Dangerous roads. Human error could take another form and cause a truck accident due to a dangerous roadway. It is the City of Laredo’s legal responsibility to inspect, maintain and repair its roads. The city could be liable if a pothole or another defect caused the truck accident.

Determining fault and identifying the defendant are tasks we can complete for you at Villarreal & Begum Law Firm. Our truck accident lawyers know how to investigate accidents and search for evidence of fault, such as the truck’s black box or the driver’s employment records. When you trust us with your case, you can rest and focus on healing while we go up against the correct defendant on your behalf.

Contact Our Laredo Truck Accident Lawyers Today

A car accident involving a commercial truck could cause injuries ranging from bone fractures to permanent disabilities. As a crash survivor with any type of injury, or the surviving loved one of someone involved in a fatal truck accident, you should seek legal advice for how to proceed with a claim. The Laredo truck accident lawyers at Villarreal & Begum Law Firm can help clients with personal injury and wrongful death claims. Find out if you have the right to file, as well as how we can help, at (956) 568-5954. You can also request a free consultation online.