Holding Negligent Commercial Truck Drivers And Their Insurers Accountable
Delivery truck drivers are responsible for large loads that must be delivered within strict time constraints. It is all too common for delivery truck drivers to operate their trucks and vans negligently in an effort to meet their employers’ demands. When this negligence results in serious injury to the motorists with whom they share the roads, I, attorney Manuel Gonzales, can help.
Were you or a loved one injured by a commercial truck or van? You need a personal injury lawyer who can fight the insurance company for the money you deserve. To schedule your free initial consultation and to talk to my Houston, Texas, law firm, Manuel Gonzales, PC, today, call 866-517-1689.
If You Have Been Seriously Injured, I Will Fight For You
Company vehicles – delivery vans and delivery trucks, for example – may not be as large as 18-wheelers. However, the sizes of these vans and trucks are still much larger than those of passenger vehicles. If you were in a collision with a commercial vehicle, it is likely that serious personal injury has occurred.
Your first step after an accident is to seek prompt medical attention. When a doctor evaluates and documents your injuries, this can bolster your claim for compensation. Additionally, the doctor will provide a prognosis for your future. Will you require physical therapy? Will you need surgery? Will you need special accommodations in your home? At my law firm, Manuel Gonzales, PC, I will obtain a clear understanding of the long-term implications of your current medical condition. I use this information to make compelling arguments for maximum monetary compensation.
I am attorney Manuel Gonzales, and I have comprehensive knowledge of the insurance industry. I understand insurance company tactics and the strategies it uses when it tries to settle for far less than you deserve. Commercial trucking companies generally have higher insurance policies, and I will seek the maximum monetary amount for your losses.
What Kind Of Compensation Can I Get After A Commercial Truck Accident?
My clients frequently ask me about what kind of financial compensation they can expect as victims of catastrophic trucking accidents. Each claim is unique, but establishing negligence is key. Once it is, trucking companies and their drivers may be responsible for paying for your ambulance costs, hospital bills, doctor expenses and any in-home care you need. In addition, it is customary to include liability for your lost wages and lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and special damages to cover other monetary losses after your accident. In some cases, an award for loss of companionship may be forthcoming for married couples or the death of a loved one.
Who Regulates Standards For The Commercial Truckers?
Commercial trucking regulation is a complex weave of state and federal statutes, policies and case law. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) are the two main federal agencies regulating commercial transportation and quality control for commercial vehicles. The state of Texas also has a Department of Transportation with intrastate laws, including strict guidelines for commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs), maximum weights for trucks on certain roads, among many other rules.
I Will Not Back Down From A Legal Challenge
You deserve to have a proven personal injury attorney in your corner. If you have been injured by a commercial truck or van, call Manuel Gonzales, PC, to schedule your free initial consultation. You can reach me by calling 866-517-1689, and you can also contact my firm online.
My office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and phones are answered 24/7. If injuries prevent you from traveling to my office, I can come to you.