An alarming number of commercial truck accidents occur each year on Texas roads and many result in serious or fatal injuries to those involved. The end result for several of these incidents is either apersonal injury or wrongful death lawsuit filed by the victim(s) or surviving family members.
Truck accident lawsuits can be overwhelming and legal advice can go a long way. The following are just a few tips to help if you decide to file a claim.
Vicarious liability holds truck-driving companies responsible for the negligent acts of their drivers. For example, drivers can often face pressure from their employers to work longer hours than what is allowed by law in order to meet deadlines. If that were the case in your accident, vicarious liability would apply. Not only would the driver be held responsible, his/her company can be as well.
Prove Fault with Criminal Convictions
A criminal conviction can be used to prove fault in your commercial truck accident. If the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol when the accident occurred and was charged, said charge(s) can be used to prove the driver was responsible.
Make sure to keep track of any accident-related damages. Damages can vary depending on the circumstances but they typically include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship. Keeping track of everything will help recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Fighting for Justice and Your Rights
Commercial truck accidents, which lead to serious or fatal injuries, can turn your life upside down. If you or a loved was seriously or fatally injured in one, our Austin truck accident lawyer can guide you through the legal aftermath and ensure that your rights are protected.
Schedule a consultation to discuss your case in detail with our attorney and give yourself the best chance for a more favorable outcome.