Truck Accident Lawsuits
Like other personal injury cases that involve car accidents, successful lawsuits typically depend on whether you can prove that the truck driver, or another who might be at fault, was negligent. Thus, you must establish that the defendant or defendants involved owed a duty to you to exercise reasonable care so as to avoid injury, that they did not exercise that duty of care, and that the breach of that duty was the cause of your injuries. Because there most likely is more than one defendant in your case, including the truck driver and the trucking company, or contractors and mechanics, an experienced Trucking Accident Attorney can help determine who might all be at fault for your damages. Since Texas follows a modified comparative fault rule, or “proportionate responsibility” rule, a defendant could easily argue that you are at fault for the accident. If you are found to be at least fifty-one percent at fault for the accident, you would not be entitled to any compensation whatsoever. The experienced Trucking Accident Attorneys at Robins Cloud LLP have the knowledge and the resources to stand up to these accusatory defendants so that you can obtain the compensation you deserve.
How Long Do I Have to File a Trucking Accident Lawsuit?
Similar to other personal injury cases, there is a two year statute of limitations for filing a trucking accident lawsuit. This means that you must file a lawsuit within two years of the date of the accident. While two years might seem like a long time, if you’ve sustained serious injuries and if you think more than one defendant may be involved, you should probably consult with an experienced Trucking Accident Attorney as soon after your accident as possible.