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18 Wheeler Accident Claim FAQs | Corpus Christi Attorneys

It’s estimated that half a million trucking wrecks occur nationwide each year in America. If you’ve been injured in a trucking accident in Corpus Christi, Texas, you likely have serious injuries and significant financial losses as well. You probably also have several unanswered questions about what to do next. If you’re looking for help, our 18 wheeler accident lawyers in Corpus Christi are here to assist you.

Can I Receive Compensation If the Wreck Was Partially My Fault?

The answer is: it depends. In Texas, it’s still possible to sue the truck driver or trucking company and receive compensation if the wreck was at least 51% the fault of the other party. However, the potential damages you are eligible to receive will be reduced by the percentage to which the accident is determined to be your fault. In order to determine what percentage of the fault is yours, you must first consult with a qualified attorney who will investigate the circumstances surrounding your wreck.

How Much is My 18 Wheeler Accident Claim Worth?

No two trucking claims are the same, and unfortunately, there’s no easy way to estimate the value of your own claim. Trucking accident settlements can range from thousands to millions of dollars, depending on the circumstances of the wreck and the injuries incurred by victims.

The only way to know the answer to this question is to consult with an attorney who specializes in trucking claims in the state where your wreck occurred. Generally speaking, however, cases in which victims sustained serious or permanent injuries are worth more.

How Do I Choose the Right Lawyer?

The most important factor to consider when choosing a personal injury lawyer to handle your trucking wreck is experience. For all personal injury claims, but especially commercial trucking accidents, you should look for a lawyer who has successfully handled many cases similar to yours in the state where the injury occurred.

Trucking companies are often multibillion-dollar corporations with huge legal teams to shield them from liability when their drivers cause wrecks. Because of that, it’s wise to choose a lawyer from a mid- to large-sized firm; smaller firms will likely not have the legal and financial resources to tackle a trucking case.

Other things to look for in your trucking lawyer include:

  • Professionalism
  • Positive reviews from former clients
  • A contingency fee pay structure
  • Free consultations offered to all new clients
Why Should I Choose Carabin Shaw?

Here at Carabin Shaw, our expert attorneys have more than 200 years of combined legal experience and have been successfully handling Texas trucking accident claims for more than two decades. So far, we’ve recovered more than $1 billion in accident settlements for our clients, and we can help you maximize the value of your claim.

We’re passionate about fighting for the legal rights of accident victims, and we will help you understand your rights and options at every step of the process. And because we operate on a contingency fee basis, you don’t pay us unless we win your case.

If you’re ready to speak to a knowledgeable attorney, you should know that Carabin Shaw offers all new clients a free, no obligation consultation with an attorney. To schedule your free consultation with one of our lawyers and get answers to your 18 wheeler accident claim questions, call our Corpus Christi office today at (361) 444-1111. Learn how 18 wheeler accident lawyers in Corpus Christi can help. And to learn more about Corpus Christi 18 wheeler accidents, click here.

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The Carabin Shaw Offices in Corpus Christi are located two blocks south of the Nueces County Courthouse in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Our Corpus Christi telephones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 361.444.1111.


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