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Compensation for Austin Passengers Injured in Commercial Vehicle Accidents

A commercial vehicle accident in Austin has the potential to be devastating for more than just drivers. Passengers are just as likely to be injured in a commercial vehicle collision, and are equally entitled to pursue commercial vehicle accident compensation in Austin alongside a trusted attorney.

Excluding very rare circumstances, passengers of a vehicle are not liable for the accidents that they are involved in. That responsibility falls on the drivers responsible for the collision. However, regardless of how the accident occurred, insurance companies will still do anything they can to reduce an injury claim or reject it entirely.

The Austin personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw will guide you through the legal steps for filing your strongest injury claim. If you were injured as a passenger in a collision that involved a commercial vehicle then you are entitled to compensation regardless of which vehicle you were a passenger in and which driver was at-fault for the accident. To learn more about how you can pursue the compensation you are owed, read on.

Common Risks and Injuries for Passengers in Commercial Collisions

It is commonly known that collisions involving a passenger vehicle and a commercial vehicle are far more devastating that those between exclusively commercial vehicles. These risks increase annually and, according to the National Safety council, the number of deaths from large-truck accidents has increased by 47% in the last 10 years.

For passengers of these vehicles, who have no control over avoiding the accident, damages sustained can be even worse. Austin commercial vehicle accident claims for passengers often include injuries such as:

  • Back injuries
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Fractured and broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries

And similar damages. Despite the immense impact these injuries can have on a person, no insurance company is going to concede a settlement. Our team will place you in the strongest position possible for demanding your settlement, while also handling communication with insurance companies, determining liability, and providing you with the time you need to heal.

Who Owes Injured Passengers Financial Compensation?

Liability for damages sustained by collision victims, including passengers, depends heavily on the circumstances that led to the accident and who is at-fault for the accident. In a study conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, they found that 55% of accidents resulted in the “critical reason” (or fault) being assigned to commercial drivers.

However, Texas passenger injury compensation can come to a victim from any of the at-fault drivers. Austin uses comparative fault, meaning that any party need only be 51% or more at fault for an accident to be held liable. This means that, for passengers, there may be multiple potential ways to win compensation from liable drivers.

For more information about the avenues available to you for financial compensation, schedule a free case review with our experienced lawyers. Our free review provides you with the opportunity to ask any and all questions you may have about your claim.

What Compensation Can You Seek after a Passenger Collision in Austin?

To recover compensation for damages, a passenger must file an injury claim to the insurance company of the at-fault driver. Texas requires that all drivers have liability insurance. The minimum is $30,000 per person, and $60,000 per accident.

While there is no average settlement for injured passengers, you may be entitled to collect damages for:

  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Current, past, and future medical costs

At Carabin Shaw, we always prioritize the maximum compensation for our clients. To see evidence of the sums we have won in the past, visit the Carabin Shaw reviews.

Work With Contingency-Fee Experts Today | Collision Attorneys at Carabin Shaw

After a terrible commercial vehicle collision, financial barriers should be the last thing that stands in the way of you winning the compensation you are owed. At Carabin Shaw, we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis so that you have access to all the resources you need.

To schedule your free case review, and to ensure that you are not taken advantage of by insurance companies, call our English and Spanish-speaking staff today. We are available toll-free and 24/7 at 800-862-1260.

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