Pleasanton Semi-Truck Accident
Texas suffers from the highest rates of trucking accidents in the United States, and Pleasanton is one of the epicenters of this epidemic. The stress alone from being involved in a Pleasanton semi-truck accident, even if you have not suffered serious injury, can inhibit your ability to function normally. You may experience difficulty in protecting your emotional, physical, psychological, and financial well-being. All the while, you still have to preserve your legal rights and remedies.
This is the most challenging aspect of being involved in an accident. If you have suffered a personal injury as the result of a semi-truck accident in Pleasanton, the team of Carabin Shaw has the experience to represent your legal needs in all types of personal injury semi-truck accident cases. If you have suffered injuries from a collision with a commercial vehicle, contact one of Carabin Shaw’s Pleasanton semi-truck crash attorneys today.Why do Semi-Truck Accidents Happen?
Semi-truck drivers often drive recklessly. Commercial truck drivers can operate for long hours with no stops, even though this is against their company's policy. They will frequently miss weigh in stations and do not follow their mandatory rest times. There has also been an increase in semi-truck drivers texting and driving, causing an increase in distracted driving related crashes.
These accidents can be fatal and can cause serious property damage. Commercial truck driving companies are supposed to check-in on their drivers to make sure they are following proper procedures, but these companies will not always hold their drivers to the standards they are supposed to. If you are involved in an accident with a semi-truck in Pleasanton, contact an attorney who can help you resolve your case and enable you to receive compensation for your injuries.Compensating Losses in Pleasanton Semi-Truck Accidents
The law awards damages to the victim or the victim's family members if the injuries sustained in a semi-truck accident were due to negligence by another party that caused injury or death. If you or your family member is involved in semi-truck accident, you may be eligible to be awarded compensation and damages for medical expenses, future medical care, lost wages, loss of future earning potential, loss of benefits, property damage, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of inheritance, loss of companionship, and funeral expenses.
If you suffer injuries or property losses from a Pleasanton semi-truck accident, there are several important steps to take in order to ensure you receive proper compensation for the damages and injuries you have endured.
- First, you need to call 911 and make sure you file a police or accident report.
- Second, record all information from the parties involved such as names and insurance company.
- You will also need to take pictures of the scene of the accident to show in court. Remember to only answer questions from the responding officer or your insurance agent.
- You should never give out any other information regarding the accident because the negligent party can use this information against you.
- As tempting as it may be, do not leave the scene of the accident until the police report has been completed.
- You must always seek medical assistance, even if you do not think you have been injured. Make sure you get an independent medical opinion from a board certified medical doctor and make copies of your doctor's visit.
If you follow these steps after experiencing a semi-truck accident, you and your attorney will be better equipped protect yourself from losing your right to fair compensation.Trust the Experience of Carabin Shaw
Carabin Shaw’s Pleasanton attorneys are ready to discuss your legal matter for free and without obligation, in person or over the phone. Every initial consultation with our lawyers is free. Our Pleasanton location has an experienced, board-certified team of attorneys to assist you or family members in a semi-truck accident case with comprehensive legal representation.
The law offices of Carabin Shaw will fight for you to receive the compensation you deserve. Call us day or night at 1.800.826.1260, and our bilingual attorneys will be happy to give you your free consultation.