This article concludes and recaps my series on the handling of Laredo, Texas trucking accident cases. I considered it necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that, for obvious reasons, victims may be unsure of what to do after they have been injured by a semi. The goal of my last several articles has been to provide information which will help people to more fully understand their options. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a personal injury lawyer. If you are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with an attorney.
I have addressed several topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have analyzed include:
- Identifying the defendants in a trucking accident case
- How Texas’ comparative fault laws apply to a trucking accident
- The importance of discovery in such matters
- The need for expert witnesses
- What to expect from the trial process
There are several reasons why I chose to address these issues. First, accidents which involve commercial vehicles may involve multiple defendants. These can include the vehicle’s driver, the vehicle’s owner, and other parties. Failing to properly include a party can result in a victim not receiving their full compensation. Second, under our state’s comparative fault statute, one may possibly recover damages even if they were partially to blame for the accident. Third, discovery is the primary vehicle for acquiring proof of the defendant’s negligence. Fourth, expert witnesses are often required in such matters to establish that the defendants failed to take reasonable safety precautions. Finally, knowing what to expect from the trial process can help to ensure that things go as smoothly as possible.
One point I stressed throughout each of these articles is that it is important to retain a personal injury attorney who is experienced in handling such matters. Cases which involve commercial vehicles can involve complicated issues of fact and law, and no two cases are the same. I am a Laredo trucking accident lawyer who has handled such cases. I pride myself on providing personalized service to each of my clients and my office is ready to assist you. Contact us today.