Temple Truck Accident Attorney

Truck Accident Claims in Temple, TX

Truck accidents can be some of the most devastating accidents on the road. Large commercial trucks are designed to be able to carry heavy cargo, but are not always built to handle passenger vehicles. When a truck driver is not paying attention or is driving negligently, a simple accident can turn into a tragedy.

At the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., we understand how devastating truck accidents can be. Our Temple truck accident lawyer is ready to help you understand your legal rights and options after this type of accident. We can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Call (254) 938-6885 to schedule a free consultation with our Temple truck accident lawyers today.

The Dangers of Truck Accidents

Trucks, especially commercial tractor-trailers or big rigs, are significantly larger and heavier than regular passenger cars. An average car might weigh around 3,000 to 4,000 pounds, whereas a fully loaded tractor-trailer can weigh up to 80,000 pounds or more. This substantial difference in mass means that when a truck collides with a car, the force of impact is far greater, leading to more damage and potential injuries.

Furthermore, the kinetic energy of an object is proportional to its mass and velocity. Due to their greater mass and often higher speeds on highways, trucks have much more kinetic energy than cars. When this energy is transferred during a collision, it leads to more destruction and a higher likelihood of severe injuries.

Lastly, larger vehicles require more time and distance to come to a complete stop compared to smaller vehicles. Trucks have a longer stopping distance due to their weight and size. This can make it harder for truck drivers to avoid collisions, and it also means that the impact with other vehicles is more forceful.

Who is Liable in a Truck Accident?

When a truck accident occurs, the truck driver is usually liable. However, truck drivers are not the only ones who can be held liable for an accident. The truck driver's employer, the trucking company, can also be held liable for damages. In some cases, the truck owner, shipper/cargo loader, auto part manufacturer, or maintenance provider may be held liable, depending on the circumstances of the case. This is why it is important to work with an experienced truck accident lawyer.

In order to prove liability in a truck accident case, we will need to prove:

  • The truck driver's negligence
  • The truck driver's negligence caused the accident
  • The accident resulted in injuries and/or property damage
  • The truck driver's negligence was a proximate cause of your injuries and/or property damage

Proving all of these elements can be difficult, especially if the truck driver is denying the accident ever happened. In these cases, our Temple truck accident lawyer will be able to use our investigative skills to prove what really happened.

What Damages Can I Recover in a Truck Accident Case?

Economic damages and non-economic damages are two distinct categories used in the legal and financial contexts to quantify and compensate individuals for losses they have experienced

Economic damages are tangible, quantifiable losses that can be measured in monetary terms. These damages are usually based on actual financial costs incurred by the plaintiff as a direct result of the defendant's actions or negligence. Economic damages aim to reimburse the plaintiff for the financial hardships they have suffered due to the incident.

On the other hand, Non-economic damages, on the other hand, refer to losses that are more subjective and not as easily quantifiable in monetary terms. These damages address intangible and emotional aspects of the plaintiff's suffering that don't have a direct financial value. Non-economic damages are meant to provide compensation for pain, suffering, and emotional distress.

Our firm can help you recover compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Anxiety and emotional distress
  • Property damage
  • Punitive damages

Contact an Experienced Temple Truck Accident Attorney Today

If you have been involved in a truck accident, you need to speak with a truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Truck accident cases are often complex and can involve multiple parties, so it is important to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

At the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., we can help you understand your legal rights and options after a truck accident. We can represent you in your case and help you recover the compensation you deserve. We can also help you fight for punitive damages in the event your truck accident was due to the trucking company's negligence.

For a consultation with our Temple truck accident lawyer, call (254) 938-6885 or fill out our online contact form.

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