Trucks are large, heavy vehicles that can cause tremendous amounts of damage if they are involved in an accident. That is why there are so many trucking regulations meant to keep these vehicles operating safely as they share the road with smaller, more vulnerable vehicles. Sometimes people in the trucking industry ignore these regulations though. When they do, they need to be held accountable, and which regulations and rules were broken could affect your injury claim. A Corpus Christi, Texas truck accident lawyer from our firm can look at what went wrong and help you hold all liable parties accountable.
What Kinds of Trucking Regulations Could Affect My Case?
There are a few kinds of trucking regulations that could end up affecting your case, and which regulations were violated could end up determining who the liable parties were in your truck accident. Regulations that could affect a personal injury case include:
- Weight and size limits
- Rest periods for drivers
- Maintenance and inspection requirements
- Driver alcohol and drug use
- Driver qualifications
If a driver makes a simple mistake, then they could be held liable for an accident. If they made that mistake because their company pushed them to ignore regulations concerning how many hours they were on the road, then that company should be held liable as well.
How Long Do I Have to Sue After a Trucking Accident?
The state of Texas gives you two years to sue after getting injured in an event like a truck accident. It is in your best interest to act quickly for that reason. You do not want to miss your chance to pursue compensation. Plus, the sooner you begin the legal process, the sooner you can receive your compensation.
Do I Need a Lawyer Who Knows Trucking Regulations?
Having a lawyer who knows the trucking industry can be helpful. They can help you with your case by:
- Communicating with insurance companies and other parties on your behalf
- Calculating fair compensation
- Gathering evidence needed to make your case
- Determining all liable parties and holding them accountable
- Answering your questions
- Defending you from accusations of fault or negligence
What Should My Compensation Cover?
Your compensation needs to make up for every cost associated with your accident, including the psychic toll that this event has taken on you and your family. A fair offer should help make up for:
Medical bills: If your injuries are going to require continued treatment, your compensation should help you with past and future medical costs.
Lost wages: If you missed work and paychecks while you were recovering, your compensation should address that.
Loss of earning potential: If your injuries will affect your ability to work, your compensation should be calculated with that in mind.
Your compensation should also address any pain and suffering you and your loved ones have experienced as a result of this truck accident.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
If you are ready to move forward with a personal injury case, contact Sahadi Legal Group. We can schedule a free consultation and tell you more about the potential value of your case. Our experienced truck accident lawyers are ready to help you fight for fair compensation.