Involved in an 18 Wheeler Accident? We Can Help!
An 18 wheeler accident is different in important ways from other types of motor vehicle accidents. Victims hurt in a truck crash need to speak with an attorney who has an understanding of these types of complex claims. Contact Huerta Law Firm today to learn more.
Truck Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries
Accidents with an 18-wheeler tend to be much more serious than many other types of motor vehicle collisions. An 18 wheeler accident could cause fatal or permanent injuries as a result of the size of the truck and the resulting force of the impact when the truck strikes a vehicle. Trucks also are top-heavy and are susceptible to rollovers, which can crush other vehicles, and trucks with tractor-trailers can spin out and cause jackknife crashes. Since 18-wheelers are so large and dangerous, it is imperative for El Paso victims who are badly hurt to speak with a lawyer about recovering full compensation for injuries after an 18 wheeler accident.
Trucking Companies Often Have Extensive Insurance
After an 18 wheeler accident, injured victims may be able to pursue legal claims against not just the driver, but also against the trucking company. Truck companies are required by federal law to have $750,000 minimum in liability coverage or to have $5 million in coverage if the 18 wheeler is transporting hazardous materials. With significant insurance coverage, enough money should be available to provide full compensation to victims of 18 wheeler accidents. Those who have been hurt should speak with a lawyer before agreeing to a settlement, as insurers often try to pay less than they should despite large amounts of coverage.
When you need a lawyer after an 18 wheeler accident, contact the Huerta Law Firm for help.