Brazoria County Fatal Truck Accident Attorney

Commercial trucks are instrumental in the growth of our economy. They seamlessly help in transporting goods from one region to another. Unfortunately, their presence on Texas highways remains to be a major concern for other motorists and the general public. This is particularly owed to their large size and weight, thus exposing other road users to fatal crashes. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), over 5,000 fatal truck accidents occur each year in the United States.

Since many fatal truck accidents stem from negligence, families who lose their loved ones in these crashes are entitled to compensation by doing a wrongful death claim. The unimaginable losses that follow stretch far and wide disrupting their normal way of life. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is emotionally challenging, but realizing that someone else was responsible can be more traumatizing. The compassionate Brazoria County fatal truck accident attorneys are committed to helping you get justice for your loved one. We will not only help pursue a monetary recovery, but also walk beside you during this difficult moment.

Why You Need an Attorney for Your Case

When filing a wrongful death claim, you must understand how tremendously difficult it can be to recoup all damages on your own. Apart from the fact that wrongful death claims bring with them untold emotional baggage, the compensation process is usually complex. As such, insurance companies and their attorneys will likely take full advantage of you to underpay or deny your claim. For this reason, you should retain a Brazoria County fatal truck accident lawyer.

Your legal team will help you handle different aspects of your case such as:

Complex Trucking Laws

As the regulatory authority for all types of trucks in the United States, the FMCSA governs the trucking industry. Therefore, you can be assured that these regulations will impact your case. These laws are complex, and understanding the implications of each in your claim may be a tall order. Some of the different trucking regulations that will definitely impact your fatal truck accident case include:

  • Insurance policies
  • Hours of service
  • Driver qualifications
  • Vehicle inspection and maintenance
  • Transportation of dangerous goods

A seasoned Brazoria County fatal truck accident attorney will have in-depth knowledge of how these regulations apply to your claim. He or she will also analyze state traffic laws and establish how they affect your case.

Determining Liability

Liability in a fatal truck accident is usually contested. Apart from truck drivers who are often to blame, other parties may bear fault. Besides the driver, other parties likely to carry fault may include trucking companies, truck owners, construction companies, and local state agencies. Establishing liability on these parties calls for detailed investigations that only seasoned lawyers can offer. With their skills, they know what to look for, and how to apply their findings in your case.

Evaluating Your Legal Options

You may recover compensation for wrongful death in two major ways. First, you may settle with the other party’s insurance company, or that of the deceased if they were insured. Most personal injury cases are settled out of court. You may also decide to proceed to court where the Brazoria County trial process comes into effect. As the plaintiff, you may be at a crossroads determining what channel is best for you. Working with a qualified attorney helps evaluate both legal options and determine which one guarantees maximum compensation for your losses.

Establishing Your Damages

Compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit boils down to the specific losses you suffered. Unfortunately, some damages such as loss of consortium, pain, and suffering, emotional trauma, and a diminished quality of life may be impossible to quantify into dollar figures. But with the right attorney, you can easily establish the financial implications of these losses and have them taken into account when pursuing compensation. Other damages in a fatal truck accident may include lost wages for time not worked, medical expenses, lost premiums, as well as burial expenses.

Call a Brazoria County Fatal Truck Accident Attorney

Coming to terms with the death of a loved one can be painful, but learning that someone else was responsible is even more heartbreaking. Our compassionate Brazoria County fatal truck accident attorneys are ready to help you get the justice you deserve. While no compensation can equal the loss, the compensation you get will help secure your future especially if you looked up to the deceased. Contact us today to schedule a one-on-one consultation.

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