Houston Wide Turn Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured in a wide turn truck accident you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Accidents involving trucks can be incredibly dangerous and the devastation can be much more significant than regular passenger vehicle collisions. Unfortunately, the safety of other drivers on the road is not always the primary concern of truck drivers and the companies that employ them, especially when deadlines, deliveries, and making money is on the line. If drivers are fatigued, in a rush to meet a deadline, are distracted, or are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, severe injury accidents could occur.
At Williams Hart, our experienced truck accident attorneys stand ready to help you get the justice and full compensation you’re owed if a negligent truck driver caused you harm. To schedule a free consultation with an attorney about the details of your case, call us today at (713) 352-7071 or fill out one of our online contact forms.
Why do I need a lawyer after a wide turn accident?
If you’ve been hurt in a wide turn truck accident, you have the right to hold the truck driver accountable for the harm they caused you. These accidents can cause severe injuries and significant damage to your property.
In order to correctly execute a turn in a large commercial vehicle, truckers must often swing out wide in the opposite direction of their turn. No one is saying this is easy, we just ask that truckers do so with care and caution. They are trained to use their signals, check blind-spots, and wait for the appropriate opportunity to turn. All of these steps are not always followed, causing accidents for other drivers and pedestrians. When these accidents happen, trucking companies and their lawyers seek to diminish compensation as much as possible, despite their driver being at fault.
Trucking companies will seek to assign some level of blame to victims of wide turn accidents. This is an effort to reduce what they owe to victims. Dealing with an accident involving a truck can create devastating damage and injuries. If you are not responsible for the accident, your compensation should not be diminished because the trucker has a powerful legal team. Your focus should be on recovering from your injuries and repairing the damage caused by the accident. Fighting for fair compensation should not be added to your list of concerns. Having a strong legal advocate is the easiest way to have peace of mind knowing your case is being properly handled, while you focus on restoring your life. Now is not the time to stand alone. Justice entitles you to fair compensation.
Why should I choose Williams Hart?
Williams Hart‘s nationally-recognized trial attorneys are committed to upholding individual rights above all else. We fight for all Texans and have represented over 30,000 clients. We have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients. Our long track record shows that we can be trusted to not only provide comfort and care, but results for our clients. Trucking accidents can cause unimaginable damage and suffering. Injuries and damage caused by trucking accidents can throw our lives into chaos. Williams Hart has the resources and a veteran staff of attorneys to fight for the compensation you deserve. We will guide you through your legal journey and face the trucking companies and their legal teams with you.
Accidents involving trucks can leave us and our property damaged. Wide turn accidents can create devastating consequences for victims. These accidents are almost always the fault of the truck driver. If their negligence has caused harm to you or your vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation.
For many of us, our vehicles represent more than transportation. They embody our livelihood, our passions, our hobbies and when damaged, can cause chaos. Victims should not be held responsible for the costs of their injuries after a wide turn accident. Wide turn trucking accidents can create turmoil, stress, and burden for victims and their families.
Williams Hart is committed to taking the stress and strain off of your shoulders after an accident, especially when it comes to finances. We never charge for attorney’s fees, court costs, or any other expenses unless you collect compensation. Personal injuries and property damage can be stressful enough, the financial burden should not inhibit your recovery process. To honor our dedication to ethical representation, we offer consultations absolutely free of charge. To discuss the details of your case call us today at (713) 352-7071 or fill out one of our online contact forms.
How does liability work for wide turn accidents?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a wide turn accident involving a truck, you are likely not at fault. When accidents and injuries are caused by someone else’s negligence, a personal injury suit can be filed. Due to the size and weight of trucks, wide turn accidents can have devastating effects, even at low speeds. Holding the right party responsible is incredibly important in accidents where injuries can occur so easily.
Truckers and their companies can be held liable in a variety of ways. The trucker themselves may be held liable if they did not uphold safety standards while driving in a work capacity. If it is discovered that the trucker was never properly trained a company can be held responsible for negligence in hiring, training, or supervising. Due to the complicated nature of liability when it comes to trucking accidents, it is best to consult an attorney promptly.
Who can file a wide turn accident lawsuit?
When you or a loved one are the victims of a wide turn accident involving a truck, you may be entitled to compensation. These accidents are often preventable and caused by negligence. You or your loved one should not assume responsibility as the victims. Individuals who are the victims of these accidents are almost always the ones to file a claim, based on negligence. However, parties of close relation may be able to file claims in certain situations. These situations include:
- Wrongful death
- Loss of consortium
- Negligent infliction of emotional distress
At Williams Hart we are committed to protecting your rights and providing strong legal guidance. We can help you determine who is at fault and if you are entitled to compensation after a wide turn accident. Truckers must be held to high safety standards. Do not allow them or their legal teams to place the blame on you. To consult with one of our attorneys free of charge, call us today at (713) 352-7071 or fill out one of our online contact forms.
What types of compensation are available after being injured in a wide turn accident involving a truck?
If you are not at fault for your accident involving a truck, you are legally justified in pursuing compensation. Negligent drivers and their companies must bear the responsibility of their actions, financially and otherwise. An accident involving a truck can be traumatic and can cause serious injuries. Financial burden should not be an additional consequence of your accident. In a personal injury lawsuit, you may receive compensation for the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Physical disability or impairment
- Pain and suffering
Williams Hart is an established and trusted name in Texas law. We have the resources and knowledge to guide you to the compensation you are entitled to.
Frequently Asked Questions
At Williams Hart we are firm in our commitment to protecting and upholding individual rights. We also believe strongly in supporting our Houston community with sound legal guidance. In our opinion, having a legal advocate shouldn’t break the bank. In an effort to provide legal advice to our community, here are the answers to questions we commonly hear at our firm:
How long do I have to file a case?
A claim for personal injury can be filed within two years of the date of the accident.
What if I am partially at fault for my accident?
If you believe you are partially to blame for your wide turn accident involving a truck, you may still be able to collect damages. Texas operates under a modified comparative negligence doctrine. This means if the court decides you are 30% responsible for the accident, you can collect only up to 70% of the potential compensation. If the court deems you are more than 50% responsible for the accident, you cannot file a personal injury claim.
What if my accident involves a government employee or truck?
If a government worker injuries you in a wide turn truck accident, you are still entitled to compensation. However, a claim can only be filed within six months of the accident. Additionally, the government body that oversees the assumed responsible party must be notified. Due to the complicated nature of lawsuits involving wide turn accidents with government trucks, it is best to consult directly with an attorney.
Williams Hart has sought to uphold the legal rights of our community for over thirty years. We have a union of expert attorneys dedicated to seeking compensation on your behalf. The pain and grief caused by trucking accidents can be enormous. At Williams Hart we are here to ease your suffering. You are not alone. To schedule a free consultation, call us at (713) 352-7071 or fill out our online contact form today.