If you have been hurt in a truck accident in Brownsville, or if you’ve lost a loved one due to the reckless or negligent actions of a truck driver or the trucking company, the attorneys of The Benton Law Firm are here to help you. We understand just how devastating an accident with one of these massive 80,000-pound vehicles can be, especially when they collide with a 3,000-pound passenger vehicle. The sheer size and weight of a truck can cause serious injuries like spinal injuries and even death. That’s why we have fought so hard on behalf of people injured in truck accidents in Texas. We know that the stakes are high, and you deserve justice.
The Department of Transportation reports there are nearly half a million truck accidents every year across the United States, causing 130,000 injuries and 5,000 fatalities. Because of their size and weight, even minor accidents involving commercial vehicles or 18-wheelers can result in serious physical, emotional, and financial damage. Trucking accidents can be life-altering, not only for the victims involved but also for their families who have to grapple with the reality of paying potentially tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills along with the stress of making ends meet, especially if the injured victim was the primary or sole provider.
With an estimated 3.5 million drivers operating 15.5 million commercial trucks or 18-wheelers and across the United States, sharing the road with these vehicles is a part of everyday life. These trucks are extremely important to the life and vitality of our economy, but that doesn’t give drivers or trucking companies free reign to act negligently. Accidents with 18-wheelers can result in tens of thousands of dollars in car damages, medical bills, and lost wages. Take action today and hold the liable parties responsible. Contact a Brownsville truck accident attorney at (956) 230-6390 or fill out a contact form on our site to get the help that you need with your case.
Why Choose Us?
At The Benton Law Firm, we’ve represented hundreds of victims in trucking accidents and bring decades of experience to handling your case. Following an accident, you should only have to focus on your recovery and not worry about the complicated process of filing a personal injury claim or stress out over how you’re going to pay for your medical bills. Our legal team offers proven legal expertise to get you the compensation you need. We take time to get to know not only your case but also you and your family on a personal level. Our attorneys have been recognized for their hard work inside and outside of the courtroom on behalf of their clients, and we will not rest until they get the justice they deserve. When you work with us, you know that you are getting the focus and attention that your case deserves, from a team that has a proven track record of successfully winning cases just like yours. Contact a Brownsville trucking accident attorney today and get started.
Truck Accident Claims
The aftermath of a trucking accident is a whirlwind. Not only are you dealing with your own health and recovery, but you also have to deal with legal representatives from the trucking company and insurance claims adjusters who want nothing more than to pay you as little as possible. That’s why you need a skilled and experienced attorney to fight for you every step of the way. Our lawyers have decades of experience handling trucking accident cases caused by any of the following:
- Drivers who are intoxicated from drugs or alcohol
- Truck malfunction or defects that weren’t properly addressed by the trucking company
- Trucking company negligence
- Driver error
- Driver negligence or road rage
- Rollover accidents
- No-zone truck accidents
These are only a few of the types of trucking accident cases we’ve handled over the years. You don’t have to worry about how you’re going to pay your medical bills and living expenses any longer. It’s time to take action and hold negligent drivers and trucking companies liable. Call us today and take the first step toward recovering the financial compensation you deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions
At The Benton Law Firm, we know you have a lot of questions following a trucking accident about every topic imaginable dealing with your case. We’ve handled hundreds of these types of cases in the past and are here to answer all of your questions beginning with the consultation and along every step of the way. To get started, we’ve provided a few answers below to some of the most common questions we’ve been asked over the years.
What do I do if the trucking company or their insurance company contacts me?
Soon after filing a claim, the truck company’s insurance company or legal team will more than likely try and contact you to ask questions and get a statement from you. It is extremely important that you do not speak with them without first contacting a personal injury lawyer. Insurance companies may act like they are on your side, but they are for-profit companies and want to pay you as little money as possible. They may try and ask you tricky questions or get you to inadvertently admit fault. Contact the Brownsville truck accident attorneys and let us speak with the insurance companies.
What kind of damages can I recover in my case?
There are a number of expenses thrust upon victims of trucking accidents both short and long term. Depending on the severity of your injuries you may need extensive medical attention and rehabilitation for months or even years following your accident. In other cases, the accident is so severe that it prevents you from returning to work, costing you not only your salary and financial security but also your passions. We will fight to help you recover financial compensation to pay for all medical expenses, travel costs to and from your doctor’s offices, cost of prescription medication, and any future medical bills you might have because of your injuries.
Depending on the severity of your injuries, recovering compensation for medical bills are just the beginning. Our attorneys will also fight to help you recover financial compensation to pay for rehabilitation costs, lost wages, psychological treatment if you experience trouble sleeping, anxiety, or depression, and also punitive damages if the driver or trucking company acted especially negligent.
How much does a consultation cost?
In the midst of dealing with stacks of medical bills, lost wages, and repair bills to your vehicle, adding one more cost to the pile is out of the question. Many victims injured in trucking accidents are hesitant to call and speak with an attorney because they’re afraid they can’t afford it. At The Benton Law Firm, your consultation is 100 percent free and confidential. We will talk about the details of your case and go over your rights free of charge.
Truck Accidents in Texas
Each year, there are about 500,000 accidents involving trucks and large commercial vehicles in the United States. Of those accidents, nearly 5,000 results in at least one fatality, and 130,000 injuries are reported. In Texas alone, there were nearly 16,000 truck accidents according to statistics from 2010 that resulted in over 200 fatalities and more than 2,000 serious injury accidents.
Contact a Brownsville Truck Accident Attorney
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a truck accident, you should not have to carry the financial burdens that will inevitably be placed on your shoulders. Mounting medical bills, lost wages, property repair and replacement costs can all add up, and if you are not able to work, the financial blow can be crippling. In addition, you may be suffering pain following the accident and may be forced to undergo additional procedures or may require therapy. Whatever the toll that your accident has taken on your life, the Brownsville attorneys of The Benton Law Firm are here to help you get back on your feet. We will hold the trucking company and any other liable parties responsible for what happened to you. We will not let this ruin your life, and we will work hard to help you rebuild and move on with your life. Don’t hesitate to contact us immediately at (956) 230-6390 to discuss your case with an experienced attorney today.