Odessa Truck Accident Lawyer

Crashed with a Big Rig?
Turn to an Experienced Odessa Truck Accident Lawyer for Help.

How Does an Odessa Truck Accident Lawsuit Work?

When we handle your Odessa truck accident lawsuit, we’ll review all the evidence to establish that the other party was negligent. This will include:

  • Examining the police report
  • Speaking with eyewitnesses to the accident
  • Reviewing doctor’s reports and other medical information
  • Reviewing vehicle damage
  • Looking at photographs and other evidence from the accident scene
  • Bringing in expert witnesses to provide testimony on your behalf.

We’ll aggressively negotiate with the insurance company of the driver and trucking company that caused the crash to get you an adequate settlement. If a settlement can’t be reached, we’ll take the case to court.

In order to get as much compensation as possible for you, we will need to prove that the other party was completely at fault. Texas insurance laws follow modified comparative negligence rules. What this means is that you can get compensation even if you are partially at fault for the accident, but your award will be reduced by your percentage of fault. If it’s shown that you’re more than 50% at fault, you won’t get anything. If your case doesn’t clearly show the other party was at fault, their attorney will almost surely try to place some or all of the blame on you.

We have extensive experience taking on lawyers and insurance companies to establish fault in trucking accident cases. We’ll work diligently to prove that the other party was responsible for the accident and your injuries. Call Hanna Law Firm today at 432-606-2378 to arrange a consultation with a skilled Odessa truck accident lawyer.

How Commercial Truck Accidents Happen

Most professional truck drivers in Texas work hard to ensure safety on the roads. But, unfortunately, many truck drivers are often under tremendous pressure from trucking companies to meet delivery schedules. This can leave them fatigued, distracted and otherwise careless when they drive, leading to accidents.

Here are some of the reasons for truck accidents:

  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Speeding, tailgating or other aggressive driving
  • Inattention to safety and driving regulations
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Improperly loaded, overloaded or unbalanced cargo
  • Inadequate truck driver training for new drivers
  • Poor maintenance of trucks by trucking companies
  • Defective truck or trailer parts
  • Distracted, careless or dangerous driving by drivers of other vehicles
  • Poorly designed or maintained roads
  • Unsafe road construction
  • Inadequate truck inspections.

As you can see, it isn’t always only truck drivers who cause crashes. In some cases, trucking companies that push their drivers too hard or don’t train them properly may also be liable. Drivers of other vehicles who cut off large trucks or drive carelessly around them can be responsible for accidents. Makers of defective truck parts can also be to blame. Government agencies tasked with taking care of roads and highways might also be named in lawsuits if hazardous road design or conditions contributed to accidents. When we take on your case, we’ll carefully examine all of the intricate evidence to ensure that all responsible parties are held accountable.

Texas Statute of Limitations in Truck Accident Cases

There is generally a two-year statute of limitations for filing truck crash lawsuits in Texas. The clock begins ticking on the date you are injured or discover your injuries, or the date of death in wrongful death cases. If you don’t file by the two-year deadline, you may lose the opportunity to bring a truck accident lawsuit and get compensation.

There are exceptions to this deadline, though, so always speak directly with an Odessa truck accident attorney to learn about claim filing deadlines for your case.

Contact an Odessa Truck Accident Lawyer for Help

Call Hanna Law Firm today at 432-606-2378 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Odessa truck accident lawyers. We understand the trucking industry and state and federal transportation laws. Don’t delay in speaking with a skilled attorney when you’ve been injured in a trucking accident. We will fight hard to get you the full amount of compensation you need.