Texas is a big state with wide, open spaces and lots of highways and byways. Sadly, we have more than our fair share of trucking accidents in Texas. We know that right here in South Texas, there are more than a few trucking accidents near and around Harlingen and Valley International Airport. There are also a lot of trucks coming and going across the border.
Trucks are great big vehicles as we all know, but unfortunately if you are involved in a truck wreck it can cause serious injury simply because of the huge size and weight of the truck. Federal law governs the maximum size of trucks and it is 80,000 lbs gross vehicle weight, which is just over 35 tons! If one of those hits you it is sure going to do some damage.
There can be many reasons for trucking accidents in Texas, such as lack of driver concentration, poorly maintained vehicles, driver working longer hours than permitted, poor road surface, street lighting down, and many more. The fact is that if you are injured in a trucking accident that is not your fault, then you are entitled to damages. If this is the case, then you need one of our expert attorneys at Villarreal Law Firm to help you. The simple fact is that you are now in a fight, albeit not one of your own making, because an insurance company is now involved, and it is not going to come quietly! Despite all their advertising and promises, the last thing that any insurance company wants to do is to pay out.
If you think about it, that is logical. It is straightforward math. The less it pays out, the more profit it makes at the end of the year. So it is worth any insurance company’s while to employ expensive lawyers to fight against your claim. Let’s say you are entitled to $100,000 in damages and the insurance company’s lawyer manages to bring that down to $50,000. If the insurance company pays the lawyer, say, $10,000, then from their point of view that is a very good deal. That’s why they will fight you all the way.
And that’s why, if you have been injured in one of the many trucking accidents in Texas, you need us at Villarreal Law Firm on your side. The insurance company lawyers know the law inside and out and if you try to fight them on your own, they will, to use the old expression, take you to the cleaners.
But at Villarreal Law Firm we know the law inside and out as well, so with us you have every chance of getting the compensation that you deserve.