Trucking accidents are very often worse – a lot worse – than your average car wreck. And here in the RGV we have more than our fair share of trucking accidents because of all the huge amount of trucks that transport goods to and from Mexico and, of course, to Valley International Airport at Harlingen.
The problem is that these trucks are just so big – and big means heavy! If another car hits yours at, say, 30 mph it will certainly do some damage. But an 18-wheeler at the same speed will very often write your car off. And at the same time, it can cause serious injuries. Let’s face it: an 18-wheeler that is fully loaded can weigh close to 36 tons! Even if it is empty, it will typically weigh 15 tons.
Of course, if you are injured in a trucking accident in the RGV the first thing you need to do is to take care of your injuries and get well again as soon as possible. That is, if you can. Quite often, injuries received in a truck accident can alter the rest of your life. Just like that. Overnight.
You Will Need Legal Help
Whatever the situation, if you are injured in a truck accident that was not your fault, then you are going to need legal help. This is because insurance companies do not like to pay out, and will do everything that they can to avoid it. In the case of truck accidents, it can be that the amount that you can legally claim for damages can run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, and no insurance company wants to pay those sorts of amounts.
So, the result is that they will fight tooth and nail to avoid making a payment. At the very least, they want to reduce the amount you are paid to the absolute minimum, but preferably they would like to pay you nothing at all. This is why they employ very expensive trucking accident injury lawyers with only one end in mind: to achieve just that. From their point of view, it actually makes sense. If they spend a couple of million dollars a year on lawyers’ fees and those lawyers save them, say, $5 million, as far as they are concerned, that’s a result!
However, when you have the Javier Villarreal Law Firm of Brownsville, Texas, on your side, you have a team of personal injury lawyers who are well aware of every last little step of the law and have the experience to fight them on your behalf. Over the last few years, we have obtained over $500,000,000 for our clients by fighting the insurance companies, and we can get you the compensation that the law says you deserve.