In order to legally operate a semi-trailer on the road, trucking companies and drivers must have a certain amount of insurance. If a company or driver fails to have the minimum amount of insurance coverage and an accident occurs, the victim may not be adequately compensated for their losses.
If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident involving an uninsured or underinsured driver in Texas, our lawyers are here to help.
The experienced team of Fort Worth truck accident attorneys at Stephens, Anderson & Cummings can investigate your claim and will fight for your right to fair and just compensation.
Fill out the Free Case Evaluation form to your right to get started today or contact us at (877) 920-9009 to schedule your free legal consultation.
Truck Insurance Coverage
Even if you know the truck driver is to blame for the accident, truck insurance companies will do everything they can to provide as little compensation as possible.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, bodily injury, property damage and environmental restoration must be covered in insurance policies. Depending on the freight being carried, truck insurance policies may cover between $750,000 to $5,000,000.
Some drivers may fail to have adequate insurance for the situation while others could have a lapse in coverage leaving them uninsured while they transport goods across the country.
Improperly Loaded Trucks
Failing to load a truck properly can lead to the shift of materials inside the truck or on the road. When a trucks cargo spills or shifts and an accident occurs, victims can be seriously injured in the wreck.
Serious Truck Accident Injuries
Injuries after a catastrophic truck accident can be life-threatening. Brain trauma, spinal cord injury and multiple broken bones can lead to extended hospital stays and months of recovery.
Highway Truck Crashes
As many trucks are routed through Texas and Oklahoma on their way to other states or neighboring countries, truck accidents commonly occur on the highway. Worst of all, when such accidents happen they are often severe due to the size of those trucks and the high rate of speed vehicles are traveling at.
Causes of Semi-Trailer Accidents
Data on semi-trailer accidents often finds that the causes of big rig accidents typically include speeding, fatigued driving, distracted driving and improperly loaded cargo.
How Can An Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer Help?
Insurance companies don't intimidate us. At the law offices of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings, our team of attorneys know how to investigate these types of accidents and will ensure we collect all the information needed to build a strong case in your favor.
We know that you have many questions about your accident and were prepared to give you the answers you need to make an informed decision about how to proceed with your claim.
We work on a contingency basis, which means you pay us nothing unless we obtain a recovery for you.