Boerne Truck Accident Attorney

Getting into a traffic accident that involves a large truck can put you at risk of suffering life-altering injuries. After your crash, you may be living in uncertainty about your future – not knowing where to turn for help or advice that you can trust. Hill Law Firm provides high-quality legal representation to truck accident victims in Boerne and throughout Texas.

We know how these cases work and what you need to rebuild your life as much as possible after a traumatic crash. From connecting you to top doctors to going up against a trucking company or insurance provider on your behalf, we are here for you after a commercial truck accident. Learn more about how our Boerne truck accident lawyer can help during a free individual case consultation, where we will discuss your legal options in detail.

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Why Choose Our Attorney?
Common Causes of Trucking Accidents
Do You Have a Boerne Truck Accident Case?
Benefits of Hiring an Attorney
Who Can Be Liable for a Truck Crash in Texas?
Time Limitations to File a Claim
Steps to Follow After a Truck Crash
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Why Choose Our Boerne Truck Accident Attorney?

  • We have a long track record of success. Our case results demonstrate our passion and commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for serious personal injury cases.
  • Our personal injury attorneys in Boerne can go up against any adversary. We can help you negotiate with a powerful trucking and/or insurance company and go to trial to pursue just results, if necessary.
  • You won’t pay anything unless you win. Our Boerne truck accident lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only charge a fee if the case leads to compensation.

Boerne Truck Accident Attorney

Common Causes of Boerne Trucking Accidents

Commercial trucking accidents in Boerne are typically preventable. They are often caused by examples of truck driver or human error, including:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Texting or other cellphone use
  • Driving while impaired
  • Following too closely
  • Making an unsafe turn or lane change
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Failing to check blind spots
  • Failing to properly control the large truck
  • Violating federal safety regulations
  • Breaking hours-of-service rules and driving drowsy
  • Failing to conduct truck inspections or repairs
  • Truck equipment failure or part breakdown
  • Improper load securement and lost cargo loads

If a truck driver or trucking company caused or contributed to your accident, they could be held financially responsible (liable) for your various losses.

Do You Have a Boerne Truck Accident Case?

A truck accident case requires evidence that one or more parties caused or significantly contributed to the crash, such as a negligent truck driver or trucking company. Proof of negligence, or the failure to exercise appropriate care, is required. You need compelling evidence that the defendant owed you a duty of care, breached or violated this duty of care, and caused your truck accident. Our lawyers can give you our informed perspective as to whether you have grounds to file a claim during a free consultation.

Benefits of Hiring a Boerne Truck Accident Attorney

In addition to a free, no-obligation legal consultation, a Boerne truck accident attorney can provide exceptional representation through every stage of the recovery process. You can trust your attorney to aggressively negotiate for maximum financial compensation with an insurance company on your behalf. Your attorney can investigate the truck accident, return to the scene of the crash, collect evidence of fault and hire experts for you. Your lawyer will take care of complex legal processes while you focus on yourself and your recovery.

Who Can Be Liable for a Truck Crash in Texas?

Truck accidents are not like typical car accident cases in Texas. Instead of only having another driver to hold liable, there could potentially be multiple liable parties. Texas is a fault state, meaning the person or party at fault for causing a traffic accident is who will be responsible for paying for related damages. The party or parties named as defendants in a truck accident claim may include:

  • Truck driver – for driver errors or negligence
  • Truck owner/operator – for improper truck maintenance
  • Truck leasing company – for failing to disclose issues with the truck
  • Trucking company – for negligent hiring or training practices
  • Cargo company – for improperly loaded or secured cargo
  • Maintenance crew or repair shop – for low-quality repairs
  • Truck manufacturer – for defective truck parts
  • Government agency – for dangerous road defects
  • Third-party driver – for careless or reckless driver mistakes

The party that is financially responsible for a truck accident will depend on the circumstances and the cause of the crash. In addition to complicated questions of liability, a truck accident case in Boerne will also come with unique types of evidence, such as the truck’s black box. An attorney can help you navigate these issues.

How Long Do You Have to File a Claim After a Truck Accident?

In Texas, a law known as the statute of limitations gives you a time limit of just two years from the date of a truck accident to file a related personal injury claim. With only a few exceptions to this rule, if an injured victim attempts to file a claim more than two years after a truck accident, he or she will be barred by the courts from making a financial recovery.

Steps to Follow After a Boerne Truck Crash

Getting into an accident with a big rig or commercial truck can be traumatic and confusing. If you can, however, remember to take the following steps to protect yourself:

  1. Check yourself and others for injuries.
  2. Seek immediate medical attention, even if you initially feel fine.
  3. Find out if anyone else involved in the accident was injured.
  4. Call 911 to get police to the scene of your crash right away.
  5. Give the police your side of the story for the report without admitting fault.
  6. Exchange information with the truck driver and any eyewitnesses.
  7. Write down the name of the trucking company, the truck number and the license plate number.
  8. Take photos of the scene of the accident before you leave, if you can.
  9. Contact the trucking company to report the accident and file a claim.
  10. Before negotiating a settlement with an insurance company, contact Hill Law Firm.

Being involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler can be stressful, but taking the correct steps can make a major difference to the outcome of your case.

Speak to a Boerne Truck Accident Lawyer Today

If you have been injured in an accident involving a commercial truck in Boerne or anywhere in Texas, contact an attorney from Hill Law Firm as soon as possible. We can review your case for free to determine if it has merit. If you have a valid truck, car, or pedestrian accident case in Boerne, our attorneys may represent you during settlement negotiations with an insurance company or litigate a personal injury lawsuit, if necessary, to fight for fair financial compensation. Request a free truck accident case review today by calling (210) 960-3939.

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