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Title: Why You Should Hire a Lawyer for a 18 Wheeler Accident in Texas


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Why You Should Hire a Lawyer for an 18 Wheeler
Accident in Texas
By pastrana law firm
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Professional representation is a virtual
necessity for many people who wish to navigate
the American legal system and achieve a positive
outcome. This is especially true for people who
have been injured or had their property damaged
by an 18-wheeler, big rig, semi truck, or other
large conveyance. The enormous forces unleashed
in a collision with a semi have the potential to
inflict catastrophic harm or even death to anyone
caught in the accident. This is especially true
for passenger cars and their occupants.
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A semi truck outweighs most other things on the
road by orders of magnitude, and a collision with
one can utterly demolish any ordinary vehicle.
Although statistics indicate that passenger
vehicles are more likely to cause an accident to
a semi than the other way around, the casualty
statistics are almost completely one-sided in
favor of the truck. It is far more likely that
the occupants of the passenger car will be hurt
or even killed. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and
motorcyclists tend to fare even more poorly. Of
the approximately 2,112 people killed in
two-vehicle truck-car accidents in 2016, only 56
fatalities were in the truck. The remaining 2,056
deaths occurred in the passenger car.
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Texas law uses the system of compensatory
negligence. This means that any plaintiff
involved in an accident, no matter how severe,
could be analyzed to determine what percentage of
the accident was their own fault. If their fault
is judged to be greater than 50, then the
plaintiff may not collect any legal compensation
whatsoever. Meanwhile, the truck is quite
possibly owned and operated by a trucking
company, and this company may employ an attorney
to advocate their side as a matter of course.
This means that almost always the only way the
injured individual can be certain of adequate
funds for medical bills and property replacement
is to take an active legal course.
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Typically, the injuries suffered in an accident
with a semi-truck or big rig are commonly much
more severe and debilitating than those from an
accident with a smaller vehicle. There is every
reason to assume that the injured plaintiff will
be too debilitated to actively pursue legal
remedies. In many cases, it will be their loved
ones or inheritors who see the lawsuit through
after their death.  It is necessary that the
attorney be trustworthy and capable of acting
independently so that their plaintiffs have time
to heal, grieve, and recover what they can of
what they have lost.
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Determining liability in a truck accident will
affect the damages available to any injured
victims. An experienced truck accident attorney
understands how trucking companies and their
insurers handle accident investigations.
Contacting an attorney after any truck-related
accident can improve your ability to secure
compensation. Call Pastrana Law Firm at
512-474-4487 for a free consultation and no
commitment.  
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DESIGNED AND COMPILED BY
Pastrana Law Firm Raul Steven Pastrana 42 East
Avenue Austin, Texas 78701 Ph 512-474-4487 TF
1-888-674-4487 pastranalaw_at_gmail.com www.pastranal
aw.com
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