Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys

Representing victims of accidents with semi-trucks and commercial vehicles throughout Texas and Louisiana.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, our hearts go out to you. Dealing with insurance companies and trying to understand your legal rights is complex. You could be out of work for weeks or the rest of your life. The experienced Truck Accident Lawyers at Shamieh Law Firm will fight for the justice and fair compensation you deserve.

Get started with a free evaluation of your important Truck Accident Injury Claim today by calling Shamieh Law at 469-813-7332.

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    How Our Trucking Accident Lawyers Fight for You

    When a truck crash causes severe injuries or loss of life, victims and their families deserve fair compensation to be made whole again in the eyes of the law. At Shamieh Law, our team of qualified Trucking Accident Lawyers steps in to demand fair compensation for vital expenses.

    The damages our truck accident law firm fights to collect for you, and your loved ones typically include:

    • Medical Expenses – These costs add up quickly for hospitalizations, surgeries, and ongoing rehabilitation that may continue for years.
    • Lost Wages – When your injuries cause you to miss work, who will supply your paycheck? We’ll demand fair payments for you.  
    • Lost Future Income – When someone else harms you, and you can no longer physically or mentally perform your job, that should be significantly compensated. 
    • Pain and Suffering – The law makes it clear – you deserve fair compensation for measurable physical and emotional distress.
    • Loss of Consortium – When a loved one has been killed, or their quality of companionship has been dramatically affected, that’s a massive loss in your life and should be fairly compensated by responsible parties.

    Don’t go it alone. Reach out to our experienced truck injury lawyers and begin discussing your case.

    Our Trucking Accident Attorneys Take These Steps for You

    Commercial vehicle crashes are very challenging and often heartbreaking circumstances to navigate. Dealing with truck accident injuries and loss merits strong support to protect yourself physically and legally.

    We’ll do the heavy legal lifting when you call upon our truck accident law firm to take on your personal injury case. You can count on us to:

    • Provide a free and thorough evaluation of your case
    • File a Police Report
    • File your injury claim and open a lawsuit
    • Investigate and document all evidence to support your injury claims
    • Conduct accident reconstruction as needed for your case
    • Hire expert witnesses where needed to contribute vital testimony
    • Demand a fair settlement for all damages you are enduring
    • Take your case to trial when responsible parties refuse to own up to their mandated responsibilities
    • Collect payment only when we win your case

    Negligence Laws in Texas and Louisiana Truck Accident Lawsuits

    When our truck wreck lawyers take on your case, we’ll work to prove the truck driver, manufacturer, or trucking company acted negligently. To win your truck accident lawsuit, we must prove four elements:

    • The trucker had a specific Duty of Care
    • A Breach of duty occurred
    • Liability for caused injuries has been established
    • Damages exist for the injured party

    When successful in proving these elements, you and your loved ones may be entitled to compensation for injuries and losses.

    We’ve collected over $100 million for injured victims and their families and will work hard for the justice you deserve.

    Texas Negligence Laws for Truck Accidents

    ​​In Texas, modified comparative negligence laws play an important role in truck accident injury cases. Modified comparative negligence is a legal doctrine that assigns liability and damages based on the proportion of fault between parties in an injury case. Under this rule, if an injured party’s own negligence (including actions or omissions) contributed to their injuries, they will not be able to recover damages from the other party.

    However, if the injured person was less than 50 percent at fault for their injuries, they can pursue compensation from the other party. In Texas, injured parties may be able to collect a certain percentage of their total damages, which reflects how much responsibility each party shares for the accident [1].

    Louisiana Negligence Laws for Truck Accidents

    In Louisiana, comparative negligence laws determine the extent of fault in injury cases [2]. These laws allow for a plaintiff and defendant to both bear responsibility for an accident or injury, even if one party is primarily at fault. This type of fault-splitting helps ensure that all parties receive a fair outcome based on their respective roles in the incident.

    For example, if a plaintiff were found to be 25 percent at fault in an accident, they would only receive compensation for 75 percent of the damages they suffered. In Louisiana, the threshold for comparative negligence is 50 percent or more. That means that any party with over 50 percent responsibility for an accident or injury cannot recover damages for their losses. If a plaintiff were found to have 51 percent of the fault, they would be unable to recover any compensation from the responsible party.

    It’s important to remember that each case is different, and comparative negligence laws can make it difficult to determine who is at fault in certain situations.

    The experienced commercial truck accident attorneys at Shamieh Law understand the nuances of comparative fault. Our team can guide you through the legal process to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive fair compensation for any damages suffered due to someone else’s negligence.

    Our Truck Accident Law Firm Hits Injury Claim Deadlines: The Statute of Limitations

    Understanding the statute of limitations cannot be skipped in complex truck accident injury cases. This critical legal concept sets strict time limits on when injured victims and their families can file a lawsuit against the responsible party or parties to seek compensation for their injuries and losses. Plaintiffs must understand these deadlines, so they don’t miss out on their chance at justice.

    Texas Statute of Limitations for Truck Accident Injuries

    In Texas, the statute of limitations for truck accidents is two years from the accident date. This means that any legal action must be brought within this time period, or else the injured party loses their right to file a lawsuit and bring a claim. Some exceptions do exist, and our team of Texas semi truck accident lawyers can verify your eligibility.

    Louisiana Statute of Limitations for Truck Accident Injuries

    Victims injured in truck or commercial vehicle collisions generally have one year from the date of the incident to file their lawsuit in Louisiana. It is crucial to understand these laws to ensure you meet any time limits set by law and protect your rights as soon as possible.

    Our experienced commercial truck accident attorneys in Louisiana can assist you in navigating these processes to ensure your claim is handled correctly.

    Our Truck Accident Lawyers Handle Crashes with These Commercial Vehicles

    Many different commercial vehicle accidents occur throughout Texas and Louisiana each year. As an experienced lawyer for truck accidents, Ramez Shamieh and the team of truck wreck lawyers at Shamieh Law understand the intricate process of filing a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries.

    Our Commercial Truck Accident Lawyers represent injured victims and their loved ones who have been harmed by:

    • 18-Wheelers
    • Big Rigs
    • Buses  
    • Cargo Trucks
    • Coal Trucks
    • Concrete Trucks
    • Construction Trucks
    • Delivery Vans
    • Fire Trucks
    • Fuel Trucks
    • Garbage Trucks / Dump Trucks
    • Lumber & Logging Trucks
    • Moving Vans
    • Semi-Trucks
    • Steel Trucks
    • Tow Trucks
    • Tractor Trailers
    • Most Other Commercial Vehicles

    Types of Crashes Our Truck Injury Attorneys Regularly Encounter

    We represent victims in many types of truck accidents. Truck drivers must adhere to strict regulations, including hours of service, drug and alcohol testing, and licensing requirements. Nonetheless, collisions regularly occur, many as a result of negligence.

    Some of the most common we handle in our truck accident lawsuits include:

    • Rear-end collisions – when one truck crashes into the back of another
    • Rollover accidents – when a truck tips over on its side or roo
    • Jackknife incidents – when a truck’s trailer slides out and forms an angle with the cab
    • Underride collisions – when a smaller vehicle gets stuck under the back of a truck
    • Head-on collisions – when two vehicles hit each other straight on from opposite directions.
    • Sideswipe crashes – also referred to as “lane departures, ” when two vehicles traveling in opposite directions make contact with each other’s side panels.

    Call our Truck Crash Attorneys today to begin a free, confidential review of your accident and injuries. We’re here to see that you recover the compensation you deserve!

    Truck Accidents Cause Catastrophic Injuries

    Some of the most common injuries from truck crashes include:

    • Broken bones
    • Head injuries
    • Spinal cord trauma
    • Crush injuries
    • Burns and lacerations
    • Internal organ injuries
    • Amputation or loss of limb
    • Muscle strains, torn ligaments, or tendonitis
    • Permanent disability or disfigurement caused by the accident.
    • Soft tissue injuries such as whiplash, strains, sprains, and contusions
    • Cuts, bruises, and scrapes
    • Psychological Trauma or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Exposure to hazardous materials
    • Dental trauma and injuries
    • Vision or hearing loss due to an accident
    • Injuries to the nerves, such as sciatica or carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Infection resulting from an accident-related wound

    Unfortunately, truck accident injuries are often severe and require months, or even years, to recover. This means that truck accident victims can face high medical bills, years of rehabilitation, and loss of wages.

    Truck Accidents and Wrongful Death Lawsuits

    Truck accidents can cause severe damage, injury, and, in the worst cases, wrongful death. When a person is killed due to the negligent or reckless actions of another driver, their family may have legal recourse through filing a wrongful death lawsuit. These types of lawsuits are designed to hold wrongdoers accountable and provide financial compensation for victims’ families. If you or someone close to you has been affected by a truck crash resulting in wrongful death, it is essential to understand your rights under these laws to and contact a wrongful death lawyer to help seek justice and compensation for your loss.

    The truck crash lawyers at Shamieh Law are here to guide you through this difficult time. Call us 24/7 to start a free case evaluation.

    Common Semi-Truck Accident Causes Our Truck Wreck Lawyers Understand

    Our seasoned truck crash attorneys represent victims in nearly all truck accident cases. The causes for these catastrophic collisions and injuries typically include:

    • Aggressive driving
    • Defective parts, such as brakes
    • Distracted drivers
    • Driving under the influence (DUI)
    • Fatigued drivers
    • Improperly loaded cargo
    • Manufacturers’ defects on the truck or trailer
    • Reckless driving
    • Speeding

    We can help you through this difficult time. Start a free case evaluation with our experienced Louisiana and Texas Truck Accident Attorneys today.

    Truck Accident Statistics Affecting Big Rig Lawsuits

    • Approximately 1 out of 8 motor vehicle deaths are due to a crash involving a large truck or bus [3].
    • It is estimated that 90% of truck accidents are caused by driver error [4].
    • Truck drivers are more likely than other drivers to be involved in fatal crashes [5].
    • The majority of fatal truck accidents involve multiple vehicles and/or multiple occupants [6].
    • The leading cause of truck accidents is driver fatigue [7].
    • Over 70% of all truck accident fatalities occur on rural roads [8].
    • More than half of all truck accident fatalities are occupants of passenger vehicles [9].
    • The majority of fatal truck crashes occur between 6 am and 3 pm on weekdays [10].

    Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents

    How can a truck accident lawyer help your case?

    A trucking accident lawyer can help your case by providing experienced legal representation and building a strong case to seek the maximum compensation for damages and losses you suffered due to the truck accident. At Shamieh Law, our truck accident attorneys can investigate the crash, gather evidence, track down witnesses, analyze police reports, and negotiate with insurance providers on your behalf. We will also be able to advise you on filing lawsuits against any responsible parties if necessary.

    What should you do after a truck accident?

    If you are involved in a truck accident, you should first seek medical attention if necessary. Then, you should gather as much evidence as possible such as photos of the scene and any witnesses that may have seen what happened. Afterward, contact your insurance company to file a claim and seek legal advice from an experienced personal injury attorney to protect your rights. Finally, document details about the accident, such as any pain, suffering, or property damage incurred, to maximize your compensation accordingly.

    Free Case Review with Experienced Truck Injury Lawyers

    Our best Truck Accident Attorneys at Shamieh Law will demand the compensation you deserve when you suffer injuries from an accident involving a big rig or commercial vehicle. Our team of licensed trucking attorneys understands the challenges our injured clients face. We lead with compassion and know the importance of aggressively protecting your rights.

    Get started with a free consultation of your very important injury case today. Do not delay – truck accident injury cases have deadlines, and you must file your claim before the Statute of Limitations expires.

    Contact our office 24/7 at 469-813-7332 or schedule your free case review online.