Pascoe Law FirmInjuries From Truck Accidents
Principal office located in Friendswood, Texas.
Available to service League City, Webster, Pearland, Galveston, and the surrounding areas within Texas.
Common Injuries From Truck Accidents
Attorney For Common Injuries Caused By Truck Accidents
Types of Injuries From Truck Accidents
If the truck driver or trucking company has not followed the regulations and rules that govern their industry they could be liable for personal injury or even a wrongful death. Truck crashes can best be described by the old saying: objects in motion tend to stay in motion, objects at rest tend to stay at rest. The large size of these tractor-trailer trucks and semi-trucks has a lot to do with the amount of damage that is caused in a collision For example, if a dump truck that was filled with heavy material and weighted over 10,000 pounds it could cause a lot of damage to a small passenger vehicle. Many of these truck accidents have serious injuries from the collision with the large truck. Common injuries associated with a truck wreck involve a semi-truck, big rig truck, or tractor-trailer includes:
- Head Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Fractured skulls
- Fractured bones
- Neck Injury / Back Injury
- Neck Fracture
- Spinal Cord Injuries
Medical Bills Following A Truck Accident
Time is Important When Filing an Injury Claim against USPS
Whenever you have a claim against a government entity, it must be filed immediately in order to secure your right to claim compensation. For this reason, it is important to retain legal representation quickly in order to make sure that your case is built properly and filed in the appropriate court within the required statute of limitations.
- Following your initial claim, you will receive a response from the government regarding your case and the amount of compensation— if any— it has agreed to provide for your injuries.
- If the initial response is not in your favor, you have the option to file a lawsuit within six months to contest the ruling and claim additional damages.
- It is during this time that you need to build your case and establish both the fault of the government employee and the financial value of your injuries.
Filing a Lawsuit Under the Federal Tort Claims Act
To attempt to recover compensation for your injuries through the government, you must file a lawsuit in federal court under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). This enables you to say that you were hurt in an accident with a federal government vehicle, which was caused by the government employee’s negligence, and you deserve compensation for your injuries. To recover under a FTCA claim, your attorney must show that:
- Your property damage or personal injuries were caused by a federal government employee
- The government employee was working at the time
- The government employee acted negligently or wrongfully
- That negligent or wrongful act is what led to your injuries or damage
There are a number of procedural rules surrounding lawsuits based on the FTCA. You should work with an attorney who can represent you in federal court and who has experienced with FTCA claims to ensure you file your lawsuit in the proper place within the correct amount of time.
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