Car & Truck Accident Attorneys in Amarillo
Have You Been Injured in an Accident? Call Us Today!
Automobile and truck accidents can result in serious injuries. As the victim of an accident like this, you are likely facing large medical bills and expensive therapy, not to mention the lost wages due to your inability to work. Our team at Templeton Smithee Hayes Heinrich & Russell, LLP helps you seek compensation to help cover these financial hardships.
Why clients choose Templeton Smithee Hayes Heinrich & Russell, LLP:
- A legal team backed by more than 200 years of combined experience
- Free initial consultations
- Award-winning representation
- Our team has successfully and tried settled hundreds of claims
Our lawyers come prepared with the experience and skill set required to build the best possible case on your behalf. We understand how difficult it can be to navigate the intricacies of filing a personal injury claim while simultaneously focusing on healing and dealing with medical bills and doctor appointments. With us on your side, you can trust that we will walk with you through the process and involve as little stress as possible.
Contact our auto and truck accident lawyers in Amarillo at (806) 397-0300 to schedule a free consultation today.
The Difference Between Car & Truck Accident Cases
Accidents involving automobiles and tractor-trailers/18-wheelers may appear similar at first glance, but there are a couple of important distinctions that require these cases to be handled differently.
For truck accidents, in particular, truck operators and trucking companies are subject to a set of federal laws meant to ensure the safety of other drivers on the road. These guidelines, established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), regulate the number of hours a driver can be at the wheel, the maximum weight of the truck, and the frequency of maintenance checks, just to name a few.
You may be able to seek compensation for an accident involving a commercial truck if:
- The driver was driving while intoxicated
- The driver was distracted - for example, on a cell phone - while driving the truck
- The driver failed to obey the operational hours restrictions, driving beyond the legal limit
- The company did not maintain the truck to appropriate safety standards
- The driver neglected to stop at a safety or weight check station on the highway
Another reason why truck accident cases are handled differently from auto wrecks is that injuries resulting from an accident with a truck are often more severe than those involving another passenger vehicle. The large size and heavy weight of trucks make them more dangerous. Victims of truck accidents face catastrophic, life-altering injuries that require more medical treatment and therapy. In many cases, victims never fully recover from their injuries, which may prevent them from working or enjoying a full life.
If you've been injured by a negligent truck driver, you don't have to go through this alone. Call Templeton Smithee today at (806) 397-0300 for a free consultation!
How much time do I have to file a claim after an auto wreck?
The statute of limitations on filing a personal injury claim in the state of Texas is 2 years from the date of the accident. Should you miss the deadline, you could be giving up your right to recover compensation for your injuries and any damages – it’s imperative that you contact our firm after the accident and gather any necessary documents that would be valuable to building your case.
Have our team evaluate your case and help you file your claim. Our attorneys are particularly skilled at representing victims of both car and truck accidents and look forward to serving you.
Contact us today to speak to our team about what we can do to get you the help you need!