Beaumont Distracted Driving Truck Accident Attorneys
Americans depend on enormous trucks and tractor-trailers to transport goods. All drivers, including truck drivers, must obey the rules of the road, which protect the safety of everyone. Failure to pay attention and drive safely may result in an accident. Due to the sheer size of commercial vehicles, any truck accident may lead to significant property damage as well as serious bodily injury and possibly even death for those involved. If you’re in an accident with a distracted truck driver, you need the services of the Beaumont truck accident attorneys of Portner Bond, PLLC.
You may be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering, and property damages if you or a loved one sustained injuries or death due to the distracted driving of a truck driver. If you have been injured in such an accident, call Portner Bond, PLLC at (409) 838-4444 for a free consultation to find out if the truck driver or trucking company owes you any money.
Do I Need a Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer?
To get all of the compensation you deserve if you or a loved one sustained injuries due to a truck driver’s distracted driving, you need a distracted driver accident lawyer. Attempting to handle your claim alone may result in the recovery of less compensation for your injuries than you deserve. Remember that the insurance company does not represent your interests. The insurance company represents the trucking company and the truck driver. The representative from the insurance company wants to minimize the amount that the insurance company pays you for your pain and suffering. They are not interested in making sure that you are fairly compensated.
To preserve your rights and maximize any potential settlement, contact a distracted driving accident lawyer as soon as possible. The lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation. The results of the investigation will aid in the determination of what happened and identify all of the parties responsible for the accident.
Under Texas law, you have two years from the date of the accident to bring a lawsuit, though a couple of limited exceptions exist. However, the sooner that you contact an attorney, and the sooner they can get started on your claim or case, the better for you.
Why Choose Portner Bond, PLLC to Represent You?
The attorneys at Portner Bond, PLLC only represent individuals like you. We do not represent big trucking companies or insurance companies. Portner Bond, PLLC’s attorneys have over seventy combined years of experience with personal injury cases. Our attorneys understand the physical, emotional, and financial anguish that a victim of a truck accident may experience. If you let Portner Bond, PLLC represent you, rest assured we will work hard to get you all of the compensation to which you may be entitled. By letting us handle your claim, you’ll be able to focus on healing and restoring your life to the way it was before the accident. Let the experienced attorneys at Portner Bond, PLLC deal with the insurance company. If our negotiations with the insurance company fail to result in a settlement that fairly compensates you for your injuries and losses, we will be fully prepared to seek justice for you in a court of law.
Portner Bond, PLLC handles all cases on a contingency fee basis. You do not need to put any money out upfront, and our initial consultation is free. We do not get paid if we fail to get compensation for your injuries and damages.
Portner Bond, PLLC represents clients in Beaumont and the surrounding area. We also serve clients in the following counties: Jefferson, Liberty, Galveston, Hardin, Orange, Chambers, Jasper, Tyler, and Liberty.
Our attorneys are not only experienced in personal injury litigation but well-qualified. Trent Bond is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and was a Texas Super Lawyer from 2011 to 2018. Trent started his career with the District Attorney’s office in Jefferson County, Texas. Chris Portner graduated magna cum laude from Tulane Law School. Chris is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and was named a Texas Super Rising Star in 2007 and 2008.
Types of Distracted Driving Cases We Handle
Distracted driving may cause many different types of truck accidents, including those that result from failure to properly follow road signs and signals. The use of cellphones distracts many truck drivers from paying attention to the road and the other vehicles on the road. Examples of the types of accidents that may result from distracted driving include:
- Blocked Intersection accidents
- Jackknifed tractor-trailers
- Rear-end collisions
- Sideswiping accidents
- Head-on collisions
- T-bone accidents
- Underride or override accidents
- Work zone accidents
No one should practice distracted driving, but especially not drivers of large trucks and tractor-trailers. Their inattention to the road can lead to catastrophic accidents due to the sheer size of such vehicles. Weather and road/traffic conditions often require a truck driver to exercise more care than normal.
Injuries range from minor to catastrophic and may include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head injuries
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Neck Injuries
- Internal Organ Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Injuries from Burns
- Loss of Life
As long as you were not more than 50 percent responsible for the crash, Texas law entitles you to compensation. Texas law dictates a modified comparative fault system in determining compensation for accident victims. For example, if you are determined to be 30 percent at fault for the accident and were ultimately awarded $100,000, the amount you actually receive would be $100,000 less than 30 percent which in this case is $30,000. This means that the responsible party would pay you the sum of $70,000.
Contact a Beaumont Distracted Driving Lawyer Today
Did you or a loved one sustain injuries in a distracted driving accident? One of our attorneys can help you navigate the law and see to it that you get all of the compensation you deserve. Please call Portner Bond, PLLC today at (409) 838-4444 for a free consultation. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you don’t pay anything upfront and we don’t get paid unless you get paid. Don’t wait. Call today.