The personal injury lawyers of Provost Umphrey Law Firm L.L.P. have developed a national reputation for excellence in complex accident litigation, including semi-truck crashes. With offices in Texas and Tennessee we are familiar with the legal and procedural challenges of investigating and proving accident claims along the Gulf Coast and throughout the South.
Our ability to overcome the significant challenges inherent in multi-million dollar truck accident litigation has taken our lawyers as far away as California, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Georgia. Contact us at any of our three offices to learn about our experience, our methods and our ideas for resolving your legal claims on the most favorable terms possible.
Recovery for Severely Injured Truck Accident Victims
Big rig truck accidents nearly always involve catastrophic or fatal injuries. Unlike car accident litigation where each driver is covered by a consumer auto policy, there is seldom an opportunity to settle a severe truck accident claim for the policy limits. That’s because the owners and operators of semi tractor-trailer combinations are covered under commercial liability policies that start at $1 million, and often go much higher.
Even in the worst injury cases, truck accident defendants will have a great deal to protect, and the plaintiff will need to prove the damages claim in detail with complete documentation on the medical, vocational and rehabilitative aspects of the injuries suffered. In a car accident case, once it’s clear that the damages are far in excess of the coverage limits under a $50,000 or $100,000 policy, the case will often settle promptly – assuming there are no difficulties in proving liability. In a truck accident case, your lawyers might need to prove damages well into the millions before the case has a realistic chance of settlement on fair terms.
With no fewer than 15 lawyers who are board-certified in personal injury, civil trial practice or other related fields, Provost Umphrey has the breadth and depth of experience necessary to protect the value of the high-stakes personal injury or wrongful death claims arising out of a truck accident anywhere in Texas or elsewhere in the United States.
18 Wheeler Truck or Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys Experienced With Investigations
While concentrating on the damages issues raised in your case, our lawyers also take a highly proactive approach to the causation, fault or liability issues that will need to be resolved. Our experience and record of success allow us to commit the investigative resources necessary to develop the facts bearing on liability promptly and completely. As necessary, we work with experts in such fields as accident reconstruction, highway engineering, transportation safety, industrial design and the trucking industry itself to determine just what went wrong.
Our familiarity with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations also helps us to establish liability based on such factors as driver fatigue, improper loading, defective equipment or weight violations.
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Provost Umphrey never represents the defense in truck accident cases. For additional information about our ability to protect your interest in full compensation for the injuries suffered in a collision with an 18-wheeler, contact our law firm in Beaumont or any of our two other locations.