Texas Cross Border Truck Accident Attorneys
Top Legal Representation For Victims of Injuries From Cross Border Trucks
With Texas on the border of the US and Mexico, it is common to see Mexican drivers transporting freights across our borders. The laws, legal requirements, and licensing requirements vary between Mexico and the US, but once a truck is on our soil – the vehicle must comply with all US regulations.
Factually, the trucks may not meet the strict standards imposed by state and federal law, and truck accidents with these vehicles have resulted in serious or fatal injuries, time and time again. If you or a loved one suffered injury or death in an accident with a cross border truck, our legal team at Sorey, Gilliland & Hull, LLP, has the experience, knowledge, and dedication to file cross border claims and pursue full compensation.
What Are the Challenges of Cross Border Claims?
Trucking companies are required to retain high-value insurance due to the dangers associated with truck accidents. When a trucking company employs Mexican nationals to drive trucks into the US, they are required to hold US insurance. If you or a loved one was injured in a cross border truck accident, it is critical that you retain the services of a qualified, experienced truck accident attorney at once.
At Sorey, Gilliland & Hull, LLP, our team of trial lawyers is dedicated to protecting the rights of the injured. While no amount of compensation will fix the pain, suffering, and changes in quality of life from a serious, catastrophic, or fatal accident, the damages recovered can ease the financial burdens, providing the financial support you need to move forward with the best quality of life possible, under the circumstances.
Determining Liability in a Cross Border Trucking Accident
Determining who is responsible for a trucking accident can be a complicated process due to the number of factors that could have played a role. The liable party or parties could include:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- Another driver who was at fault
- The truck manufacturer
- The manufacturer of one or more parts in the truck
What Are Common Causes of Trucking Accidents?
Cross border truck accidents occur due to a range of factors, including:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Insufficient driver training or experience
- Unbalanced load
- Reckless driving
- Driving too fast for weather conditions
- Truck parts or system failure
What Types of Compensation May Be Available?
The compensation pursued in a cross border truck accident will reflect the level of the injuries and the long-term impact on your future health and wellbeing. The damages you can pursue include the following:
- Cost of medical care and treatment, current and future
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Diminished quality of life
- The cost to alter a home to accommodate disabilities
- Skilled nursing care
The family of a person fatally injured in a trucking accident can file a wrongful death claim to seek compensation for:
- Lost earnings from your loved one
- Loss of physical and emotional support
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of consortium (the companionship and support from a spouse)
- Emotional anguish from the loss of a loved one
What If I Was Partially at Fault?
Even if you were partially at fault for the truck accident, under the Texas comparative fault laws, if you were 49% or less responsible for the accident, you can pursue a percentage of the total damages. For example, if your claim was for $100,000 but you were determined to be 20% responsible, you could seek to recover 80% of the damages, or $80,000.
Why Choose Sorey, Gilliland & Hull, LLP
Our firm is dedicated to protecting the best interests of our clients. We provide client-centered legal services to help through the processes in a very challenging and traumatic situation. We offer a free consultation and will answer your questions even if we do not take on your case, and we take cases on a contingency fee basis, with no legal fees unless we win. Contact us today at (903) 228-3299.