Protect Your Rights with an Experienced McAllen Truck Accident Lawyer
Level the playing field with personal injury attorney Aizar J. Karam Jr.
If you got injured or a loved one died in a crash with an 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer, semi-truck, big rig or other large commercial truck, McAllen truck accident lawyer Aizar J. Karam Jr. and his dedicated legal team can help you take on the trucking company to get maximum compensation for your damages.
When you let Karam Law Firm represent you, you’re getting exceptional legal representation from an accomplished attorney who’s admired and respected by his peers. Learn how a McAllen truck accident lawyer with over 24 years of experience and an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell can help you. Contact us today for a free consultation. We have offices conveniently located in McAllen and Edinburg.
- Rear-End Truck Accidents
- Rollover Accidents
- Common Causes of Truck Accidents
- Investigating Trucking Companies
- Truck Accident FAQ
Any time a smaller passenger vehicle, such as a car, pickup truck or SUV gets into a collision with a big commercial truck, the results can be devastating. That’s because a fully loaded tractor-trailer typically weighs around 80,000 pounds, compared to the average car, which usually weighs around 5,000 pounds.
If you were injured or a loved one died in a crash with an 18-wheeler, trying to recover compensation for your damages can be extremely difficult. That’s because there are often multiple parties that can be held liable, such as the trucker, the trucking company, the truck manufacturer, a broker, or another driver who may have contributed to the crash.
There’s often a lot at stake in cases involving truck accidents because trucking companies typically carry high-limit insurance policies, which is just one reason why they usually have teams of attorneys ready to protect their best interests. You’re at a big disadvantage if you try to fight against a large trucking company on your own, but you can even the odds by letting an experienced McAllen truck accident attorney represent you.
Who is liable in a truck accident?
If you suffered an injury or someone you love died in a collision with a large commercial truck, there might be multiple parties who are legally responsible for paying all your accident-related expenses, including:
- The trucker
- The trucking company
- The shipping company
- The truck manufacturer
- A broker
- A third party (e.g., another driver involved in the truck wreck)
Cases involving accidents with 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, big rigs, and other large commercial trucks are often complex. If you want to get the compensation you’re entitled to, you should contact our law firm right away to discuss your legal options. McAllen truck accident lawyer Aizar J. Karam Jr. and his dedicated legal team can handle every aspect of your claim and fight to get you every dollar you deserve.
What are the different types of truck accidents?
Large commercial trucks, such as 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, and big rigs have a high center of gravity, require a longer distance to come to a complete stop due to their size, and are prone to several types of crashes. Some of the most common types of truck accidents include:
- Rear-End Truck Accidents: When a smaller passenger car gets hit from behind by a large commercial truck.
- Rollover Truck Accidents: When a tractor-trailer, tanker truck, 18-wheeler, or other type of big rig flips completely over onto its side or back.
- Jackknife Truck Accidents: When the cab of a tractor-trailer and the truck’s trailer fold in on each other in an “L” formation that resembles a folding pocketknife.
- Blind Spot Truck Accidents: When a passenger car is hit by a big truck that’s trying to make a turn, switch lanes, or merge into traffic.
- Head-On Truck Accidents: When the front end of a passenger car crashes into the front end of a large commercial truck.
- Underride Truck Accidents: When a smaller passenger car gets lodged underneath the trailer of an 18-wheeler.
Maybe you got rear-ended by a delivery truck. It could be that you were involved in a blind spot accident on the highway with a tractor-trailer. You might have been hurt in a terrifying crash with an 18-wheeler that rolled over. Or your loved one may have died in a fatal head-on accident with a semi-truck.
No matter what kind of collision you’re dealing with, McAllen truck accident lawyer Aizar J. Karam Jr. and his dedicated legal team can review the details of your case, answer your questions, talk to you about your legal options, and let you know what to expect moving forward.
What are the most common causes of truck accidents?
A lot of serious truck accidents can be traced back to negligence by a trucker and/or a trucking company. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents involving trucker or trucking company negligence include:
- Failure to yield
- Drunk driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs/Drugged driving
- Fatigued driving/Driving while drowsy
- Distracted driving (e.g., texting and driving, talking on a phone, eating, drinking)
- Overweight trailer/Improper cargo load
- Inadequate truck maintenance
- Mechanical defects (e.g., brake failure, transmission failure, engine failure)
- Hiring unqualified or inexperienced truck drivers
If you were injured or a loved one died in a truck crash due to the negligent actions of a reckless trucker or irresponsible trucking company, let an experienced McAllen truck accident attorney protect your rights and aggressively advocate for your best interests.
Get a McAllen truck accident lawyer to hold them accountable
Large trucking companies typically have big insurance policies. That means they have a lot at stake and will usually do everything in their power to protect their bottom line and pay you as little as possible, if anything at all. You shouldn’t have to pay for your accident-related expenses if the crash wasn’t your fault, and when you let our law firm represent you, we will fight to make sure you don’t have to.
Keep Calm and Call Karam. McAllen truck accident lawyer Aizar J. Karam Jr. and his dedicated legal team have the knowledge and experience to handle every aspect of your claim and will aggressively advocate for your best interests. Whether it’s through a negotiated settlement or by way of a court verdict, Karam Law will fight to get you the compensation you’re entitled to.
Best of all, there are no upfront costs and you pay nothing unless we win. That’s because we represent personal injury victims on a contingency fee basis. It’s that easy. Discover what an experienced McAllen truck accident attorney can do for you. Contact us today for a free consultation.