A Former Insurance Defense Attorney Fighting For You After Your Truck Accident
After a truck accident caused by the carelessness of a third party, you have the option to recover compensation from the liable party. However, you may require the service of a committed and experienced personal injury lawyer to help you build a solid case.
Attorney Matt Breeland provides high-quality and zealous legal representation services to injury victims throughout Texas. In addition to his career as a plaintiff attorney, he previously worked as an insurance defense lawyer. This experience provides him with a unique perspective to tackle the insurance companies’ arguments to maximize a client’s settlement.
The Aftermath Of A Truck Accident And Your Rights
Truck accidents usually lead to catastrophic consequences. The reason is simple: a truck’s size, weight and power make it more dangerous than a regular vehicle. Common injuries after a truck accident include:
- Wounds and burns due to airbags and seatbelts
- Head trauma such as traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones or even loss of limbs
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal trauma
- Severe burns
From his office of Breeland Injury Law in Austin, Matt provides skilled, reliable and responsive legal services to personal injury victims. The goal is to protect your right to fair compensation and seek justice to hold the liable party responsible. He also provides compassionate legal assistance to individuals who have lost a family member to someone else’s reckless actions while answering essential questions a client may have, such as:
Can The Trucker’s Employer Be Liable?
It is possible for an employer to be liable for their employee’s actions. Two examples of when an employer may be liable include knowingly hiring a dangerous driver and failing to properly train a driver. Your lawyer can review your unique case to determine any liability a company may have.
Is It Possible To Secure Punitive Damages?
Texas does allow compensation to act as a punishment against the liable party for their actions, also known as punitive damages. The value of this compensation is based on the economic and noneconomic costs of the injuries you sustained, which your employer can help you determine.
What Are Typical Truck Accident Injuries?
Because of the overwhelming size of commercial vehicles, the passengers of cars in truck accidents often suffer serious injuries including traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, internal bleeding and organ damage, nerve damage and paralysis. These injuries can last a lifetime and deserve fair compensation to reflect those costs.