How long do I have to file a lawsuit after a truck wreck?

2020-05-25T17:41:10+00:00, |

In most truck accident cases the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the accident. But, it is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible following an accident. Many times it may be necessary to start preserving evidence from the scene of the truck accident or from the vehicles [...]

Who can be sued in a truck accident case?

2020-05-25T16:46:29+00:00, |

Often it becomes necessary to conduct thorough discovery through the litigation process to discover all of the potential parties that may be legally responsible for death, injuries or other damages caused by a truck accident. In a truck accident case, the truck driver, transportation company, independent contractors, distribution companies or the owner of the [...]

What should I do in the days following a truck accident?

2020-05-25T16:45:49+00:00, |

What you do in the days after a truck accident can make the difference between winning and losing your case. The amount of your potential recovery may depend on taking the right steps immediately after the truck accident. it is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible following a truck  accident. Many [...]

What should I do if someone from the trucking company calls me before I’ve picked a truck accident lawyer?

2020-05-25T16:45:10+00:00, |

Do not speak with them about how the accident occurred and/or about your injuries. Also, do not agree to make a recorded statement to the trucking company or their insurance carrier without a truck accident lawyer on your side. Do not sign any forms sent to you by the trucking company and their insurance [...]

What should I do at the scene of a truck accident?

2020-05-25T16:44:31+00:00, |

What you do at the scene after a truck accident can make the difference between winning and losing your case. The amount of your potential recovery may depend on taking the right steps after the truck accident. If you've been involved in a truck accident, you'll want to protect yourself both physically and legally. [...]

What can I do to protect my rights after a truck accident?

2020-05-25T16:43:53+00:00, |

As the victim of a truck wreck, you have legal rights to compensation for your injuries. However, because trucking accidents often involve multiple responsible parties and insurance companies, obtaining that compensation can be a nightmare. What you do immediately after a truck accident can make the difference between winning and losing your case. The [...]

When Is A Commercial Vehicle Driver Considered Negligent?

2020-05-25T16:43:12+00:00, |

There are many ways in which a Commercial Vehicle Drive may be found to be negligent. Negligence occurs when there is a failure to exercise reasonable care in one's actions, and as a result, someone is injured or damaged. For a commercial vehicle driver to be found negligent, it would need to be proven that [...]

How Does Vehicle Maintenance Affect Truck Accidents?

2020-05-25T16:37:54+00:00, |

Commercial trucks are required to uphold federal compliance for maintenance standards and it's the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that regulates commercial truck safety. Nonetheless, common carriers can and do sometimes evade or ignore federal law in order to save money, and as a result, accidents involving truck maintenance issues occur. Some common maintenance issues [...]

What Are the Most Common Types of Truck Accident Cases?

2020-05-25T16:41:16+00:00, |

Semi-trucks, buses, delivery vans, tractor-trailers and fuel trucks are among the most common commercial vehicles involved in truck accident lawsuits. Parties that have been injured as a result of a big rig collision will often file a claim and begin a lawsuit alleging that negligence occurred on the part of the truck driver and [...]

How Do I Get Compensated for My Injuries After a Truck Accident?

2020-05-25T16:41:22+00:00, |

If you've been injured in a big rig collision or similar type of trucking accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, lost future earning potential, pain and suffering and more. What you do immediately after a truck accident can make the difference between winning and losing your case. The [...]

Why Choose Houston Truck Accident Lawyers at Maida Law Firm?

2020-05-25T16:41:27+00:00, |

As a Houston truck accident attorney, I defended trucking companies and companies that allowed their trucks to be out on the road. I know exactly what they are looking for to deny claims or to pay big money. There are all sorts of things that trucking companies do to hide essential details and information [...]

Claims Against Careless or Negligently-Trained Truck Drivers

2020-05-25T16:41:32+00:00, |

When truck drivers don't have the requisite training to safely maneuver their vehicle in dangerous conditions, they and their employers can become liable for injuries to victims of these major accidents. Houston truck accident attorney Sam Maida Jr. has decades of experience investigating and prosecuting claims against careless or negligently-trained tractor-trailer drivers and the [...]

What Happens When an 18-Wheeler Jackknifes on The Highway?

2020-05-25T16:41:36+00:00|

Tractor-trailer jackknife accidents are a common cause of large truck injury accidents. Jackknife accidents can happen when the powered front wheels of a large truck or 18-wheeler lock up, but the rear wheels of the trailer continue traveling forward toward the front of the truck. This can cause the truck driver to lose control [...]

Should I File a Police Report After An Accident Involving an 18-Wheeler?

2020-05-25T16:41:41+00:00, |

I think people need to file an accident report, whether it be with an 18-wheeler accident or a car accident. It is very important to establish that an accident happened and have the police officers, thoroughly investigate the accident. I am finding more and more people are not reporting car accidents and 18-wheeler accidents [...]

How Do You Prove The Commercial Trucking Company is Liable in Truck Accident?

2020-05-25T16:41:45+00:00, |

One of the biggest things is to show that the person who works for them is, in fact, actually working for them and not an independent contractor. If you can establish that they, were not properly trained or didn't get adequate rest or the vehicle was not properly maintained. These are all the types [...]

How is The Legal Process Different With Accidents Involving Big Rigs?

2020-05-25T16:41:51+00:00, |

The difference in the legal process is you are dealing usually with big companies that can have their own adjustors on a case, or they can have outside insurance adjusters. A lot of times these big companies monitor what is paid out on a claim because they have what's called the “self-insured retention” were [...]

What Are The Laws Governing Truck Accident Claims in Houston, Texas?

2020-05-25T16:41:55+00:00, |

The laws governing truck accident claims are very similar to people who are driving cars. The major differences are that in trucking accidents, it is very important to have a Houston truck accident lawyer who understands how to win these cases. Most companies are required to keep a log with the truck, which includes [...]

Claims Against Careless or Negligently-Trained Truck Drivers

2020-05-25T16:42:00+00:00, |

When truck drivers don't have the requisite training to safely maneuver their vehicle in dangerous conditions, they and their employers can become liable for injuries to victims of these major accidents. Truck drivers and trucking companies have a much higher standard of care that they are expected to follow than other drivers on the [...]

What Happens When an 18-Wheeler Jackknifes on The Highway?

2020-05-25T16:42:03+00:00, |

Tractor-trailer jackknife accidents are a common cause of large truck injury accidents. Jackknife accidents can happen when the powered front wheels of a large truck or 18-wheeler lock up, but the rear wheels of the trailer continue traveling forward toward the front of the truck. This can cause the truck driver to lose control [...]

Should I File a Police Report After An Accident Involving an 18-Wheeler?

2020-05-25T16:42:08+00:00, |

Yes. A police report should always be filed whether it involves an 18-wheeler accident, trucking accident or even an ordinary auto accident. It is very important to establish that an accident happened and have the police officers, thoroughly investigate the accident. It is a mistake to not report an 18-wheeler accident, trucking accident or [...]

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