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Commercial Truck Accident Lawyers in El Paso, Texas Fight for Accident Victims

Aggressive pursuit of full, fair compensation for injuries and wrongful death

The founders of El Paso del Norte might have predicted their indispensable mountain pass would become a major commercial corridor, but they could not have foreseen the volume of traffic flowing across this primary entry point for United States trade with Mexico. Nor would they have imagined the network of interstates, U.S. highways and state roads and the number of tractor-trailers rumbling through El Paso every day. While all this commercial traffic benefits the region and the nation financially, large trucks create risks for motorists and pedestrians. At Ortega, McGlashan, Hicks & Perez, PLLC, we’ve seen the carnage caused by high-speed commercial truck accidents, and we’ve helped the victims of such accidents obtain compensation for their losses. If you’ve been injured, or if a loved one has been killed, in a commercial truck accident, our firm has the resources, skill, and determination to fight for your legal rights.

Common injuries in El Paso, Texas from commercial truck accidents

Commercial trucks traveling at high speeds on I-10, U.S. 54, U.S. 85, and U.S. 62, can cause tremendous damage to property and catastrophic injuries to people in their path. But smaller trucks and delivery vans on surface streets can also inflict great harm. Common injuries from commercial truck accidents in El Paso include:

  • Bone fractures
  • Burns
  • Concussions and traumatic brain injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Internal organ injuries
  • Loss of limbs
  • Paraplegia and quadriplegia
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Spine and neck injuries
  • Toxic exposure
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Wrongful death

Because passenger cars are no match for the immense size and weight of a tractor-trailer, injuries from commercial truck accidents tend to be more severe and require a greater level of compensation for:

  • Medical bills, past and future
  • Loss of wages, past and future
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Costs of modifying a home to accommodate a disability
  • Pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and loss of enjoyment of life

Getting the compensation from a trucking company or its insurer is not an easy task and requires professional assistance from an experienced truck accident attorney.

Proving fault in a commercial truck accident

In 2015, there were 516 truck crashes in Texas that caused incapacitating injuries. But no matter how severe your injuries, you cannot obtain compensation unless you prove a defendant was at fault for the accident. To prove fault, an attorney must have an in-depth understanding of how and why truck accidents happen and commit to a thorough investigation of all facts related to the crash. Our attorneys have experience with truck accident cases arising from a variety of negligent acts and omissions including:

  • Driver error, such as following too closely, making too wide a turn, or failing to yield the right of way
  • Aggressive driving, speeding, and unsafe maneuvers
  • Poor truck maintenance
  • Drowsy driving, DUI, or distracted driving
  • Weather conditions
  • Poorly loaded cargo or overloaded vehicles

If a truck driver is at fault, the trucking company can be held liable. The company might also be liable for policies and practices that violate federal or state regulations. Finally, a truck accident in the El Paso area can be even more complicated if the truck in question is licensed in Mexico. Fortunately, our personal injury law firm has the experience and resources to pursue justice no matter who the defendant might be.

Contact our El Paso law firm for effective commercial truck accident representation

If you’ve been seriously injured, or if a loved one was killed, in a commercial truck accident in El Paso County, our firm is ready to help. Ortega, McGlashan, Hicks & Perez, PLLC provides skilled representation based on more than 75 years of combined legal experience. Call us today at 915-201-0590 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We also make night and weekend appointments when necessary.