You can learn about your legal options by discussing your crash with an 18-wheeler truck accident lawyer serving Texarkana, AR, from the Morris Bart law firm. Our team provides free consultations for commercial vehicle accident victims. We understand you need support and legal representation, and we are here to help.
Our Texarkana personal injury lawyers help victims of these crashes develop a strong claim and hold the at-fault parties accountable. Justice is possible, and we may be able to recover fair compensation so you can pay your medical bills, cover your losses, and reduce your financial stress while you heal.
How Much Is a Texarkana Truck Collision Claim Worth?
The first question we hear from many accident victims is, “how much is my case worth?” but there is no way to know during an initial consultation. Many factors affect the settlement value and outcome in these claims.
As a part of investigating the crash and building a case, we gather evidence to document our client’s expenses and losses, as well. This often includes a range of items, such as:
- Medical bills
- Estimates for car repair or replacement
- Proof of income and time away from work
- Medical records showing lasting injuries
- Expert testimony about future care costs and recovery
Using this evidence and the facts of the case, our attorneys will put a settlement range on the claim. Doing so helps us during negotiations, as we can determine if the insurer is offering a fair agreement or not. The types of compensation included in this calculation include:
- Expenses, including medical bills, future costs, and vehicle repairs
- Financial losses, such as lost wages and future missed income
- Non-economic damages, often known as “pain and suffering”
We Represent Families Who Lost a Loved One in Texarkana
If your child, parent, or spouse died due to their injuries from a truck accident in Miller County, we will review your case with you for free. Under Ark. Code Ann. § 16-62-102, you may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages for the expenses and losses your family suffered. This includes funeral and burial costs, as well as loss of services, income, and companionship.
For a free legal consultation with a 18-Wheeler Accident lawyer serving Texarkana, call (870) 330-4155
Our Texarkana Office Represents Truck Collision Victims Based on Contingency
The Morris Bart law office in Texarkana, Arkansas, is one of two offices in Arkansas and 15 across the Gulf South. Our Texarkana office is located at:
210 N State Line Avenue #501
Texarkana, AR 71854, United States
We are a contingency fee personal injury firm, meaning we do not charge a retainer or other fees upfront. Our team wants to ensure all victims have access to an attorney while navigating the claims process after a truck crash. This is not something you want to try to do on your own, especially while still recovering from serious injuries.
In 2019, we won cases for more than 6,500 clients. We recovered millions of dollars in total, negotiating settlements and representing our clients in court as needed. Our recent case results include a $337,500 truck accident settlement for a Texarkana, AR, crash victim. The client suffered two concussions, a broken neck, and a fractured vertebra.
How Our Team Navigates the Claims Process for Our Clients
Our attorneys know what it takes to:
- Identify and analyze the available evidence
- Determine the liable party or parties
- Develop a winning case
- Value the claim fairly
- Negotiate a settlement with the insurer
- Decide if a lawsuit is necessary
- Prepare and file a civil suit in a Miller County court
- Present a strong argument at trial
- Represent our client’s rights and interests throughout this process
If you suffered injuries in a truck collision caused by a careless trucker, you want someone with experience, knowledge, and resources on your side. Our attorneys are ready to go to work today.
Identifying the Liable Parties in a Texarkana, Arkansas, Truck Crash
Our truck accident lawyers know the common causes of truck collisions and how to prove them. When we work on a client’s case, we often already know what we need to do to document what happened and establish that the driver is responsible.
Some common causes of 18-wheeler accidents include:
- Carelessness or recklessness
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy or fatigued driving
- Intoxicated driving
- Inexperience or lack of training
To prove our client was the victim of one of these crashes, we simply need to show the driver acted negligently and our client suffered injuries.
Negligence and Liability in Trucking Accidents
Arkansas has long followed a legal doctrine that also lets us hold a trucking company legally responsible for its driver’s negligence. In a 1962 Arkansas Supreme Court decision, Davis v. Kukar, the justices wrote: “the law of respondeat superior is well-settled.”
Under respondeat superior, an employer is vicariously liable for a worker who acts negligently and causes injuries on the job. Limitations exist on this law, but they rarely apply in truck accident cases. Most truckers are working and well within their job description when a crash occurs.
This means we can file the claim against the trucking company regardless of whether the employer is directly negligent in the case. We will instead hold them vicariously liable for their worker’s actions.
Deadlines for Suing in a Miller County Court
While most cases settle without going to trial, we sometimes need to sue the liable party or parties. If this occurs in your case, we may have up to three years to prepare and file the paperwork under Ark. Code Ann. § 16-56-105.
Discuss Your Case with Our Team Today for Free
You can speak with our team at the Morris Bart law office in Texarkana today for free. When we review truck accident cases with potential clients, we explain their rights, answer any questions they have, and discuss potential next steps.
Call (870) 330-4155 now to get started with your complimentary consultation.
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