Hurt in a Truck Accident?

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J. Gonzalez has fought tooth and nail for victims of truck accidents since he first opened the doors at J. Gonzalez Injury Attorneys in 2001. Since then, he has expanded his efforts, opening locations in McAllen, Brownsville, Weslaco, and Rio Grande City, with more locations in the Rio Grande Valley coming soon, and if you have suffered an injury stemming from a truck accident, J. Gonzalez can help you recover.

Common Injuries Sustained in a Truck Accident

The sheer weight of an 18-wheeler alone is 20 to 30 times heavier than a standard passenger car, making a collision with these metal giants a serious, if not fatal, circumstance.

It’s not uncommon for a victim to suffer from any of the following injuries after a truck accident:

  • Cuts and Lacerations
  • Broken Bones
  • Neck and Back Injuries
  • Head and Brain Injuries
  • Amputated Limbs and Extremities
  • Wrongful Death

Aside from physical injury, victims of truck accidents can sustain mental trauma such as posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and other forms of mental anguish.

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“I love this firm! I loved the experience I had with them, as well as the staff that assisted me. The workers are very welcoming and very friendly. This firm provides the best service! If you are seeking legal advice after having an accident, don't hesitate to call this firm. A big plus is that Mr. Gonzalez himself always makes himself available for his clients.”

- Adriana Garcia

What Causes Truck Accidents?

According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the Lone Star State saw a 7.54 percent increase (3,623 deaths to 3,896) in motor vehicle accident fatalities between 2019 and 2020, much of which involved large trucks.

Many of these truck accidents occur for several reasons, such as:

  • Poor Truck Maintenance – Commercial trucks like 18-wheelers are complex machines that need to be maintained, inspected, and repaired before they hit the road.
  • Equipment Failure – When commercial truck equipment like tires, brakes, or other commercial truck components fails while on the road, devastating accidents can happen.
  • Improper Cargo Weight Distribution – Rollover accidents can happen if the cargo was loaded more on one side of the trailer or haphazardly secured.
  • Driver Error – Distracted driving and other types of bad driving habits cause accidents, no matter if the driver is driving an 18-wheeler or a small car.
  • Abrupt Stops – Sudden stops can cause a lot of car accidents, especially since large commercial trucks need a lot of space to make a complete stop.

Many of these instances can be considered negligence. An experienced truck accident attorney can help you determine who is liable for your accident.

Involved in a Truck Accident? You May Be Eligible for Compensation

Negligence caused by a truck driver or their trucking company must be answered with fair compensation, and if you have been injured in such a traumatic event, you don’t have to face it alone. Our truck accident attorneys can navigate these complex cases to help you recover compensation for:

  • Medical Bills – J. Gonzalez will help you recover both medical expenses incurred as a result of your truck accident, as well as any future rehabilitation costs.
  • Property Damage – Our truck accident lawyers can help you recover compensation for the costs of car repair–or if your vehicle is a total loss.
  • Lost Wages & Earning Capacity – Because of the devastating nature of a truck accident, injuries sustained may leave you unable to return to work. Our attorneys will dedicate themselves to securing your lost wages and any future potential earnings.
  • Pain and Suffering – The aftermath of a truck accident can leave lasting mental trauma long after the incident occurred. Our truck accident attorneys can help you determine a settlement for your mental anguish.
  • Wrongful Death – Should you lose a loved one to a truck accident, we can help you fight for any compensation related to their funeral expenses.

Rest easy knowing your truck accident claim is in experienced hands. J. Gonzalez is proud to represent the Rio Grande Valley, and he will dedicate himself to earning the compensation that you deserve.

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