Truck Accident Lawyers Serving Katy
Truck accidents often cause life-changing physical harm and financial damage.
Reed & Terry, LLP prides itself on helping suffering Texans receive the compensation they deserve.
Our truck accident lawyers have earned national renown for the service they provide from our Katy, TX, law firm.
Talk to Truck Accident Lawyers Who Are Truly a Part of Katy
Mr. Reed and Mr. Terry founded their law firm in Sugarland back in 1994. Their sustained success over the nearly 30 years since allowed them to open up two additional offices. They could have gone anywhere, but they chose to open a location here in Katy. As true members of the Katy community, they have a personal interest in helping their neighbors receive the financial justice they deserve.
Our lawyers understand the financial burden a truck accident places on an individual and their family. We refuse to add any additional financial stress. Each of our cases begins with a free consultation and we do not charge our clients a cent unless we win their case. Call or write to us to request your free consultation.
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Meet Our Acclaimed Truck Accident Attorneys
Our truck accident lawyers, Jackson R. Reed and Travis B. Terry, have earned nationwide acclaim for their work. Their reputation has been built through their successful handling of thousands of cases.
Both Mr. Reed and Mr. Terry are Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Less than 1% of all members of the State Bar of Texas receive this great honor. Throughout their decades-long partnership, our truck accident lawyers have developed an extensive network of expert witnesses to help build winning cases. We do not hesitate to go to trial when necessary. One of the many reasons our clients trust us in the courtroom is the fact that Mr. Terry is board certified in personal injury trial law.
Our truck accident lawyers aim for more than just the professional success they so often earn. They truly want to help Katy and its surrounding communities. To achieve this goal they participate in Fort Bend Lawyers Care as well as a local bar association program to provide free legal help to those in need.
Katy Suffers a Surprising Number of Crashes
In 2021, there were 720 vehicle crashes in Katy alone. This works out to nearly two accidents every single day. We endure hundreds of crashes despite having a population of only about 24,000. To add to the danger, many Katy residents work in Houston, which experienced nearly 67,000 crashes in 2021 alone.
Compensation We Can Pursue In a Personal Injury Case
Compensatory damages refer to the standard form of compensation in a personal injury case. Our attorneys can seek compensatory damages for your mental anguish, pain and suffering, medical bills, lost income, diminished earning capacity and more.
In cases where the negligent party behaved in an especially egregious manner, we could pursue exemplary damages. The compensation from exemplary damages can be very significant. However, they are rarely awarded because it is difficult to prove the fraud, negligence or gross maliciousness that is required. When you choose Reed & Terry, you can trust our nationally-acclaimed attorneys will explore every avenue possible to maximize your claim.
Our Roads Are Notoriously Congested
Traffic jams and congested roadways are all too familiar to Katy residents. Suspicions that our traffic issues are uniquely bad have actually been backed up by hard data. Researchers at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute have found that many sections of Katy-area roads rank in the top 100 most congested sections of road in the state.
The researchers state that the main cause of congestion is growing economic development. Our city’s development boom brings many large trucks through Katy. The drivers of these trucks are often unfamiliar with our roads and end up causing harmful crashes.
We Can Hold the Government Accountable
The city of Katy is aware that we have many road issues. In July of 2022, a government official said the city is ready to expand the Clay Road-Katy Hockley Cutoff Road intersection because it currently causes significant congestion. Another acknowledged issue is drainage. The Texas Department of Transportation has proposed a drainage improvement project to address this.
It is the government’s job to maintain safe roadways. Failing to do so can make the city liable for your truck accident. In addition to the issues described above, the city may be held liable for potholes, poorly maintained roads, unmarked hazards and more. If you have been injured by a truck on any road in the greater Katy area, call or write to our attorneys for your free consultation.
We Know How to Prove Responsibility
Faulty airbags, inoperative steering columns, malfunctioning braking systems and unsuitable tires are all examples of defective auto parts that can lead to truck accidents. They can also make the injuries from truck accidents worse than they otherwise would have been.
Auto parts producers are responsible for defects in the design, manufacturing and marketing of their products. Oftentimes a regular person may not even know one of these defects led to their harm. Our attorneys have spent decades identifying defects and obtaining compensation for them.
Car accidents and truck accidents involving large commercial trucks can be especially devastating. The trucking company may be held liable alongside the negligent commercial truck driver.
The trucking company may be responsible for your accident due to a variety of potential negligent behaviors. Examples include neglecting to perform sufficient maintenance, not conducting proper training or pushing the driver of their commercial truck to work unsafe hours. Our attorneys can explore these truck accident causes and more.
You Can Receive Compensation Even If You Were Partially At-Fault
Some people assume that if they were partially to blame for causing a motor vehicle collision then they cannot receive compensation. This is not the case. Texas’ use of modified comparative negligence laws allows drivers to receive compensation even if they made a mistake on the road. It all depends on whether or not the other driver was more responsible for causing the accident than you were.
Through handling thousands of cases, our attorneys have honed their ability to prove fault. We know how to demonstrate that a client is owed compensation, even if they were partially to blame, when the other driver bears more responsibility for the truck or car accident. Insurance companies will sometimes deny culpability in truck accident cases where it seems obvious that the driver they represent clearly caused the crash. The wisest thing you can do is speak to our attorneys about your truck accident.
Time Could Be Running Out
Truck crash injuries can feel like they take over your life. Many people prefer to focus on their recovery instead of immediately pursuing a lawsuit. However, this line of thinking risks permanently losing the chance to receive compensation. This is because statute of limitations laws set hard deadlines for when lawsuits must be filed by.
Here in Texas, you have just two years from the date of your truck accident to file a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for property damage and physical harm. If your loved one passed away in a truck accident, you have two years from the date of their passing to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Determining exactly when the clock starts can be complex. Our attorneys can handle this for you. There are also some situations where Mr. Reed and Mr. Terry can obtain deadline extensions so that their Katy clients are still able to pursue their cases. Call or write to our team to request our help.
Podemos Ayudarte We Speak Both English and Spanish
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hispanic residents are now the largest demographic group in Texas. Our team speaks fluent Spanish. This allows our truck accident attorneys to proudly serve the diverse community of Texans in Katy and beyond.
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You Can Help Build Your Case
Seeking Medical Care
Injuries from car accidents and truck crashes are notoriously slow to develop. Even if you do not feel it is immediately necessary, you should still see a doctor as soon as possible. First of all, it protects your health since doctors are frequently able to identify and treat hidden harm. Secondly, receiving health care generates important medical records that help us prove your injuries and obtain the most compensation possible. Not seeking medical care can be portrayed as proof that you were not actually harmed in your truck accident.
Hard evidence is invaluable when it comes to seeking maximum compensation. An all too common mistake that victims make is keeping all photo or video evidence on a single device. Any phone or computer can break or be lost. To make sure that you always have access to your evidence you should back it up on several devices. Another simple way to ensure accessibility is to email copies of all pictures or videos to yourself. It is also wise to print out physical copies and bring anything you think could be relevant to our Katy office.
Never Admitting Fault
Car accidents and truck accidents are sudden and shocking. It can feel natural to apologize for your involvement even if you did absolutely nothing wrong. Collisions involving large trucks also often lead to flaring tempers and wild accusations. Never apologize or admit fault under any circumstance. A single polite remark can later be used as evidence of your responsibility for causing the accident. Even speaking about the accident at all is not advised. Our attorneys are here to do the talking for you.
What If an Uninsured Driver Hit You?
Finding out that the truck driver who hit you does not have insurance can make a bad situation feel even worse. Some people mistakenly believe this means they cannot receive any compensation.
When you purchased your auto insurance, your provider will have offered you uninsured motorist insurance. Our attorneys can analyze your policy to determine if it allows you to receive deserved compensation.
Uninsured motorist insurance can also be key if you were the victim of a hit-and-run truck driver. This coverage provides compensation if the driver who harmed you cannot be found.
We Handle Insurance Companies So You Don't Have to
Insurance companies are not on your side. They typically have one of two goals when they reach out to car accident or truck accident victims.
An insurance company may offer a quick lowball settlement that can seem like a lot of money but does not actually cover the full extent of your losses. Their other goal may be to obtain statements from you that can later be used against you to minimize your claim.
Our truck accident attorneys' decades in practice allow us to determine whether or not any settlement offer is fair. We also know how to speak with insurance representatives without making damaging statements. If you receive a call from an insurance company representative, direct all contact to us. Do not speak about the truck accident, do not give any personal details and take note of everything they say to you. Our personal injury lawyers will handle the rest.
Reach Out to Our Injury Lawyers
You deserve just compensation when a truck driver’s negligence caused you harm. Unfortunately, many insurance companies deny fault or try to pressure victims into unfair settlements. Call (281) 201-0988 or write to our attorneys so we can handle insurance company issues for you.
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Our Injury Lawyers Also Handle Wrongful Death Cases
The destructive nature of truck accidents means that some tragically end in death. If your loved one passed due to a truck accident, we are here to help.
While no amount of money can truly make up for your loss, the compensation you deserve can help you and your family move forward. Compensatory damages in a wrongful death lawsuit can be sought for lost companionship, lost financial support, mental anguish, medical bills, burial costs and more.
Some people who lose a loved one feel that the pain of pursuing a lawsuit is not worth the potential compensation if the deceased had no income. You should know that Texas courts recognize that a person’s value goes beyond what they do for work. For example, a wrongful death lawsuit can be used to obtain compensation for the lost value a stay-at-home spouse added to the family.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
In Texas, family members who can file a wrongful death lawsuit generally include the deceased’s spouse, children or parents. These family members can also file their wrongful death lawsuit collectively.
A wrongful death lawsuit may also be brought by the deceased’s estate representative. If no family member pursues the case within three months of their loved one’s death, the estate representative can move forward with the lawsuit on their own. However, the estate representative cannot move forward with the lawsuit if they are asked not to by a family member.
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