Automobile accidents and trucking accidents share many similarities; both can seriously injure and kill. Either may be caused by drunk driving, speeding, reckless driving, cell phone use, inattention, failure to adjust to road conditions, failure to keep a proper look-out and hazards on the road.
The resulting impact of an automobile or trucking accident can have on someone can be devastating. Even the simplest of fender benders can cause back and neck injuries that have lasting effects. Injuries sustained from a car accident can end up causing aggravated pain and medical costs down the road.
Kustoff & Phipps, LLP have represented hundreds of victims and families of people injured or killed in auto and trucking accidents. Our attorneys are known for their aggressive litigation techniques and sharp negotiating skills in recovering damages for lost income or wages, medical and funeral expenses, lost support and services, and replacement value or repair costs of personal property damaged in the accident. In addition, damages may include non-economic injuries such pain, suffering, mental anguish, and inconvenience as a result of bodily injury that result from the accident.
Texas law allows you to sue the operator of the vehicle, but may also allow you to sue the employer or the owner of the vehicle as well. Kustoff & Phipps, LLP’s experience and deep understanding of the complex rules and regulations governing the interstate commercial trucking industry has resulted in bringing successful cases against the owners of cars, big rigs, 18-wheelers and tractor trailers when their failures in maintenance or hours violations lead to fatal accidents.
Auto and trucking accidents often involve negotiations with the responsible party’s wealthy insurance company which, by Texas law, has no duty to act in your best interest. Many insurers try to secure a recorded statement from the injured party shortly after the accident which addresses crucial issues of fault and damage to trap individuals into making statements against their interest. Kustoff & Phipps, LLP employs effective and aggressive skills in negotiating your claims with these insurance companies. Involving Kustoff & Phipps, LLP simply levels the playing field and provides the experience necessary to protect your interest in receiving your full damages.
Kustoff & Phipps, LLP is diligent in seeking favorable results for our clients and will spare no expense in developing the strongest case to bring to court. Our attorneys work with accident reconstruction experts and other specialists to investigate all types of accidents. We concentrate on serious injury cases, including those sustained in drunk driver car crashes, semi-truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents with motor vehicles and boating accidents.