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Commercial Vehicle Crashes

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When a car or motorcycle is involved in a crash with a commercial vehicle, there is a much greater likelihood that the driver and passengers will sustain serious injuries than in a car versus car accident. Even when they aren’t hauling a load or pulling a trailer, commercial vehicles, semi-trucks, and tractor-trailers are several times heavier than most private vehicles, making even slower-speed crashes potentially dangerous or deadly. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a commercial vehicle accident on the Texas roadways, Houston, Texas personal injury attorney Ashish Mahendru can help.

In a recent case, Mr. Mahendru’s client was visiting the US. The car she was traveling in broke down on the side of the highway, and as she took her bags out of the car and stood by the side of the road, she was hit and killed by a commercial vehicle. The police report showed Mr. Mahendru’s client to be standing on the highway, making her the responsible party for the accident. Because of Mr. Mahendru’s experience, he was able to prove through expert research and accident reconstruction that the police officer’s calculations were incorrect; therefore, it was not possible for the police officer’s conclusion to stand. The company quickly settled the death case.

Houston, Texas Personal Injury Litigator Ashish Mahendru

Attorney Ashish Mahendru represents both individuals who have been hurt in a truck crash and those who have lost family members to a commercial vehicle related fatality. Experience shows that when someone is injured in an accident with a commercial vehicle, it’s very likely that he or she will be approached by a representative of the company or their insurer with an offer to settle. This may occur at the time of the crash or soon after. It may seem like a good idea to quickly resolve the issue of money and take the first settlement offered. However, as a Texas personal injury attorney, Ashish Mahendru strongly recommends contacting his office for an initial consultation before accepting any settlements. Initial offers from the insurers of commercial vehicles are almost always an attempt to limit their liability. Consequently, the offer is usually very light and contingent upon the victim’s signing a release of liability waiver.

P.I. Lawyer Seeking Compensation For Your Truck Accident Injuries

If you are injured in a truck accident, in addition to the doctor and hospital bills that you will incur, you are entitled to damages for physical therapy, medication, lost wages, diminished work capacity, property/vehicle damage, and any pain or suffering that you may experience as a result of the collision. Ashish Mahendru can negotiate a fair and favorable settlement on your behalf. If necessary, attorney Mahendru will pursue your rights through the Texas civil court system.

To arrange an initial consultation about your commercial vehicle crash with a professional Texas personal injury attorney, call (713)391-8247. Mahendru, PC represents clients in and around Houston and throughout Texas.

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