YOUR RIGHTS IF YOU ARE HIT BY A U-HAUL TRUCK IN TEXAS
Driving on Texas roadways, U-Hauls are a common site. They are one of the most popular and well-known moving truck companies in the country. U-Haul vehicles range in size from a standard pickup to a 26’ box truck. Despite their size and weight, U-Haul trucks do not require a special license to drive. With untrained operators, U-Haul trucks can cause dangerous accidents on the road.
If you are hit by a U-Haul truck, you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. At The Karam Law Office, our attorneys can help you obtain compensation after a U-Haul accident. Our lawyers will fight to ensure that all potentially responsible parties are held liable. We will work hard to ensure that you receive the recovery you deserve if you are injured. Contact our office today at (832) 753-1769 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
WHO CAN BE HELD LIABLE FOR A U-HAUL ACCIDENT?
If you are injured in a U-Haul accident, one of the first questions you may have is who can be held liable. The answer depends on who or what caused the accident.
Depending on the circumstances of the case, one or more of the following parties may be held legally responsible for a U-Haul accident:
- The U-Haul driver
- U-Haul (company)
- An auto parts manufacturer
- A third party (i.e. a motorist that caused the accident)
It is important to discuss your case with a truck accident lawyer that can determine who should be held liable. Accidents involving U-Haul trucks can be complex due to the insurance policies that may be involved. An attorney can walk you through the claims process and determine which insurance policies may be applicable.
WHAT INSURANCE POLICY SHOULD I FILE A CLAIM AGAINST?
Texas requires all drivers to carry a mandatory minimum liability insurance of $30,000 in bodily injury per person, $60,000 in bodily injury per accident, and $25,000 in property damage per accident. In some cases, a person’s personal auto insurance will also cover them if they are responsible for an accident while driving a U-Haul, but not always.
U-Haul also generally offers drivers the option to purchase insurance when renting the truck. Even if it is declined by the driver, U-Haul may still provide limited liability coverage if there is an accident. To determine what insurance policies apply, you need to speak with an attorney. An attorney can ensure that claims are filed against any and all insurance policies.
WHAT IF THE U-HAUL DRIVER DID NOT HAVE INSURANCE?
If the U-Haul driver did not have insurance, you may be able to pursue a claim against the driver, U-Haul, or through your own insurance. If you purchased uninsured/underinsured coverage, it may provide compensation even if the driver that hit you did not have insurance or did not have enough to cover your damages.
INJURED IN A U-HAUL ACCIDENT? CONTACT OUR OFFICE.
If you were injured in a U-Haul accident, contact our office today at (832) 753-1769 to schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation. We will work hard to ensure you get the best possible outcome in your case. Do not delay. Call now to speak with an attorney.