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Choosing an Attorney
If you are searching for a truck accident lawyer, that sadly means that you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident or perhaps have even suffered a wrongful death. One of the most common questions that people in your situation ask is, “How do I choose the best trucking accident lawyer for my particular situation?”
Choosing a lawyer is one of the most important decisions that you will make. We suggest that you interview at least two personal injury truck accident lawyers, just like you would get a second opinion if your doctor told you that you needed to have surgery. When you interview these truck accident lawyers, consider asking the following:
1. “Are you a board-certified personal injury trial lawyer?”
2. “What actual experience do you have trying cases to a jury?”
3. “Will you give me your personal cell phone number so we can stay in close communication throughout the case?”
If you choose to contact us for a free consultation, we will be happy to answer those questions and any other questions that you may have.
Common Mistakes To Avoid
A couple of months ago we got a phone call from a young lady who had been involved in a trucking accident. We asked her when it happened. She said, “Oh, it happened a year ago, maybe a little bit more or a little bit less.” One of the most important questions that people ask is, “What are some of the common mistakes that I should avoid making in order to best prepare and present my truck accident case?” This is one of them.
First and foremost, you should hire an attorney immediately. An attorney can hire experts that can get the information that you need in order to prove your case. An important point to make here is what happened and what you can prove happened are two different things. By hiring an attorney early, you’re able to go out to the scene, look for skid marks, get downloads from the trucks, and even look for video evidence. It’s very important to hire an attorney early to begin the investigation before the evidence and the witnesses disappear.
The second thing is to go and see a doctor if you’re hurt. Be sure to document all of your injuries and be sure to follow the treatment plan that the doctor prepares for you. The final mistake that people make is they give a recorded statement to the insurance company that represents the trucking company. That is something we would never recommend that you do without your lawyer present.
If you have any more questions about that or anything else, contact us for a free consultation. We’ll be happy to discuss those and any other issues that you may have.
Accepting the First Settlement Offer
Very often, we get phone calls from potential clients saying an insurance company has made a settlement offer on their claim. First of all, you should never, ever accept the first offer that an insurance company makes to you to resolve your claim. The first offer is part of a strategy by the insurance company to try their best to pay you as little as possible. If the question is, “Should I accept the first offer made to me by the insurance company?” the answer is an absolute no.
If you contact us for a free consultation, we will be happy to discuss this issue and any other issue that you may have.
We have a client in Corpus Christi who has a lot of good questions. One of those questions was, “Do we need experts to help prove my trucking case?” The answer to that, generally speaking, is yes. When you are involved in a trucking accident, there are a lot of unique issues that come into play, such as hiring an expert to do the download of the black box data that is in the truck. Also, you may have to hire an expert to reconstruct how the entire accident took place, based on the black box data, eyewitness testimony, and of course the client’s point of view, as well as other information that an expert can gather.
Sometimes, you also need to have experts to prove your medical case. For example, your doctor could provide medical testimony connecting the accident to your injuries. Sometimes, we need to hire an economist to calculate the wages that you may lose in the future, if you’re not able to go back to the same job that you had before the truck accident. Of course, if there is alcohol involved, then we have to hire a toxicologist to determine the alcohol level of the truck driver or any other driver involved at the time of the collision.
Yes, most trucking cases, most 18-wheeler cases do require some experts and the number of experts depends on the particular circumstances of your particular situation. If you contact us for a free consultation, we will be happy to discuss the issue of experts with you or any other questions that you may have.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured from a truck wreck in Texas and have questions about how to win your truck claim? Contact our experienced Texas Truck Accident Lawyers today for a free legal consultation and case evaluation.
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