In a Truck Accident? Don’t Make These Mistakes

Have you been in a truck accident? Don’t make these mistakes that can ruin your case and learn why you should call our Texas attorneys today.

Choosing a Truck Accident Attorney

In a Truck Accident? Don't Make These MistakesIf 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.

Truck Accident Case Value

We recently got a phone call from a client in San Antonio who asked, “What is my case worth? What is the value of my case?” This is actually a very common question that we get and, unfortunately, it’s a very difficult question to answer. There are a lot of variables that come into play when you try to determine the value of any particular case. For example, what types of injuries do you have? What is the cost of your medical care, and do you need medical care at some point in the future? Have you lost wages or income? Have you lost time from work? Have you been impaired in some way where you are no longer able to do the things you did before the truck accident, such as play sports or enjoy hobbies that you may have?

All of these things get evaluated when all the evidence has been collected. At that point, the lawyer can give you a reasonable estimate of what the value of your case is, but not before that time. If you choose to contact us for a free consultation, we would be happy to discuss these issues as they relate to your particular case and any other questions that you may have.

Mistakes To Avoid After a Truck Accident

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.

Have you been in a truck accident? Don’t make these mistakes that can ruin your case and learn why you should call our Texas attorneys today. Contact our experienced Texas Truck Accident Lawyers today for a free legal consultation and case evaluation.

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