Did you get injured from a truck wreck? Read this article to learn what to expect after a truck accident, then call our Texas attorneys now.
Choosing the Best Attorney
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?”
There are a variety of variables that come into play when you’re dealing with a truck accident case. These include scene investigation, interviewing witnesses, recovering data from something similar to a black box, doing measurements at the scene, and most importantly, what your injuries are and how long it’s going to take for those injuries to heal.
We also need to consider your medical treatment. What are the costs associated with that treatment? Have you lost wages? Will you require treatment at some point in the future? These are all important questions that we’re not going to know the answer to right away. It takes time to develop these cases, and it takes time to find out what the harm is that has been done to you and your family.
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.
Common Mistakes To Avoid
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.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured from a truck wreck in Texas and have questions about what to expect after a truck accident? Contact our experienced Texas Truck Accident Lawyers today for a free legal consultation and case evaluation.
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