At The Burkett Law Firm, our Texas truck accident attorneys understand how devastating a truck accident can be. Each day, people are involved in accidents with large trucks around the state, some suffering serious injuries while other accidents result in fatalities. If you are involved in a truck accident caused by someone’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation.
Our attorneys are here to help you during this difficult time and work to ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to. Here you can find some of the most common questions we are asked after being involved in a truck accident.
Should I contact the police after being involved in a truck accident?
If you are involved in an accident with a semi or 18-wheeler, it’s important to contact the authorities immediately. You should also remain at the scene.
When the police arrive, they will collect information and evidence to put in the police report about the accident. This report is a crucial piece of evidence if you decide to move forward and file an accident lawsuit.
Do I need to provide the insurance adjuster with a statement when they request it?
After you are involved in a serious truck accident, the insurance company will dispatch an adjuster to see you. The adjuster’s goal is to get a written or recorded statement from you. In most cases, this is not something you should comply with. Once you have given a statement to the insurance adjuster, they will use what you say against you. Many adjusters try to manipulate accident victims into accepting blame or saying something else that would negatively impact their ability to recover compensation.
If the insurance adjuster has requested a statement, contact our law firm. We will help ensure you don’t say something that may be used against you.
How can I get medical care after a truck accident if I can’t pay for it?
It can be challenging to receive medical care after a truck accident. One reason for this is that up to 60% of non-emergency medical care providers don’t treat victims of motor vehicle accidents.
The Burkett Law Firm has relationships with medical providers in all practice areas, including primary care doctors, physical therapists, imaging professionals, orthopedists, neurologists, and more. We can arrange for an accident victim to receive care and ensure that the cost of treatment is structured, so you don’t have to pay upfront.
We can also help our clients receive treatment from a different medical provider to relieve stress while maximizing their mental and physical healing. At the end of your personal injury claim, we will work to negotiate the costs of medical care down, so the amount our clients receive is maximized.
Do I really need to hire a Texas truck accident attorney?
The answer to this depends on the situation. For smaller undisputed claims, it’s possible to handle the case without an attorney. However, for most truck accidents, you need the help of someone who understands the law.
While the insurance company may assure you that they will take care of your needs and that they care about your situation, the fact is that insurance companies are for-profit businesses. This means they want to pay accident victims as little as possible for their claim.
Additionally, insurance adjusters understand that serious truck accident cases won’t receive the same attention or damage value if the accident victim does not have an attorney. Remember, there’s a reason the insurance company doesn’t want you to hire a Texas truck accident attorney.
How do I pay my Texas truck accident attorney?
We use a contingency fee agreement when you hire our law firm to help with your truck accident claim. This means that we receive a percentage of the settlement you receive. The percentage is determined by how much time our attorney must spend prosecuting your case.
If your case is unsuccessful and you don’t receive any money, then you don’t pay us anything. Along with a percentage of recovery for our time, we also receive reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs related to your case, including deposition costs, court costs, expert witness fees, and similar things.
Who is liable for my injuries in a truck accident?
In a truck accident, the liable party may not be immediately clear. While the driver would be liable if they were negligent behind the wheel and caused the accident, other parties may be to blame. For example, the trucking company may be liable if they allowed, encouraged, or failed to prevent the driver’s actions that caused a collision. For example, the trucking company may be liable if they used negligent hiring practices, did not provide the driver with proper training, or encouraged the driver to continue working beyond the hours-of-service regulations.
What type of damages can I receive for a truck accident claim?
The type of compensation you can recover after a Texas truck accident depends on the situation. Some of the most common types of damages provided include:
- Current and future medical costs you have incurred because of the accident
- Loss of earning capacity due to the injuries sustained
- Other damages include disfigurement, incapacity, pain and suffering, and emotional or mental damages
For many truck accident lawsuits, the settlements awarded are often larger than other motor vehicle accidents. Working with an attorney who understands the law and how it impacts your accident claim is important. In some cases, there is more than one liable party in your accident. You can count on our team to determine who is liable and ensure they are held responsible.
What is my truck accident case worth?
The compensation you receive for commercial truck accident injuries is usually paid by the liability insurance from the trucking company. Usually, these insurance policies have higher limits than a traditional car insurance policy. Your claim’s value depends on the severity of your injuries and damages, along with other factors that are involved in your case. With that in mind, your case may be qualified for significant compensation. Our team has secured several multi-million-dollar settlements for our clients and will provide you with the same quality services to ensure your results meet your needs.
Don’t Wait to Contact Us for Help with Your Texas Truck Accident Claim
You have rights if you are involved in an accident with a large truck. One of these rights is to recover compensation from the negligent party.
As experienced Texas truck accident attorneys, we understand how devastating these accidents can be. Our team is here to help you recover the compensation you deserve to help you recover from the devastating effects a truck accident can have.
The first step is to contact our office to schedule a free, no-obligation initial consultation. We will learn about your case, review the evidence, and create a plan to help you with the legal process.
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