Have you or a loved one been involved in a truck wreck? Check out these 4 truck accident tips, then call our Texas attorneys to get started.
1. Giving a Recorded Statement After a Truck Accident
Oftentimes when we have clients who have been involved in a serious trucking incident, they tell us that the representative for the trucking company or the trucking company’s insurance company has been calling them wanting to take their statement. It is never a good idea to give a statement to the insurance adjuster or the trucking company’s representative without first talking to an experienced trial lawyer in this area of the law. The reason being is that insurance companies and trucking companies are not in the business of paying out claims to compensate those they have injured. They’re there to make money for themselves and for their shareholders.
We understand this at the Chavez Law Firm. We understand the politics, so to speak, in play, and we guide our clients through the process, from the beginning to the very end. If you have questions with regard to this process or whether or not you should give a statement to the insurance adjuster or the trucking company’s representative, first call us. We are more than happy to answer your questions and help you in this regard.
2. Partially at Fault for a Truck Accident
Sometimes we have clients who have come to us and we determine that they are partially at fault for a trucking collision. That’s not the end of the story. Just because a client is partially at fault for a trucking wreck doesn’t mean that the professional driver who drives for a commercial trucking company isn’t at fault, as well. They are the professionals. They have a higher responsibility for the safety of all of us on these roadways because of this.
It is something that the Chavez Law Firm always has in mind. We know what the responsibilities of these trucking companies are. There are lots of regulations and rules that address this issue, and we are familiar with all of them.
3. Steps to Take After a Truck Accident
If you’re involved in a serious trucking wreck with an 18-wheeler or some other type of big truck, first and foremost, make sure you get immediate medical attention. Soon thereafter, it is important for you to find and hire an attorney who is experienced in these types of cases. We here at the Chavez Law Firm have experience in these types of cases. We know to hire the experts to go out and do the accident reconstruction. We know how to guide our clients through the maze of medical doctors so that they get the medical treatment that they need.
4. Timeline for a Truck Accident Injury Case
When we have clients who have been involved in trucking wreck cases, they always ask how long the case will take. One of the factors that goes into how long it takes to resolve a trucking case such is medical treatment. We first have to, as a matter of practicality, wait for the clients to finish with treatment or get to a point where they’ve reached maximum medical improvement. Once they’ve reached that maximum medical improvement, we begin to more aggressively push the case forward.
Another thing that factors I is whether or not the trucking company is negotiating in good faith. If the trucking company and the insurance companies aren’t negotiating in good faith, it’s going to take longer. However, we at the Chavez Law Firm are prepared for this. From the very beginning of a trucking crash case, we immediately hire our experts to go out to the scene of the car wreck and survey the entire wreck to take pictures and videos of the scene and also of all the vehicles. We also guide our clients through the maze of medical doctors and medical treatment that they have to go through because these are usually such serious injuries.
If you have questions or concerns about your case involving an 18-wheeler or other big truck, please give us a call at the Chavez Law Firm. We have trial experience in these types of cases and we’re happy to answer any question you have in this regard.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a commercial vehicle crash in Texas and have questions about these 4 truck accident tips?
Contact the experienced El Paso truck accident attorneys at Chavez Law Firm today for a free case evaluation and case evaluation.
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