Texas is a hotbed for truck accidents due to its thriving economy and network of major highways. Trucking accidents are among the most dangerous crashes that a driver can be involved in due to the size and weight of semis and commercial trucks. Easily weighing 12 times that of a standard passenger vehicle, and with the ability to block multiple lanes of traffic during a roll-over accident, trucks can cause catastrophic harm when they crash into other vehicles. If you have suffered serious injuries due to a trucking accident in Texas, you may be facing thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills and other damages. You may also have no idea how to start pursuing the compensation to which you are entitled. Luckily, you do not have to navigate this process alone. A good personal injury lawyer can help.
How to Get Compensation After a TX Truck Accident
Follow these steps after a truck accident to get the compensation that you need.
- Collect evidence. If you are physically able in the aftermath of a truck accident, be sure to take photos and video of the scene of the accident as well as of the damage to both vehicles. This will help police and insurance companies arrive at a decision of liability.
- Get medical attention. It is critical that you get medical attention as soon as possible after a truck accident. This medical visit will also generate the medical documentation that you will need for your claim.
- Talk to a personal injury lawyer. You will likely begin receiving calls from an insurance claims adjuster very soon after the accident, but do not speak to them until you have spoken to a lawyer. They act so fast because they know that you are more likely to settle for a lower amount soon after an accident before you know the full extent of your injuries and damages. Your lawyer will take over communications with the claims adjusters as well as negotiations of your settlements. If you are unable to get a fair settlement offer, you can pursue a personal injury lawsuit to collect what you owe.
- Keep track of your expenses. In the aftermath of an accident, you will likely accrue a lot of medical expenses, as well as tangential expenses, such as transportation to and from medical appointments, lost wages due to having to miss work, and more. Keep track of these to ensure they are factored into your recovery. You can also keep track of other ways that the injury has affected your daily life, such as if you were unable to walk at your wedding, could not cook for yourself, or had to hire an in-home care assistant.
Call the Texas Law Office of Raul A. Guajardo, P.L.L.C. Today
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an Edinburg, Texas trucking accident, you will need an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. The Law Office of Raul A. Guajardo, P.L.L.C. will fight to get you the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled. The sooner you call, the sooner we can start fighting. Contact the Law Office of Raul A. Guajardo, P.L.L.C. today to schedule a consultation and start taking back control of your life.